Cakes and Camper Vans…
We're having a natter with Adele of April Delights about her gorgeous wedding cake business. April Delights specialising in creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind cakes for any occasion and these mouth-watering masterpieces really are a work of art. Adele will create a completely unique cake for your special day, inspired by your colour scheme, theme, or even details such as your flowers, aisle style and invitations. So if you want a wedding cake that is the perfect fit for your day, keep reading and delve in to find out a little more about the ultra-talented April Delights…
Tell us a little bit about your lovely cake business! What inspired you to start a wedding cake business, and have you always wanted to design and create cakes?
Floristry was my first passion, but after taking a short course in cake decoration, I soon caught the bug and I haven’t looked back. My first wedding cake was an all-chocolate masterpiece with a swoop of handmade chocolate roses. That’s when I decided I liked flowers but loved designing wedding cakes.
What makes your service & cakes stand out from the crowd?
All of our wedding cakes are completely bespoke and are designed to fit in with each wedding theme. Having a good background and knowledge of flowers means I can match the wedding flowers to the cake. When it comes to weddings, I love hearing my couples talk about their big day dreams as each and every one is so different. We also offer lots of other tasty treats to add the wow factor to your wedding, including mini cakes, macarons, cookies, cake pops, rose pops and cupcakes.
What is your favourite style / design of cake to create for couples?
A tiered cake with some watercolour and gilding, finished off with large blooms. However, for 2018 and 2018 we can expect to see lots of style-focused cakes using floral hoops, dramatic oversized blooms and cakes adorned top to toe with flowers. When it comes to choosing flavour combinations, my couples love classic flavours such as vanilla, jam and buttercream, chocolate fudge, lemon delight, red velvet and for those with a true sweet tooth – toffee cream!
How would you recommend couples choose a style of cake, where should they start?
If flowers play a big part of your wedding day and you would like to replicate these on the cake, ask your florist to create you a mood-board. I love nothing more than handcrafting flowers to add a beautiful, floral touch to a bespoke cake. Pinterest is also a great place to start if you need some inspiration for your cake design. You can also look to fabrics, flowers and textures – you’d be surprised where you can find ideas and inspo!
How would you style a wedding dessert or cake table?
A wedding dessert table can have a real impact at your reception – so make it stand out from the crowd! To style a cake table, I would use a delicious assortment of macaron towers, mini cakes adorned with delicate flowers, cookies iced with the bride and groom’s initials and cake pops covered in tiny pearls, finished off with a centrepiece cake. I would also use a variety of glass stands to display these delicious delights! Get creative with table runners and backdrops to add a magical touch to your dessert table.
Also, tell us about your vintage camper vans?
Established in 2014, we also run a family-run campervan business alongside April Delights – the perfect way to arrive in style at your celebration! We have a number of vintage campervans, all of which are decorated with fabric bunting as well as ivory ribbons and bows. There is plenty of space in each campervan for your wedding dress too! You will be spoilt with a dedicated chauffeur for up to four hours. Fully insured, campervan hire starts from £375. Visit our website at www.cwcampervans.co.uk to find out more.