If you are looking for an alternative cake for your wedding, rather than the more traditional cakes on offer then we have the perfect solution. This vanilla sponge packed with strawberries and cream will definitely set your pulse racing.
Maria & mark chose this cake for their summer wedding here in Spain and as temperatures soared up into the late 30’s it was the perfect choice to be served as dessert at their wedding breakfast.
The heart shaped cake was set on display whilst we made a back up cake hidden away for cutting only, but no less delicious….Yum! We even remembered to cater for those celiac guests too..
Cake tables are one of the latest edible trends at weddings this year. By opting for a smaller cake and adding one or two other edible treats gives your guests a little more choice without blowing the budget. The cake table cane then be decorated with lots of pretty props which could include absolutely anything from candle sticks and photo frames to vintage suitcases, radios or typewriters.! What ever your choice of decoration we will ensure your table looks fabulous and will be certain to get your guests talking and nibbling!
So if you are thinking along these lines and are interested in having a cake table at your wedding the here are one or two mouth watering ideas to tantalise your taste buds. For more ideas take a look at our website http://www.weddingcakesinspain.co.uk:-
Chocolate Malteser and Marshmallow Crunch – for those with a sweet tooth.
Raspberry & White Chocolate Cookies – so more-ish!
Colourful Macarons – a classic french treat
Lemon Flapjack – combining the sweet and sour, delicious
A top trending cake decorating theme that is becoming increasingly popular this year is the more ‘natural’ wedding cake look. Not only is this a hot trend it is also a very cost effective way in which to decorate your cake.
A recent very simple yet beautiful cake we made for Daniel and Amy’s wedding last week highlighted perfectly the way in which local fauna which grows in abundance here together with a little imagination, can create a stunning cake.
If you are planning a wedding cake with this style in mind here are a few tips regarding suitable greenery that can be sourced and used for your cake or even your venue.
Olive: The olive tree indigenous to this part of Spain is available in abundance. The colour of the leaf is a greyish green which makes this a good choice to decorate a cake providing back ground texture and colour. Harvested at the end of the summer the foliage will be covered with olives really adding character to any decoration.
Eucalyptus: The species of eucalyptus found in Spain provide dark grey/green leaves that provide excellent foliage in flower arrangements and cake decorating.
Silk Tree: The fern type leaves of this tree are long and elegant providing soft green textured feel.
Rosemary: A woody herb with lots of small soft dark green needles adds wonderful texture when used to decorate a cake or cake table. It smells heavenly too.
Spanish Broom: This wispy tree like shrub is a great option if you are wanting to fill space, it is ideal for decorating around the base of the cake.
Lavender: With or without the purple flower this soft attractive green leaved herb is certainly my choice for cake and venue particularly with its distinct aroma.
Silly though it may seem I always get over excited when I am asked to supply a cake & treats table for a wedding, as this is where edible inspiration tends to take over. Given a brief of “lots of pearls, roses, soft pink, gold with a hint of vintage” I set to work.
To begin with I created some pretty bespoke gold bespoke cupcake wrappers and petal cones to add texture and a splash of gold to the table. Added to this were a couple of candlesticks I picked up at a local flee market that I sprayed gold – these added height to the table as well as colour.
The five tier cake was accompanied by one or two other delightful treats. Raspberry & white chocolate cupcakes decorated with vintage sugar broaches, together with choc-chip cake-pops drenched in white chocolate then dusted with gold dust.
‘Love’ was sprinkled over the table using letters and signage…
…and finally my dear friend Shona provided the beautiful fresh roses, and rose petals to add the finishing touch to the table.
Macaroons are such tasty treats that are a great idea to tempt your guests with. You could opt for macaroon wedding favours or simply choose a macaroon wedding towers as an alternative to the m ore traditional wedding cake.
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.
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!
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.