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Wedding Cakes In Spain

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Your Wedding Cake Table

Edible Inspiration for Your wedding Cake Table

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.

Cake table - choc bisc and malteser
Cake table – choc bisc and malteser

Raspberry & White Chocolate Cookies – so more-ish!

Cake Table Raspberry & White Choc Cooki
Cake Table Raspberry & White Choc Cooki

Colourful Macarons – a classic french treat

Cake Table - Macarons
Cake Table – Macarons

Lemon Flapjack – combining the sweet and sour, delicious

Cake Table - Lemon Flapjack
Cake Table – Lemon Flapjack

Cakepops – always a favourite

Cake Table - Cakepops
Cake Table – Cakepops

For the young at heart these cheeky chaps

Cake table - Gingerbread Men
Cake table – Gingerbread Men

 

Stunning Beach Weddings

Beach Wedding Venues

So,… you’re getting married in Spain and are now deciding upon your venue..mmmm choices , choices, choices… as there are truly so many stunning venues to choose from over here, ranging from luxury private villas, historical haciendas to charming cortijos ..and although I have visited some breathtaking locations I feel that if you are going to celebrate your wedding out here in Spain, then choose a venue that you will be unable to have in the U.K. – A beach side wedding!

What could be a better way to say your ‘I do’s’ as your guests silently sip their sangria whilst soaking up the sun. There is simply no other place within such a short distance from the U.K. that can offer these dream locations. With a choice of flights from any number of UK airports you can hop on a flight and be here within 3 hours, perfect!

Let us style the venue for you, by opting for one of our cake & decoration packages that we can tailor to suit your chosen beach wedding location.  Visit our website http://www.weddingcakesinspain.co.uk for ideas and inspiration.

Below, – A snapshot of some of the fabulous beach side venues available in Southern Spain.

Sarah & Raymond chose Salduna Beach, Marbella as their wedding location where guests sat so close to the beach the sea was almost tickling their toes!

Salduna Beach - Table Centres
Salduna Beach – Table Centres

Luna Beach was the beach side location for Sheena and Dave this week.

Luna Beach
Luna Beach

Elviria Beach Resort Marbella, the choice of Becca & Matt.

Elviria Beach Resort
Elviria Beach Resort

Nerja Beach Hotel Location

Nerja - Beach Location
Nerja – Beach Location

Beach themed wedding cupcakes and flipflop favours

Easter Bunnies

As it is Easter Sunday I thought this would be an opportune moment to showcase these cheeky chaps. Baked and created for a little Easter fun!

HAPPY EASTER ALL x

Macaroon Moments

Macaroon Wedding Moments

Macaroon Wedding Cake
Macaroon Wedding Cake

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.

Macaroons
Macaroons

If you are thinking of having macaroons at your wedding then contact us for more details and information on info@weddingcakesinspain.co.uk. Or take a quick look at our website for more lovely wedding ideas and inspiration – http://www.weddingcakesinspain.co.uk

Easy Easter Cake

CUTE  EASTER  BUNNY  CAKE

KitKat Easter Cake
KitKat Easter Cake

It is Easter later this month so what better way to celebrate than with this Cute Easter Bunny Cake. Please do not be put off if you are not a cake maker or decorator as this recipe is super easy, once you have made this cake I’m certain you will want to do more!! Make it a showstopper centrepiece for your table this Easter.  Buy or make your sponge cake in you chosen flavour and decorate as follows:-

To Decorate you will need:

Kit Kat x 2 packs

KitKat Easter Cake https://www.kitkat.com/

X1 Pack of chocolate covered wafer balls, Cadbury’s mini eggs, or maltesers – they work just as well.

Pretty Ribbon – optional

1.)  Cream the icing sugar and butter with spoon, add the cocoa powder and stir in the milk, then beat a little longer until the buttercream is smooth and spreadable

2.) Spread two thirds of the mixture over one of the cakes, place second cake on top.

3.) Use remaining mixture to coat around the top & outside edge of the cake.

4.) Open the KitKat and separate each finger and stick to the outside of the cake

5.) Stick chocolate eggs or balls onto the top of the cake.

KitKat Easter Cake

https://www.kitkat.com/
KitKat Easter Cake https://www.kitkat.com/

 

Making the sugar Bunny:

1.) Using the white fondant icing make the following – x1 large ball for the body ( golf ball size) x 2 small balls for the feet (almond size) x1 small ball for the bobble tail (malteser size) – roll on a cheese grater to get a rough finish.

2.) Colour a small piece of white icing with a tiny drop of red colouring to make the pink paw pads.

