Cupcakes Instead of Wedding Cake for Carrie Underwood

Country star Carrie Underwood isn’t planning to stick totally to tradition when she throws her wedding later this year. “We’re kind of doing cupcakes.” The country star said this week on a radio show. “I consider myself a very traditional person. More than anything, we’re going to get married, that’s the important part. And we want everyone to have a good time, so we’re doing some things like that, that are a little bit different.”

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But Underwood isn’t settling just for any old cupcakes. She’s got her eyes set on those from IveyCake in Franklin, Tennessee. The country superstar proclaims that IveyCakes “makes the most amazing cupcakes in the universe.” There’s some sentimental value there, as well, as IveyCakes is run by Ivey Childers, the wife of Underwood’s bass player, Mark Childers.

Underwood admits that they’re trying to keep the wedding small. One thing that is not small, however, is that engagement ring. Diamonds of that size (a whopping five carats!) and shape (brilliant round diamond) typically go for large sums of cash. Experts from the Diamond Information Center estimate Underwood’s extravagant engagement ring to have a value of $150,000. Underwood previously expressed her affection for her fiancee by writing in the liner notes to her most recent album, Play On. “You make my life better in every way! I thank God for you every day.”

Carrie Underwood Singing in Fiancee’s Hockey Jersey

When Carrie Underwood visits her fiancee’s hometown of Ottawa, she doesn’t just wear anything. The country superstar wanted to show some pride at her Ottawa concert on Wednesday, and so she decided to wear her fiancee’s Ottawa Senators hockey jersey. The fiancee, Mike Fisher, is a forward for the team.

Carrie Underwood

“Hello, Ottawa,” Underwood told the audience at Scotiabank Place as she came on stage for her Play On tour. “So I guess I can consider this my hometown.” The singer said.

Underwood became engaged to Fisher in December 2009 and has been spotted at several Ottawa Senators hockey games, flashing her new sparkling stone. The engagement ring was custom-made and features a flawless yellow diamond at its center. The ring was designed by jeweler Jonathan Arndt, who has said, “The ring is a symbol of love from Mike Fisher to Carrie Underwood.” Some experts estimate the ring to have a value of up to $1 million. Engagement rings like that are a symbol of love indeed!

Carrie Underwood’s Simple and Glamorous Wedding Dress!

Carrie UnderwoodNews has been slowly trickling out about Carrie Underwood’s upcoming wedding–from a decision to use cupcakes instead of wedding cake to the massive engagement ring with a large stone and a bevy of diamonds in pave settings on her finger to the choice to have her beloved dog Ace as the ring bearer–we can all expect it to be a tabloid extravaganza for the Country crooner!  And while fiancee Mike Fisher and Country superstar Underwood surely have been busy with their respective careers these past few months, they have been able to slowly plan the wedding.  And now the latest news is that Underwood has chosen a wedding dress.

Underwood told reporters at the Bideawee animal shelter in NYC recently that the wedding dress is “in the works…It’s really pretty.  It’s very in the beginning stages and it’s very me.  It’s just girly and pretty, and it’s simple and glamorous at the same time.”

Expect a tabloid onslaught to ensue when everyone finds out who’s actually making the dress!

Carrie Underwood and Her New Engagement Ring

Now that’s some nice ice!  Carrie Underwood receives some major bling from her Ottawa Senators hockey player boyfriend, Mike Fisher.   When asked about the 5-plus carat round brilliant cut diamond engagement ring that Fisher put on her finger, Underwood revealed to Allure Magazine, “he could’ve put a twisty-tie on my finger and that would’ve worked.”

Carrie Underwood

These days Underwood is talking about her time spent on American Idol and all the movie offers that are pouring in.  She also says that even though she just wrapped a movie about a one-armed surfer, she is in no rush to cross over to acting.

“I get scripts all the time.” She says. “It would really have to be the right thing.  I’m not going to kid myself and pretend that I’m an actress, because I’m not, but if something came up that was just fun, something that would be fun to look at when I’m older, I’d be into that.”

Underwood made her sitcom debut recently on the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”.  She’ll be on the cover of Allure on March 23 and we’ll see if she’s sporting her new engagement ring!