January 19, 2019
5 TIPS ON HOW TO
PICK YOUR PERFECT WEDDING CAKE
Selecting your wedding cake is one of the best parts of the planning process! It’s fun, you get to eat a bunch of cake and then see it all come to life. We had so much fun picking our cake and wanted to share some tips that will help you make the most out of yours. Now let’s get tasting!
1. Start with research
Instagram and Pinterest are your best friends for inspiration and getting a sense of what you want your cake to look like.
We searched for the perfect cake and it was Michelle Spagnoli from Cake Creations by Michelle, that sealed the deal for us.
2. Attend the wedding shows
Nothing replaces meeting someone in person. Wedding shows are a great opportunity to meet cake designers and feel out what they are all about. You want to make sure you “click” with them and they will be someone that can make your vision a reality.
When we first met Michelle we instantly clicked with her personality and the cakes she had on display were stunning. Michelle really simplified the process and put us at ease and that is exactly what you want in a designer. We are blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Michelle as she is one of the most talented cake creators we have ever seen.
3. Know your budget
Get real with how much you are will and able to spend on your cake. Cakes can range anywhere from $500 to $5,000. Majority of your wedding cake probably won’t get eaten so consider a smaller cake with a more intricate design. Communicate your budget from the get-go to make the process as efficient as possible.
4. Don’t eat the entire slice at the tasting, there is more…
Depending on your initial suggestions to types of cake you like, your designer will have 4-6 cake options for you to try. My advice to you would eat just enough of your sample piece to experience the fullness and flavor. But do not eat the whole piece because it will to tough to eat six pieces.
5. Be open to input
The expert is the expert. They have had much experience with cakes and can offer some sound recommendations on size, style, taste, and many other things that can help you avoid any problems on your big day.
Know where the cake is going to be set up & have it ready for the cake person before they arrive.
Know if your designer requires floral the day of and if so, who will be providing it?
Are there any dietary restrictions to be aware of from guests?
If you have a special platter from your designer, who is collecting it afterward?
We were so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Cake Creations by Michelle, take a look at the incredible work she did for our wedding cake. Check out our boho barn style cake she did for us!!
We would love to hear about your wedding cake tasting stories and what you suggest for our readers on considering.
July 21, 2018
Playing Dress Up with Cake
Whether it’s a wedding, milestone celebration or other monumental occasion, once you’ve taken the time to select your confectionery centre piece be sure to take care on its display and play a little dress- up with your cake.
It is quite likely that a cake will be on display before it gets cut and consumed so be sure to shine the proper spotlight on the star of your sweet table. First off, ensure that you have a designated cake table that allows for the most elegant presentation possible. You may wish to use a square or rectangular table to highlight a linear cake whereas a round table presents a cohesive look for a round cake.
Once the table has taken shape, drape it with exquisite fabrics using colorful or graphic motifs. Consider florals to match the cake, encouraging a collaborative effort between cake designer and florist. When it comes to cake displays, start from the bottom and move your way up. The cake base or stand is one of the most important items to consider as it shows off your cake, making it a significant focal point. When choosing a base, size is critical as it needs to be large enough (and sturdy enough) to accommodate your cake. Consider the style of the base as well, do you want a pedestal or a plate? Will there be other items displayed on the table along with the cake? If so, you may wish to coordinate diverse stands with serving plates to create a symmetrical look. Be sure to choose something that draws attention to the cake rather than drawing attention away from it, the cake should remain the focal point.
Top things off, once again with something that is complimentary. Cake toppers have evolved greatly from kitschy plastic figurines. These days anything goes; an heirloom piece such as a fine porcelain antique, finely sculpted chocolate shapes, marzipan molded fruits or flowers, cascading fondant ribbons, fresh blossoms, or monograms, names or phrases die-cut out of materials such as mirrored glass and wood accented with crystals and sparkles.
Choosing the right display for your cake creation is an important finishing touch that will make a statement and compliment the overall theme of your event.
March 30, 2018
Consultations Are a Real Slice
Elegant place settings in ambient surroundings in which to enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee alongside an array of sweet temptations. You haven’t stepped into a trendy Toronto hot spot but rather into a consultation to create the confectionary masterpiece for your special day.
Cake Creations by Michelle begins with creating a memorable experience when discussing the details of your most memorable moments. Whether you’re a newly engaged couple envisioning the first slice as husband and wife into your wedding cake; a blushing bride with shower these to match; the celebrant of a milestone birthday and everything in between, you’ll be welcomed into our inviting space to design your dream dessert.
We’re all about the coffee talk as we sit together and take the time to listen and help develop your ideas. We’ll walk you (and your taste buds) through flavor combinations and profiles to create the perfect marriage of cake and cream to be adorned with elements of your vision. We will match color schemes and themes from classic and elegant to fun and playful. Creating your custom cake is simply a slice when it comes to creating the ultimate customer experience.