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Deciding on Your Wedding Cake

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Choosing a cake can be one of the most stressful decisions you as a couple have to make. Well here are a few things to think about before deciding that might make it a little less stressful.

First, is there a theme to your wedding that you would like to follow? Beach, spring, whimsical or winter as some examples. Lets use the beach theme for the moment. The cake can have colors of the beach, seashells, starfish, pearls and even sand (brown sugar). Second, do you want to use the colors of your wedding dress? The coating of the cake can match or compliment the colors that are in your dress, the brides maids dresses or the flowers that are in your bouquet. Third, the flowers on the cake can be fresh, live flowers or created from sugar to look the same as your bouquet, centerpieces or representative of your favorite species in or out of season.

The coatings that are used on cakes also will give a certain look to your cake. Fondant, a smooth form fitting sugar based coating, can give a very formal appearance or be used to create a quilted appearance. Colored to any shade of any color, it can be used to create unique, bold and contemporary works of art. Buttercream, a smooth spreadable frosting, can be applied as a basket weave to create a country effect. It can also be used to create a simple formal look. When considering what type of coating to use on your cake, take into consideration the location of your reception. Indoors with air conditioning, outside in the summer when it can become very hot. Fresh whipped cream for example, will not hold up well in warm weather.

Another consideration is the shape and height. Do you want a round cake? Or would a square or octagon shape be more suitable? Do you want two, three, four or five tiers? (I would not recommend more than five tiers) Do you want the cakes stacked on top of each other or separated with decorative spacers?

By considering all of these factors you can create that special, memorable cake that people will talk about for years to come!

Rich’s House of Cakes takes the time to get to know the wants, needs and personalities of both bride and groom and incorporate it all into the perfect wedding cake. We use the finest ingredients and decorations in our cakes to ensure that all of our wedding cakes taste just as good as they look. Whether a multi layered grand wedding cake complements your wedding or a custom cake that is unique and beautiful is more your style, Rich’s House of Cakes can make anything that will make your wedding day a little sweeter.

Choosing Your Dream Asian Wedding Cake

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Asian wedding cakes are not just a highlight of your wedding but also a remembrance of your special day. While choosing your Asian wedding cake, you could do well to choose a design that goes well with the theme of your wedding, the colours of your outfit and be worthy of the various photographs that will be taken of it. Here are some tips that you can keep in mind while selecting your cake.

Many cake designers cater to Asian dietary preferences making eggless or Halal wedding cakes specifically for Asian clients. If these dietary concerns are relevant to you and your family, ensure that your chosen designer has plenty of experience in creating cakes that conform to these dietary requirements.

The next thing to consider is the choice of icing and filling. Popular choices for icing are royal icing and butter cream, though marzipan is also a decadent option to consider. Fillings that you could consider for your wedding cake include vanilla, chocolate, fruit cake or sponge and flavored cream. Emerging cake trends also include cupcake towers, dessert cakes and cheesecakes with fresh fruit!

When it comes to the d©cor of your cake, decide whether you want to opt for the traditional white or something more contemporary that matches with your wedding outfit. You can also consider flowers and fruits to add a naturally beautiful look to your wedding cake.

Your wedding cake designer can also help you decide what cake colours and decorations would best work with your theme and what is seasonably available. Another option can be to match the wedding cake with or the colors used in the d©cor. You may also like to take into account the scenery around the table where the cake would be placed.

Once you are clear about the type of cake you require, you can begin a search for designers. The first place to look could be the bakeries or cake decorators in your local area or close to your wedding venue, or alternatively you can scour the listings of an Asian Wedding Directory

Check your wedding date for availability. Keep in mind that good cake designers get booked very fast so start the planning process well in advance. Once you find an Asian wedding cake designer, book a consultation to see if they could deliver an cake to your expectation.

In terms of cost, the more the time the designers spend on your cake the more expensive it is going to be. Be prepared and have a clear idea of your requirements when you visit the designer for consultation. Most professional designers will be able to help you arrive at a design and choice of filling and icing that fits in with your budget.

You could also take along a swatch of your bridesmaid dresses or other color sample to match the design and table display as best as possible. Matching your theme and colors is important so you can work with your wedding cake designer on this.

Keep in mind that factors like flowers, number of servings, flower decoration, figurines, delivery and serving staff will also affect the final price.

Finally, be sure to designate a person who will be responsible for cutting and serving the Asian wedding cake. This could be taken care of by the wedding caterers you hire for your special day. If you expect the cakes designers to cut and serve your cake, be prepared to pay extra for their time or designate a family member or friend as an Wedding cake attendant!