FAQs and expert advice about cakes

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Kent Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourkent.wedding


A seasonal slice

A seasonal slice

Q. What flavours and style of wedding cake would you recommend for an autumnal wedding?

A. Blessing Enakimio says: Autumn is a great time of year to showcase warmth, combining the outdoors and in by incorporating seasonal leaves in all shades of brown and orange. Popular flavours for your big-day bake will be chocolate – not just plain but boozy, spiked with your favourite tipple! Other autumnal favourites include orange sponge cake, spiced apple, salted caramel, red velvet and spiced pumpkin.

For the finishing touch, opt for a rustic look with a naked bake stacked or spread out on a table. Decorate with seasonal fresh fruits and flowers, and adorn the cake table in pumpkins filled with flowers. Alternatively, have a tiered iced showstopper, embellished in brown and burnt orange trimmings.

If you're keen for your sweet centrepiece to stand out, why not try some crown cakes? These are individual iced treats that can serve as favours as well. They're great piled high in a tower topped with a single cutting cake.

Blessing Enakimio, Blessing by Blé


Showstopping treats

Showstopping treats

Q. My husband-to-be and I both have a sweet tooth, but aren't necessarily fans of sponge cake. What would you recommend as an alternative to a traditional wedding cake?

A. Chelsea Prior says: A dessert table can be a fantastic alternative or addition to a wedding cake. If you're keen to offer your guests something different and want to stick to sweet options, ask your cake designer to create a beautiful styled table filled with delectable treats such as iced biscuits, brownies, macarons, honeycomb, meringue and cakesicles.

Another alternative, popular for us last year, was my homemade doughnut tower. With a small cake on top for the traditional cake cutting ceremony and then a delicious tower of freshly made glazed doughnuts, this option is perfect for sweet toothed doughnut lovers.

Chelsea Prior, Chelsea Buns Cake Design

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