Back in June at 5am almost 4 weeks earlier than planned and 3 days before I was due to set up my final wedding cake before going on maternity leave my waters broke! Frantically I woke my husband up telling him that not only was it to early (all my previous pregnancies had gone overdue by at-least 10 days) but that i also had a cake that I needed to complete for the weekend..
I called the midwife who arranged for me that morning, at my appointment they confirmed that my waters had indeed ruptured and that if i didn't go into labour myself within the next 24 hours I would be induced.
we came out of my appointment and I immediately said to my husband that I was off to the studio, my husband looked at me like I was insane but there was no way that I was going to let my couple down, plus no pains had started yet so I figured I was good to go and a little gentle baking might start the whole process off naturally
Off to the studio I go!
During the day I managed to bake all the cakes, and prepare all the decorations needed. by the next day the baby had still not made an appearance so I was induced. Saving you from the gory details fast forward to 56 hours later and my beautiful Reggie arrived, happy and healthy and making our family complete.
The midwife then explained that because my temperature had spiked during labour I would have to stay in overnight, the baby was completely fine it was just me that I was worried about. I explained to them that whatever happened I was leaving at 7am! I also told my husband this and made sure that he was there to pick me up at 7am.
that morning he came to collect me and took me straight to the studio. Where in between breastfeeding and caring for my gorgeous new baby boy I finished the wedding cake. My husband then drove me to the venue to set up the wedding cake where the wedding planner could not believe that I had still fulfilled my clients wishes less than 24 hours after giving birth.
To see the cake finished and on that table has to be one of the most rewarding moments of my career so far. so when I tell you that I give you my everything when i make your wedding cake for you I really do, this is not just a job to me its my passion, my love and my soul and you can count on me to show up no matter what!
You have set the date for the most magical moment of the start of your life together. The venue is picked and you've finally found your dream wedding dress, but have you thought about your cake? No Enter Maria!. When it comes to your wedding, your cake can be the focal part of your reception it can help tie in with your theme/style and colour scheme of your wedding and it goes without saying that you want it to wow your guests both with the look and how amazing it tastes!
if your feeling a little baffled about where to start why not grab a cuppa and a slice of cake! and delve deeper into my handy little guide packed full of succulent detailed morsels so that you have all the information you need when it comes to choosing your wedding cake. Shall we dive in?
In order to choose both your perfect flavour a wedding tasting consultation is imperative when it comes to choosing your wedding cake not only is it one of the yummiest meetings you will attend (next to your catering!) it is also your chance to ask all your questions, see previous designs and of course sample cake! Its also the perfect time to get to know your cake designer.
I love nothing more than a natter about your wedding plans over cake and make a consultation an important part of my clients wedding cake experience with myself.
There are many elements to consider when designing your wedding cake so these are my list of the most important questions that needed to be answered when considering the logistically implications of your wedding cake.:
How many guests are you having? How large is the size of the space you will have to display your cake? what type of venue are you having Barn, Manor house, Hotel your cake designer will need to take all of this into account when designing your cake as you don’t want it to be too big or too small you want it to own its space at the venue.
Consider the style of your wedding cake, is there a colour scheme or wedding theme? If you’re having a rustic wedding, you want a wedding cake to complement this look. Your cake should work flawlessly with your venue, the season, your floral styling, and centrepieces. For instance, if you have a beautiful pink avalanche roses in your bouquet why not incorporate sugarcraft versions into your wedding cake? Often, elements of your wedding day can inspire your cake. From the colour of your bridesmaids dresses to the lace on your wedding dress all of these elements can add the most spectacular details to your wedding cake.
how you would like your cake to be decorated is also another important factor. Do you want it to be elaborate and extravagant? Or would you prefer something rustic and elegant? There are so many gorgeous ways to decorate your wedding cake, from the finish of the cake Buttercream or fondant iced? to all the finer design details including fresh flowers, fruits, handmade sugar flowers, and of course, cake toppers!
How you choose to display your perfect wedding cake is also another element that will have an impact on the overall design. The cake stand that you choose to display your mouth-watering masterpiece on will should also tie in not only with the venue but the cake itself. I recommend having a designated dessert table to really make your cake stand out from the crowd. This can be adorned with candles,floral arrangements, divine fabrics and more. If you are dreaming of a dessert table that is overflowing with succulent delights get in touch to find out more about our doughnuts, brownies, biscuits and other sweet treats!
So, if you’re starting to think about your wedding cake, i would love to hear from you I offer a personalised service for your wedding cake experience, with the aim to create a wedding cake that will impress both you and your guests not just in looks but also in flavour