Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Once bitten forever smitten - New Birthday Delicakes website

I actually wanted to call my website Delicakes but it was taken by someone with a similar name so I launched lastyear as www.weddingdelicakes.co.uk -so far so good- but as all my cakes are featured its been confusing for wedding couples and those looking for Barbie or Dalek cakes.

So now you can take a wander round www.birthdaydelicakes.co.uk if you are after a fabulous Birthday Cake like this Shoe on a Cushion. There are ideas for children, mainly for men and a whole section devoted to what women want. From football shirts to flowers you will find the perfectly decorated cake. Adult only cakes don't have pictures but you can guess what these are like.

You can feast your eyes on Christening cakes, classic cakes, cars, guitars, cupcakes and much much more. From allergen free cakes to triple chocolate truffle cake this new site has all your favouites plus brilliant pictures to inspire your choice. Oh and there is a special offer - £10 of any Birthday cake ordered before Easter via the new site email address.
Best Wishes,

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Once bitten forever smitten - Marvellous Marzipan

If you think you dont like it maybe you should try a quality homemade version? Marzipan is made using equal parts of caster to icing sugar then equal sugar to ground almonds and its brought to a paste with pasteurised egg white, so its the same as those yummy macaroons you can get from Delicakes.
In this sponge wedding cake marzipan was used to seal the sponge, add flavour and make a smooth finish so the fondant finish was perfect. Also the combination of raspberries and almonds is so mouthwatering that I always use a raspberry jam filling if marzipan is being used.
These flat topped cupcakes are filled with raspberry jam and 'iced' with coloured marzipan. The marzipan keeps the sponge soft and fresh and its got its own real flavour so its often ordered by customers who don't have a sweet tooth but who love cake. For total over the top luxury order a wedding cupcake tower with a swirl of buttercream on top of the marzipan - eat your heart out Heston - this is a deconstructed cake!
You can order your cupcakes custom topped with a choice of: Marzipan, Fondant, Buttercream, Creamcheese or Italian meringue.
Email janet@weddingdelicakes.co.uk or text 07714286911 for any cake questions or orders,
best wishes, Janet

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Once bitten forever smitten - Cake or Cupcakes?

If I carried out a survey on what is the most popular type of cake for a Wedding I think a proper cake would win by a factor of 2 to 1 Why? because there is something wonderful about cutting into that special cake that has been made just for you - and noone else has the right to cut it, or have any till you say so.
I dont know who made this amazing cake but I would be happy to copy it if anyone fancies this as a wedding cake - or if you made it let me know so I can credit you. How can a cupcake compete with this?
However, not everyone wants to have a cake cutting moment, or they want guests to feel relaxed and graze from a buffet and in these circumstances the cupcake reigns supreme. The flexibility of cupcakes is often the reason why they are chosen - catering for guests with special diets or allergies, or those who don't like icing (Delicakes offers all cake flavours topped with marzipan only so they are ideal if you haven't got a sweet tooth). Mind you guests may come back for more than one cake if you have cupcakes so be prepared to round up the amount you order; having cupcakes is an alternative but not a cheaper option.

If you want advice on wedding cakes, how much cake to order or what will best suit the style of your wedding celebrations just email me or comment below
Best Wishes, Janet
Phone: 01732843518
text: 07714 286911

Monday, 7 March 2011

Once bitten forever smitten - Chocolate!

Chocolate cake - more than just a flavour its a total experience - well it is if you have Delicakes dense truffle chocolate cake. And its the layers of flavour in the flourless triple choc birthday cake that keep you coming back for more.
Decorated with strawberries or figs (if you want to pretend this is healthy) or sugar flowers and a message of your choice its a birthday cake and a pudding all in one.

If you want to go totally over the top have chocolate cigarellos in plain, milk or white chocolate or have roses and white chocolate curls as seen on this white chocolate wedding cheesecake.