How to order a wedding cake!

You're wearing a gorgeous ring, the dress has been bought, venue booked, the planner has her list and now the crowning glory... your wedding cake! It might not be the first thing you booked, but it's a key element to completing a polished wedding look, will wow your guests and create a beautiful centrepiece in your reception. But how do you go about ordering this said wedding cake filled with lucious buttercream and covered with delicate sugar flowers or adorned with hand piped designs? Chocolate or Vanilla or something exotic? Ordering your wedding cake should be a FUN and delicious experience! Here my top tips to get the wedding cake of your dreams and within budget. 1. Book a consultation for your wedding cake about half-way through your planning. Designing the cake too early with your cake artist means that you don't have all the pieces yet (maybe invitations haven't been finalized, florals are undecided, dress appointments to be had) and designing a wedding cake works … [Read more...]

From inspiration to cake

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Ever wonder how a cake gets designed? Who makes the final call on  cake design or theme? How does it all work? Here's a little insight with a recent cake I created! Sometimes you meet with a client and they have lots of pictures of what they'd like, and it's easy to compile and create a cake sketch based on all their ideas and wishes. Other times you just get a few pointers and free rein. This can either be exhilarating and the best thing since sliced bread or a major case of writers block. It really depends on whether you enjoy the subject. When the subject is cake design being inspired is definitely key! For this cake I asked the client what she liked and she said: PURPLE!  (I need to admit that purple is probably one of my least favourite colours - shocking to some, I know - but deal with it,  I'm a aqua- seafoam/pink/white/gold fan, I also can't choose any specific favourite).  Since PURPLE doesn't really steer me down one specific path for a sixteen year olds cake, I … [Read more...]