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. © 2008 | home | privacy policy | contact us