Bride Rocks Reception with “Don’t Stop Believin'”

You think she’d take the midnight train goin’ anywhere, but smalltown girl Nicole Papay (born and raised in Baltimore!) rose to the occasion and rocked out to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” with the band at her very own wedding reception.

She just crushed it! Look at all those streetlight people having an awesome time! Steve Perry himself would be so proud.  We’re sure her groom (now husband) Aaron Cheslock is!

That was Nicole’s dad, Lou, at the start of the video, trying to convince her to get up there with the band and sing (which she did!).

Nick Centrella, co-leader of the night’s wedding band, Sydney, admitted he had apprehensions about the little stunt. “Any time someone that you have never heard sing joins you on stage, you have reservations about whether they will be good or if we will need to carry them through the song,” Nick says. “But as you see in the video, as soon as she hit the first note, I put my hands in the air to signal to the rest of band that she was great and to just let her take it. She rocked the house and we were happy to supply the back up for that epic moment!”

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It goes on and on and on and on!

How’s that for a fun and memorable night?

Big thanks to Philadelphia Magazine for the heads up on the story!

Hollywood Themed Wedding

Hollywood Glam Wedding Reception Ideas

A client recently emailed, “Hey, Sofia’s Cakes! You think you can send me some ideas for a Hollywood-themed wedding in Tagaytay?”

Because we’re such nice guys, we thought we’d share a few Hollywood glam wedding ideas right here on our blog.

Whether you’re really into movies, or you dig the whole classic Hollywood vibe, there are lots of ideas you can use to pull off a Hollywood Glam wedding theme.

Here are 25 photos to get you all fired up in putting together your very own Hollywood-inspired wedding reception in Tagaytay. Continue reading Hollywood Glam Wedding Reception Ideas

The top of a 3-tier wedding cake creation by Sofia's Cakes Tagaytay-Amadeo Road.

Classic Wedding Cakes by Sofia’s Cakes

Sofia’s Cakes Tagaytay-Amadeo Road has been in the business of wedding cakes since early 2013.  We’re now on our third year of operations, and we’ve seen a lot of weddings– from small, intimate gatherings, to grand weddings with hundreds of guests– happen here in Metro Tagaytay.

The Grace Design.  With a custom bride-and-groom figurine set (on bikes!).
The Grace Design. With a custom bride-and-groom figurine set (on bikes!).

Click here for a list of wedding venues you might want to consider for your Tagaytay country wedding.

Which is to say we’ve delivered all kinds of wedding cakes in Tagaytay as well.  Of the hundreds we’ve put together, however, there are a few wedding cakes with designs which are not just tried-and-tested, but also elegant in their simplicity.

These classic wedding cake designs are readily customizeable, as we can recreate these designs in whatever color palette you might have in mind for your big day.  Further add-ons such as custom cake toppers, and styled cake tables go a long way towards giving your wedding cake spread a more personal touch. Continue reading Classic Wedding Cakes by Sofia’s Cakes

More Candy Station Inspiration With Wedding Cakes

Here at Sofia’s Cakes Tagaytay-Amadeo Road, in addition to custom wedding cakes for all sorts of Tagaytay weddings, we also put together personalized candy stations and dessert stations for our soon-to-wed clients.

Candy stations are extremely popular these days, not just for weddings, but for pretty much any sort of celebration or themed party. While we’re on the subject of weddings though, we thought we’d share some candy station photos we’ve found online. These in particular have the wedding cake as part of the candy station.

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This candy station was for a 50th wedding anniversary, put together by the awesome people over at the Kentucky Candy Buffet Co.  Note the gold-colored fabrics, and the mix of gold-and-white treats.  A 3-tier fondant cake with a gold “50” adorning the top forms the center of the entire spread. Continue reading More Candy Station Inspiration With Wedding Cakes

Wedding Candy Station Considerations

Candy stations and dessert stations are all the rage, not just with Tagaytay weddings, but pretty much for weddings everywhere.

