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The Groom's Cake

Posted by Classic Cakes by Louise on June 24, 2009 at 10:26 PM Comments comments (0)

     The groom's cake originated as a southern tradition where a special cake was made reflecting the groom's interests, hobbies, occupation or favorite sports team, etc. Normally, the groom has the responsibility of hosting the rehearsal dinner or rehearsal party. The groom's cake is usually served at the dinner / party. It later became acceptable to have both a groom's cake and a bride's cake served together (but on separate tables) at the wedding reception. These cakes can be of the same flavor or entirely different flavors. (ex: vanilla, chocolate, almond, or even red velvet)

     Check out some of the groom's cakes I've made located in the Specialty Cakes Photo Slideshow.

About Flowers

Posted by Classic Cakes by Louise on October 14, 2008 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The flowers that are friends with the bride's budget are silk. Many brides choose this option not only for this reason, but for a variety of reasons. They always look perfect, are the right color, and can be purchased and arranged ahead of time!

Sugar paste, or gum paste flowers can be as stunning as real flowers. They also look perfect since there are not bruised petals. They are long lasting and can be used in hosehold decorating after the wedding (just like silk flowers can). However, since these are hand made and are time consuming, they can be costly.

Fresh flowers are absolutely beautiful on any cake. But as we all know, beauty comes with a price. If you decide to go with fresh flowers, it would be wise to work closely between your florist and cake decorator. Ideally, you should arrange for a meeting with both your florist and your cake designer.

Hope this helps!
Have a blessed day!

Matching Colors

Posted by Classic Cakes by Louise on October 12, 2008 at 12:21 PM Comments comments (0)

Many brides ask me about colors for/on their wedding cake. In order to match your wedding colors, I will need a sample. This can be a swatch of fabric, piece of ribbon, a colored napkin, or even an invitation. Davids BridalTM sells fabric swatches in the same color of your bridesmaids dresses for $1.00 per swatch. I wouldn't even need the whole thing, just a strip of it. Save that buck! You might need the rest of it to match dye for the shoes.

Matching icing colors can be difficult at times. Fortunately, virtually any color can be duplicated in icing, but there are a couple of things you need to consider before putting that color on your cake! Dark colors can add a beautiful contrast to your wedding cake but they can also sometimes cause disaster. Dark colors can stain your guests' teeth. They can also bleed into lighter colored icing underneath it. If you insist on having a dark color on your cake, it might be wise to use it as an accent color and not the main color. Darker colors can be used to "doodle" with - sometimes called scroll work or filigree.

It's your day! It's your cake! Have it your way!
And have a blessed day.