Here goes, probably sticking my neck out but really cannot warn our couples enough about wedding cakes and this is an actual from one of the weddings here this year,
a classic nailed it.
So advice, warning, whatever should I call it?!
I was involved in this wedding as the stylist and designer and worked with the bride on many elements of her wedding day.
There was a lot of attention to details, colours and design from the stunning outfits to the florals. We created beautiful paddle fans and a lovely Hand of Fatima table seating plan, had all the accessories to style up the cake table including stands and blush sequin table cover.
But, and a big but. I was not involved in the cake making decision.
On the day the planner was having kittens and whipped me down to the kitchens to show me the cake which had been dutifully copied by the catering company from the bride's photo sent to them.
There were no words to be honest with what was presented to me, it was a huge slimey pulsating mess of almost quite neon colours and was so huge it would not fit on the pretty pink cake stand we had bought to present it. There was no way it was going to blend nicely with the blush sequin table cover our bride had hired, all I could do was pop in her cake topper and wonder what the outcome was going to be.
So my advice, if you want a beautiful wedding cake book a professional cake designer and don't rely on the catering company to create the cake of your dreams, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise.
We all know it often comes down to budgets and if you think the catering company is capable of creating a masterpiece then of course this will save you a cost of approx 500 euros which a professional cake maker would charge to create something as beautiful as the above photo.
I would certainly recommend asking to see photos of previous cakes the caterers have made and perhaps photos of what was actually requested and the outcome before you commit to letting anyone other than a reputable and professional cake maker make your dream cake.
I am not going to name or shame just warn potential couples, check out the cakes!