Sometimes when it comes to picking out a cake a little one on one time with your computer is just what the Cake Decorator prescribed. There are so many options you can use in creating your one of a kind cake. We at Sweet Cakes by Kare LOVE it when a client comes in with an overwhelming amount of print outs. This shows us that we have so many elements to work with. You can bring in a picture of your gown, center pieces, jewelry, art work, colors, and multiple cake design. Every tier can be customized you your very liking. This is what makes cake design so much fun. Sweet Cakes by Karen will even help you picture your design by doing a quick draw up.

We were featured on http://stgeorgeweddings.com/how-to-pick-the-perfect-wedding-cake-sweet-cakes-by-karen/
We are so thrilled to be able to have so many fun wedding vendors here is Southern Utah and this blog has brought us all together.

Choosing a wedding cake is a very important (and delicious!) part of wedding planning.  You want your cake to reflect your personal taste both literally and physically.  A good wedding cake will have your guests talking for weeks . . . a bad one?  Not so much.  To ensure that you get only the best, today we have one of our favorite vendors, Sweet Cakes by Karen, here to give you her top three tips on how to choose the perfect wedding cake!

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Arranging a cake tasting before you commit to the flavor of your wedding cake is crucial to getting a final product you will love.  Even if you already know that you want a basic flavor like chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry–still arrange for a cake tasting!  Different bakers use different recipes, so make sure you try everything out!  When you book a cake tasting withSweet Cakes by Karen you get to choose from many different cake and filling flavors to taste–because, what’s the fun of an appointment if you don’t get to have a taste!?  I hear cake tastings have no calories, so be sure you enjoy them!
The basic rule of thumb is that a three tiered wedding cake will feed 50-100 guests.  If you’ll be having 200+ guests, consider a five tiered cake.  If you want the look of a five tiered cake, but don’t have the many guests to feed consider us building a few tiers of “fake cake” made of Styrofoam and decorating it to all look cohesive.  Alternatively, if you have a lot of guests to feed, you can order a three tiered cake and then making up the rest of the slices with a sheet cake.  These are great tips if you’re looking to save a little money!

These days, there is no set standard to what your wedding cake has to look like.  Many brides choose to incorporate their wedding colors into their wedding cake, or elements from their theme or wardrobe.  At Sweet Cakes by Karen we strive to outfit every bride with a cake design that she will love.  We want your cake to reflect who you are, and what you like.  Wedding cakes that incorporate creative design elements will add a beautiful touch to any wedding.  Here are a few examples of some of my favorite cakes Sweet Cakes by Karen has recently made:

(Photos c/o Gideon Photography)

For more beautiful pictures, and information about Sweet Cakes by Karen, visit their facebook,blog, and website.

Happy wedding cake tasting!

Posted By: Chelsea on July 11, 2012.

All cakes are charged by the number of servings, design, fillings, cake flavors, and delivery. The more detail and time that goes into the design the higher the price is per slice. This is why its nice to set up a consult to go over all the details of your cake.

If you are wanting a tall tiered wedding cake without the price an option to look into would be having one tier be real cake (the one cut into) and the rest fake made of Styrofoam (with a deposit, which would be given back with return or Styrofoam); then you can have a sheet cake in the back to serve to your guests.

It is important to remember your budget. We will go over your options and find what best suits your needs. Most tiered wedding cakes must be delivered and assembled on site to prevent a cake mishap. Delivery charges will be applied.

I found this great article on the web this morning and I couldn’t have said it in better words, so I thought I would share it with you.

Link: http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-timeline/building-my-wedding-team/find-your-wedding-cake-vendor.html

Let Them Eat Cake!

The selection of your wedding cake vendor should be one of the most enjoyable parts of wedding planning. Who wouldn’t love to partake in the cake tasting session?!
You should start your search early, with the goal of selecting your cake vendor about 3 or 4 months before your wedding. Get references from friends, family, or other vendors and read newlywed reviews for advice. It’s also a good idea to choose a bakery near your wedding location to decrease the chance of any damage to the cake in transit to your reception site.
Keep in mind, many venues and/or caterers charge ‘cake cutting fees’ when bringing in a cake from an outside vendor, so be sure you account for this extra charge in your budget.
When scheduling your cake tasting, you should bring photos of cakes and styles you like along with photos/color swatches of your dress, bridesmaids dresses, and wedding theme. You never know where you or the baker will find inspiration for your cake!
If given an option, choose delivery. You do not want to be responsible for transporting the cake. Once it leaves the baker’s hands, you are to blame if anything happens! Put your baker in touch with your contact from the reception venue to determine delivery time and location on the wedding day.
Your wedding contract should include the following:

  • Wedding date and time and location for delivery
  • Sketch and description of your cake
  • Cake flavor, filling, decoration, shape, icing, color, number of people the cake is to feed
  • Deposit and payment information
  • Any items or services the baker will be providing
  • If you choose fresh flowers to decorate your cake, determine who is responsible for placing them on the cake (baker or florist)
  • Links to Registries
Finally, ask if your baker will make you an anniversary cake in one year so you do not have to eat old wedding cake on your anniversary!

I just love spring and summer. We have had so many fun brides and even grooms that have come into the shop lately. I always love to see it when a groom gets involved with the wedding cake even if it is just for the tasting. Tasting are always fun to bring a group to. Such as your mom, soon to be mother in law, groom, or even a best friend. We offer a wide variety of flavors to choose from. Cakes: Chocolate, White, Almond, Lemon, Spice, Carrot, Red Velvet, and requests. Fillings: Chocolate Fudge, Lemon Curd, Raspberry Fruit, Buttercream, and Cream Cheese.

Nothing says happy birthday like a Superman cake.

Baby Showers and Birthday Parties.

 

 

Check out this wedding that was featured with one of Sweet Cakes by Karen’s wedding cakes. We are always so happy when we get featured. It’s such an awesome experience. Here is the link, so come and check us out!  http://blog.thebrideandgroom.com/utah-wedding-planning/brittney-chuck-featured-wedding-the-tai-pan-garden-court-in-saint-george/

I have been reading over some of the comments from all of you, and want to say thank you for all of the kind words. We have hit our busiest time of the year and have been up to our necks in consultations and cake baking. There is so much to come with this blog. I guess I just wanted to post to let you all know thank you and I hope you continue to read our blog and I promise to have more posts here in the next week. What are some cake or wedding questions you might like to hear about?