Saturday, December 11, 2010

White Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake with handmade gumpaste roses as decoration and as cake topper.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Considerations When Choosing Silver Square Wedding Cake Stands

Photo of 5 tier square cake on silvers stand.
5 tier square cake on silvers stand

One of the highlights of every wedding reception is the cake. When the guests arrive in the reception area, they always turn their heads to the cake table. That is why it is important to ensure that the cake is presentable and gorgeous. If square cake is presented then silver square wedding cake stands will look good on it.

The wedding stand has to be presentable because it will add to the overall presentation of the cake. Silver stands have been recommended in weddings because they add elegance to the occasion. There are different types of cake stands in the market that can hold various designs of cake. It depends on the number of tiers that cake will stand.

If you are going to bake a wedding cake and you need a stand, you have to go to the manufacturers and choose the appropriate item. You can go to a silverware manufacturer and have a custom-made stand. You can also go to a store that sells such item and choose which one suits your need. There are things to consider when buying stand and they are found below.

The first thing you have to consider is the size of the square stand. There are small, medium and large stands available in stores. If you need specific measurements then order for a custom-made stand. The size is very important because it has to hold the cake sufficiently and there has to be an allowance on the sides.

Another thing that you need to consider is the design. You can have a plain silver stand or get something that has intricate carvings. If the design of the cake is plain then it would add beauty if there are carvings on the stand. There are many different carvings and the usual carvings that are used in weddings are those with hearts design.

Also, be certain that you check the durability of the material. If you are making cake that has many tiers then you need a sturdy stand to hold it because it is heavy. If you don't get something durable then there is a possibility that everything will fall off in the middle of the reception thus damaging everything. Buy the stand from a trusted brand or manufacturer.

Once you have made such considerations listed above then you are going to get the perfect square wedding cake stands. To get information on the different manufacturers of the silverware, make sure to research.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Classic's Colorful Mod Wedding Cake

Mod wedding cake!!

"For today's bride and groom, this nouveau-art cake. The colors are clear and strong, the shape clean and linear, the mood mod. Serves 100"

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tips For Choosing A Square Wedding Cake

A wedding feast is not complete without a wedding cake. Therefore, ensuring that you have a gorgeous cake in the party is important to create a perfect wedding. Read more to learn about choosing a square wedding cake for your special day.

Whether it is seasonal, classic, rustic, or modern shape, your cake should compliment the rest of the wedding decorations. People usually choose square shaped wedding cakes because they want more unique or modern designs. Nevertheless, if you want a square cake and keep the traditional theme, you can choose the ones with floral or lacy decorations.

White wedding cake. Photo by Generation X-Ray.

The most popular color for wedding cakes is white. Three most popular shades in wedding cakes are ivory, off white, and pure white. Some bakeries add other colors in the decoration but they are complimentary colors. Nowadays, people begin to look for alternative colors for their wedding cakes. The other popular colors are chocolate, lilac, pink, light blue, or black.

Black square wedding cake

Black and pink polka dot cake

Remember to count how many people will attend the wedding when deciding on the cake size. The cake should be enough for all guests. Many brides choose multi-tiered cakes. Special occasion cakes usually range from two to five tiers.

Do not cut corners when choosing cakes for your wedding. Remember that not everyone can create a beautiful cake that also tastes great. It is better to choose the best wedding bakery you can afford rather than being disappointed with the result.

Fondant, chocolate, and royal icing are three main types of icing for cakes. Some types of icing are easier to melt than others. Weather plays an important part in choosing the best icing for the cake so you must choose carefully which icing to use.

Tropical chocolate square wedding cake

The type of the cake is as important as the appearance. The kind of cake to choose for your square wedding cake is subject to personal taste. Popular cake choices for weddings are fruit cake, red velvet cake, or chocolate cake. You may also find other flavors depending on the bakeries.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Yellow Square Cake with Fondant Spider Mum

Yellow Square Cake w/Fondant Mum

White cake with orange curd covered in yellow fondant. The cake decorated with a beautiful spider mum or chrysanthemum made of fondant.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ivy and Rose Cake

Ivy and Rose Square Wedding Cake

An elegant cake that is iced in white butter cream with black royal icing ivy and fresh red roses.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

How To Make A Wedding Cake Yourself

Making your own wedding cake can be a great way to enhance the memory of an already special day; though it may seem like a daunting task, you don't need to be a pastry chef to make this dream a reality. If you've ever made and decorated a cake from scratch, especially for a large gathering, you're already have an idea of how to make a wedding cake.

Durability is an important part of the process, you will need a batter that can literally stand up to the challenge of being a larger dessert. Lighter batters such as a chiffon or sponge may be better suited to smaller designs, or designs that will be lightly iced/frosted. Larger desserts may fair better if they are constructed of a sturdier batter, such as a pound cake or a dense chocolate cake.

As you consider the type of icing/frosting you will use it is worthwhile to think about the weather you anticipate having on your wedding day. Part of knowing how to make a wedding cake is understanding how your structure will fair in heat or cold; this should not be your primary factor in choosing a coating, but it should be considered.

Buttercream is a traditional choice to coat a cake, in part because of it's relative stability. Cream cheese is gaining in popularity because many people find buttercream to be too buttery. Whipped cream is a favorite of those who prefer a lighter taste.

Fondant graces the outside of many wedding cakes because it is a decorative coating that provides a smooth finish, and offers some protection by helping to maintain the over-all structure of the dessert. Whether using fondant or not, it is advisable to refrigerate the dessert so that it will firm up for transport, before going back to room temperature.

You can decorate your cake by piping a design with the topping you previously chose if you are not using fondant, or you can use royal icing if you are. The nice thing about royal icing is that you can pipe a design onto wax paper, allow it to harden, and then adhere it to the fondant with more icing/frosting; you can also shape decorations out of marzipan and adhere them the same way.

Knowing how to make a wedding cake can be a satisfying task to undertake; when that first slice is shared by you and your beloved it will taste even sweeter knowing that it was a genuine labor of love.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Round and Square Cake

A round and square wedding cake.
A combination of round and square cake together creates a unique and fun look cake.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Gold & Ivory Wedding Cake

Gold and ivory 3 tier square wedding cake decorated with roses.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

How To Become A Cake Decorator

If you have an interest in learning how to become a cake decorator then you have come to the right place. The following information should help ensure that you head off down the correct path. The art of cake decorating is a combination of food preparation and the entertainment aspect of food. Though often thought of as a hobby it is possible to earn an income through this work. In fact it is a lot more diverse and potentially complicated that you may initially realize; for example there is cake shaping, trimming, and fondant practices that would need to be mastered.

To start with you need to assess your current skills. Are you a novice or do you have some skills you have gathered over the years? If you want to be a professional cake maker and decorator it can be useful to check out a few websites that give information on the activity. Such portals can offer valuable tips and advice that you may not be aware of.

It helps to practice as much as possible. Bake cakes in various shapes and sizes. Get hold of a good frosting recipe as this will be needed to add the base decoration that you will work off. Frost your cakes smoothly. Next comes the modelling of the decorations. The correct stiffness would give you the texture required to make the desired shapes. You will need a steady hand for delicate features.

You can visit your local craft store or book store to find a publication you can browse and take ideas from. There may be a cake decoration class that is regularly held in your area. These are often organised by professionals that have many years experience of decorating cakes.

Once you feel you've mastered the art to a certain degree then enter your cakes in local competitions. Before you know it you will develop a reputation as a master cake decorator. © 2008 | home | privacy policy | contact us