how to properly cut a round cake
Round wedding cakes...they are the traditional shape of an elegant and classy wedding cake! They are so beautiful to look at, but cutting it...well that's another story. Or is it? Round wedding cakes look pretty difficult to cut. However, with the help of a few tricks they are rather easy. Here is the best way to cut a cake to get the most servings and create beautiful looking slices for your guests to enjoy!
When you cut your cake you want to imagine going into the cake about 2 inches. From that point you will begin to cut a small line, staying about 2 inches from the end, creating a semi-circle. Once you have that base you want to cut down from your semi-circle to the end of the cake. Slide your knife over an inch and cut again. Then plate. Go over another inch and cut down, serving your second slice. And so forth. This will give you a beautiful slice of cake that is roughly 5 inches tall, 2 inches long, and 1 inch wide. I need to make a video showcasing this technique, but in the meantime hopefully this photo will suffice. Once you have finished the first row, go in another 2 inches and repeat the process. When you get to a small circle in the middle of your cake then you will cut that in half and either serve or cut those two haves in half as well...giving your guests yet another nice rectangle slice of cake.
So, order your round cake and get the look you want...slice with ease...and ENJOY!
welcome georgetown gardens!
Join us as we welcome Austin's newest wedding venue Georgetown Gardens! This quaint outdoor garden venue is filled with beautiful greenery and lovely landscaping. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Bruce and Glenna as they have prepared to open the doors of their venue and they have created a beautiful garden scene for your wedding and reception!
Join us as they officially launch their venue at their Open House this Sunday, March 18th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm!! Come and tour their property and see the gardens for yourself. My sweet and lovely assistant, Crickett, will be there representing Kayla Knight Cakes. Stop by our booth and say hi to her. She'll have some cake samplings for your to taste! Grab a brochure and talk to her about your flavor choices. Check out one of our albums for inspiration, and visualize our mock cake on your wedding day. While your there you can stroll by the other vendors tables and see all they have to offer too!
We hope to see you there!
trending flavors for 2018
Last week we discussed the color trend for 2018 brides! Today, let's give those taste buds some attention!! We have definitely noticed a flavor trend this year. And that trend is....fresh fruit!! Brides and Grooms are going crazy for the refreshing taste of a berry infused dessert, especially after a heavy meal! There are two popular ways couples are incorporating fruit into their wedding.
One way to incorporate fruit into your cake is through your filling! Couples are selecting a fruit filling to pair with their cake. French Vanilla is the most popular flavor choice for wedding cakes, and couples are pairing it with a lovely strawberry and cream cheese filling or maybe a nice raspberry or lemon! However, there are other nice flavors that pair well with fruit...like our pink champagne or rosewater cakes. That little pop of fruit in every bite of cake adds just the right amount of sweet and savory to your wedding dessert.
Another way to incorporate fruit into your cake is with adornments! Yes, couples are mixing fruit with their floral's on the cake to give the cake a refreshing glow. And some couples are opting out of flowers all together and just placing an assortment of berries around their cake...and maybe add a touch of greenery for some pop.
Thinking about using fruit in your wedding cake? Let's discuss some ideas!
Kayla grew up in the wedding industry and has grown to love all things wedding. Please enjoy reading her thoughts and experiences as she continues to walk in family tradition.