Your wedding cake will be a focal point and one of the most visual parts of your West Midlands wedding reception. Designs vary from a tempting display of cupcakes to a six-tier extravaganza, or why not opt for a bespoke cake for your big-day reflecting your personalities? A professional West Midlands wedding cake maker will create cakes to wow and delight your guests with a variety of fillings and flavours.
Here’s some star wedding cakes West Midlands suppliers from places like Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Warwick, Shrewsbury and Stratford, you might want to get in touch with...
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Getting married in 2022? Experts reveal the top five wedding cake trends
With full-scale weddings back up and running, having a show-stopping cake is more important than ever. If you're walking down the aisle this year and in the process of finalising your menu, you must ensure that you are up to date with the latest trends so you can choose the perfect wedding cake.
From delicate florals to bright colours and sculptured designs, experts from AYRE Events share the most popular up and coming trends to keep in mind.
Posted: 4 May 2022
Questions to ask your cake maker before booking
Your wedding cake is one of the most important parts of your wedding and will be something that your guests will remember, so it's essential you find the perfect supplier. Here are some things to consider before booking: Do they offer cake samples? You can normally choose up to six flavours depending on your cake designer. Make sure to mention any allergies and dietary requirements. Can they design a cake in the style you want? Ask to see examples of their previous work and check reviews on Google and Facebook. Feel free to ask for referrals if you want to be 100 per cent sure they're right for you.
Posted: 16 March 2022
Creating the perfect sweet table at your wedding
Online sweetie wholesaler Wholesale Sweets is helping couples create the tastiest sweets table for their guests to enjoy on their wedding day. Sweets tables are a great way to give guests another treat at wedding receptions and over the years they've become extremely popular. Kathryn Hague from Wholesale Sweets said: "We understand that catering to your guests is an important part of your wedding day so we wanted to give couples some tips on how to create a gorgeous sweets table that guests will keep coming back to...
Posted: 9 March 2022
Cake Fantastique kindly offered all NHS staff a 25 discount during the height of the pandemic
To celebrate the wonderful job that the emergency services has done for our country during the Coronavirus pandemic, Cake Fantastique kindly offered all NHS staff a 25 discount during the height of the pandemic. This gorgeous cake pictured was made for an NHS couple who booked their day during the first lockdown. Based in Worcestershire, Cake Fantastique is a small family-run business run by Samantha, who has a passion for creating cakes. "I endeavour to create fresh bakes with the best ingredients available all within your budget," says Samantha.
Posted: 27 January 2022
Flavour ideas for a winter wedding cake
There are many ways you can incorporate seasonal flavours into your cake. Here are some of our ideas: Why not indulge in chocolate and spice it up with cinnamon, orange and a hint of cardamom filled with a rich chocolate ganache? If you don't like orange, then how about a dark chocolate cake filled with white chocolate and peppermint ganache? Ideal if you're serving your cake as dessert. My all-time favourite treat for this time of year is Baileys, so give a traditional vanilla sponge a hit of Baileys and fill it with white chocolate and Bailey's ganache.
Posted: 19 January 2022
Jackie Diamond Cake Design is offering all bookings free favour cookies for the top table
Jackie Diamond Cake Design, based in Warwickshire, is offering all bookings placed before the end of January 2022 free favour cookies for the top table. Jackie creates quirky and traditional handmade wedding and celebration cakes. Each design is made to suit the customer's personality, tastes and budget. If you'd like to meet Jackie and see more of her work, she'll be exhibiting at The National Wedding Fayre (www.nationalweddingfayre.co.uk) at the CBS Arena in Coventry on 19th and 20th February, 2022.
Posted: 13 January 2022
Ideas for a winter-inspired wedding cake
Winter wonderland weddings can vary depending on if you're going for a snowy or warm and cosy feel. If you're going for the latter, you might want to introduce a spray of flowers in deep reds, berries and pine cone or pine leaves (artificial for food safety) with accents of gold leaves, rich coloured bases and textures on the cake. Alternatively, for a snowy look, opt for a snowglobe with personalised figures and create a forest with fairylights for a touch of warmth. This will look amazing with a bark effect wood log as the bottom tier with a flower spray and deer antlers made from chocolate.
Posted: 5 January 2022
Ideas for autumn-themed wedding cakes
"Autumn provides a wide variety of rich tones from gold and bronze through to burnt orange and rich, vibrant reds. When combined with rustic elements, it creates a warm, welcoming feel for you and your guests. Surprise your friends and family with delicious seasonal flavours such as spiced chocolate, carrot, chocolate with a hint of ginger ganache buttercream filling or a warm cinnamon coffee and walnut cake. Use flowers such as garden roses, anemone and calla lilies in a deep plum and combine them with a mixture of red, bronze and gold berries or mini pumpkins and little crab apples. Cascades of autumn leaves also look stunning with the addition of berries and twigs. These can be natural or coloured in bronze or gold to add interest."
Posted: 8 December 2021
The latest wedding cake trends
Incorporating flowers into your cake is very popular at the moment whether it's real, silk or sugar versions. I've also seen a rise in natural, eco-friendly blooms that are dried or pressed. It's important to talk to your cake designer about what flowers will work in your design as they have to be edible and organic with no pesticides used. Good options would be roses, violas, calendulas, cornflowers, abutilons, fern leaves and rose leaves. If dried, non-pressed versions are used, like palm spears or grasses, these should be covered in florist tape or flower picks."
Posted: 27 October 2021
We interviewed Sally Yarnold from Don't Go Baking My Heart Cakes
I have always enjoyed baking since I was very young. I can remember making our Christmas cakes every year as a family, all excited to take our turn stirring the mixture and making a wish. As I got older, I started to make family and friends celebration bakes and eventually decided to take it more seriously and started evening classes after work to learn how to decorate. As day-to-day life continued, my cake dreams lingered in the background and were brought to life every now and again for a niece or nephew's birthday. Fast forward several years, one day, while on maternity leave, my oldest daughter told me how much she loved having me at home with her. That was the moment everything changed. I was going to stop dreaming and start a business. I wanted to show my children that it's okay to dream, but if you want your dreams to come true, you have to work hard to make them happen.
Posted: 13 August 2021