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.

LITTLE LARK CAKES

Plymouth-based
Tel: 07968 919355
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Website: www.littlelarkcakes.co.uk

Specialist in elegant bespoke wedding cakes and exquisite hand-crafted sugar flowers.  wide variety of couture cakes range in flavour from light Madagascan vanilla spongew to rich chocolate truffle and each recipe is created and perfected individually for each bride.

 

LOVE 2 BAKE

Plymouth-based
Tel: 07900 414452
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Website: www.love2bake.org

Wedding cake specialists Love 2 Bake put their heart and soul into every cake, aiming to create an edible piece of cake art for your big day. Dawn and Chris guarantee to use top quality ingredients, so your cake tastes as good as it looks – and, as they’re members of the British Sugarcraft Guild, you can be sure it will look amazing.

 

POSH CAKES

Tavistock-based
Tel: 01822 610219
Email: [email protected]

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.

WHITE’S CAKE HOUSE

Devon-based
Tel: 07703 113742
Email: [email protected]

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.