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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

 

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9 Reasons Why?

9 Reasons why you should choose a professional cake maker to make your wedding cake for you

O.K. so you may be managing your budget and have decided to make your own cake, but be very careful should you decide you want to choose a d.i.y. wedding cake. Here are 9 reasons why you should consider choosing a professional cake maker to make your cake for you:-

1.) Where are you planning on making the cake, do you have ample oven, fridge and work space?

2.) Does the kitchen have a ‘Sanidad Certificate? Most hotels will not allow cakes to be consumed on their premises if the cakes are made in a kitchen without one!

3.) Who will deliver and set the cake up?

4.) Can you manage cake making, decorating and delivering in the extreme Spanish heat with all your other wedding preparations?

5.) Sourcing your supplies as sugarcraft supplies are not readily available in supermarkets here like they are in the UK.

6.) Does your cake need and if yes, do you have a cake stand?

7.) Don’t forget cakes that sit on top of one another need to be supported internally with dowels so the cake does not collapse – are you confident you can do this?

8.) Do you have guests with specific dietary requirements or allergies that need to be catered for?

9.) Do you have enough time in your hectic pre wedding schedule to devote to cake making and decorating, after all this is not a quick fix option?

Are you confident that you can really create a wedding cake showstopper or will it be more a case of wedding cake disaster?  Think very carefully before embarking upon this challenge it may seem like a good idea at the start but it may well be a case of false economy and turn out to be a very costly, stressful & disappointing exercise.

 

 

 

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

Back to Nature

The Natural ‘Look’

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.

Natural Wedding Cake
Natural Wedding 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.Eucalyptus

Silk Tree: The fern type leaves of this tree are long and elegant providing soft green textured feel.fern

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.Rosemary

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.broom

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.

lavender

If you require any help or advice for your choice of cake decoration please do not hesitate to contact us on our contact page at http://www.weddingcakesinspain.co.uk

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

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

Stylish Stencils

Stylish Cake Decorating Stencils

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.

Cake Decorating Stencils
Cake Decorating Stencils

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:-

Chandelier Wedding Cake Stencil
Chandelier Wedding Cake Stencil

A more regal design for this cake as we stencilled a gold pattern on to a burgundy backdrop:-

Look out for more of our stencil designed cakes…

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

How to Display Your Cupcakes?

Cupcake stands & displays to suit your wedding

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

Cupcake displays using pallets and crates

Cupcake displays using ladders

Cupcake Ladders
Cupcake Ladders

Cupcake display using a plant stand !

Cupcake plant stand
Cupcake plant stand

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