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Just because the air is cool and the daylight is less, it’s always wedding season in Michigan. The designs can be more unique based on current trends or whatever the bride and groom want. Mixing colors with flowers provides many different ideas for each cake. Here are a few examples.
The next bride chose a dramatic contrast between the base icing and the flowers. The results were fabulous!
Your wedding cake is as unique as you are. Let your imagination run wild and let us design something very special for your wedding day. Party Cakes, Inc.–Simple But Elegant every time.
Every bride has a vision of how her wedding cake should look. Sometimes it is large and sometimes it is small. Here at Party Cakes, we help the bride achieve her goal without hurting the bank account too much. That is to say that we are budget minded.
This pink vision was the center of attention for a bridal shower but could have easily been modified to a larger size for a two or three tiered wedding cake.
Not a day goes by without an email from a curious customer who wants to know if we can make a specific cake design. It could be anything from a child’s birthday theme like Dora the Explorer, or even a cut-out crown-shaped cake for their little Princess to a full scale castle complete with moat and drawbridge. Or what about the customer who wants baby blocks for a shower cake? And they send photos! Some photos are “DIY” people who dabble in cake decorating as a hobby. However, some are photos from cake stores in New York, Las Vegas and Baltimore asking…can we do that?
The only limits for your cake design from Party Cakes are your imagination and your budget. Some designs can only be constructed or created by using fondant icing. Yet others can be made with sculpted butter cream icing. It all depends on what you want and what you are willing to pay for. Some 3-D cakes are limited in size due to the cakes we will use to create the design. For example, we recently created a 3-D Yoda for a groom’s cake. His whole body was made from four eight inch cakes, stacked and supported like a wedding cake. But Yoda’s head was made from rice krispie treats, molded and covered with fondant icing.
When a customer writes to us about their design concerns, they need to include the following answers to the following questions:
1. When is the party? The more complicated the design, the more time we will need to prepare. If you need it tomorrow, please pick up the phone and call us!
2. How many guests are you serving? We may have a great design for a two tiered cake but you may only need to serve ten people.
3. What is your budget? Please be realistic. If you want a tennis shoe shaped cake, don’t be surprised when we quote $400 for the work.
4. What is your theme, child or adult? If the party is weeks or months away, we strongly urge you to come into the store and view our photo books for some ideas. If you keep an open mind, we will design your cake based your needs and theme.
5. Please send your name and phone number with the email! If this cake is urgently needed within five days, we would rather speak with you personally so that we get all the details and quote you a price immediately.
Because Party Cakes is a custom-design specialty cake store, every cake is baked and decorated specifically for each customer. No cookie-cutter designs here…unless you want 25 cakes to all look the same. The Cake Lady bakes, makes icing, cleans and decorates every day and does not sit at the computer waiting for emails to appear on her screen. If a customer needs an answer immediately about a specific design, they are strongly urged to call for a phone consultation.
Yes, we can do that! Call Party Cakes, Inc. at 248-541-CAKE (2253) today. Business hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 am to 5 pm, Fridays from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. We look forward to speaking with you and “serving” your cake needs.
With just a one-day notice, brides can receive free cake and icing samples from Party Cakes in Berkley along with a color brochure and wedding cake pricing information. One free “Drive By Tasting” per bride and please remember to share it with your groom. We have great ideas for those on a budget…and those who are not. And we welcome all ideas: traditional, contemporary, and even cupcake trees for a not-so-formal affair. Call Party Cakes at 248-541-CAKE (2253) to schedule your “Drive By Tasting” today.
Michigan Wedding Cake Design on a Budget
Wedding cakes can be very expensive but Party Cakes will keep your budget in mind when designing the cake. With the use of ”faux” layers, additional height can be added to the cake. Then the cost will substantially drop by suppling double layer kitchen cakes for the additional servings needed to accommodate the number of guests at the reception. Sometimes it is not even necessary to supply a piece of cake for every guest because the venue may offer an additional dessert complimenting the wedding cake. So the bride can save more money! The “faux” layers are made from styrofoam and are decorated like the real cake layers. If the bride chooses to return the “faux” layers, she will be rewarded with money. Call Party Cakes in Berkley, MI at 248-541-CAKE (2253) for more information on how to save money on the wedding cake.