3.) Make a small amount of royal icing by adding a little water to icing sugar.

4.) Shape the feet into an oval, add pink paw pads by rolling out x6 tiny pink balls – see photo. Stick on the pink balls to the base of the feet.

5.) Stick on the bobble tail and feet to the body, then attach the body to the cake using a little leftover buttercream. Add in a pair of ears if you are feeling creative!

Bunny Bits

7.) Finish off by tying a pretty ribbon around the outside edge of the cake.

Food Allergens

Food Allergens and their Importance in Cake Making

Recent  EU legislation regarding food allergens and the appropriate labelling of foods was a topic that crossed my doorstep earlier this week, following a visit for my local Health Officer.  As I regard this matter with considerable importance I felt it appropriate to share with you the main issues regarding food allergens particularly when it comes to cake baking..

The visit along with the usual box ticking formalities focused primarily on the 14 most common registered food allergens that feature widely in our food chain.  For many of us foodies the 14 suspects on this list will be common knowledge, but nevertheless it never does any of us any harm to refresh and refocus on foodstuffs we may use on a daily basis that could be potentially lethal if not handled correctly.

The Important 14 and where to find them.  On the list below have indicated ingredients applicable to cake makers as follows. ** = Food allergens popular in cake making;  * Food allergens less popular in cake making

  1. ** Wheat flour and wheat based products – everyday wheat flour, and processed foods and sauces.

2.) Celery – can be found in processed foods and possibly ready meals.

3.) Crustaceans – prawns, crab, lobster

4.) **Eggs

5.) Fish

6.)  *Lupin Beans – found in processed foods and possibly pre-mixes

7.)  ** Milk

8.) Shell fish

9.) Mustard

10.) * Cashew nuts

11.) * Peanuts

12.) * Sesame – found in seeds and oil

13.) Soya – commonly found in processed foods such as stews, soups & sauces

14.)  ** Sulphites commonly found in alcoholic beverages, jams and preserves

So remember it is of the utmost importance to:-

  • store and label raw ingredients correctly
  • Operate a thorough wash, rinse & sanitise routine in your kitchen
  • Maintain a high standard of personal hygiene at all times
  • Package the cake or end product carefully & correctly
  • Notify the customer of any food allergen ingredients in the finished product

I realise in many cases I am preaching to the converted but nonetheless feel this is an important issue that as food handlers we should all be very aware of.

Thank you for reading x

Fudge It!

Ultimate Homemade Fudge

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

ultimate fudge recipe

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.

Ultimate Fudge Recipe
Ultimate Fudge Recipe

2nd Anniversary

Boda Boutique Wedding Showroom – 2nd Anniversary

sign 1cover

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.

Boozy Mojito Cupcakes

mojito cupcakes

Summer here in Spain is a season of juicy ripe fresh fruits, pool parties and of course BBQ’s, lots of them. What is there not to love about entertaining friends and family on these lazy long Spanish summer  evenings.

So much so, we thought we would help your party along with one of our favourite delicious summer cupcake cocktail bakes to spice things up a little.

Try them they are easy, fun and delicious Why not let your imagination run wild and even create an idea or two of your own.

BOOZY MOJITO CUPCAKES

Photo here

Ingredients

  • 170g self-raising flour
  • 20g cornflour
  • 115g unsalted butter
  • 225g golden caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 120ml buttermilk
  • Juice and zest of 2 limes
  • ½tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 large mint leaves, finely chopped

For the syrup

  • 50g caster sugar
  • 20ml water
  • 10g unsalted butter
  • 60ml rum (Victoria used spiced rum)
  • 3 mint leaves

For the icing

  • 60g unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 5tbsp icing sugar
  • 2tbsp lime juice
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 12 mint leaves finely chopped
  • 1tsp of rum

You will also need:

  • Cocktail stick
  • Large piping bag
  • Straws (optional decoration)

If you can’t find buttertmilk add 1tbsp lemon juice to 115ml of milk and leave to stand for 10 mins

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3 and line a muffin tray with 12 cases.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat again.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, lime zest and juice and beat, mint and buttermilk, then slowly stir in the flour.
  4. Pour the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for 10 minutes before cooling on a wire rack.
  5. To make the syrup: add all the ingredients to a small pan and simmer until all the sugar has dissolved and leave to cool slightly. When the cupcakes are cool, make holes in the cupcakes by pushing a cocktail stick down into the cakes,. Spoon one teaspoon of syrup onto the holes on each cake.
  6. To make the icing: add all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix until smooth. Add to a large piping bag and pipe a plain swirl on the top. Decorate the cakes with sprigs of mint and lime zest.

 

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