Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wedding Wednesdays: the cake

Today lovelies I need your help. We are big fans of the Red Velvet cake that the Hummingbird Bakery makes here in London. We even made red velvet cupcakes here at home, well N made them, I helped.Our idea, for our wedding, was to get our caterer to make a version of it for us however I'm slightly worried that being in the middle of August in Greece it might be too heavy for our guests.  Would a lighter cake be a better option? I absolutely dislike fondant covered cakes, yes they look pretty but the taste changes completely. Do you recommend any light, yummy, chocolate cake? For the married ladies, what cake did you serve? I'd love to hear!

white wedding cake with pink roses by Montecito Confections

Via: 1|2|3|4|5|6

10 comments:

  1. Cake number four is an aesthetic delight!

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  2. I think you should serve a cake that you love. It's never too heavy for red velvet cake - It's red velvet cake for crying out loud! I'd eat that stuff in any type of weather!! xo

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  3. Such gorgeous inspiration... I will tell you first-hand how tricky it is to get fondant not to sweat in the august heat! So your idea of not going with it is perfect! Also if it is a 'tourta' the fondant will start to melt and if it was frozen before the fondant was applied then it will def. start to melt after a few hours of thawing.

    I love the idea of red velvet cake - you could do a tourta version of it perhaps using fresh cream layers (as used in Tourtas/pastes) as opposed to cream cheese, but maybe keep the cream cheese to cover the cake? Your zakharoplasteio/cater should know what I mean.

    So exciting!
    x.o.x.o

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    1. thanks for the advice darling! We need to speak with our caterer in Corfu and see what he recommends, I think the red velvet cake might not be a good choice for lots of our greeks guests!
      Hope you are keeping well. filia!

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    2. Bless, I know what you mean about Greek tastes... they do love a traditional tourta style cake, but remember it is your wedding too lovely! I'm sure they could incorporate elements of the red velvet bit into the equation!
      Kalo Sabbatokyriako!
      x.o.x.o

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  4. my best friend was married on an extremely warm day in june. it was probably 85. she had a 3 layer cake and each layer was a different flavor, so everyone could have what they wanted. one was chocolate, one was marble and the other was a vanilla-raspberry. they used buttercream on the outside but it was so smooth it looked like fondant.

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  5. My hubs & I love red velvet cake but we went with vanilla & chocolate layers instead because we were worried not many people like red velvet. It's still a little wedding-related regret. Serve red velvet or whatever your heart desires!

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  6. Serve your favourite - I totally love red velvet however something like a lemon chiffon cake would be light and lovely! X

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  7. Awesome …blog showing a such a beatyfull degine of cakes
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