There is something unforgettable about a truly beautiful wedding cake. Whether it be an ombre ruffled cake, a rustic naked cake spilling with berries and buttercream, or a colourful fondant cake decorated with fresh flowers, there are so many different options in terms of design, flavor, texture and colour. Your wedding cake should reflect you and your partner, look beautiful, and of course taste delicious!
We had a chat with the lovely Bree from The Cake That Ate Paris (one of our talented Harvest Crop vendors!) who revealed all the details you should know in order to plan your dream wedding cake.
How far in advance should I book my cake artist?
B: Usually about 8 months in advance will give us plenty of time to play and make sure you don’t miss out on a spot!
What is involved in a cake consultation?
B: We go through lots of pictures and look at all sorts of stencils/molds that we might use and colour combinations. Then is the best part… the cake tasting! I usually have about 6 or 7 different flavours to try on the day.
What kind of flavours can I choose from?
B: I can pretty much make any flavor, but some popular flavors are raspberry buttercream, banana buttercream, choc mint mud, apple cinnamon and coconut passionfruit just to name a few!
What kind of trends are you seeing at the moment in terms of cake design?
B: Lots of naked cakes! Rustic buttercream covered cakes with beautiful fresh flowers. I do love making sugar flowers through and the fondant covered cakes with masses of hand made sugar flowers are still a favourite.
What kind of costs are involved/ how much of my budget should I set aside for my cake?
B: It totally depends on how many people the cake needs to feed and also what kind of design you are after. For a cake to feed 80-100 people you should leave at least $1000.00 aside for the cake.
You can view more of Bree's work via her website here, or meet her in person at The Wedding Harvest! x