Monday, March 19, 2007

Sweet Tooth

I love writing about wedding cakes. It’s my favorite detail of the day. You can create anything you want, a tiered white tower, stacked squares in any color, cupcakes or order a cake in an interesting shape.

Before you hire a baker, make sure you look through their portfolio. It's very important to hire someone you feel can create what you're envisioning.

For example, a baker who only works with buttercream will create a cake that will look different from a similar design made with fondant. Ask to see samples of not just their work, but pictures of cakes similar to what you are looking for in style, color, shape and overall design. So if you want red roses on your cake, make sure you see an example of a cake decorated with roses.

If you're not sure what you want, bring inspiration with you - pictures of the location, flowers, your dress (hide that one from your fiance), and other pictures that are inspiring you as you finalize the details for the wedding. Your baker should be able to help you design a beautiful and delicious cake that will compliment the other details.

The cake featured above was designed by The Sugar Syndicate in Chicago. These bakers can create anything from a classic bride's cake to a funky themed groom's cake and adorable cupcakes.


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