All About Wedding Cakes

from Flavours, Price Guide and

How to Cut a Wedding Cake

 

Flavours for Wedding Cakes

 

We do a choice of fillings including vanilla buttercream, chocolate buttercream, chocolate ganache, chocolate cherry ganache, caramel/butterscotch filling, traditional fruit, white chocolate buttercream to name just a few.

 

All our wedding cakes are hand made to order so can be made to suit your requirements that would include gluten free, diabetic.

 

We have many flavours of cakes to choose from including

  

Wedding Fruit cake 

Fruit cake made with raisins, sultanas, currants, mixed peel, and cherries, alcohol is an option, then mixed with almonds, nutmeg, cinnamon, dark brown sugar, and baked to make a very moist and fruity cake.

 

Sponge cake

Carrot, vanilla, strawberry, rich chocolate, chocolate, coconut and many more.

 

 

Wedding Cake Price Guide

 

The prices of wedding and celebration cakes will vary depending on the complexity of the cake and the level of work each creation requires, including sugar flowers, models etc.

 

You can have any shape wedding cake you choose, individual tiers might vary depending on how many guests you wish to serve. For larger numbers of guests, it may be useful to have an extra cutting cake, which is separate from your chosen design.

 

It is difficult for me to give you an exact price for your wedding cake until a design is chosen. Once you have decided on a style of cake we will be able to provide an exact price and where possible work within your budget; just ask.

 

Depending on the design of your wedding cake you have in mind this may not provide much scope for designing your perfect cake. This is where dummy tiers can be used to amazing effect. They are polystyrene tiers that are decorated the same way as edible tiers and then discarded when the cake is served.

 

Many of the pictures in the wedding cake gallery show cakes which incorporate dummies and you cannot tell where they are. By using dummies it is possible to create a visually stunning cake without wastage.

 

 

We do offer a range of other services associated with your cake; cake stand hire, delivery and set up, cake knives.

How to Cut the Wedding Cake

Many people don’t realise this, but there is a special way to cut the cake.There is nothing worse than looking at a wedding cake that has been cut completely wrong.

                                                                

The Bride and Groom Make the First Cuts to their Wedding cake 

 

It's traditional at weddings that the cutting of the wedding cake begins with the bride and groom making the first two cuts. To start, the bride will place her right hand on the handle of the wedding knife then the groom puts his hand over hers.

 

Begin cutting on the bottom tier of the wedding  cake with the point of the knife and then make two cuts. Remove the small slice and place on a plate. The bride and groom will then feed each other their wedding cake to symbolize that they are committed to share with and support each other.

 

Wedding Fruit Cakes

 Round/Heart

Square

6 inch

15-20 portions

20-30 portions

8 inch

40-50      "

50-60       "

10 inch

60-70      "

70-90       "

12 inch

80-100    "

110-130   "

 

Wedding Sponge Cakes

 

Round/Heart

Square

6 inch

  8-10 portions

10-12 portions

8 inch

10-15     "

20-25      "

10 inch

 20-30    "

35-40      "

12 inch

 35-45    "

45-55      "

 

 If you are going to have someone in charge of cutting your wedding cake, you will need to make sure they know how to cut the cake in advance. You will begin cutting the cake on the bottom tier. Do not cut far under the second tier or this will cause the cake to tumble later because it will be too top heavy. You will cut about two inches in from the outside of the cake and cut all the way around the layer.

 

 After the bottom layer has been cut all the way around, you will begin working on the second layer. When the second layer has been cut all the way around, you will remove the top tier for the bride and groom to save for later. The cutting continues in a circular manner until all of the cake has been cut and served.

 

The Caterer’s Cut for A Wedding Cake

If you are having your reception at a reception hall with a caterer, you will not usually have to worry about whether or not your cake is being cut properly.

 

You will need to let them know if you plan on keeping the top tier of the wedding cake, otherwise they may serve it to your guests. If you don’t want to save the top tier, let them know and they will serve it.

 

A nice gesture for the bride and groom is for the bride to serve wedding cake slices to each others parents. Do this before your caterer takes the cake away for serving. Tradition is that the bride serves the groom’s parents and the groom serves the bride’s parents.

Serving Sets

The wedding cake serving set also makes a nice touch to your wedding.

 

Many couples will have a set with their names engraved on the wedding knife and cake server. After the wedding, you can save the set for your children or for use at anniversary parties, birthdays, etc. Wedding cake serving sets can be made from a variety of materials including crystal, glass, silver or pewter.

 

Most blades on knives are made from stainless steel. There are several options to choose from when you are shopping for your set.