Wedding Ideas: Cakes, Fountains and Sweet Treats
Choosing your wedding cake maker can be surprisingly complicated. After all, creating a cake masterpiece to match a couple's style, budget and tastes is harder than you'd think! This handy guide can help you pick the best wedding cake baker for you...
When it comes to choosing your wedding cakes, having lots and lots is always a bonus! Perfect for the dessert table, wedding cupcakes always go down well with your guests! We've seen oh so many styles of cupcake decoration, with baking being a pretty big deal these days! Here, we take a look at the sweetest rustic themed wedding cupcakes that would pair beautifully with a vintage, barn, country house or marquee setting! Equally, if you decide to take your wedding outdoors - cupcakes will keep especially well throughout the day!
Since we're celebrating National Chocolate Day today, what better excuse to share our favourite chocolately wedding ideas with you lovely brides-to-be? We've trawled Pinterest for the most tempting chocolate sensations, perfect for the chocolate lover on her big day. After all, if you can't go chocolate mad on your wedding day - when can you?
Photo credit: Pinterest When you think of a traditional wedding cake, you are probably imagining the fruit wedding cake, marzipan and royal iced creations of your parents era, but traditional wedding cakes are experiencing a big come-back. Smooth fondant icing has replaced royal icing over the past 15 years, making cakes easier to serve and offering a greater flexibility in designs.Although most wedding cakes are white or ivory, fondant icing can be coloured or flavoured, and recently a range of white chocolate and milk chocolate fondant icings have become available. Fruit wedding cakes usually have a layer of marzipan under the fondant icing, although this marzipan serves no purpose, other than for flavour, so can easily be omitted. Sponge or chocolate wedding cakes can be covered in fondant icing, giving the impression of a traditional cake.
The wedding cake forms an important part of your wedding celebrations and is the centrepiece of the wedding breakfast. It also tends to be one of the elements that your guests will all have an opinion on, so it is important to make the right choice.
Everyone likes jelly beans, fizzy cola bottles and sherbet lemons, but lets be honest, how many people really enjoy eating sugared almonds? For fun and inexpensive favours that all of your guests will love, take them back to their childhood with retro sweets.
Out of all the tasks you need to complete for your wedding day, choosing your perfect wedding cake is one of the things you and your partner can do together.
The standard cake stands are 16" across, comfortably fitting all standard cake styles and sizes. Most wedding venues have their own cake stand, although it will almost certainly be a very basic plastic cake stand covered to create the impression of a silver stand. They will suffice for most weddings, but if you can track down a silver plated stand they are worth the additional hire cost. Proper silver plated stands are available in a few of the more exclusive venues, or to hire from some cake suppliers. Although most couples cut their cake with a traditional cake knife, for a real flourish, particularly with dramatic cakes such as French croquembouche, hire a ceremonial sword. If you are having wedding cupcakes or individual wedding cakes, providing wedding cake boxes allows guests to take their cake home! Information provided by 'Fancy That!' Wedding Cakes
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