What You Need to Know About the Wedding Cake Box

This might sound like such a simple thing, but the Wedding Cake Box is more complex than you could ever imagine. Wedding cakes come in so many different shapes and sizes that the cake box becomes more important than anybody would think. The cake has to be stored, transported, presented, and even cut before it is distributed. There are even cake slice favor boxes that you can use to give your wedding party a personalized favor. If you intend to freeze some of the cake for your memories then you will be considering a keepsake wedding cake box so that you will still have a great fresh taste for your first anniversary snack. This is why the wedding cake box is such a serious issue.Off-Set Square Wedding Cake

Different type Of cake Boxes

If you want to add special touches for all your wedding guests and for the wedding party as well, then you need the right cake boxes. Picking the perfect cake is step one, but don’t forget about picking the perfect cake box as well. Before you go out and make a decision on a box you need to know what is available.

Traditional decorative cake boxes – This type of box is the perfect box for storage and transportation of your cake. The last thing you want to happen is to find out that on the day of your wedding something horrible has happened to your cake. These boxes are made specifically for the cake that you choose and will protect the cake while it is stored and while it is transported from one place to another.

Memories box – This is also known as a top freeze storage box and it is perfect for the preservation of your first anniversary cake. These are specially made boxes that are used to preserve the freshness and taste of your wedding cake while it is frozen. You will not have to worry about freezer burn with these boxes.

Personalized cake boxes – If you are looking for a great way to say thank you to your guests and your wedding party, then you need these personalized boxes. These are boxes that are used for your guests and wedding party to take a slice of cake with them and you can have it personalized for each guest or member of your wedding party.

So now you know that choosing a wedding cake box is very important and there are different types of boxes for different reasons. You need to make sure you are getting what you want and that you get the correct boxes for all the different reasons that you might need wedding cake boxes for.

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October 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Wedding Cake Recipe. Leave a comment.

Wedding Table Centerpieces

Having beautiful decorated wedding table centerpieces increases the glamour of your wedding. In some of the weddings, cost of wedding table centerpieces becomes more than the bride’s bouquet. It happens when the brides want to outshine their friends in this aspect by creating costly beautiful items. Florists love to use these opportunities to display their design talents and show use of latest accessories and flowers and submit a fat bill at the end of the reception.WeddingCakeSquareK040814

So before deciding on the idea of wedding table centerpieces, you will have to consider a few things. You must first decide on your budget and theme of your wedding. A few more important things that need to be considered are what kind of atmosphere you are going to create and secondly, the size of the tables you are going to use. Size of the table is very important because you cannot place a big centerpiece on a small table. You must have place for plates and glasses.

If you find decoration with flowers expensive, then you can go for colorful leaves or imitation flowers found in different colors in departmental stores. Fresh herbs can also be an alternative to expensive flowers as they look good and some of them smell more beautiful than flowers. You can collect herbs of different colors and leaves and mix them and place it in a glass or a vase. You can also make simple decorations with flowers. You can buy colored sand or foam from floral stores and keep them in a glass or a vase and place a cheap single flower like hydrangea in it and keep the entire thing at the center of the table.

Use of candles is another attractive option as they are found in different colors and can go with any wedding budget, if properly decorated. Candle centerpieces can make the wedding atmosphere very romantic, if it is an evening wedding and the wedding hall is large and can be decorated with little greenery. You can also go for colorful lanterns that have a simple tea light inside. You can place one such lantern on each table. If the wedding reception hall is dimly lit, you can create a wonderful romantic atmosphere using those lanterns.

You can have cheap but beautiful containers from discount stores. It can be cheap pottery to bright colored bags to simple glasses that will hold the main display item. Color of the container must go along with the main display item and the theme of the wedding. You can get some mini pails and they can be used as table numbers.

If you are planning a beach wedding, you must go for a bright centerpiece. You can choose sunflower as it has got a bright and vibrant look. Alternatively, you can put stick shells inside ceramic pots and place them on each table. It is better to serve guests in long glasses and offer them a shell as a gift. They will carry it home and remember your wedding

October 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Beautiful Wedding Cakes. Leave a comment.

Wedding Cake Glossary of Terms

If you will be getting married, you may want to be familiar with wedding cake terms before you visit the baker or confectioner who is making your cake. Here are some of the more common wedding cake terms and their meanings:cake-topper-5

Wedding Cake Parts and Shapes:

Tier: This is one level of the cake-(i.e. a 3 tier cake.)

