Images by Gooch & Gawler.
So last Friday we brought you a Gin Bar and this week we’re serving up cake! We know what makes you tick…
We’re currently swooning over award-winning London based cake designer The Enchanting Cake Company and their stunning wedding cakes which are almost too pretty to eat (almost!).
The Enchanting Cake Company specialises in creating magnificent, truly bespoke cakes and dessert tables that become the centrepiece of events, using only the finest ingredients sourced from around the world. A commitment to exceptional flavour ensures the designs look and taste spectacular. The extensive flavour options are ever evolving based on client preferences, including classic favourites such as Tahitian Vanilla Bean and Lemon Drizzle to more exotic sponges infused with Caramel Dulce de Leche and Masala Chai tea.
Ramla offers a truly bespoke service far exceeding what is traditionally expected of a cake designer. A contant source of ideas, inspiration and support throughout the wedding planning journey, The Enchanting Cake Company work closely with not only clients and planners but other suppliers such as florists, stylists, venues and caterers. This closeness allows them to draw inspiration from wedding details such as décor, invitations and flowers to create show-stopping cakes that are the perfect interpretation of the wedding theme.
Ramla is offering our readers 10% off wedding cakes that are booked by the end of the 2017 using the exclusive discount code COCO2017.
Read on to discover the story of founder Ramla and her top tips for choosing your wedding cake… Also just click in to any photo to see the name of the cake, the price and the number of portions it provides!
Notes from Enchanting Cakes
I started my journey into the wedding cake business just over 3 years ago having left behind a career in dentistry. I always had a passion for baking and art from a young age but decided to pursue a more practical career before my creative side took over again! In 2013 I decided to take the plunge and make it a full time business. The more artistic and creative nature of the job suited me much better and I very quickly ventured into the world of wedding cakes.
I was drawn to the opulent statement style wedding cakes and started designing my first collection. I love working with brides and bringing their ideas to life, from the very first consultation I spend time with the couple to understand their vision of their big day and design something truly unique for them. I love how no two cakes are ever the same. The bespoke nature of the design process means every cake is unique to the couple and even when choosing a classic design there is always some personalisation for the couple.
We offer a wide range of wedding cakes and dessert table options including an extensive flavour list with the popular classics but also some unique options such as masala chai and mango & passionfruit. Our award-winning designs are elegant, feminine styles with a touch of luxury and opulence. Our most popular designs are heavily influenced by florals and touches of gold.
Our latest collection – the Fairytale Collection, is based on 4 popular fairytales drawing inspiration from the stories and translating them into elegant designs with a subtle nod to the origin. The Jasmine Collection features deep berry colours and exotic flowers with gold lustre and sequins whereas cool grey tones and icy influences in the Freya Collection, which is based on the Snow Queen, make this perfect for a winter wedding.
From the initial design consultation to the delivery of the wedding cake, we want our clients to feel that they are closely involved in the whole process and that their wedding cake is a perfect centrepiece for their big day. We also want our clients to have a stress-free experience so we will liaise closely with other suppliers such as the florist and the venue to ensure that the delivery and set up of the wedding cake goes smoothly and everything looks perfect on the day.
Our prices start from £500 for a 3-tier cake, and more details are available on our website. Clients are invited to book a consultation where we can talk through design options whilst trying some of our popular flavours.
Top Tips for Choosing your Wedding Cake
Take into account the surroundings – a grand opulent venue can really dwarf a cake so make sure the size and style of the cake matches the surroundings. Also take in to account the placement of the cake table. It’s disheartening to see a beautiful show stopping cake placed in a dark corner of the room where it won’t be seen by anyone or has a terrible backdrop for the photos.
Use your wedding as inspiration for the design – It may sound obvious or simple but using elements from the rest of your wedding will help to tie in the style otherwise the cake may look out of place. Be sure to share the venue, décor, floral and centrepiece designs with your cake maker along with any other inspiration and trust them to make a design which will compliment your whole wedding.
And finally keep an open mind and try new things – You may be set in your ideas but I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had clients come in for tastings adamant they want a particular flavour and by the end completely changing their minds as they preferred something else! You may be surprised when you look through a designer’s portfolio and start talking through some ideas to find that concepts you hadn’t even imagined are a possibility.
Coco Exclusive Offer
The Enchanting Cake Company are offering 10% off wedding cakes that are booked by the end of the 2017 using the exclusive discount code COCO2017.
They are now taking bookings via their website www.theenchantingcakecompany.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0203 488 2608 and is available for UK-wide consultations or at the South London Studio.
Prices start from £500.
Lots of love…