Unique Wedding Cake Maker – Sophie From Red Robin Cakery
Super excited to share the first in a series of my wedding friends!
This series will focus on wedding suppliers who have I worked with, who have been recommended by my couples and are real people who are independent wedding suppliers working crazy hard in the wedding industry.
First up is the amazingly talented Nottingham cake maker – Sophie from Red Robin Cakery.
I first worked with Sophie at the Hazel Gap Barn wedding of Casey and Glenn the cake and presentation were stunning, the cake fitted perfectly the style and feel that Casey and Glenn wanted for their wedding.
Something that both me and Sophie have in common is the feeling that we get when we get an enquiry through, when that little email pops up; to say someone has taken the time to get in touch to have a conversation about potentially hiring you for their wedding – its an amazing feeling and Sophie puts it far better than I can!
Every single order we get through, means the world to us. That’s why we put all the love in the world into every cake we make. Our small business means you aren’t talking to a big, corporate company about your dream Wedding Cake, or your Daughter’s 1st Birthday Cake – you’ll be talking to me, designing with me and having your cake delivered by me.
Ever since I started my documentary wedding photography business I have always been on the look out for wedding suppliers who hold the same values and passion for their work as me.
I believe that people buy from people, Brides and or Grooms want to work with and support people who are 100% committed to each and every wedding and not see each wedding as a number.
Sophie as an independent Nottingham wedding cake maker; designs, makes and delivers all her wedding cakes in person to make sure that you 100% happy with her wedding cake creations – this type of service is 100% aligned with me in my belief that each and every wedding is special, for us suppliers it might be our 30th wedding of the season, but for our couples, it’s their one and only wedding and that’s why we put all our love and attention into each and every wedding.
As part of this series of sharing with you some of my wedding supplier friends, I have asked everyone to share some tips on what to be looking for when looking around at wedding suppliers; so here are Sophie’s tips on what to look for when planning your wedding perfect wedding cake.
Top 5 Tips On How To Choose Your Wedding Cake
Chose Your Style
There are so many different designs for wedding cakes, and it can all be a little overwhelming. The first point of call I would suggest if you have no ideas in mind is to start on Pinterest. Pin any that catch your eye and then take a look at the sort of style you seem to like. It could be a naked cake, semi-naked, buttercream or fondant.
Pick Your Design
All styles of cakes have lots of options with the design too. Try to fit your cake into your venue and theme so that adds into your decoration. If you have a barn/rustic wedding, add foliage or fresh flowers to bring in an element of nature. If you have a theme, like Disney, your cake is a great place to run wild with this. You don’t have to just have a 3 tier white cake!
Choosing The Right Cake Maker
Choose your cake maker after you have chosen the type of cake you want. The world of wedding cake makers features a lot of different talents and specialities. Some makers focus on intricate fondant cakes with lots of sugar work, others focus on natural, semi-naked style cakes. Your end product will vary depending on the maker’s speciality.
The Right Flavour
Once you have your cake maker, see what flavours they do and get some samples/go for a consultation. I find that choosing the flavour and which tier to have as which flavour is often the thing that takes the longest time, but it is the most fun!
Something which often gets neglected is how you present your cake. A cool cake stand or some foliage around the base of the table can really help your cake pop. Don’t spend money and time on cake design and let it get lost in your reception room, let it become a focal point. There are so many options, from cake hoops, spirals and arches. Speak to your cake maker or venue stylist about what they think would look good.
Final Words & Contact
I hope you liked this first wedding friends blog post, I have plenty more coming in the next weeks and months – but before you go I just wanted to share the contact details for Sophie and her amazing wedding cakes – please mention me when you contact Sophie!