Wow! This year has been like no other hasn’t it?! Just as we were getting back on our feet and adjusting to smaller weddings of 30, now we have the rug pulled again and a drop down to weddings of 15, for the next six months. We have the rule of 6 and no meeting family or friends in our house or garden. Schools … Read More Covid-19 Update – 23/09/2020
In the next few weeks, I’ll be introducing some guest blogs from other wedding professionals, to give you a different perspective than mine! To start us off, I’ll start with my own take on it, then we’ll introduce our guests over time. I’m looking forward to this!
You’ve ordered a beautiful custom cake, or a luxury wedding cake, and now it’s sat in front of you as you dither with a large knife…”do I cut it this way? Or that way? I don’t know!” Instinct tells us to cut it into nice wedges, after all it’s a circle, so therefore it needs to be in segments….”but this cake needs to serve … Read More How to expertly portion a cake
I am on day 22 of lockdown now, and I should have done the first few wedding cakes of the 2020 season by now. It feels pretty crap from my end – I love making wedding cakes, such a wonderful experience to make the centrepiece of someone’s wedding. However, the way I feel about YOUR wedding being postponed, doesn’t even touch upon the way … Read More Your non-wedding wedding day and what to do with it.
Day 10 of the virus lock-down and I think I’m settling into this quite nicely now! I’ve got my new routine, which is basically get up at about 6.15am, enjoy the sounds of the birds singing in the garden while I make my morning coffee, then sit and talk to Mr Cakes on the phone for a bit. The everything gets cleaned to within … Read More Delicious Chocolate Brownie!
For me, a vanilla sponge cake evokes memories of baking with my mum, or my gran, or my great-auntie Elsie. It makes me think of licked whisks and scraped bowls, cosy warm kitchens, the smell of home baking and the taste of cream and jam sandwiched between two thick slabs of vanilla cake. A good cake should taste like a proper cake – old … Read More My favourite vanilla sponge recipe and how to bake without clock-watching!
So you’ve got engaged? Congratulations! Need a cake? Drop me a message! No idea what you want yet? That’s fine! This is my favourite bit! Let’s go behind the scenes and see what happens when you order a wedding cake and book onto your consultation!
One of the most interesting yet mostly unspoken questions in the cake business is why DO wedding cakes cost more than birthday or christening cakes? It’s just cake, isn’t it? Surely it can’t be that difficult! Well, here I’ll cover some of the various differences between my birthday and wedding cakes, and why you really SHOULD expect to pay more for your wedding cake.
While weddings are on my mind (when are they not these days?!) – planning my own wedding has led me into the murky world of Pinterest and bridal magazines. Why murky? Because they don’t always paint an accurate picture! I’ve seen so many “pins” or articles promoting “20 ways to save money on your wedding”, “90 things brides do to cut down on wedding … Read More Busting some wedding cake myths