99% of the time, we sit down with the bride and/or groom to design their wedding cake from the inside (flavors), out (decorations). However, we are sometimes contacted by out-of-town brides and design the cake via email or phone conversations.
In July, Ashley and Juan drove from Georgia to get married in St. Petersburg. The reception was held at the Parkshore Grill, and Ashley asked us to create her wedding cake. She sent us a photo of a cake she liked and some samples of her wedding colors, and we took it from there!
A couple of weeks ago, we had the honor of creating a wedding cake for Kristin and Emad. Their wedding ceremony was held at a church in Plant City, and then the guests all traveled to the Palmetto Club in Fishhawk Ranch for the reception.
The Palmetto Club was a gorgeous location, and we’ve added it to our list of recommended wedding vendors. Beautiful!
Groom’s cakes are traditionally used as a way for the groom to express his personality at the wedding reception. However, they’re being used in different ways more and more. For example, some couples choose to let the groom have his spotlight at the rehearsal dinner where the groom’s cake is the only one served. And other brides love to surprise their groom with a cake suited to his personality. While the groom’s cake is always smaller than the wedding cake, it is a great way for the bride to show how much she loves her man.
Back in March, Jennifer surprised her new husband at their reception with this Red Sox-themed cake:
This just in: We now have online profiles on The Knot, Wedding Channel, and Wedding Wire. That means when you are using these top online wedding planning tools, you can find our profile! And after your wedding, you’ll be able to post reviews of your cakes so other brides can find us too. We are excited to be a part of these amazing wedding resources!
View our The Knot/WeddingChannel.com profile here.
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Here’s a beautiful wedding cake we had the honor of creating a few weeks ago. We sat down with the bride and groom months ago to design the cake, and Vanessa, the bride, had great vision!
These days, wedding cakes don’t have to be iced with white buttercream and adorned with white ruffles, flowers, etc. You can go bonkers with the decorations! Here’s a great example of a wedding cake that’s totally out-of-the-box.
But just because you don’t HAVE to have the traditional white wedding cake doesn’t mean you can’t if you want to. A couple of weeks ago, we created a cake for Kristina and Rich for their wedding at the Bilmar Beach Resort on Treasure Island, FL.
Kristina wanted to keep the cake clean and simple. And she wanted to incorporate pink and some sparkle!
This cake is a real beauty! The bride and her Mom found us at the Great Bridal Expo in October 2012, and they already knew exactly what they wanted the wedding cake to look like. They found a cake by and wanted it replicated almost exactly.
As always, we sat down for a cake consultation & tasting, and everyone left happy with fully bellies! Here is Jennifer’s completed wedding cake:
At Ph.D.-serts, we take our cakes seriously – especially wedding cakes! When you contact us about our wedding cakes, here’s the process we go through:
1. We sit down with the bride and groom to design your wedding cake from the inside out. This means, we bring cake & filling samples – yay! And we pick your brain to find out what kind of style, mood, theme describes you and your wedding. By the time we finish our initial meeting, you will leave with a fully designed wedding cake.
2. We sketch out the cake and send the sketch and wedding cake order form to you for review. You can review it on your own time and discuss the details, without the pressure of us sitting there next to you.
3. You return a signed copy of the order form with a $100 deposit to hold the date of your big day.
4. Two weeks before your wedding, we’ll contact you again to make sure you still like the cake we’ve designed. We also get a final head-count to ensure that you’ll have enough cake to feed everyone at the reception. At this time, the remaining balance of your cake is due.
5. The week of the wedding, we get to work creating your dream cake! We work with your reception venue to set up a delivery time and deliver the cake before any of your guests arrive. We will leave the cake table “picture ready” so that is the last thing you have to worry about!
Here’s an elegant, classy cake that would be perfect for almost any wedding:
Katie and Ryan are classic Disney fans. They wanted their wedding to reflect that without screaming “MICKEY MOUSE!”
Instead of numbering their reception tables, they labeled them with some of the classic Disney kisses off of this poster:
And they wanted to incorporate the images on the cake as well. So here is the cake we designed together: