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...]

Orchards and Apples and Coral and Mint

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You know when you have something on your calendar and you just CAN'T WAIT for it to arrive? Like Christmas or your birthday? Or the perfectly combined wedding colours and design of a friend? Oh maybe that last one is just me =)  I met with Meaghan and her mom Lisa in the spring and was SOOO excited to hear all that they had planned. I was honoured to be asked to be a part of this day as Lisa is a friend of mine from my previous days in the "real working world" and we've stayed in touch over the years.  They had a stellar team of vendors on board, Rachel A Clingen Wedding Design and Violet Light for Photography, tents provided by Westway Tent Rental, Me My Chef & I for catering and of course yours truly for the cake and cupcakes! The venue was stunning, Country Apple Orchard in King City had all the charm and beauty of orchards and vineyards rolled into one, set in rolling hills and not far out of the city. When putting the cake design together Meaghan and Lisa both loved all … [Read more...]