Welcome to the first post in our regular 'Top 10' features. This week we're looking at great alternatives to wedding cakes. 1. Cupcakes Although they are becoming more and more popular, wedding cupcakes are still quite rare in the UK. However, they are a great choice for weddings as each guest can take away their own cake. The decorative options can be matched to your colour scheme, making them a great centre piece.
We've been getting into Pinterest in a big way over the last couple of weeks, and we're really enjoying the variety and number of cakes that are being showcased! We have a number of boards going on our profile, so head over there to see more of our favourite pieces of pinspiration. For now though, here's a look at some of our favourites:
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We always like to see our cake stands in use and this example from an extremely happy customer is one of the best.This beautiful cake in the shape of a hat is displayed on our 45 degree angled cake stand and was made for the customer's daughter's 21st...Read More
To mix things up a bit, I thought it might be nice to add a few delicious cake recipes to this blog. After all, no-one loves an empty cake stand as much as one carrying cakes – not even us! Our mid-week cake recipe this week is a simple one for a favourite of ours; coffee and walnut cake. Ingredients: 6oz./150g self-raising flour 6oz./150g caster sugar 6oz./150g margarine 3 eggs 2oz/50g walnuts A dash of milk 1 tsp. coffee dissolved in 1 tbs. boiled water (left to cool) For...Read More
Here at Cake Stands, Fiona is our resident cake display expert and here are her tips on displaying your wedding cake: Hi everyone! I'm here to help you take some pressure off your big day. After many hours of deciding what cake you want, your next step is finding a cake stand and deciding how to best present it. Your cake stand needs to be seen but most of all you want to show your cake off as much as possible. Your cake stand is the finishing touch to the most special cake you will have...Read More
Cupcakes are a popular choice of decorated celebration cakes for all occasions – even wedding cake designers are getting on board as more and more couples are becoming attracted to the idea of their guests each receiving their own individually decorated cake. The decoration on cupcakes can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish – and the simplicity of cupcake recipes makes them an easy cake for the individual to bake for a celebration. Cakes can be finished with a plain icing in a...Read More