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How to choose a wedding cake design

Some brides look through wedding magazines or search online and find cakes they like which they want to duplicate for their own wedding or change up slightly to suit their needs. Other brides want a completely custom cake to reflect elements from their dress, flowers, venue or decor.

Some things to look at in coming up with a design are your invitation, wedding dress, venue decor or your flowers. Is there a pattern from your invitations that could work as a trim or full print on a cake?  Does your wedding dress have lace or beading or even some pleating which could work into the cake design? What flowers are you using in your bouquet and centre pieces? Would those look nice as a bouquet on top of the cake or scattered between the tiers? Do you have a monogram that you are using that could work on the front of your cake or as a cake topper?

Are you using a theme throughout your wedding? Some couples go for Art Deco, Nautical, Las Vegas or shabby chic/country.

Some couples even like to incorporate where they got engaged into their cakes.

Here are some photos of custom wedding cakes we’ve done, some having the inspiration photographed with the cake.


Iron Cupcake is back!!

After some time off, Iron Cupcake is back!

Iron Cupcake – Spring! – Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Registration is now open!All past competitors are welcome to register.

Secret Ingredient; theme of Spring

What is Iron Cupcake?

Iron Cupcake is a cupcake challenge open to the public which has a similar concept to that of Iron Chef. A “secret ingredient” is announced and the competitors must somehow incorporate it into their cupcakes. Cupcakes will be made ahead of time and brought in a finished state to the competition. There will be points awarded on presentation, taste and creativity. Iron Cupcake was started in the US and is not only popular there but in Europe as well. We are the first to bring this exciting franchise to Canada! For more details on where Iron Cupcake got it’s start visithttp://www.ironcupcakemilwaukee.com/

Competition date: Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Judges:  You! The attendees

REGISTRATION:

Now open to registrations!

If you plan to compete, please register by emailing ironcupcake@fortheloveofcake.ca your full name, phone # and either call 416-306-6446 or use paypal to submit your entry fee.
The entry fee is $15 which you can pay in person at our bakery or by credit card over the phone. There will be a cover of $5 for non-contestantants – you get to sample and judge the cupcakes entered to pick the winner! Why is there a fee to register? Well, it tells us that you are serious about entering, there will be prizes awarded, refreshments and it just helps us cover the costs of hosting the event.

Who Can enter Iron Cupcake:

The competition is open to everyone from the amateur home baker to professionals.

CUPCAKES:

Please bring at least 1 regular sized cupcake for your display – this will be judged on appearance

4 dozen mini sized cupcakes which will be judged on taste. You will also get to try the other competitors entries! Non-participants will be able to sample as well.

PRESENTATION:

Feel free to bring props – within reason – to better tell your cupcake’s story. Please bring a small sign stating the content of your cupcake. **Also please note if it contains nuts**
This is considered part of your presentation.
Please DO NOT put your name on the sign. The 4 dozen mini cupcakes will not be included in your display as they will be in a different area to give out for tasting, however, you may make extras to include in your display.

RECIPE:

You may bake your cupcakes from scratch or doctor up a box mix. It is your choice.
You are not required to submit your recipe.

LOCATION:

We will be holding the event in the 2nd floor lounge of our building. Please come to the bakery first to either sign in or buy your ticket. 171 East Liberty Street unit 117 1-3pm

TIME:

Bakers must arrive at 12:00pm to set out your cupcakes, doors open to the public at 1pm and judging will commence shortly after, awards will be announced by 3:00pm.

CHECK-IN:

When you arrive, please check in to register your name and the name of your cupcake and to receive your voting letter to be placed on your sign.

VOTING PROCEDURE:

Each cupcake will be judged by competitors and all in attendance.

There will be awards for best overall, best presentation and best tasting cupcake.

Prizes:

Iron Cupcake winner – bragging rights!
Iron Cupcake t-shirt
Extreme cakes mini calendar
more – check back soon for updates

 

Cupcake towers for weddings

It seems that in the past few years many couples are opting to do cupcake towers for their weddings instead of the traditional tiered cake. There are a number or reasons behind this. Yes, it is a trendy thing to do but other reasons for this are to avoid the sometimes pricey cake cutting fee your venue or caterer may charge or to give your guests more flavour options. Also, depending on your event, sometimes with having a buffet, having a cupcake/self serve dessert works instead of having to cut and plate each piece of cake.

You can also have a small cake on top of the cupcake tower that will allow you to have something to cut into for your photos. These little cakes can be designed to fit into the decor and style of your event. You can choose to have the cupcakes all coordinated but in our experience, having really tasty looking cupcakes (like we display them in our store) is far preferred over colour matching, pretty ones. Some couples also choose to do a combination of junior and regular sized cupcakes and even mix in cake balls and cake pops.

We offer towers to hold anywhere from 24 – 300 cupcakes to cater to all party sizes.

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