The cake consultation and tasting is by far, one of the best things about wedding planning, and how can it not be? You get to sit down and talk about your wedding whilst eating cake! But, what can you expect from our cake consultations, what will be discussed and how can you prepare for it?
The word bespoke originally meant “to speak for something”, but in recent times it has changed to mean “anything specially made for a particular customer or user”. You’ve likely heard of bespoke suits and bespoke furniture but what does it actually mean when it comes to your wedding cake? The word bespoke has become so over-used that it’s meaning is almost shrouded in mystery and confusion.
This article will unveil that and discuss what makes a cake bespoke and how you can get your hands on one.
We are more than half way through the year, so we could be forgiven for looking towards 2020 already. If you are planning a 2020 wedding, you probably have many ideas and things set in place for your big day, but what about your wedding cake? We often suggest to couples to provide at least 6 months notice or longer especially if you are getting married during the more popular months to book your cake maker.
When there are so many ideas and Pinterest images to sift through, it can be hard to decide what you want and settle on a specific design. So we have broken it down for you with 5 trends for you to consider, that we think will be popular in 2020.
We’re obsessed with cake and making sure yours tastes and looks its best for your big day. In this article we are giving you a blow by blow account of a typical week in the kitchen for a three tier cake. Taller tiered cakes and cakes with a high level of decoration will take longer and therefore would generally be started a day earlier.
This question is on the mind of many clients when they begin their search for a cake maker - and for good reason. Wedding cakes are not cheap, and unfortunately, there is no direct answer to that question because there are many factors that will affect the overall price of your cake. Each cake maker will then decide what their own prices are based on their experience, techniques and time (just to name a few).
Ever wanted to know how your cakes are made? In this video I am giving you a sneaky insight into my kitchen. I have even included a recipe for you to follow to make your very own cake or 12 vanilla flavoured cupcakes
I think it’s always fun to see how things are made, especially when they’re wedding cakes!
Much time, effort and skill goes into creating a cake and that is before any baking is done! The very design of your cake calls for an understanding of what techniques, styles and colours work together, whilst staying true to what your client wants.
I love talking about cakes and sharing my experiences, so here I have a short video on how to cover a cake in sugarpaste icing. If you are thinking of making your own cake, or a cake for someone else you will find this video useful too.
I would recommend using a quality sugarpaste icing as they are generally not as sweet as some less expensive brands and have a subtle flavour that does not overpower your cake. A quality sugarpaste icing usually has better coverage and is more forgiving which means a little icing can go a long way by rolling it out thinner and doesn’t tear or wrinkle.
Please feel free to like, leave a comment and let me know how you get on with your cake adventures, or get in touch for your bespoke cake needs.
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** Serving Guide is based on portion sizes of 1’(width) x 2”(depth) x height of the cake.
Finger portions are 1” (width) x 1” (depth) x height of cake and yield double the number of servings.**
A question I am often asked is: How much cake do we need? Although it is ultimately down to the individual couples, I have compiled a list of 5 things to keep in mind that will help make that decision even easier.
We want to say a huuuge congratulations to all of you who were engaged over the holidays.
I am sure that the emotions are still running high and the excitement of spending the rest of your lives together is all too apparent to your friends and loved ones. Enjoy this time because soon enough you will be in full planning mode. Try to take it in your stride, book your suppliers as much in advance as possible and set realistic budgets for what you can afford. The last thing you want as you enter married life together is to be in a world of debt!
We want to wish you all the best with your wedding plans and hope that when you are ready to choose your wedding cake, you will look us up. ;0)
Congratulations! You're engaged! x
What an experience! Being chosen as one of the finalists for the Royal Wedding Cake Competition at the Ideal Home Show was a privilege and one of many personal achievements. Although not for the actual wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the idea itself was fun and really got people excited and talking about the big day.
The cakes on show were fabulous and although my cake didn’t win, it was great to be among fellow cake decorators who share my passion. It was a wonderful way to challenge myself, but to also encourage and be encouraged by other cake decorators.
"Baking and cake decorating is my passion, making happy customers is my goal." - Bianca