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.
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.
From time to time people call us and shyly ask if we do erotic cakes. You can almost feel the embarrassment in their voice through the phone. Believe me, you are not the 1st to ask! We don’t mind being asked and our answer is yes, to a point. We will do erotic cakes like breasts and penises but we like to keep the designs fairly tame and not get too ‘gross’ with them (if you know what I mean!). Although we do these cakes, they are not something that we post photos of to our regular cake galleries as we want our website to be family friendly. If you are looking for this type of cake, please don’t hesitate to call or email us and we can always send you photos. I’m sure your request will not be the most bizarre one we’ve ever gotten!
Some of the things we have done are penis cupcakes for bachelorette parties, penis cakes for birthdays, breast shaped cakes to celebrate a breast augmentation anniversary (yes that was an actual occasion!) and for bachelor parties, bum/thong cakes for birthdays and even a cake with the image of a woman laying down with a nipple piercing and her legs wide open.
My favourite order was some really cute cupcakes for bachelorette party where the cupcakes were topped with little birds, flag banners, wedding rings, top hats and little gift boxes. The surprise was that the lids of the tiny boxes opened to reveal tiny penises! haha, yes a D*** in a box!