Layer: A horizontal piece of the cake. Often the wedding cake layers are baked in separate pans and then one or more are combined to make a tier.

Round: A cylinder shaped cake. This is the most traditional shape for a wedding cake.

Square: A more modern shape for a cake-very geometrical-tiers can be placed at odd angles for an even more modern touch.

Hexagon: A six-sided wedding cake can be very trendy and fashionable.

Scalloped: The edges of the tiers are shaped much like flower petals for a very casual look.

Molded: The cake is shaped like a football or some other object-this is often used for the groom’s cake.

Frosting and Filling Terms:

Fondant: A sheet like sugar “dough” that hardens over time and is good for an outdoor wedding cake because it will not melt. It is very smooth in texture and can be made in one of three forms: rolled into sheets, poured over the top, or sculpted into shapes.

Buttercream: The traditional wedding cake favorite made of butter, cream, and eggs. It is very soft and easy to flavor with chocolate, fruit or liquor, but should only be used at indoor events.

Ganache: A chocolate, butter and cream sauce or filling that will melt in the heat.

Chocopan: This is basically a chocolate version of fondant-but better tasting.

Marzipan: This almond based substance can be used as a filling or to make colored shapes to put on the cake.

Royal Icing: A very hard icing that is used for decorations that need to be solid-such as lace.

Decorations:

Basket weave: This looks like a wicker basket.

Swiss dotted: Random dots are placed all over the cake.

Piping: Lines are made on the cake with a pastry bag and tip.

Pulled or Spun Sugar: Sugar is cooked until it is liquid and then shaped into bows, ribbons or thin strands. This must be done on site because it will not transport.

October 3, 2009. Tags: , , , . Simple Wedding Cakes. Leave a comment.

Guide to Wedding Cake Frosting

Next to the bridal gown, the wedding cake is perhaps the most detail intensive element of planning your event. It will take days if not weeks before the future bride can choose the exact design and color of her cake. On top of this, it may take her forever to decide the cake frosting to be used by her baker.Square-Wedding-Cake1

This is the reason why you need to get a reputable baker so they can make intelligent suggestions as to which frosting would be best for the chosen cake design. You may know a thing or two about cakes but only those who have experienced in decorating them can tell you the pros and cons of using a specific frosting. Here are some of the types of cake frosting commonly used today.

Butter cream

Butter cream is a very versatile ingredient because it can be used both as a filling and a frosting. Bakers prefer this frosting because it is easy to color depending on the motif of the wedding. It is also easy to come up with various designs using this frosting. The only problem is that it can easily melt especially if the temperature is not controlled so watch out for butter cream if you are holding an outdoor reception.

Fondant

If you have seen satin smooth cakes that look perfect even if shaped like a gift, flower or anything at all then most probably it has been designed using fondant. Fondant icing is picture perfect and no one can argue with that. However, it does not taste as delicious as the other icing and some would even say it tastes bad. Some bakers however have a trick of using butter cream beneath the fondant to give it a really nice flavor.

Marzipan

This is a favorite among bakers as it tastes good and can be made to look like fondant icing. Marzipan contains sugar, eggs and crushed almonds making it a very tasty topping. However, using marzipan can be very expensive so be prepared for your wallet to take a hit.

Royal icing

This is perhaps the cheapest frosting anyone can use for a wedding cake. It can also produce picture perfect cakes with very intricate designs. Royal icing is actually a very hard frosting so there is seldom need to refrigerate it. You can have your baker create miniature cakes for you using some of the frosting you are interested in and then you can taste them and decide which one will look and taste the best.

October 2, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Simple Wedding Cakes. Leave a comment.

How To Jazz Up Your Wedding Cake Presentation

Is there a centerpiece to a wedding celebration? Some say it is the centerpiece to a table where your guests sit and play games to try to win. Others say it is the wedding party table all decorated with bells and whistles that create the backdrop to a beautiful setting within the banquet hall for your wedding celebration. But what about the wedding cake? A wedding cake acts as a portrait-like creation that is one of many symbols of a wedding reception. A wedding cake as is a wedding invitation, banquet hall, etc… represents what it is that you want to set as a tone for your wedding party. So there is the freedom to let loose and have fun with.medium_square-wedding-cake-pictures-01

We have given careful consideration to what would be an ideal wedding cake presentation and have come up with some ideas that may grab your attention and say “What” or simply get you to nod your head, either way, it is best that you know what you feel like presenting as your wedding cake. The key is to think about style and design as much to do about flavour and variety. What about wedding rings, or garter belts? Matching portraits of the bride and groom or a pair of stilettos! If you are a traditionalist, then our ideas might not be for you. Whatever the feeling or desire, you have to be able to be true to yourself and not create something you are not or do not want to have.

