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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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
Crafty Cakes have been designing and creating bespoke wedding and celebration cakes in Exeter and the south west for over 30 years. Imagine your dream wedding cake… then trust in them to bring that vision to life on your perfect day! Crafty Cakes have recently relocated to their new purpose-built cake studio on the edge of Exeter.
Call them to discuss your plans and arrange a consultation and taster session.
A finalist in the South West Wedding Awards for the past two years, Mandy has been hand making contemporary and traditional cakes for the past 20 years. She also supplies wedding favours, candy cart, chair covers, table centres and letter box hire.
Mandy’s Classic Cakes now has a shop in Tiverton, selling cakes and cake equipment and showcasing accessories for hire.
The team at Quicke’s would love to help you create the perfect centrepiece for your wedding breakfast or evening reception. They can put together a range of sizes and types of carefully selected cheeses to suit your requirements. They also stock a range of delicious crackers, chutneys and preserves and can advise on the best pairings for your cheese.
Call or email to make an appointment to taste the cheese and discuss the options with the experienced Cheese Shop team in Exeter.