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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Don't Tell the Guests

Maybe something like this for our wedding cake topper? haha via

Now that the dates set, venues booked, save the dates are out and celebrant is done and dusted, it's time to talk serious wedding business; the cake!

All of those fellow food lovers out there would have to agree that the food, and particulary the cake, is a critical part of the day!

Gone are the times of a traditional tiered fruit cake coated in marzapan, and in are the multi-layered, different flavoured, pure mouth watering delightfulness of tiered baked goodness or cupcakes individually hand crafted by the celebrated chef.

There's a couple of things to think about when it comes to the cake that takes a little more thought then the flavour (chocolate mud - duh?!)

Do you want the cake served as dessert or are you going to have it cut and carted off in a doggy bag for the guests to cure their hangover later?

Does the venue charge to cut and plate the cake (ridiculous I know, but some do, and it can cost you an arm and leg!)?

Is there an additional charge for delivering the masterpiece?

How will you transport the cake to the reception?

Will the cake need to be refrigerated?

Will you serve the actual cake or will you have a slab pre made that is sneaikly cut and served by the staff out the back?

How big will the cake need to be to feed your guests?

Decisions, decisions.

I think one of the hardest things is knowing how much you can expect to pay.

Once I'd had a cake quoted I texted all of my trusty been-there-done-that brides to form a rough idea. From what I could gather, most cakes cost between $400-$800 to feed roughly 130 guests.

After convincing Mick that a Woolworths mudcake wouldn't cut it (even as delicious as they are), I found a highly recommended must have baker in Wendy.

Check out her masterpiece; we couldn't resist!

We're going to tweak the design slightly (aka jumping online and searching for the perfect replicas of Mick and I as cake toppers) but this devine mountain of pure chocolate decandance (with the top layer of lemon) is going to satisfy our bellies!!!

We've decided to serve the cake as dessert and luckily enough, found a venue where they don't charge to cut and plate it! YAY!
I couldn't recommend Wendy enough! The amount of time and effort that she places into carefully crafting her cakes is reflected in the photos that she has taken on her website (check it out here) anddddddd an added bonus? She's super affordable
( the two magic words that brides love to hear!)

To make sure you don't miss out on your dream cake, you will need to contact Wendy at least 8 weeks (and if not more) before the wedding. She is already taking bookings for 2014 (I told you, popular people get snapped up quickly!)
To see more of her wonderful creations, like Cake Dreams by Wendy on Facebook.
What did you have for your cake?

Do you have any tips and tricks for finding the perfect cake?

Look after yourself and those around you,

Kirsty xxxx


Marianna Dunn said...

The cake tasting was the one appointment that I left not in love with. I think there were actual tears. But everything turned out fine and my husband literally ate like four pieces of cake that night so score?

Belinda-Jane said...

Loved what she did for us. We found a picture of something we liked, she picked out some lace for us to choose from, worked with the florist for the flowers, and even got our motif on there. Plus, the cake was delish and it was a delight working with her! Here's our cake