beautiful wedding cake…

8th May, 2012 - Posted by Lia - No Comments

I’ve been adding a lot of photos of various wedding items onto Pinterest and today while scouring the internet for wedding cakes I came across this wedding cake that I think looks absolutely perfect. So elegant, pretty, romantic and timeless……..

 Photo source: http://thecaketressblog.com

 

step aside cupcakes….

10th April, 2012 - Posted by Lia - No Comments

Cake in all forms is delicious, be it a traditional wedding cake, wedding cupcakes or this years growing trend, wedding cake pops! Cake pops are a fun and novel way of offering your guests a perfectly portioned and iced piece of cake. Let’s face it, after having a multiple course meal, the last thing  you want is a big slab of wedding cake or a cupcake smothered in frosting.

Cake pops can be decorated according to your wedding theme, glitter cake pops will surely stand out but if you want to stick to traditional icing that’s fine too.

cake time…sweet decisions.

15th March, 2012 - Posted by Lia - No Comments

Last week I finally got to attend my first cake tasting. I’ve emailed various bakers back and forth, had a couple phone conferences and exchanged business cards with a few bakeries at bridal shows. With so many different vendors to pick from, it’s hard to hone in on just one! Here’s some tips when choosing your baker:

 

1.Price. Know your cake budget before going into the meeting– find out the price difference between fondant and buttercream, edible flowers and decorations, and cake vs. cupcakes, etc. What are you willing to spend, and what can you do without?

2. Cleanliness. It’s important to see the facility of a bakery– I encourage you to go to the actual location of where the cakes are made so you can get a good idea of how clean and neat this particular baker is.

3. Reputation. It’s a wise idea to go with a baker that has built a reputation with other brides in the area. Ask to see previous wedding cakes and cupcakes, ask to be referred to their review Facebook page or feedback, know your baker and how they operate their business before you sign any contract or put down a deposit.

4. Ask Questions. You are paying your baker to give you what on your special day– so make sure that they are professional, give you what you’re looking for and will be able to create and deliver it within the time frame you need. Regardless if it’s just a matter of wanting a different shape flower, a different colored ribbon, or a food allergy– speak up and ask questions, give specifics of what you’re looking for.

 

Two of my possible cupcake designs from my chosen baker here in Grand Rapids.