Just like a wedding cake, a candy station gives you the opportunity to go all-out, adding a whole new level of fun and festivity to your wedding reception. So if you’re seriously thinking of getting one for your big day (hey, you totally should!), here are a few considerations you’ll want to address putting together your very own personalized candy station.

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Wedding cake spread and candy station courtesy of Chic Weddings by Jamie Irene.

What’s Your Candy Station For?

You might not realize it, but your candy station does serve a variety of purposes.  One of the first things you need to figure out is: what is your custom candy station really for?

  • Do you want it as part of your centerpiece, together with your wedding cake?
  • Is it a standalone piece meant to highlight your wedding motif or theme?
  • Do you want your guests to take candy at any time during the evening?  Or specifically visit the candy station at the end of your wedding reception?

Everything from the selection of treats, the props and signages that will be used, as well as the table styling will depend on the main purpose of your candy station.

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Candy station photo courtesy of candybuffet.com.au

How Many Guests Are You Expecting?

Simply put, you’ll want everyone to have some candy.  Pricing for candy stations depend on the number of guests you have at your event– whether it’s a wedding, a shower, or a themed party.  As such, you’ll want to make sure you have enough treats and bags, as well as accompanying containers, dishes, styling elements, and even attendants to cover your expected headcount.

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Photo courtesy of queenbee1924 on Tumblr.

Deciding On The Look

You probably already have a theme, motif or color palette for your big day.  Bear in mind that your candy station or dessert station should be able to adhere to your chosen look.  Along with your selection of containers, jars, trays and dispensers, you’ll want to play around with different color fabrics, flowers in season, and a variety of other props and pieces to make your candy station picture-perfect and as elegant, as whimsical, or as colorful as you want it to be!

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Candy station design courtesy of Party City.

Pick Your Treats!

Now that you know what sort of look you’ll be going for, and how many guests you’re expecting, you can now decide on what sort of treats you want on your custom candy station.  Note that you’re not limited to just candy (with colors also according to your chosen color palette).  Depending on the package you get, you can also have:

  • Cakes.  Not necessarily your wedding cake (or birthday cake), but an accompanying set of cakes to help reinforce your theme, as you may have your cakes designed according to your chosen color palette and/or motif.
  • Cupcakes.  Just like cakes, only more convenient, as guests can simply pick one to eat at the venue, or bring home (if you have packaging handy).  You can have cupcake liners according to theme, and even custom printouts, or even custom candy toppers adorning the top.
  • Baked goodies like brownies, cookies, lemon bars, food for the gods, or other easy-to-pick-up-and-eat items for your guests.
  • Flavored popcorn.  A great way to play up your color palette!  Don’t forget to have little cups or bags available for easy handling!
  • Chocolate bars.  Wrapping can be customized to have little “Thank You” messages, favorite quotes, or just about any design you want printed.
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Cake spread with accompanying cupcakes and candy according to theme, by Life is Sweet Candy Buffets.

Little Bags and Tags

Don’t forget the little details!  Have little custom labels or signages for each of your treats (so your guests know what they’re helping themselves to), as well as bags or cups so they can easily take their candy and treats with them.  Note that you can customize your bags to have your names on it, maybe a little message, as well as your date.

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Check out this cute bag design from Pretty Paper Parlor on Etsy.com.

Talk To Us About Putting Together Your Own Custom Candy Station

Whether you’re getting your Tagaytay wedding cake from us or not, get in touch with our team and ask about our Candy Station packages for your big day.  While we cater to Tagaytay weddings for the most part, note that we also put together candy-and-dessert stations for just about any special occasion!

Contact the Sofia’s Cakes team today!

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Found on Pinterest– pinned by Sarah Lee.

Photo Credits

The photos used in this particular article have been curated from all over the internet. Our most heartfelt thanks and admiration go out to the fine people over at:

  1. Chic Weddings by Jamie Irene
  2. Candybuffet.com.au
  3. Queenbee1924 on Tumblr
  4. Party City
  5. Life is Sweet Candy Buffets
  6. Pretty Paper Parlor on Etsy.com
  7. Sarah Lee on Pinterest