What's trending: Texture
Textured cakes have been popular for quite some time, and the popularity only seems to be growing! We make 3 types of textured cakes, the unsmooth design, the horizontal textured design, and the vertical textured design. Textured cakes are great because they are so versatile. A bride can make the cake as elegant, as simple, as classy, or as rustic as she would like based on the cake adornments. It's amazing how a few designs can fit so many themes! Check out a few ideas of all 3 textured designs below and you can find many more on our facebook page! Make sure to like our page...and your favorite photos!
Wedding Cake Flavor Overload!
Custom designing your wedding cake can be a fun and creative process! Some brides come in with a photo of exactly what they want, while others like to come up with something based on our conversation. But, what about choosing a flavor? Weddings often have 100 plus guests and brides want to provide a dessert that is pleasing to every palate.
So, how do you choose a flavor that everyone will like? Or should you only choose one flavor? Here's my advice.
Stick to one basic flavor for the bride's cake and if you have a groom's cake you can do something a little more unique or taste specific. By choosing a traditional white cake or maybe a yellow or spice the majority of guests will enjoy it. Punch it up with a yummy fruit filling and you are good to go! Use your groom's cake to be the cake with the more taste specific flavors, like a black forest or red velvet cake. There aren't as many servings, so you aren't wasting cake that goes uneaten. Plus, guests still have the more basic bride's cake to choose from as well.
But what about having each tier a different flavor? Well, a bride can certainly do that, but I personally don't recommend it. When the cake is cut they begin at the top and serve the entire top tier. Then, we move onto the second tier and serve that and so forth. Therefore, your guests will not actually get to choose what flavor they want. They are served whatever tier is being cut at the time they are in line. Not to mention, the top tiers will only serve a few people, so just a handful of people will get certain flavors while others are left to the larger tiers. When guests see another guest walking around with a different flavor sometimes it causes guests to go back for seconds to sample that new flavor, and there is a possibility that you can run out of cake. Or, what if that flavor is gone? So disappointing.
All that to say, I personally recommend only serving one flavor per cake to keep things simple and your guests happy. Too many flavors can cause confusion and chaos at the cake table.
I'll be honest, I'm not the biggest fan of Halloween. I don't like gross or scary things. But, I do love weddings with a theme. When Karen contacted me in regards to her Halloween themed wedding I was interested to see where she was going to take her ideas. Depending on how one decorates for their holiday wedding, it can either be super tacky or super classy. And there isn't much middle ground. After listening to Karen's ideas I fell in love with her concept!
Her decor made me think of Halloween meets Pirates of the Caribbean, in a way. The colors were black, deep red, and a pop of rhinestone. Rhinestones and red flowers were the main choice of decoration along with black linens, candlesticks, and china. Little pops of skeleton decor added a bit of that Halloween setting to her reception.
Her two tier cake (peach chiffon with cream cheese filling, very yummy) was a simple smooth design with a lace border. A few deep red flowers brought the cake to life. And the cake topper...well, I have no clue where she found that. But, it sure did fit her theme and her personality (fun and lively)! It was very classy, yet dark too.
When decorating for your holiday wedding, my advice is to choose a color theme fitting to your holiday and then add small pops of holiday elements as accent pieces, not the main focus of the wedding. That's the best way to keep your holiday wedding in theme, without going overboard in holiday decorations.
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.