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Choosing Your Wedding Cake

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Bride and Groom about to cut the cake
Whether you’re a stickler for the spicy warmth of a traditional fruit cake or seduced by tiers of cute cupcakes, choosing a wedding cake can quickly become overwhelming. We speak to the region’s experts and share their top tips to keep you feeling sweet.

Kelly Ann’s Cakes
Upcoming Trends: An influx of larger-than-life cakes inspired by the American idea that ‘bigger is better’ is definitely on trend right now. Couples want to make more of a visual impact than ever before.
Tips for Brides-to-Be: We advise couples to really think about how important the cake is to them and their celebration, and go from there. Some couples only have a cake because it’s tradition, whereas others see it as an integral part of the day. This helps us work with different budgets and tastes.
Something Special: Rather than traditional iced fruit cakes, customers want something totally bespoke. Previous requests include a replica of the Stevenson railway bridge, a Radley handbag and even a cruise ship.
Houghton-Le-Spring  0191 584 5623  www.kellyanns.co.uk

Celebration Cakes By Julie
Upcoming Trends: We’ve noticed a trend towards more natural looking cakes that tie into the theme of your wedding, such as re-creating embroidery or lace from the bride’s dress onto the cake.
Tips for Brides-to-Be: It might sound obvious, but make sure you taste your cake first. Some companies do not give samples or don’t have any available at the time of booking, which means the bride doesn’t know what she is actually ordering.
Something Special: Customers are always looking for ways to make their cakes as personal as possible, and that has resulted in some unusual requests. One of our favourite challenges was creating miniature replicas of a couple’s dogs to sit beside the happy couple on the cake, getting their coats right was certainly a challenge!
Ponteland  01661 823562  www.cel-cakes.com

Let Them Eat Cakes
Upcoming Trends: We’ve noticed a definite trend towards the vintage look, which involves dainty flowers, birdcages and lace. It’s a timeless theme that looks very pretty as a centrepiece.
Tips for Brides-to-Be: Pick a theme to set the mood for the day, whether that’s vintage, retro, classic or colourful. We can use this to create your cake and make sure everything ties in beautifully.
Something Special: We offer customers the choice of lettered cake boards that can be personalised with anything from lyrics, to poetry and drawings to make the cake even more eye-catching and personal.
Washington  07814966383  www.letthem-eatcakes.co.uk

Robineau Patisserie
Upcoming Trends: There’s a strong trend for handcrafted decorations and hand painted designs. More customers are choosing to experiment with flavour too: we offer both a traditional iced collection and chocolate collection along with our bespoke favours.
Tips for Brides-to-be: We invite customers to book an appointment to discuss designs and flavours once all dress and floral designs have been finalised. We also provide samples during these appointments to ensure customers are happy with what they are buying.
Something Special: Our range of favours include handmade chocolates, chocolate and shortbread place cards, lollipops and other gourmet goodies all beautifully presented in individual boxes with Robineau satin ribbon.
Darlington  01325 489129  www.robineau.co.uk

Published in: November 2013

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