The Frome Wedding Fayre - Sunday 8th September

I’m very pleased to announce that Caked will be exhibiting at the Frome Wedding Fayre on Sunday 8th September. If you’re planning your big day, come along to the Cheese & Grain in Frome to meet a whole host of lovely and unique suppliers.

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Be sure to stop by the Caked stand to see my latest cake designs and try some delicious cake!

It’s completely free to pre-register for the event, just head over to The Wedding Emporium’s website here: https://the-wedding-emporium.com/pre-register/

I look forward to seeing you there!

Beating the Heat

It’s the hottest day of the year (so far) and for most that means an uncomfortable day of commuting and generally trying to keep cool. But for cake makers, it poses some particular challenges…

 

With the summer months being the most popular for weddings – although “off-season” is becoming increasingly popular nowadays – cake designers across the UK have all sorts of strategies for keeping their cakes looking beautiful and fresh.

 

My own strategies include ice packs taped to the inside of heavy-duty cake boxes, cranking up the air conditioning in the car for a good 15 minutes before setting off and shivering all the way (I’m usually very environmentally conscious but here I’m afraid I have accepted defeat), and keeping my cakes in the fridge for as long as possible before a flurried last minute prep.

 

In preparation for the big day, it’s always a good idea to discuss where the cake is going to be displayed, and make sure that it won’t be sat in direct sunlight. Venues will be able to advise on where the sun comes in during the day to avoid any such mishaps.

 

The type of cake is important as well. A fondant-covered cake is much more robust and can be left out without any problem (though still not in the direct sun!), but it’s always best to arrange delivery for semi-naked and especially buttercream-covered cakes as late as possible.

Buttercream wedding cake decorated with fresh flowers - photo by Alexander Newton Photography

Buttercream wedding cake decorated with fresh flowers - photo by Alexander Newton Photography

 In short, we cake designers do everything in our power to make sure your cake arrives in pristine condition. It’s all about the planning, so speak to your cake maker if you’re worried about anything and they will be able to advise. Particularly as you never know what an English summer day will bring.

 

Happy heatwave everyone! I hope you and your cakes stay cool!

Love That Wedding Recommended

I’m excited to announce that Caked is now recommended by Love That Wedding! You may notice the new badge on my website, and I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Love That Wedding. They’re a fantastic source of all things weddings in the South West, specifically throughout Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.

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I recently exhibited at their wedding fair in Salisbury back in March, and I’m hoping to attend more later in the year. The shows are the perfect way to meet all sorts of interesting suppliers in the area and collect inspiration for your big day.

Love That Wedding have been a great support to me while I relocate my business in the West, and I look forward to working with them closely over the next few years!