Wedding Cake Flavours

Wedding Cake Flavours

We have a great selection of over 50 cake flavours to choose from and although fruit cake may be the traditional flavour for wedding cakes we offer a whole range of delicious cake flavours which are freshly baked in our bakery for the modern bride to choose from.

 

Wedding cake designs don’t just stop at the decorations and choosing a different delicious cake flavour to compliment your wedding cake design is as important.

 

You can decide on a different flavour for each tier which will create all sorts of contrasting flavours with a combination of inventive fillings to really surprise your guests, once the cake is cut.

 

Have a look at some of our most popular flavours to help you choose the perfect wedding cake design.
Fruit cake: A must-have flavour for the traditional bride. Fruit cake goes a long way and with a very generous shelf life, making it a great choice for preservation or sending pieces to those that couldn’t attend the day. Traditionally, the bottom layer of a wedding cake was cut at the wedding, with the middle tier being served to guests and the top tier being kept for the christening of the couple’s first baby.

 

Chocolate: A perfect choice for chocoholics and a guaranteed hit with most of your guests. Chocolate cake can vary in richness and works well with an endless list of fillings. Put a unique spin on this classic flavour with different filling such as mint or really treat your guests with a chocolate fudge filling.

 

Vanilla:  This classic sponge wedding cake flavour remains the most popular flavour for our wedding cakes and will be popular with your younger and older guests. Vanilla makes a great base for just about any flavour and can be combined with a wide selection of different fillings.

 

Red velvet: This ever popular silky smooth cake flavour is irresistible as it not only looks great but tastes amazing. Hide underneath white icing for a surprise colour when the cake is cut or make a real statement with a red velvet naked wedding cake.

 

White Chocolate with Raspberry: This winning combination is perfect  for those looking for a flavour with a difference. The sweet white chocolate really comes to life when paired with the fruitiness of the raspberry filling. Perfect for bringing something a little unique to your wedding cake.
Lemon: A great choice for summer cakes. As one of the most popular flavours you can guarantee lemon cake will go down well on your day.

 

Carrot: Carrot cake makes a brilliant alternative to more common flavours such as chocolate and fruit.  Carrot cake can be very moist, particularly when paired with buttercream, so it may not make a suitable bottom tier flavour choice.

 

Pink Champagne: Cake, bubbly and weddings are a matched made in heaven so it’s no surprise that pink champagne flavoured wedding cakes are increasing in demand this year. The pretty shade can be achieved using our pink Colour Splash food colouring gel too. Popular fillings for a champagne cake include rum flavoured custard, white chocolate or rich whipped cream.

 

Coconut and Lime: Channel the tropics with this surprisingly delicious flavour combination. Coconut has surged in popularity over recent years and the addition of tangy lime filling gives it that extra kick that guests will love.  This fun-filled flavour is perfect for summer weddings or tropical destination weddings.

 

Marble cake: Can’t decide between vanilla and chocolate? Who says you have to! The two popular flavours work incredibly well together to create an irresistible marble cake that is guaranteed to tantalise your guests’ tastebuds.

 

We also offer a range of delicious dietary cake flavours including our popular eggless wedding cake flavour, vegan wedding cake flavour, gluten free wedding cake flavour and our new sugarfree wedding cake flavour.

 

What flavours will you be trying out for your big day? Why not try one of our delicious wedding cake taster boxes.

Tiered Wedding Cakes-Stacking

tiered-wedding-cakeWe are frequently asked in our cake decorating shop, how to stack a tiered wedding cake or birthday cake. So, we thought we would spend a little time explaining some simple steps to help you, safely build tiered wedding cakes.

 

A stacked cake is a design where cakes are positioned directly on top of each other, as opposed to using cake pillars or cake separators . For any multi tiered cake, whether a wedding cake or a celebration cake, this is a very popular design!

 

What Sized Cake Boards/Drums Do I Need?

As a rule of thumb, use a cake drum board 3” larger than the size of the cake. This may vary if your side or base cake decoration requires a larger board.

If cakes are stacked a cake drum board is used at the base and usually each tier stacked on top of the base cake sits on either a thinner cake card or a thicker cake board drum, the same size as the cake so that it is hidden when iced with sugarpaste.

 

As a general rule, if you have a mixture of fruit cake and a sponge cake in a tiered cake, it is better to place the heavier fruit cakes at the bottom for stability.  If the design allows, keep each tier separate and assemble at the venue for ease of transport. However this is not always possible because of the design, and it may have to be stacked before transporting. There are special cake boxes available for this purpose.

 

It is recommended to allow the cake underneath to dry, before positioning a cake on top.

 

Once you have iced all the cakes, check they are level. (A small spirit level is useful for this purpose) and leave to set. The base cake is usually placed on a 12mm drum board, with all other cakes on the same cake board size, as the cake.

 

Insert plastic dowels, ensuring they are positioned within the diameter of the cake above but far enough apart to give support. After placing the dowel into the iced cake, mark with a edible cake pen, level with the surface of the cake. Remove and cut the dowels ensuring they are all level, and replace into cake.

 

Repeat the steps above for each tier and fix each cake tier with royal icing to prevent movement.

 

Finally, place the top tier in position.

 

If pillars are used, we recommend that you always use drum boards or double thick boards for extra strength.

 

The current trend for using roll out sugarpaste to ice a cake means that you do need to use dowelling as the icing is quite soft, therefore support is required for each tier.

 

Plastic dowels come in two lengths – 8” and 12”, clear or white, and can be snapped off after scoring them with a sharp knife at the appropriate point and sharply snapping.

 

It is essential to place the dowels in each tier within the diameter of the cake above but far enough apart to give adequate support. Make sure your cake dowels are cut exactly the same length. This will keep your cake level!

Floral Wedding Cake

floral-spiral-wedding-cakeFloral Wedding Cake

 

 

We had a great day out at the Welcome Hotel, Stratford Upon Avon, last week. The Live 24 magazine are launching their new wedding section in September and we were asked, by the ‘Live team” if they could feature our wedding cakes in their first wedding issue.

 

Set in an opulent country mansion on 150 landscaped acres, this luxury hotel is 1.8 miles from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and 5.9 miles from Charlecote Park. This resplendent hotel was a perfect wedding venue for the photo shoot and an absolute perfect venue for any wedding reception.

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Our floral wedding cake has beautiful white and pastel pink hand made sugar flowers spiraling around this 5 tier stunning wedding cake.

 

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Eggless Banana Buttercream Wedding Cake

Eggless Wedding CakesEggless Banana Buttercream Wedding Cake

This simple but beautiful Eggless banana butter cream 2 tier wedding cake looked perfect in the wedding reception room. We are really happy that the brides and grooms guests not only commented how lovely the cake looked but how deliciously tasting it was too!
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Eggless Tiered Wedding Cakes

eggless cascading petal wedding cakeOur eggless tiered wedding cakes not only look fantastic but taste delicious too. Our latest cascading rose petals, eggless 6 tiered wedding cake look stunning at the recently opened and purpose built CSN Wedding & Conference centre, Birmingham. Our wedding cake took centre stage at this 1000 guest reception. Some other wonderful venues we delivered our wedding cakes to were the fabulous Ragley Hall and Wroxall Abbey.

 

One of our new cake decorating products recently arrived in our Sugarbliss Cake Decorating Shop is the brillant sweet lace moulds. An innovative way of producing beautiful edible lace which retains its flexibility and looks amazing wrapped onto a wedding cake design. There are 4 different lace designs daisy, fantasy, dentelle and baroc and can also be simply added on to a celebration cake or cupcakes.

 

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