So what do I need to think
about when choosing a cake? Here are a few points to consider....
Firstly of course, it
largely depends on the occasion as to what sort of cake you have, but also think
about what sort of shape you would like. Theme cakes can be made to your
requests, but otherwise we can generally provide such shapes as square, circle,
hexagon, oval, petal, heart etc. These all come in various sizes, although that
would probably depend on how many people you are catering for. Perhaps there are
people that can't attend your function, but you would still like cake for?
What type of cake(s) are
we talking about? Fruit or sponge for example. What flavour sponge? Plain,
vanilla, chocolate, lemon, coffee - the list goes on! What fillings would you
like? Cream or jam? What flavour jam? Strawberry, raspberry, apricot.....What
flavour cream? Chocolate, vanilla, lemon.....? (Feeling hungry yet?!?!?)
Then you need to think
about the finished product. How would you like it decorated? If it's for a
wedding, for example, then you may have a particular colour you want to match up
with. A colour swatch would be ideal to ensure a good match if you can provide
one of those. There is icing colour and decoration colour to consider. (Ribbons
and peripherals). Are there any particular ornaments you would like to
incorporate, or a particular type of flower that you would like crafted out of
sugar-paste? Would you like a flower spray for the knife too? (The knife can
also be hired). Are there any other additions required for the cake such as
initials or names and dates perhaps?
If you are having
multiple cakes then how would you like them presented? Maybe tiered on pillars
or stacked directly on top of one another? Maybe a swan stand or something
similar? Maybe even just free standing individually?
It sounds a lot to take
in doesn't it?!?! Don't worry, we're here to help. It's your special day, so
it's worth getting it just right. You are already on the right tracks by being