Feast Your Eyes On Green Kitchen Cakes
We can’t resist a slice of cake or two here at Save the Date Magazine HQ, so we can’t wait to share some scrumptious wedding cake inspiration with you! We’re chatting to the ultra-talented Laura of Green Kitchen Cakes. So, if you’re stuck for ideas for your wedding cake, grab a cosy cup of tea, feast your eyes on these mouth-wateringly delicious designs and let’s get to know more about Green Kitchen Cakes…
What inspired you to start a wedding cake business, and have you always wanted to design and create cakes?
I’ve always loved baking but didn’t start baking seriously until after university. Since then I haven’t looked back! I love being a small part of such a happy occasion and it’s always a privilege to help create a cake that’s personal to a couple.
Do you offer your couples cupcake-style cakes, as well as traditional wedding cakes?
We mainly offer tiered wedding cakes; however, cupcakes are a popular choice too. Often couples like the ease with which cupcakes can be served to guests. They can also be a great addition to a wedding cake, they can be used as wedding favours or even edible place names. We’ve also created cupcake decorating stations, where guests can add whatever toppings they want. A fun activity to help keep guests entertained with a tasty end result!
What is your favourite style / design of cake to create for couples?
Over the years our style has evolved and we mainly create less formal wedding cakes, usually involving buttercream rather than traditional icing, or the popular naked and semi-naked cakes. This attracts couples who have the same vision for their wedding and wedding cake. I love incorporating flowers onto wedding cakes, whether coordinating with the rest of the venue, or especially edible flowers and leaves. A pretty way to add colour that you can also eat! It’s great when couples also want to add a personal touch to their cake. Either something as simple as picking their favourite flavour or a meaningful cake topper, to adding elements to the design that’s unique to them.
Do you see any upcoming wedding cake trends for weddings in 2018?
Semi-naked cakes continue to be really popular with a few new twists on how to decorate them. Foliage is another big trend. You don’t necessarily have to include lots of flowers into your wedding decor, you can create impact using greenery. This can also be incorporated as part of the cake design to create an organic, natural look. But the beauty of doing your wedding your way, is that you can choose whatever style you love, regardless of trends.
Which are your most popular flavours? Or do you have any recommended flavour combinations?
Classic flavours such as vanilla, lemon and chocolate are always popular and are usually a crowd pleaser. Couples this year have also been choosing some more unusual flavour combinations such as white chocolate and prosecco cake with strawberry buttercream and earl grey cake with vanilla buttercream. If you’re having a tiered cake you can have a different flavour for each tier which means you don’t have narrow down your choice to just one type of cake! My main advice would be to choose flavours that you enjoy and don’t feel like you have to have any traditional fruit cake if you’re not a fan.
How would you recommend couples choose a style of cake, where should they start? E.g colour schemes, Pinterest etc
Think about what kind of wedding are you having. Do you want your cake to match the style of your venue? E.g. naked cakes for a barn/festival wedding. Start looking at inspiration pictures either in magazines or on websites such as Pinterest. Are you drawn to any particular styles of cake? Or any specific elements from cakes that you’ve seen?
Come along to a consultation. We’ll talk about what ideas you have for your wedding cake. But don’t worry if you’re not sure what you want as I can offer as much guidance/inspiration as you’d like.
Get in touch;
Visit Green Kitchen Cakes or email firstname.lastname@example.org