If you are planning on having your wedding celebration in Toronto, Ontario or within the southern Ontario region, then you are going to find your fair share of bakers capable of creating wedding cake masterpieces for your wedding party. The key however, is to have a determining factor to decide who you want to use when creating your wedding cake masterpiece. Is price a determining factor for you? If not, then is experience playing an important role in the decision of your baker(s) of choice? Whatever the case or whoever, it is best to be able to evaluate how you are going to sieve through the enormous group of bakers or specialty wedding cake makers located throughout the Toronto, Ontario and southern Ontario region.

In any event, a wedding cake is just as much fun for you and your guests to enjoy. It is best enjoyed eaten, however, presentation and look and feel for the cake is huge when deciding on how you want the cake to be at your wedding. Some say tradition merits the individual and it is best that a wedding cake be that, traditional. A three-tier cake, enriched with different flavours for the guests and family to enjoy. Then there are some who say conventional wisdom is best left alone and that you should shed you inner inhibitions and go for that Prada purse-cake look-a-like! You will definitely leave a mark with a cake like that, just make sure that it is yummy and that everyone enjoys it, in the end!

September 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Wedding Cake Flowers. Leave a comment.

Types of Wedding Cake

The wedding cake has always been an important part of the reception, but these days it has taken on even greater significance. Brides are actually planning their entire weddings around the design of the cake. These are the types of cake and frosting that you are likely to find:no.33000swedding-cake-decorations-navy-square-cake

White Cake: The most traditional wedding cake flavor; for more oomph, add a flavored filling between the layers, like raspberry buttercream or apricot preserves.

Chocolate cake: A crowd pleaser! Brides are getting more brave about serving chocolate cake. It can either be concealed under white frosting for a traditional appearance, or frosted in chocolate for a decadent treat. Chocolate is very popular for grooms’ cakes.

Marble cake: Can’t decide between white cake and chocolate cake? Then a marble cake is the answer.

Lemon cake: Tart and refreshing; try a lemon cake for a summer wedding. From personal observation, I should mention that women seem to like lemon flavored deserts much more than men, so make sure that your groom is okay with lemon before finalizing your order with the baker.

Carrot cake: A nice option for an autumn wedding. If you are hoping for the cream cheese frosting usually found on carrot cake, be aware that it is likely to be more cream colored than pure white.

Buttercream Frosting: The most popular frosting, buttercream is both light and rich at the same time. It requires refrigeration, however, so it is not a good choice for an outdoor wedding reception.

Fondant: This frosting is the one that you will often find on elaborate couture style cakes. Fondant is rolled into a sheet and then laid over the cake for a very smooth finish. It makes an excellent base for decorations, and holds up well in heat. Fondant is chosen more for looks than flavor; you might want another layer of more delicious frosting underneath it.

Royal Icing and Gum Paste: These are used to create the decorations on the cake. Royal icing is good for delicate decorations, like a monogram, and pliable gum paste is ideal for making exquisite frosting flowers.

Once you and your baker have determined the right type of cake for your wedding, it will be time to decide on decorations. Fresh flowers are always a beautiful option, and they are very affordable. You may need to coordinate the baker and the florist for the blooms. Another pretty idea is wide ribbons around the base of each tier. Satin or grosgrain ribbon works very well, or you can have the baker create frosting “ribbons”.

From there, the designs get more and more elaborate. A very hot trend is to coordinate the cake to the bride’s gown and wedding jewelry. You might see lace or embroidery replicated in frosting to mimic the pattern on the bridal gown. Another popular idea is to decorate the cake with crystals or faux pearls to tie in with the wedding jewelry. The fun thing about this type of design is that is is very personal, and will be a completely original design.

Prices of wedding cakes can run from the hundreds to the thousands. If you want a showpiece cake but have a limited budget, order a smaller tiered cake for display, and then have a sheet cake in the same flavor that can be sliced in the kitchen and served to your guests. No one will be the wiser.

