Thursday, January 1, 2009

Wedding Cakes

When it comes to wedding cake, the best of the best can be found in Charleston. And wedding cakes are not just the typical classic white cakes anymore either. More couples are choosing fun, whimsical cakes with all the colors of their wedding. Take this one shown. While a huge number of brides are leaning towards more extravagant cakes, this bride loved gerbera daisys, so it was no surprize that she wanted them incorporated into her cake. Bright, colorful and a beautiful display.

The other BIG trend is choosing different flavors for each layer. The bride loved chocolate and the groom loved vanilla with raspberry filling. Each layer was baked specifically for them. An additional sheet cake was kept in the back that was the traditional wedding cake with buttercream filling.

In England, when the cake is cut, it is usually sliced and sent home with the guests. Here, the cake never lasts long enough to think about sending any home. The sign of a great cake baker, is that there is never any cake left for the wait staff to clear. There are however, small cake bags that are available through stores like Party City and Michaels, that are used for the very same purpose.

Some cake bakers that we highly recommend:
  • Artistic Cakes by Linda
  • Lady Fingers Confections
  • Ashley Bakery
  • Saffron Bakery
  • Cakes by Elaine
  • Cakes by Jim Smeal

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