I love cake. I love eating cake, making cake, eating it some more. Having researched wedding cakes for our big day I thought I’d share some of my favourite ideas in this ‘Tea Room Top Five’ blog…
- THE NAKED CAKE
I am biased as this was my choice of Wedding cake. Its homely, rustic, packed with buttercream, jam and lemon curd. It’s Victoria Sponge so therefore it doesn’t get any better and you could (possibly) make it yourself so it would be a steal as far as wedding cake costs go. No fancy decorating needed just some berries and flowers and some Mr and Mrs bunting and Voila!
2. THE PAINTED CAKE
The painted cake is quite frankly amazing, with a beautiful vintage feel and so unique. A stunning show stopper that might blow your budget but would be worth every penny. This is the creation of Nevie Pie cakes. So pretty. I’m in love. http://www.neviepiecakes.com
3. SAY IT WITH CHEESE
If you have a savoury tooth more than a sweet one then who says you have to have cake when you can stack up your favourite cheese instead. Cheese may not smell so pretty but it can still look pretty! It also doubles up as perfect ‘cheeseboard’ evening food for your guests with some homemade chutneys, breads and crackers. Yum.
4. BREAK THE MOULD
Why stick with cake if doughnuts are your thing or you’re partial to a brownie. These examples make me smile. They are fun, different and unique to you. Who ever said no to a Rice Crispy cake? Cheap as chips to. Everyone can enjoy your favourite treat. All you have to do is stack ’em up!
5. KEEPING IT SMALL
I couldn’t resist adding these gorgeous little single tier cakes, perfect for an intimate wedding. Or for more guests add some matching cupcakes or a separate cake for slicing. So elegant, simple and sophisticated. Utterly cute!
OH! JUST ONE MORE THING….
I know this is Top Five but I had to mention the cake table. This could be the way forward, especially when you’re guests are the suppliers of said cakes! And its free. All you have to do is ask your friends and family to whip up their signature bake and bring it to the party. You’ve got your very own bake-off and a great selection of home baked goods for everyone to enjoy. It doesn’t have to be cakes even, how about asking for a selection of deserts from your nearest and dearest? Pies and tarts? Get your guests involved on the day and let them pimp their own cupcakes. (They never fail to delight). Or splash out with your caterer and have a beautiful selection of mini puddings. The possibilities are endless. Love is sweet.