Nancy Mendoza, Author at Nancy's Cake Designs
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Author: Nancy Mendoza

Nancy's Cake Designs / Articles posted by Nancy Mendoza

Vintage Wedding Photoshoot

There is something about a vintage-inspired look that catches the eye. Ethereal colors and a relaxed industrial urban setting make a wedding that much more appealing. East Downtown Houston’s newest gastro lounge and restaurant, Chapman and Kirby, helped capture the perfect glam-vintage feel. Our team at Nancy’s Cake Designs brought together a curated group of Houston vendors to achieve the vintage essence.  Let’s take a closer look! Minimalism is in and was the inspiration for our cake.  Attention was brought to the flower accent, using neutrals and darker shades of blush and white; colors also found in the bride’s bouquet.  A delicate undulated border wrapped around the base of the cake bringing forth an...

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Holiday Wedding Cake Flavors

The holiday season is in full swing and we can’t forget the magical holiday weddings! The joy behind the Christmas spirit takes on many forms including décor, holiday music, and of course food. So what does that mean when it comes to planning your perfect winter wedding? Should you stick with the classic wedding cake or do be inspired by the holiday season and aim for something new? Our Red Velvet cake has become a staple holiday sweet. The chocolate notes join peppermint candies pairing colorful aromas with a deep rich base. A new spin to your wedding cake that makes the taste unique and unforgettable. If you are more of a coffee lover our...

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Quinceñera: A right of passage.

A quinceñera is the right of passage towards womanhood and is also one of the most important days in a Mexican girl’s youth. This onorable tradition has been passed down from generation to generation, creating a meaningful step towards becoming a young woman within her community and her family. The day is spent with family and friends, while dancing and eating; coming together in celebration to formally introduce her to adulthood. The components behind creating this special day are carefully thought out and planned. From themes to colors, to the presentation of the young woman's tiara and shoes, these moving parts are vital to incorporating "girl to young woman" symbolisms throughout the event while...

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A one-of-a-kind wedding

Perhaps as a child your dream wedding was comprised of church bells, white doves, and a big fluffy dress. Today’s weddings have evolved.  They are about about making them an expression of yourself, molding your celebration into a reflection of who you are today.  Our clients, Luana and Tony dreamed up their perfect wedding and nailed it when it came to creating a one of a kind celebration that was a reflection of their relationship and their culture. Luana and her now husband Tony, gave us a glimpse of what the art of unique weddings entail.   In a comfortable backyard here in Houston, the Brazilian couple performed their marriage in a roda or circle,...

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Wedding Invitation Inspiration

Wedding invitations are a prelude to your big day, designed to give guests a hint about what is to come and to set the mood. This makes them the perfect place to seek all the inspiration you need for other parts of your wedding, including the wedding cake. There are a number of ways to match the two, including level of formality, motif, colour palette, mood and style.   Level of formality Wedding invitations communicate a lot about how formal a wedding is going to be, despite the fact that many people haven’t made an official decision about this when they write their invites. This is communicated in a number of different ways: design, print type,...

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Houston’s Wedding Trends 2017

When is comes to planning your wedding day, trends and themes are at the top of every couple's priority list.  And there are some trends that stand out more than others!  Because Nancy’s Cake Designs is a bakery focused on wedding artistry, we see first hand what wedding trends goes in and out the door every month. Here is our small but personally experienced top 3 wedding trends of 2017.   The Naked Cake. You read that right! Naked cakes are by far the most popular wedding trend of 2017, we should know, we make them! Now if you are new to the term “naked cake” we can break it down for you. A naked cake...

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The Art of Baking a Wedding Cake

The art of baking a wedding cake is a rather tedious but rewarding process. Where you buy your ingredients and whether you use organic products can make or break that delectable taste. While adequate flour and dashes of vanilla can alter the cake mix, the perfect amounts of oil and eggs hold everything together.       To perfect a wedding cake, the baker must understand his or her tools and how best to use them. For example, how much cake batter does one put in a saucer, or how thick should the batter be? Years of experience and repetition sharpen their skills and with time create a better recipe. Timing is also imperative.  As the bread rises,...

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