A New Take on Upside-Down Cake!


Photo: The Butter End Cakery


So for those of you who lead healthy, productive lives and don’t spend every spare minute updating their People.com feed, actress Kaley Cuoco recently tied the knot with Ryan Sweeting this past New Years Eve! You may know Kaley as resident hottie Penny on The Big Bang Theory, and her new hubby is a six-foot-five (!) Bahamian-born professional tennis player. These crazy kids made headlines this fall after becoming engaged after dating for only 3 months. The general public was (naturally) skeptical of their whirlwind courtship, and even Kaley conceded that “it looked a little crazy to some people.” Nonetheless, the lovebirds went full-speed ahead with their nuptials, and pulled off a gorgeous fire and ice themed wedding on December 31.
Photos from their New Years celebration are all over the interwebs by now, but the detail that we’re currently obsessing about is the CAKE!!! Grab a fork people, and FEAST YOUR EYES on THIS:


Photo: The Butter End Cakery


Apparently when Kaley and Ryan first approached LA cake shop The Butter End Cakery about designing their wedding cake, Kaley wanted her three rescue Pit Bulls to be sculpted into her wedding cake. However, cutting the heads and paws off of realistic dog cakes kind of creeped out owner Kimberly Bailey, so she suggested a dog cake as the groom’s cake (which is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! Check it out on her blog!) and began throwing around alternative ideas for a main wedding cake. Once Kimberly started sketching out her idea of having an UPSIDE DOWN wedding cake as part of an extension of one of the elaborate chandeliers in the venue, Kaley apparently “lost it! She was down with it immediately.” Many, many sketches and logistical headaches later, and this fine feat of cake engineering was born:



Photo: The Butter End Cakery

Photo: The Butter End Cakery

Not only is this cake completely glamorous, but it is completely original and creative, which might be the thing we love most about it. Kudos to Kimberly Bailey and the talented crew at The Butter End Cakery! We can’t wait to see what you come up with in the future!





New Year, New Look!!


Happy New Year from the Swank Events Team!! It was a whirlwind holiday season and we are soooooo excited for the challenges and BIG changes that lie ahead in 2014! This year Swank’s website will be debuting a BRAND NEW look as well as some exciting announcements, so stay tuned…..

Cheers and bundle up out there!
The Swank Team