Review: Cake, cake, cake

This week I’m blogging about wedding cakes!

As a girl with a sweet tooth I do really appreciate a good slice of cake. Along with the venue, the dress and the rings, the cake is up there with the list of crucial elements that must be right on the big day.

I’m not anywhere near knowing what style or design that we’ll be going with. But I do know that I don’t want a traditional fruit cake. Fruit cakes have never been my taste. I remember being a child and waiting eagerly for the wedding cake to be cut all day. Only for the knife to go down and reveal a brown, fruity centre. The world could have ended. The disappointment was too much to handle! (I was only 5 so excuse the melodramatics). I am, however, considering having 1 tier of fruitcake for the fruit cake lovers amongst us.

This week I want to introduce you to Maureen Webber’s Cake Emporium. I discovered Maureen on Twitter and I was instantly captivated by her designs. Here are a few that I love:

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Maureen is a recent finalist in the New business Category at the Westcountry Wedding Awards. Here is a snapshot of what Maureen had to say about her cake designs:

“I’ve always had an interest in baking; as a child I used to help my mum when she was baking. I’m a creative person, and studied art at college, so I guess it stems from there. I started off making cupcakes for friends and family and was encouraged to take it further and went into birthday cakes etc before progressing onto wedding cakes. Although I haven’t studied sugarcraft or baking at college and I’ve taught myself everything, I am a creative person and enjoy all sorts of arts and crafts. I am a strong believer in personal development (I studied part time for a Literature degree with The Open Uni) so am always looking to learn a new technique or skill.

I cater for all sorts of celebration that requires a cake! I do a lot of birthdays, anniversary s  seasonal events such as Valentine’s and Christmas, as well as weddings. I have done a few memorable wedding cakes; I recently did the wedding cake for an executive chef who has done catering for Formula One racing. I also had to make an emergency cake for a bride who was unhappy with the cake she had ordered elsewhere and asked me to make a replacement, I managed to do it in 2 days!”

Maureen’s Cake Emporium is based in Cornwall. Here is a link to her site:

http://www.maureenwebbers-cakeemporium.co.uk/index.htm

Enjoy! Happy planning <3

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