Nelspruit - South Africa

WITHOUT COMPROMISE

We will never compromise the quality of our cakes and cupcakes. We source top quality chocolate, the best vanilla, and the best all round ingredients. You will not be disappointed. That is our promise to you. 


contact

Barbara  082 676 6230 

John 078 233 2452

Tel 013 741 4578



checklist

Making the right choice can be difficult and time consuming. I have placed checklist with some pointers to assist you in making your choice. Please feel free to contact me and meet with me to discuss your dream cake. There is absolutely no obligation and would love to meet with you in Nelspruit to discuss your wedding cake. After all, your wedding is a once in a lifetime experience and your wedding cake as unique as you are.

Overall Style

When you think of the perfect wedding cake, what style comes to mind?

Contemporary
Dramatic
Ornate
Regal
Simple
Traditional
Unique
Trendy
Classic
Glamorous
Themed

Tier Shapes

Given your cake’s style, which shape will represent it best?

Round
Square
Rectangular
Hexagonal
Triangular
Topsy Turvy
Mixed Shapes

Number of Servings

The number of cake servings will help determine the size of your cake. In general, three tiers will serve 50-100 guests. So, if you’re having 150 or more, you’ll likely need four or more tiers. How many guests will you have?

0-10 servings
10-50 servings
50-100 servings
100-150 servings
150-200 servings
200+ servings

Tip: If you have a small guest list, but still want a tall-tiered cake, I can create the bottom layer out of styrofoam and decorate it to look like the rest of the cake. Alternatively, if you have a robust number of guests to feed, consider ordering a three-tiered cake, and then making up the rest of the slices with a sheet cake (to be sliced up discretely in the kitchen

Flavours and fillings

When it comes to wedding cake flavors, the more flavorful, the better. First determine your cake flavor.

Vanilla
Chocolate
Carrot
Red Velvet
Yellow
Lemon
Orange
Traditional Fruit Cake

Cake Colours

Decide whether you want your cake to perfectly match your wedding day colors, or whether it will complement them. When it comes to choosing cake colors.

What color(s) will dominate your cake?

Yellow
Green
Blue
Purple
Pink
Red
White

Cake Add-ons

The add-ons you choose for your cake will take it from flat to eye-catching. Whether it’s a simple ribbon-like trim, sugar flowers, or a polka-dotted patter, decide which accents you want on your cake:

Stripes
Ribbons
Bows
Dots
Swirls
Flowers (fresh or sugar)
Pleats
Basket-weave
Quilted
Scrollwork
Monogram
Fresh fruit
Invitation motif
Lace-like design (to mimic your dress

Cake Toppers

Consider your cake a great piece of art. Avoid topping your cake with a generic bride and groom topper, or cookie cutter. Instead, top it something that’s uniquely you. A few ideas:

Heirloom cake topper (perhaps your mom and dad’s or even grandparent’s)
Meaningful family piece (an antique brooch or small vase)
Locale topper (cluster of coral for a beach wedding; evergreen for a mountain wedding; or grapes for a vineyard wedding, African design for a “bushveld wedding”)
Seasonal topper (fondant winter wedding; autumn leaves; and daisies for summer)
Monogram topper (sugar letters; frosted monogram cookie topper; or even a chocolate-molded monogram topper)
Simple toppers (chocolate shavings, fresh or sugar flowers, or a cascade of ribbons)

Tip: Not into the cake topper idea? Don’t use one. Some cake designs look great without any topper at all. Do it this way and you won’t distract from the pattern on the cake.


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