Edible Essence 0Wedding Cakes for scrumptious
Devon & Cornwall brides

Your wedding cake is the centrepiece of your reception. You want it to look fantastic, reflect your style – and taste delicious! Will it be traditional or contemporary? Will it be moist fruit cake or luscious chocolate? Or sponge cake, lemon cake, carrot cake? A tower of profiteroles? A stack of fairy cakes?
If your groom likes fruit cake but you prefer chocolate, you can even have one tier of each. If your budget’s running a bit tight, think of having a cake which you can serve as a dessert at the end of your wedding breakfast.
And if you want to be bang up-to-the-minute, absolutely the latest trend is a cheese cake – no, not a sweet cheesecake, but a cake made of several large cheeses, moulded to the correct shape and size, stacked together and decorated with fresh fruit. Wedding Cakes based in Devon & Cornwall.

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It makes a real focal point for your evening reception and can be served with crackers or warm baguettes.So, if you thought choosing your wedding cake was going to be one of your easiest decisions, think again! How to go about it?

First choose your style

Traditional white tiered wedding cakes can be personalised with sugar flowers reflecting your bridal bouquet, delicately constructed butterflies or even beads and feathers. Novelty cakes comes in all shapes and sizes from tiers of suitcases or parcels to cakes in the shape of the Eiffel Tower or a grand piano. Chocolate cakes are almost as versatile. Choose a smooth, shiny chocolate icing, or mouth-watering chocolate fudge or exquisite chocolate curls. And, of course, they can be milk, dark or even white chocolate. Fairy cakes can be made in paper cups decorated with hearts and topped with white icing scattered with matching hearts or decorated with individually made sugar flowers. Imagine it, it’s yours!

Find your cake maker

Visit several cake makers, look at photographs of cakes they have made, take time to discuss your ideas and your budget and see what they come up with. Do check that they use the best ingredients because while your cake must look spectacular, the proof of this pudding is certainly in the eating.

Finalise your order

Ideally your cake should be ordered at least three months before the wedding. The most important thing to remember is that it will have to be big enough to give everyone a slice at the reception and to send slices to absent friends. Traditionally the top tier of a wedding cake was kept for the christening of the first child – so if you want to follow that tradition, you’ll have to opt for a cake that will last that long.

And finally…

Your cake maker’s price may include delivery and setting up the cake at the reception venue as well as the use of a cakestand and knife – but it may not. Check. You may even be able to save some money by collecting the finished cake yourself and your reception venue may provide a cakestand and knife.

CELEBRATIONS CAKES BY KELLY

Plymouth-based
Tel: 075307 4 7828
Email: best.cakes@yahoo.co.uk

Website: www.facebook.com/celebrationscakesbykelly

For the wedding cake of your dreams, individually designed for you. Elegant or quirky, timeless tiers or dainty mini cakes: Kelly uses quality ingredients and pays meticulous attention to every detail of the decoration.

Runner-up in the 2016 South West Wedding Awards.

KISMET CAKES

South Devon-based
Tel: 07593 556092
Email: info@kismetcakes.co.uk

Website: www.kismetcakes.co.uk

For wedding cakes, celebration cakes, cupcakes, cookies, patisserie – if it’s a delicious treat, Kismet Cakes has all the answers. They believe that every cake should not just look good but taste fantastic too: after all, the best part of cake is getting to eat it!

Owner Ellie Stanbury creates every cake individually for each client and is happy to work with traditional fruit cake, traditionally iced with sugar flowers or contemporary cakes in contemporary flavours. ‘It’s definitely a new trend,’ she says. ‘And the fact that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen a lemon and elderflower cake with fresh flower decoration is sure to reinforce the trend.’

Your Kismet cake can be whatever you want it to be: each tier can have its own flavour, you can have some superheroes hidden away at the back or go for a cake to cut for the traditional moment and have other tasty treats to complement it. Cake pops, personalised cupcakes, sugar cookies, marshmallows, Belgian chocolate bonbons… the choices are endless for your wedding dessert table (and they’re great for wedding favours too).

Ellie trained in London and keeps a close eye on upcoming trends, making sure your cake is modern, unique and packed with flavour. A big fan of cake herself, she passionately believes that, when you cut your cake, it’s just as good on the inside as it looks on the outside.

NINA’S CAKEY BAKIES

South Devon-based
Tel: 07875 732738
Email:

Website: www.cakeybakies.co.uk

With every flavour and style of cake you could possibly ask for, South Devon-based Nina’s Cakey Bakies was a shoo-in as a finalist in the 2017 South West Wedding Awards. Whether you’re looking for an elegant and classy cake, or an unusual, extravagant, show-stopping masterpiece, you couldn’t be in safer hands.

 

POSH CAKES

Tavistock-based
Tel: 01822 610219
Email: poshbirdlindy@aol.com

Website: www.lindyadamsfoster.co.uk

Exclusive beautiful wedding cakes from unique to chic, contemporary to vintage, exceptional sugarcrafted flowers and individual quirky designs, created individually to suit you.They offer a professional, friendly and welcoming approach which means that you can discuss your vision of your perfect cake and they will work with you until you are completely happy with your design.

THE WEST COUNTRY CHEESE CO

Devon-based
Tel: 01271 379944
Email: enquiry@westcountrycheese.co.uk

Website: www.westcountrycheese.co.uk

Make your big day different with a unique, personalised wedding cheese cake, featuring delicious artisan cheeses.
The West Country Cheese Co in Barnstaple has been creating stunning cheese wedding cakes for over 10 years and you can have a custom-designed cheese cake to suit your taste, theme and budget for a very reasonable cost.

WHITE’S CAKE HOUSE

Devon-based
Tel: 07703 113742
Email: enquiry@westcountrycheese.co.uk

Website: www.whitescakehouse.co.uk

A recommended supplier at Devon’s prestigious Bedford and Two Bridges hotels, Debbie White started White’s Cake House from her family home in 2013 and hasn’t looked back since. The Tavistock- based business started as a hobby of creating cakes for friends and family and quickly escalated after Debbie was inundated with requests for made- to-order cakes.