Saturday, July 25, 2009

Rocket Cake

Rocket Cake, originally uploaded by CakesByShara.

Lots of fun non wedding cakes this weekend I think this one turned out better than I thought it would.
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Buttercream cakes look different than fondant cakes.

Many Brides always ask me if I can make buttercream look like fondant, the answer is a resounding NO! My feeling is buttercream can be made smooth, but it always seems to show more imperfections than fondant. It will also melt under the heat of the sun. I saw a cake once at a famous hotel in town, they had a beautiful buttercream cake under the glass Atrium it was winter and the buttercream roses were melting away from the heat of the sun! Real buttercream melts at 84 degree's it also will melt under hot spotlighting, Most outside weddings are held in June, July. and August, the baker must use a buttercream and shorting ratio for outside weddings or they must do a Swiss Meringue icing that is a little more heat stable but both still melt easy. Here are some examples of my buttercream cakes all works are mine. It is important that you know what your bakers buttercream cakes look like. Next blog will be about fondant cakes.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bird Nest wedding cake?

I found the trend toward birds is growing in cakes How many people have used birds themes in your wedding this year or will next season?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Plum was the topic color of a Bride in passing.

OOOO My wedding Color is Plum! I heard one excited bride to be at the Weddings the Bridal show today so I thought I would dedicate my blog to plum Inspiration boards. When I think of plum something makes me happy maybe because we will see a change from the black white and yellow we have been seeing in the past two years.

I am excited to see these colors and I have my first wedding cake coming in January 2010 with a beautiful Ivory and Plum combo. Brides let me know your wedding colors this year and we will blog about them!
Looking forward to so many new color pallets this coming wedding season.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Back Yard Weddings 2010 trend

Backyard weddings and family gatherings will be a trend next year due to the economy. I think we will see brides budgets continuing in the manner of 2009, which means we need to offer creative solutions.

Backyard weddings need a back up plan like a tent in case of rain and plenty of seating, you will need folding chairs and possible inside seating for elderly that may become overwhelmed by the heat.

Something to think about is your cake.

This one is a rent a cake it was made for a outside wedding and worked beautifully.

Cupcakes are a great option for a outside wedding because they can be set up late by family members.

As you think about your wedding plans next year consider your budget, cupcakes can be purchased for $3.00 each on average and wedding cakes start at $4.25-5.95 a slice on average rent a cakes can be $200.00 to rent with sheet cakes starting in some places for 1.25 a slice. This can allow you to spend more on the things that you find important like photographers, Videographers, A wedding Planner still is important even if you have a wedding at home they can take the stress off your day.
Happy Caking!
Cakes By Shara

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Purple and Gold

Hi Everyone,
I would bet our next color trend in Nashville TN will incorporate Purple and Gold or Purple and Orange. I am already seeing some inspiration boards displaying these colors. I have also seen purple and green and orange and silver. I expect to see pops of color this year as Nashville is always just a little bit behind the New York trends each year.

I am looking at a beautiful wedding season full of colors. Remember it is possible to save money on a custom cake if you rent it ask us about this possibility. Let us know if you like these colors for you wedding or if you are using it in some other fashion we really want to design cake that fit the current color trends.

Gray Photography Photo Credit a Cakes By Shara Cake.