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Let them eat cake
Q. We'd love a real showstopper of a cake. What's the latest trend that we should opt for to get the wow factor?
A. Karen Willis says: If you want a cake that'll be talked about long after you return from honeymoon and settle into married life, then forget last season's naked cake. This year it's all about hand-painted designs. Whether you choose a fine-art inspired brush-painted cake or a contemporary bake painted with a palette knife, your cake is sure to make a statement. We're proud to be leading the way with this trend, and we believe it's here to stay.
Couples are still loving the indoor-outdoor look this season, and with Yorkshire boasting an array of beautiful venues in stunning locations, it's no surprise that our woodland styles and English country garden-themed cakes are very popular.
Our hand-painted designs are totally bespoke, so we can create a cake that's personal to you and a real work of art.
Q. We're having a bright and bold theme for our wedding. What options are there to incorporate colour into our cake design?
A. Sophia Saleh says: There are many ways to add vibrant tones to your cake. The most popular way is through the addition of flowers. Cakes decorated with blooms and foliage are undeniable showstoppers and have been a staple of weddings since traditions began. There's an abundance of flowers to choose from so you're really spoiled for choice. Try a pop of colour with a small cluster of florals or have them cascading from top to bottom.
A good cake designer will also be a skilled sugar florist and can replicate almost any flower in sugar form. The best thing is, they won't wilt on the day and can be kept almost indefinitely as a keepsake if looked after properly.
If you're more daring, why not have your cake finished in a bright hue? The bake can be covered in traditional fondant icing, buttercream or even ganache that's been dyed to a specific colour. The current trend for buttercream art and painted cakes is growing and would work perfectly!
A slice of the action
Q. We want a real showstopper of a cake; what styles do you recommend to give impact?
A. Heidi Banks says: The modern wedding cake is often one of the main talking points of the day, and there are lots of decisions to be made about styles and flavour options. The question is: what gives a cake the wow factor?
To ensure an impressive and dramatic look, we believe each tier should be at least five inches high and the edges on a fondant cake need to be sharp and clean. This modern four-tier creation is the perfect example; the tiers have no decoration other than the rings of gypsophila, yet it looks stunning when in situ at the venue. Attention to detail is vital on a design like this, and we always make sure we exceed the expectations of our customers.
It's important for your bake to taste just as good as it looks. There are so many delicious flavour combinations available to impress friends and family with, and we work closely with our brides and grooms in tasting sessions to ensure they have the perfect cake to suit their special day.
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