28 Jul 2011
AT the heart of every beautiful wedding there has to be a beautiful cake. From towering croquembouches filled with vanilla-scented crème patissiere, to a traditional white-iced fruit cake – there’s a confection for everyone.
For delectable cakes with a twist speak to Vanilla Patisserie. Based at its studio/bakery in Framlingham, the business is owned by skilled baker Michelle Wade who moved to the county eight years ago, following her dream to open her own patisserie
If you’ve seen Michelle at wedding fairs, you’ll know her cakes not only look incredible, but they taste delicious too, having been made with the best French flour (for a lighter sponge), free-range eggs and Belgian chocolate.
Taste is very important to Michelle, who offers a vast range of choice for couples– and will even work with them to adapt a favourite family recipe or to include a flavour they particularly like.
A speciality is chocolate cakes, which are fast overtaking fruit cakes at weddings across the country.
Flavour options include:
Vanilla and caramel
Vanilla and raspberry
Vanilla and hazelnut
Milk chocolate truffle
Dark chocolate truffle
Milk chocolate with Baileys
Dark chocolate with cognac
Chocolate and blackcurrant
Vanilla Patisserie is particularly known for its ruffle cakes, wonky cakes and contemporary sugarcraft.
Michelle goes that little step further with her personal approach by accommodating gluten, dairy and nut-free diets by making wedding guests with allergies their own small cakes at no extra cost.
She also liaises with every couple’s florist to find out the type of flowers being used on their day so she can order the same varieties to decorate the cake where appropriate. This has a particularly effect with chocolate cakes – the flowers looking stunning against the chocolate work.
Cakes of all shapes and sizes can be made, from a small single tier to many many tiers –although there’s also the option of having a cutting cake at just £30 for 20 dessert portions or 30 favour sized portions to keep costs down if there are a lot of guests and you’d prefer a smaller ‘main’ wedding cake.
To see examples of cakes from Vanilla Patisserie go online at www.vanillapatisseire.co.uk or call Michelle on 01728 723107 to arrange a viewing of sample cakes and free taste testing session.