Monday, 13 May 2013

Once bitten, forever smitten - 9 out of 10 cats prefer...

Does anyone remember the TV advert 9 out of 10 cats prefer Whiskas I've never had a pet cat but it must be perfect as an advertising slogan as I remember it from years ago. This weekend I was looking at the accounts and I realised it is very very rare for a couple to come to a cake tasting and not order a wedding cake from Delicakes so I did the sums and guess what 9 out of 10 couples who come for a cake tasting book my cake design for their wedding.
Macaron Silhouettte
For instance the couple who choose this cake were having a multicultural wedding. The bride was French and wanted Macarons. The groom loved the styling of the invitations and wanted that featured. They needed a large cake for all the relatives and as was his custom the bride and groom cut and served the cake in pudding size portions! In fact I designed the central tier to copy their invitation design and colour scheme and made extra macarons so every guest got a whole one. The cakes were triple decked red velvet or a luscious coconut and lime cake so everyone had a choice.

Helmet cake boxed ready for delivery
Last weekend at a friend's birthday party I met one of her neighbours who mentioned she had been to a wedding where the wedding cake was a life size motorbike helmet - I made one of these about 18 months ago and of course it had been my Bridge and Groom's wedding she had been to. Imagine that more than a year after your wedding the guests are still mentioning the wedding cake!

Bespoke will not be as economical as supermarket or home made but if you want a professionally made cake to feature at your wedding that is as individual as you are then book a cake consultation now.

Talk to Janet 01732843518 or email to discuss your cake dreams now

Friday, 18 January 2013

Once bitten forever smitten - Its all in the detail

One of my customers this week confessed she passed my cake off as her own! Shame on you Mrs M but as you told me about your brother - he spent 3 hours making two characters for his son's birthday cake - and the figures fell apart before the cake was eaten! - which inspired me to write this blog, so I will forgive you ;)
This is the cake that maybe was a little too perfect to really be 'homemade'

The biggest difference between a professionally made cake and a cake made for you by a friend is in the detail. When planning that BIG celebration such as a wedding or christening do you really want to make do or do you want the perfect centrepiece and photo-opportunity.

Take a look at this beautiful classic wedding cake - can you really imagine requesting that your favouite Aunt gets it this perfect. Is a friend really going to know how to make up to four different cake flavours and fillings that will stay fresh and hold their shape while the intricate icing is completed? Is your Mum going to have 30 -35 hours free in the 3 days before your wedding to make the cake?

A professional cake designer will work with you to create a cake that is totally right for you and your event. Consider it as important as having a wedding dress that fits - if it looks stunning and tastes fantastic what more could you ask.

As savy bride and grooms are watching their budgets Delicakes is offering easy payment terms for wedding cakes over £500 and a takeaway bespoke wedding cake (less service but same cake!) 2 tiers £250 3 tiers £330

All birthday cakes are made to order and to be sure their is space in the baking diary to make your cake you should order at least two weeks in advance by email or phone 01732843518