Have Your Cake & Eat It Too!

So you've gotten an idea of how many of your friends and family are going to be attending your wedding celebrations and now it's time to move onto the next step... Feeding them all.

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Not only do you need to calculate how many meals you are going to need to provide but how much cake you want your guests to be able to indulge in as well.  Cake size can be up to you and your loving partner to see if you want to give everyone a slice or if it's just for those eager guests that can have first come first serve. To help you get started...click the link to view a simple Cake Serving Guide!

If you are looking to give all of your loved ones a piece of your beautiful cake, you are going to need a frame of reference as to how big of a cake you will need!

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First things first, decide if you are having a round wedding cake or a square shaped one. Surprisingly this makes a difference with the amount of slices you will have. If you are choosing a round wedding cake it may give you less delicious slices than the square shaped size, but this is also dependent on the size of your family and friend group and how big of slices your guests prefer.

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If you have a more intimate party you will need approximately a 6 to 8 inch round cake or cake tower to feed about 30 people. This will make sure that everyone attending your magical day will get to enjoy the dessert as much as they enjoyed the dinner!

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If you have a slightly larger ceremony and are planning to feed a few more hungry mouths, a 10 to 12 inch round cake tower will feed around 40-60 guests. If you are partial to square cake towers, this size will feed approximately 50-70 people. Remember to consider how big you are cutting your sizes. A standard cake slice is 1 inch by 2 inches so make sure you are putting that into your vision of your perfect wedding cake.

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What if you have a slightly LARGER party than this? Try looking at a 14 to 16 inch cake! With a round cake tower this size you can feed up to 100 guests! If you are just over that limit a 14 to 16 inch square shaped cake will deliver cake to about 130 guests, ensuring that everyone is happy with their scrumptious piece of heaven.

All of these cake sizes are some great head starts to figuring out the finishing touches on your special day. All you need to do next is find a baker that can make these dreams come true! Stay tuned to find out tips on how to cross that one off of your list as well!

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Until next time...

 

Article written by Charlotte Rodgers ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

Real Wedding ♥ Trudy & Matt {October 2013}

When we met Trudy & Matt, instantly we knew that working with them would be a fun experience!  "Clicking" with clients is such an awesome feeling.

Right from the start we were so impressed with how organized the bride was!  So awesome!  My job as Wedding Day Coordinator became just a bit easier :)  Aside from a few details.. we were pretty much on track for a wonderful celebration.

Come the day of the wedding... Trudy looked ah-mazing! ♥ Her gown... stunning!  Fit her like a glove!  Matt .... you looked handsome too ;)

Set at the beautiful Pines event space in Cambridge Ontario... Trudy & Matt tied the knot!

A fun-filled reception followed with group singing and impromptu poetry!  Loved it!

Take a look at the images taken by the talented photographers at Spirits Intrigued Photography.

Enjoy!

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A little sisterly love....

 

Can't forget about the groom!

A moment alone ...

The gang!

 

 


How cute are these!!!  Individual cakes as centrepieces ..... that you can dig into!

  

and now for the first dance!

Photography ~ Spirits Intrigued Photography  / Cakes ~ Just Baked

Venue ~ The Pines / Florals ~ Living Fresh / Officiants ~ Kettle Creek Weddings

DJ ~ Something Blue Wedding DJs / Invitations ~ Minted 

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Trendy Mondays - Naked Wedding Cakes!

You never want to hear the words naked and wedding cakes together but in this case it’s just an ‘undressed’ cake meaning no icing or frosting!  More brides are catching on with this wedding trend as they opt for something more rustic; popular with those going ‘green’ and who want to keep it simple.

Some may say it’s an exposed unfinished piece but we think there is something fun and intriguing about looking into the layers and fillings of the cake. You can see all the flavours, textures and decorations oozing out and there is no hiding that imperfect sponge anymore. In fact it’s quite an art!

Most naked cakes consist of fresh cream, fruits and flowers and there is definitely something about dripping sauce that makes it more enticing. Feast your eyes on these delicious looking cakes (Mouth-watering we know!)


Or perhaps you want to keep it really simple:

How about a different flavour for each tier?

We hope this has given you food for thought as an alternate choice to the traditional wedding cake!

Happy planning ladies! 

 

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Article written by Keenda Sisouphanh ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

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Textured Cakes take the spotlight!

Decadent creations that please the palette are definitely my cup of tea!  

One of the more important elements of a wedding reception that involves some creativity and planning is the beautiful Wedding Cake!

In general, wedding cakes have come a LONG way from the simple rectangular slab served after dinner.  There is SO much you can do when creating the cake of your dreams.  You can pretty much order any shape, size and colour that your little sweet tooth desires.

  Gone are the days of plain, smooth frosting.  Eye-catching textures and dimension are taking this art form to a new level.

 

Check out these AH-mazing creations that definitely "take the cake"!  

Which one would you like to satisfy your craving?  Let us know!

~ Happy Planning! ~

 

This one is so unique!!!!

 

~Tip Tuesdays~ Choosing your Wedding Cake!

Kitchener Wedding Planner PlanningWow your guests with a delicious, beautiful and memorable cake cutting ceremony, ensuring it is something worth admiring and photographing!    

The cake is one of "centres of attention" at the wedding reception (next to the bride and her dress of course!)  Make sure that you get exactly what you are looking by being very diligent in your selection.  

The last thing you want is to have a dry, crumbly cake that tastes funny.

Here are some tips to help you in choosing your "Pièce de résistance"!!                        (in no particular order!)

