Choose Your Style of Cake…
Most cakes prefer a cool environment of 22C however fondant covered cakes and semi-naked cakes are slightly more tolerant of our temperatures.
When choosing your style of cake, bear in mind that your cake will have to sit out for quite some time until the cutting ceremony, this can be up to six hours or more. Ideally the placing of your cake should be in coolish environment and out of direct sunlight.
My blog post, Planning your wedding cake is a mine of information and well worth a read before choosing your wedding cake.
A buttercream cake is one that is completely covered in a buttercream frosting. .
Buttercream cakes are very heat sensitive and don’t like our hot South African climate. They are not suitable for outdoor weddings or for venues without air-conditioning.
Fondant Covered Cakes
Fondant is a sweet sugar paste that is used to drape over cakes providing a wonderful smooth finish to your wedding cake. It is the perfect base on which to decorate.
My fondant covered wedding cakes all have a sub-structure of white chocolate ganache so as to ensure smooth sides.
Unlike buttercream cakes, fondant covered cakes can stand up to the heat a little better.
Ganache Covered Cakes
This type of cake is covered in rich chocolate ganache made using couverture chocolate. You can choose between white, milk or dark chocolate.
A semi-naked cake is one that has a thin covering of buttercream or ganache with some of the cake underneath showing through.
You don’t have to follow the crowd for your wedding. You can choose to celebrate our South African heritage with a koeksister cake. Delight everyone with a stand of macarons or blow people away with a decadent croquembouche.