Dessert tables - when cake just isn't enough

Dessert tables are becoming more and more popular, with couples choosing to offer their guests a sumptuous spread of desserts and treats alongside their cake, rather than a traditional table-served dessert.

This can be a sumptuous display of desserts stretching as far as the eye can see, or simply some mini versions of your main cake or even cupcakes. You really can let your imagination run wild, and certain themes such as colours or flavours can be interweaved to create a gorgeous display.

I created this decadent display of desserts for Mary & Mark last summer. Alongside their show-stopping 4 tier wedding cake, they had brownies, mini cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, marshmallows, chocolate strawberries, sweets and decorated biscuits, all in romantic tones of pink, white and gold.

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Louise & Nick opted for smaller wedding cakes rather than one large one as part of a dessert table, along with a macaron tower and more. All of the individual cakes and treats incorporated their colour themes and leaf motifs.

Beautiful photo by @parrotnpineapple

Beautiful photo by @parrotnpineapple

If you’d like to add fewer desserts to your cake table, smaller versions of your cake are a popular option. Serving a selection of mini cakes or cupcakes alongside your main cake creates interest and is a great way of adding portions. They’re also easy for guests to take home at the end of the evening, and children love them!

Caked offers a fully bespoke service for all budgets, so if you’re interested in adding something a little different alongside your wedding cake, get in touch to start designing your truly individual dessert table. Contact Claire at Caked to book your consultation here.

Christmas is here!

Caked's 2017 Christmas cake menu is here!

This year there are two special treats available. First are my mini cakes in three delicious festive flavours:

Festive Red Velvet - layers of red velvet sponge with white chocolate buttercream

Chocolate Orange - layers of deliciously rich chocolate mud cake with chocolate orange buttercream

Speculaas - layers of vanilla sponge with speculaas flavoured buttercream (spiced biscuit!)

Each cake is decorated with a sugar Christmas decoration.

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As always these are available in boxes of 6 or 12, and you can choose one flavour or a mixed box if you can't decide.

For an extra special gift, go for a beautiful box of decorated Christmas cookies. Available in chocolate or gingerbread, and decorated in Classic Christmas or Gold Christmas. 

More information on all of these Christmassy treats is available here.

Merry Christmas everyone!

New Caked Spring Menu

The trees are starting to bloom with blossom and the daffodils are coming out, so it feels like the perfect time to launch Caked's brand new Spring Menu.

To celebrate Spring, this season's menu is all about florals.

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Lemon & Lavender

Light lemon sponge and zingy lemon buttercream with a subtle hint of lavender, and topped with dried lavender flowers.

Orange Blossom & Thyme

Delicious orange sponge with orange blossom buttercream and thyme leaves.

White Chocolate & Rose

Fluffy white chocolate sponge and white chocolate buttercream with a hint of rosewater, and topped with a dried rose bud.

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Treat your colleagues, clients or loved ones to these delicious treats - available as boxes of 6 or 12 mini cakes, or as larger layer cakes for a special celebration. 

The Spring Menu will be available for a limited time only so place your order now! Can't decide which flavour? No problem, mini cakes are available as mixed boxes!

Click here for more details and pricing.

Treat Your Valentine...

Is it too soon to mention Valentine's Day? If there's cake involved surely that's ok?

To celebrate this years appointed day of love, however you feel about it, snap up a box of these decadent chocolatey treats to get you in the mood for love.

Valentine's Day Chocolate & Raspberry Mini Cakes

Rich chocolate sponge with light raspberry buttercream and a devilishly naughty brownie heart on top. What better way to show your Valentine you care?

Available in boxes of 6 or 12, or as a 6" or 8" layer cake upon request, order by Friday 10th February for delivery on the 14th.  

Click here to order!

Valentine's Day Chocolate & Raspberry Mini Cake

Bring on 2017!

Happy New Year everyone!

The general consensus of 2016 may have been pretty bad, but I think it's important not to dwell too much on the negative and remember all the good things that have happened. It definitely was a tough year at times, but one of the greatest things in my 2016 was officially launching Caked.

Caked wedding fair - Claire Thomas

After years of falling in love with baking, practising, training and graduating as a pastry chef I finally launched Caked in June this year. It's been a true labour of love, and I've loved every minute!

I have been lucky enough to have had some amazing clients this year, and I've loved getting to know my couples through consultations and wedding fairs. Not one wedding cake has been the same, and I'm already looking forward to lots more weddings this year. 

Iced biscuit favours have been hugely popular as well - some even travelled all the way to Italy (amazingly without any breakages!)

It hasn't all been about weddings though - I've loved helping people celebrate their other momentous occasions with cakes made into books, dinosaurs, aeroplanes...including my latest Christmas cake below. 

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In November I launched my first Caked menu - the Winter menu was a huge success and I felt like a little Christmas elf delivering boxes of cakes all over London.

Caked Branded Mini Cakes

So what does 2017 have in store for Caked? For the moment, it's looking like lots more weddings, wedding fairs and a Spring menu on the way, to name but a few. But it's all the unexpected things I'm looking forward to the most. Bring on 2017, and I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year!

 

Caked To Order

I'm excited to announce Caked's new service - Caked To Order!

Whenever you're in need of cake, simply choose from Caked's new Winter menu for delicious mini cakes or layer cakes.

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Three festive flavours are available:

Red Velvet - luscious red velvet sponge with vanilla buttercream and decorated with gorgeous gold discs.

Winter Spice - light white chocolate sponge with spiced vanilla buttercream and coconut flakes.

Chocolate Gingerbread - decadent spiced chocolate sponge with spiced vanilla buttercream and topped with mini gingerbread men.

Layer cakes are available in 6" or 8" sizes, while mini cakes are available in boxes of 6 or 12. Check out the new page for details and pricing here.

And if you can't choose between the flavours, why not go for a mixed box of 6 or 12 mini cakes - the perfect festive cake trio!

Don't forget to personalise your cakes! Add a piped message of your choice to your layer cake, or add your company logo to your mini cakes and layer cakes.

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For the full menu and details on pricing, personalisation and delivery, visit the new page here. I'm looking forward to helping you celebrate the festive season with Caked!