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                                                                                           because of the wedding season. Have                         CAKE FACT

  CAKE
                                                                                                                                         Traditionally, the top tier of a wedding cake
                                                                                           your cake booked and confirmed with           (fruitcake) to be used at the couple's first
                                                                                           your cake maker, so they factor this into     anniversary or the christening of their first




         Walk
                                                                                           their schedule. Cake makers                   child.
                                                                                           recommend you book your cake 12-16
                                                                                           weeks before your wedding. When you           your venue is supplying a wedding cake
                                                                                           have your appointment take pictures of        knife or order one from your cake
                                                                                           cakes you like, swatches of fabric,           maker. As the cake cutting is one of
                                                                                           flowers, or anything that encapsulates        your first official duties as a married
                                                                                           your wedding theme and cake style.            couple, it's essential that your cake table
                                                                                                                                         is prepared for this photo opportunity. A
                                                                                           When ordering your cake, it is standard       cake placed in the middle of a bare table
                                                                                           practice for your cake maker to require a     won't flatter your cake. Accessorise
                                                                                           deposit. Payment in full is usually on        your cake table similar to your guests'
                                                                                           collection or delivery, or sometimes a        tables, or in a manner that complements
                                                                                           week before the wedding date.                 your cake. Your cake should take
                                                                                                                                         centre stage at your reception venue and
                                                                                                     STYLE TIP                           grab the attention of your guests. If your
                                                                                            If you're getting married somewhere          cake maker can deliver and set up your
                                                                                            tropical, take inspiration from vibrant      cake at the venue, it is advisable to pay
                                                                                            flowers, or the cool colours of the ocean    for this service (don't leave this to well-
                                                                                            for your cake.                               meaning family and friends. It will only
                                                                                                                                         end in tears.) Confirm the date, venue
                                                                                            A couple I worked with recently had no       address and time of your wedding with
               Confused about your wedding cake?                                            colour or theme for their wedding. I
                                                                                                                                         your cake maker and confirm all details
                                                                                            suggested we used colours from their
      Help is at hand with African Bride's Cake Consultant.                                 national flags to celebrate their cultural   again, one week before the wedding.
                                                                                            diversity and have a colourful cake.


  I  t wasn't so long ago that wedding
     cakes consisted of three tiers, pillars
     and a plastic bride and groom (who
  bore no cultural resemblance to the
  couple), perched on the top. Thank
                                               combinations, or even look to nature to
                                               inspire you.

                                               When it comes to the price of your
                                               cake, there are a number of factors to
                                                                                           It is a good idea to 'try before you buy'.
                                                                                           Your cake maker can prepare samples of
                                                                                                                                         Finally, after your wedding, if you're
                                                                                                                                         lucky enough to have any cake left, store
                                                                                                                                         it in an airtight container. If you have a
                                                                                                                                         top tier that is a fruitcake, wrap the cake
                                                                                           the variety of flavours available for a       in acid free tissue paper and store in a
  heavens times have changed. As a             bear in mind. The more elaborate the        tasting session. Traditionally, fruitcake     cool, dark place. Fruitcake can keep for
  bride you have as much choice and            design, the more you'll pay. The            was served at weddings, however,              several years if stored correctly and can
  variety for your wedding cake as you do      number of tiers and the number of           modern brides opt for Vanilla Sponge,         then be re-iced.
  with your dress. By following this           portions, will determine the price. The     Chocolate, Carrot Cake, Banana or
  simple guide, acquiring your dream           number of guests you will be serving        Lemon, with a multitude of fillings.          Choosing your cake should not be a
  wedding cake will literally be a piece of    determines the size of the cake.            Discuss flavours with your cake maker.        long and laborious task. Have some fun
  cake.                                                                                    You could choose a different layer of         with it. Take your fiancé or your
                                               You won't have a dream cake unless          cake for each tier. Most wedding cakes        bridesmaids along for tasting sessions.
  If you already have a colour theme for       you have a dream cake maker. Go on          are covered with fondant icing, but you       This is one of the enjoyable parts of
  your big day, it's a great starting point    the recommendation of family and            can cover your cake with buttercream or       organising your dream day.
  for the design of your cake. If you          friends, or look in your local directory.   chocolate.
  haven't got any fixed ideas, now is the      Also, when in doubt, Google it. Make                                                       Cynthia Akinsanya is a Cake Consultant and
  time to let your imagination run riot.       an appointment to see your cake maker       The cutting of the cake is usually after      owner of Delights by Cynthia. She is available
  Look through wedding magazines,              as early as possible. June – October is                                                               for consultations at
                                                                                           the speeches and main meal. Check that                www.delightsbycynthia.com
  interior designs magazines for colour        usually a busy time for cake makers,
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