As much as I try to follow a mostly paleo diet, my one BIG weakness is cake. On Sunday, I was talking about how to win the battle against grains with paleo meal preparation . Today, I'm celebrating sugar, gluten and dairy with these creative African-inspired cakes!
Such is the human being – full of contradictions! In my defense, wedding and celebration cakes are special occasion indulgences. Why go for the traditional plain tiers when you can go for something more distinct and artistic for your once-in-a-lifetime event?
It would be great to see creations with more contemporary African imagery/designs – have you come across any?
Photos/cakes by (from top): Elizabeth's Cake Emporium (photo via Bridal Musings), Cake Central, Cake Suite, Indulge Cakes, Harusi, Elizabeth's Cake Emporium (photo via Bridal Musings), Harusi, Harusi
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Last month, I spent a good deal of my time developing the 'African Flowers' collection of customisable event stationery, for Asilia's new online shop. The collection comprises of hand-illustrated save the date cards, thank you cards as well as wedding-specific materials such as wedding invitations, wedding order of service/menu cards and table number cards.
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Munaluchi Bride Magazine provides bridal inspiration for style-savvy women of color via a website and a print publication released twice a year. Enjoy everything from natural hairstyles to event decor ideas, pictures from real weddings and dream honeymoon destinations.
My Asilia colleagues have been teasing me about sharing a lot of wedding and parenting related finds lately and this post is sure to fan that fire!
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I came across these beautiful images of women adorned in traditional Nigerian engagement coral beads on Tumblr, originally posted by daghanaianchiq.tumblr.com. They went straight up onto my Pinterest board, "African style".
This week I did some overdue board maintenance including splitting my "African design" board into boards for various disciplines. You can now enjoy the following Afri-love-related boards:
- African fashion
- African art
- African product design
- African graphic design
- African-inspired interiors
- African style
- Hair au naturel
There are also plenty of other boards to check out, many being art and design related. Have fun pinning!
Are you on Pinterest? Drop me a comment with a link to your page!