Choosing the ideal cake for your perfect day

29 Jan 2014

Emanuela Burr from Romeo & Juliet Cakes, offers some advice on choosing your wedding cake

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Choosing your wedding cake is one of the most important decisions you will make – the cake takes centre stage at your reception. It is a huge talking point, it is one of the most important photo opportunities and ties together all of your themes... not to mention that it is (or should be) one of the things guests are most looking forward to.

We have some tips from Emanuela from Romeo & Juliet Cakes, which may help with choosing the ideal cake for your perfect day.

WHAT KIND OF STYLE SUITS YOU BEST?

Choose from traditional tiered or contemporary stacked decorated wedding cakes, individual wedding cakes, cupcakes or mini cakes as desserts or even favours. Wedding cakes can be embellished with fresh, sugar or chocolate flowers, adorned with handmade delicate sugar butterflies, sugar lace, frilly details, bows, cameos or even cherubs. They can mirror the style of your dress, invitations or even the venue.

HOW MANY TIERS DO YOU NEED?

This depends mainly on how many guests you have attending the wedding (will you be serving the cake to all guests, including evening guests) and whether you are intending to keep the top tier for the christening or first wedding anniversary (this will need to be rich fruit cake). The servings of the cakes are calculated on finger-sized portions (1x1 inch), which are normal fruit cake portions. If serving sponge cake, you may wish to increase the size of the slices (2x1 inch)... however that depends on budget and on how lavish the rest of the wedding breakfast menu is!

WHAT SHAPE DO YOU LIKE?

Cakes can be round or square, in any size you like.

WHAT FLAVOUR?

Make sure you have at least one traditional flavour to ensure everyone is happy. Ensure you find out if any guest has dietary requirements – this will ensure everyone can relax and have a fabulous time. We also cater for several allergies – without compromising on taste.

STACKED, PILLARS, SUSPENDED STAND, HIDDEN SUPPORTS OR CENTRAL COLUMN?

Romeo & Juliet Cakes’ wedding cakes are mainly stacked centrally or offset on top of one another, but they can also be separated with pillars for elegance and height, suspended on a chrome stand, separated with hidden supports and blocked with fresh flowers or supported with a visible central column. You just need to ask.

ADDITIONAL DECORATION?

Here you can be inspired to decorate your wedding cake to complement your wedding theme. The use of colours, ribbons and hand piped designs to match the flowers, bridesmaids’ dresses, and lace on your bridal gown can all be taken into consideration. Alternatively, opt for subtle royal iced pearls, or a crimped edge... so vintage! We love it.

FRESH OR SUGAR FLOWERS?

Wedding cakes can be dressed with fresh flowers between the tiers to complement the bridal bouquet or a beautiful spray of cascading sugar flowers to complement your wedding theme. Alternatively choose delicate or vibrant handmade sugar butterflies – sugar lace, frilly details, bows, cameos, fleur de lis or even cherubs…

Emanuela says: “This is when we get to listen to your ideas, and use our expertise to design a wedding cake that that suits your needs, personality and the theme of your event, leaving you free to enjoy the run-up to the wedding, and ensure your wedding cake will be memorable. All orders over £600 will receive a complementary cake sketch, to help visualise your amazing wedding cake and a wonderful memory.”

About Romeo & Juliet Cakes

Romeo & Juliet Cakes is an established couture wedding cakes designer, which after happy years of helping many couples have their dream wedding cake in Scotland has now opened in Cambridgeshire. Owned and run by Emanuela Burr, Romeo & Juliet Cakes are proud to serve all bordering counties and beyond.

Romeo & Juliet Cakes’ creations have been featured in Vogue and Brides Magazine, and regularly appear in the wedding cakes national magazines, like Wedding Cakes – A design Source. Their cakes are not only beautiful to look at – they are wonderful to taste too. Moist and delicious, they come in a huge variety of flavours – both traditional and contemporary... like the Italian inspired collection (Limoncello, Tiramisu, Amaretto etc), the cocktail collection (Bellini, Rossini, Mojito, etc) or why not try a Cherry Bakewell flavour, or Chocolate Orange anyone? This is just a small selection of flavours on offer. 

Romeo & Juliet Cakes, 07504117596, www.romeoandjulietcakes.com, www.facebook.com/RomeoandJulietCakes

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