 

~ one ~  Know your budget limitations.  Some brides will go with fake tiers for height in the hope of saving money but bare in mind that although some cake artists will charge you less for fake tiers some may not. This is because it takes as much time to put decor on a fake cake as it does a real one. Depending on your design. explore this option as if you have a plain tier in between, you could still make a saving!

~ two ~  Provide information about your décor, colours of the flowers and dresses, room shape, menu and running order of the day to your cake artist.  If you are leaning towards a custom cake, then the advantage will be yours if you allow yourself adequate time to choose your cake.

~ three ~  Check with your venue if there are any restrictions, for example some heritage sites do not allow chocolate or berries.

~ four ~  Choose a reputable cake artist.  Ask to see a portfolio of their work and if you have a style of cake in mind, find someone who can interpret your vision.  

~ five ~  Consider shape, size (tier count), flavours, and temperature of the venue and try not to use perishable ingredients if the temperature will be an issue.  It has to taste as good as it looks so sample all flavours!  If you are having trouble deciding, perhaps you could try a different flavour for each tier?   Also, don’t forget about those guests with allergies!

~ six ~  Confirm who will be delivering and setting up your cake and at what approximate time.  You want it to arrive fresh and intact.   You don't want to see your cake sweating by the time you are ready to cut it!  Delivery + setup times can be communicated to your Wedding Planner as you are developing the timeline for the day.

A predicted trend for 2013 is shaping up to be along the lines of "classic vintage" inspired by satin materials and lots of icing!  Soft colours such as mint seem to be gaining popularity as well.  

Now for some eye candy ladies!  Hopefully one of these beautiful creations guides you to your perfect wedding cake!

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Want to break the mould from traditional tiered cakes?  Here are some alternatives to consider. Everything from cupcakes, cookies, cake pops, macaroons and even cheese.  Whatever tickles your fancy!

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Are you hungry for sweets yet???? We know we are!

~Happy Planning Ladies!~

 

Article written by Keenda Sisouphanh ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

 

~Inspired Fridays!~ Pinks and Pearls!

Today we are in a romantic mood!  Our favourite mood to be in!  

All the soft hues of pink, pearls and classic images we are seeing has inspired us to create this board which we hope ... inspires you!!

There is so much visual inspiration out there that it can be easy to get "lost" and overwhelmed.  

Take all the images in and maybe a "romantic spark" will get the wedding planning in motion!  Our personal favourite of the images below.... the beautiful cake dripping with pearls!

~ Happy Planning Ladies! ~

 

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The Cake Box - Grand Opening!

Kitchener Wedding PlannerWe are so very happy for our friends over at The Cake Box on the Grand Opening of their new location!  

Style & Elegance had the honour of being invited to the Vendors reception held in the evening on April 21, 2012.   

Having known the owners, Yvonne & Rob, for a number of years now and having The Cake Box be the cake artist of some of my wonderful clients, we can say first hand that we are huge fans of Yvonne's work and trust her with our clients to do a fantastic job. Here are some photos we snapped during our evening at The Cake Box this weekend!

Don't be surprised if you walk away hungry from looking at these visuals! 

Enjoy!

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Red Velvet.  Chocolate Caramel.  Pistachio.  How do you choose?????

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A sea of cookies!!! 

Cookies.... Coffee...... and more cookies!  Have to keep everyone munching!

    

   

We even got to try our hand at some decorating!

 

LOVE the storefront!

Florals by Sandra Elizabeth Florals ~ Catered by Appetizingly Yours

   

Entertainment was provided by a great up and coming local band... Safe As Houses.

And finally the ribbon cutting ceremony!

Congratulations to The Cake Box on their new home!

One concern we had when we left was....who was going to eat the last one?

 

Enjoy your week everyone! 

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Fashion Inspired Wedding Cakes!

Here's another idea that all the brides out there can incorporate into their wedding day!  Wedding cakes inspired by their very own bridal fashion! 

Ruffles, florals, drapes, patterns.... the possibilities  are endless!  It's just another element to your day that can tie in your overall theme.  The flow of all the details involved with your wedding is key to accomplishing your vision.  

We had trouble deciding which appealed to us more - the cake or the dress!?!??!  

Which inspired style appeals to you?

 


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Last but not least, how elegant and regal is this lady.  Princess Grace.

 

~ Happy Planning! ~

 


National Chocolate Cake Day!

I just found out it was National Chocolate Cake Day!  How could I not have known that!  

In honour of this day (*big smile*) I am showcasing some of my fave chocolate creations!

I think I may be making a trip the refrigerator now for a midnight snack.....  


Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Look at the detail on this one!

This one is different!

All I need to say is YUM!

Love this next one!  Clean lines and just enough details.

This next one would be perfect for a vineyard style wedding!  Complete with a wooden crate!

Now just because it's "National Chocolate Cake Day", doesn't mean that cupcakes should be excluded!

Check out this recipe that will just satisfy your sweet tooth! 

 

~ Happy Planning! ~ 

 

♥PINK WEDDING INSPIRATION♥ DAY 9

Well we have finally reached the inspiration that REALLY peaks my interest.  

My favourite part of the wedding reception - The Wedding Cake!  Oh how I love this part!  ♥ ♥ ♥

These pieces of art a reflection of the bride & groom's style and taste.  Designs can range anywhere from the simplistic statement piece to the grandiose masterpieces that are favourites of the rich and famous.  

We haven't even begun to talk about what's inside these creations!

YU-MMY!

Which one is your favourite???

 

Look at this intricate work!  What talent these cake artists have!

How fun is this one!

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