Selecting your wedding cake will be easy once you know the basics about cakes. Of course, you will want to have an extensive cake tasting anyway, just because it is fun. For a sweet surprise, ask the baker if she will be able to create a tiny replica of your cake for your first anniversary. A great cake is too delicious to enjoy just once!

September 28, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Beautiful Wedding Cakes. Leave a comment.

Wedding Cake Toppers That Can Make Your Wedding Day

What usually come to mind when we think of wedding cake toppers is the ubiquitous bride and groom in a wedded pose. You may add some color and character to that idea of bride-groom image by a design concept where the bride is grappling her groom while he is trying to avoid her! Or you can even be a bit more thematic with your design by having the groom come in military gala uniform if the groom happens to be enlisted in the military. You may also be overly romantic by going for a portrait design with the picture of the bride and groom as your cake topper.square pink wedding cake 2

We are now seeing a popular design of wedding cake toppers where we find the initials of the bride and the groom and, in some cases, initials of the couples’ last names. There are many styles to choose from if you want to take on this popular way of presenting an attractive modern theme of cake toppers. The styles include bejeweled initials, script style and crystal style.

You can also choose to highlight the theme of your wedding in the design and style of your cake topper. You can select from a wide array of design ideas for your cake topper to complement the overall theme and character of your wedding. This is one great way of giving identity and distinct feel to the occasion. If you are planning a beach wedding then you have a lot of design options to choose from which would include the more popular seaside jewel cake toppers. You can maintain continuity by preparing wedding favors following the same design option.

Most of the popular cake toppers that are available nowadays perform a twin function. Firstly, it adds class and elegance to the wedding cakes. On top of these motivations, wedding cake toppers are also used to create the focal point for the overall theme of the wedding celebration and also of the wedding favors. Your choices of wedding cakes may differ in sizes and tiers and the choice of cake toppers will surely add to the overall appeal of the wedding cake.

Majority of wedding planners and couples who are very detailed in their preparations include the design of the cake topper as one of their major concerns. They usually start out with the selection of the final design of the cake topper before they move on to the design of the gown and the overall theme of the wedding. There are unique wedding cakes that are multi-layered and with elaborate icing designs. The cake topper is normally used as the highlight of these wedding cakes. A carefully designed wedding cake and cake topper is also one of the highlights of your wedding photography.

The best way to get design ideas for your cake topper is by going online. Aside from the traditional bride and groom design, you will also find a wide array of other design options for your cake topper. The design options include rings, doves, horses and even leisure interest of the bride and the groom.

September 26, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Wedding Cake Flowers. Leave a comment.

How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Cake

Your wedding is your special day. Of course, you want everything to be absolute perfection. You have to get yourself the best dress money can buy. You have to have your ceremony and reception in the most gorgeous setting. And, of course, you want to have the best cake ever – by far the most fun part of your wedding planning efforts.6-7-08_5

The Look

Common advice dictates that you should not judge a book by its cover. You can ignore such advice in this case. When choosing your wedding cake, the look does matter, more than any other.

When you’re picking a wedding cake, take the time to browse through several cake shops and browse through color catalogs to find one that fits your wedding theme and motif perfectly. Better yet, if your budget permits, you can get a cake customized especially for your wedding. This way your cake will seamlessly blend in with the decor, complimenting the overall look and feel of your wedding.

Why is this important? Simply put, your wedding cake is the centerpiece of the reception. It is by far the most unique and the most admired of all your wedding trappings. It’s meant to stand out, yes, not as a wallflower, but as the ultimate topper of your wedding decor.

The Taste

Beauty is more than skin deep. This is especially true in wedding cakes. Your cake is gorgeous and it will capture the admiration of your guests, so it’s only fitting that it’s tastes good as well. Suffice to say, your cake should literally be good enough to eat.

Most cake shops offer samples for tasting purposes. You should definitely take advantage of this opportunity. Take the time to sample different combinations of icing, flavors, and fillings.

So what should you look for in a good wedding cake? First of all, consider the icing. You can go for fondant or royal icing. Your icing should be sweet, but not overly so. You don’t want to your icing to dominate the whole cake. If your cake has flowerettes and other decorations on it made of marzipan, fondant, or any other confection, sample those as well.

