Still as popular as ever this year is the naked wedding cake, oozing with fresh fruit, cream and loveliness what is not to like about these cakes? Adding to the naked cake family we have introduced naked cupcakes and their sister cakes- naked minis..Oh so pretty!
If you are wondering what on earth I am talking about, a naked cupcake, again, bares all as it is simply topped off with a choice of available fresh fruit. The naked mini cake is a ‘mini-me’ version of the larger cake. Choosing either of these options for a wedding cake are certain to compliment most wedding styles, venues or themes, but most importantly they shout ‘eat me’. You will have very little waste if you opt for these edible delights at your wedding.
A traditional show of the naked mini.
Or perhaps you prefer a less conventional style of displaying your mini cakes.
A more traditional naked cake style
..And finally, you can even have naked cupcakes – here displayed using crates and pallets, adding accents of olive greenery and pretty babys breath.
So…you have seen the cake design that you have dreamed of but are not quite sure where to go from here, whether the cake you like will be large enough to feed all your guests or perhaps too large for the number of guests you need to feed. A wedding cake is too expensive to go to waste so it is important to get the balance right – have the cake you desire, with enough to go around and no or very little waste.
Here are a few tips for you to consider when choosing wedding cake to suit your wedding:-
1.) Size Matters: An important point to note when ordering your cake is that not all guests will eat cake, after all most will have been well fed and watered for most of the day and have very little room left for cake! A general rule is to cater for two thirds of your guests, so for a wedding party of 100 you need to be thinking about a cake that feeds in the region of 60 – 65 people unless you are planning on serving the cake for dessert – ( -then see point
2.) Dessert or Toast: Decide whether your cake is going to feature on your menu as a dessert choice or be served with a glass of bubbly to toast the happy couple. A dessert portion will have to be larger than a toasting portion, you will also have to provide enough cake to feed all your guests.
The guide below gives an indication of cake size, shape and yield:-
3.) Cake Shape: Different shaped cakes do in fact yield a different number of portions, so check out the guide above to give you an idea of the portions you can hope to serve from round and square cakes.
4.)Day-After Party: This is a fail safe way to eat up any left over cake. If you are planning an intimate gathering the day after your wedding, be it for a beach brunch or BBQ this is the perfect opportunity to serve any spare cake.
5.)Fake -It: You have set your heart on a show stopper 5 tier cake but realise this will provide far too much cake for the number of guests attending your wedding. Don’t worry we have the answer..simply substitute one or more of your cake tiers for polystyrene cake. The fake tiers can be decorated exactly the same as the edible tiers, nobody will know the difference – your secret!
6.) Budget: Saving the most important point until last, your cake budget. As with all things even wedding planning has a budget, so too does a cake. Follow our – ‘Budgeting for your Wedding Cake’ – blog coming up next.
Add some fun to your wedding with a novelty cake. Ask your cake designer to design a bespoke wedding cake for you depicting a favourite, hobby or theme that you both share and enjoy. Bespoke designs such as these make your cake that little bit more special when you add this unique & personal touch.
If you both enjoy travelling or have jobs that entail travel then a suitcase novelty cake may be the choice for you:-
Or perhaps you would like a cake to depict your top table wedding guests:
These are just a couple of ideas for you if this is the style of cake you may have in mind. Check out our website for more ideas and inspiration – http://www.weddingcakesinspain.co.uk or send us a photo of a particular theme or idea you would like and let us re-create this in your cake!
We have been creating and styling wedding cakes for a number of years using stencils, but more so over the past months as stencilling is now becoming a very popular cake decorating trend. They are relatively easy to use either with an airbrush or royal icing and can create breathtaking results.
Recently we ordered a selection of pretty designs and have wasted no time in setting to work trying them out on cakes for our wedding showroom.
Using a stencil we can create some fabulous designs on your wedding cake. The use of contrasting colours can produce striking results, or you can opt for softer shades creating a more vintage or lace feel to your cake.
Black on white for this chandelier wedding cake produced a stunning result:-
A more regal design for this cake as we stencilled a gold pattern on to a burgundy backdrop:-
I love making this delicious homemade fudge, the recipe is one I treasure from an old ‘Carnation’ recipe book from years ago, nowadays better know as Nestle! Check out the link below for the ‘Ultimate Fudge Recipe’ recipe and lots more beside
This is a super easy recipe and super delicious too. It makes a fabulous addition to to any wedding candy cart or dessert buffet, or alternatively can be popped into pretty boxes and given out as a wedding favour. I’m sure your guests will be delighted, however you choose to offer it.
Two years ago today after much blood sweat and tears dealing with local ‘officialdom’ and tradesman we were proud to open the doors of our new cake & wedding showroom here in Velez-Malaga, Spain.
Our shop, the official residence of ‘Wedding Cakes In Spain’ offers brides and customers the opportunity to peruse our portfolios and checkout out some of our exciting props & decorations; but most importantly sample some of our delicious cake flavours!
If you are planning a wedding here in Spain then look no further not only can we create your cake, we can also style your venue too. Check out our website http://www.weddingcakesinspain.co.uk for more details. Please feel free to contact us to arrange a cake tasting consultation, we would love to hear from you.
Cupcakes are an increasingly popular alternative to a more traditional cake, more so today than ever. Although the basic cupcake remains the same, the way in which we display cupcakes has certainly changed. As more and more weddings are styled and influenced by the latest trends, we have had to think outside the box a little when exploring ways to style and showcase our wedding cupcakes.
We are finding the more conventional cupcake stand to be much less popular being replaced by a more unconventional approach to cupcake styling and display.
We have plenty of styles to inspire and share with you for your cupcake display, take a look at some of our exciting cupcake styling ideas. If you are thinking of cupcakes for your wedding and are uncertain as to how they may be incorporated into your wedding theme then contact us for more help and advice.
Getting creative with these cupcake displays using shelves
Busy, busy, busy,…..this weekend as the rain thundered down and the wind howled outside I made good use of my time making sugar flowers – a favourite hobby of mine, that I find so particularly therapeutic.
With several show cakes now to finish as I prepare the spring collection for our wedding showroom – Boda Boutique here in Spain – it is all go.
This weekend I chose sugar anemones, made in white and blush to compliment the colour of this cake.