Next, consider the cake itself. You can have your choice of chiffon, sponge, and many more. These often come in different flavors that you can choose from. A good cake is soft enough to melt in your mouth, but not crumble when cut by a knife or fork. Also, the flavor has to be noticeable, but not overwhelmingly so.

Lastly, consider the cake’s filling. Most cake shops also offer different options for this, and you can choose one perfect for your palate. The filling should be creamy and should blend perfectly with the icing and the cake itself. Of course, if you’ve chosen a tiered cake and are having a hard time figuring out which combination to go for, you can always request a different one for each tier.

Indeed, as hectic as planning a wedding could be, picking a wedding cake takes the strain out of everything else. This is a good opportunity to put the fun back in your wedding planning. Of course, with all the tasting, don’t get carried away or else you won’t fit in your dress!

September 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Wedding Cake Flowers. Leave a comment.

Wedding Cake Server Sets

The cake at your wedding is probably the most elegant part of your decorations and will really bring the whole theme together with its beauty and tantalizing looks. You need to compliment this stunning cake with wonderful accessories that will impress your guests and also serve a function at this vital part of your ceremony. The wedding cake has so much symbolism around it because the celebration culminates around the first slice that is cut out of it and the good luck that surrounds the whole mood of the process. Since you and your spouse will be cutting the cake, you will want to have some very stunning yet useful utensils to cut the cake with and, at the same time, add some flair and personal style to your ceremony and this tradition of cutting the cake. Here are a few examples of some great products you can have at your own wedding.

Reflective Heart Serving Set:68700777_77f42898bf

This set truly reflects the love between you and your spouse with its mirror like surface that will show your smiling faces and the beauty of your wedding cake when it is laid beside it. The knife is sleek and safe so that you can have a great experience cutting and serving your cake (both for yourselves and your guests). The serving utensil is in the classic shape of a heart to symbolize the love that you feel and the eternal bond that you have entered into.

Winter Wonder Cake Serving Set:

This set has a knife and server that are decked out in full winter décor to match your winter theme or any other theme you think that they might fit into. The knife and server are both made of silver and have white handles. They each also have pale blue ribbons with shimmering snowflakes attached to add a touch of style and personality. These would look great next to a white cake in between two ice sculptures. You can even get creative by sprinkling snow-like substances such as shaved ice or confectionary sugar. This set provides so many opportunities for you to make your wedding truly reflect your personality.

Flower of Love Serving Set:

Colored in deep red hues contrasted against silver surfaces and elegant crystal handles, this set will undoubtedly light up your wedding while they reflect light from your elegant reception hall. The red flowers represent both love and eternity which are the two things that you want to convey most of all to your guests so that they, and you, will remember these two important things forever in your life together.

September 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Wedding Cake Recipe. Leave a comment.

5 Tips For an Inexpensive Wedding Cake

There’s no getting around the wedding cake. Unlike other things for wedding, those of which you can just get rid of entirely, the cake is something you have to deal with. Fortunately, there are indeed ways to get cheap wedding cakes and save big money. To find out how, just keep reading.stargazer-lily-square-wedding-cake3

5 Tips to Get Cheap Wedding Cakes…

1.) See if any local bakeries are offering specials or discounts for inexpensive cake. If so, see what options are available and whether or not they can give you a good deal.

2.) Rather than dealing with a private bakery or specialty cake stores, try searching for at-home specialty bakers. Such a person will be able to make you a beautiful wedding cake for less than HALF of what a private bakery would charge you.

3.) If you’ve chosen to get your cake from a private bakery or pastry chef, consider sacrificing a few of the cake’s fancy designs & decorations for a cheaper per slice price. Remember, “simple & elegant” is just as good as “fancy & expensive”.

4.) Go with a cheaper wedding cake icing rather than one of the more expensive ones. Instead of marzipan or fondant icing, go with the cheaper, yet still very tasty, butter cream icing.

5.) If you have a friend that has a talent for baking, ask him/her if they could bake the wedding cake as a gift to you and your husband (or wife). If they can, well, you’ve just saved hundreds, or perhaps even thousands, of dollars!

Quick Note: When it comes to finding cheap wedding cakes, be sure to always get a sample of the baker’s work. It’s great if the wedding cake is cheap, but that won’t really matter if the cake tastes like dung.

September 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Modern Wedding Cakes. Leave a comment.

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