Confectionary Designs is a boutique bakery located in Northern NJ, specializing in custom cakes, cookies, and pastries. Please visit us at http://www.confectionarydesigns.com

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Choosing a Wedding Cake Flavor - NJ Cake Bakery

Wedding cakes are often the centerpiece of the decor of your reception. And although your guests may be impressed with the appearance of your wedding cake, what they will remember most is the taste.

Selecting flavors for your cake should be one of the sweetest parts of planning your wedding. Can you think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than sampling a few slices of several delicious cakes?

Finding the right bakery to work with is the first step in selecting the flavors for your wedding cake. Many bakeries will charge a small fee if you wish to taste specific flavors. Often this fee is deducted from your final cost should you decide to order from them.

Have a good idea of what your wedding menu will be like when you go to your tasting, so you can tailor the cake to the rest of the meal. For example, if your meal is focused on Spanish flair, how about a rich vanilla cake with dulce de leche or a guava filling? Or maybe a cake with hints of ginger would be a perfect ending to an Asian feast.

Think about choosing a flavor that might have personal meaning to you and your beloved. Was your first date over coffee? Perhaps a mocha filling. Is your fiancee Italian? A fresh cannoli cream may delight him.

Don’t be afraid to stray from basic flavors such as vanilla and chocolate. Some of the more unique and complex flavor combinations we like are:
  • Coconut cake striped with key lime curd and vanilla bean filling. This cake is not only a delicious pairing of flavors, but it also looks amazing when plated .
  • Dark chocolate cake with coffee buttercream and almond toffee bits. The crunchy toffee offers an unexpected yet delightful texture.
  • Vanilla cake with banana cream and passion fruit filling. The combination is so very refreshing and perfect for a summer wedding.
     
You may also want to serve more than one flavor of cake at your reception. This can be accomplished by having a groom’s cake in addition to the wedding cake. Traditionally, groom’s cakes are a richer flavor like chocolate, red velvet, or a dense fruit cake. Of course, you could just choose the groom’s favorite flavor! You may also request your baker to make each tier a different flavor. This can often be done at little additional cost.



About us: Confectionary Designs is a boutique bakery located in Bergen county New Jersey NJ. Our specialty is creating custom cakes for all of life's occasions. We work with you every step of the way in creating a detailed and delicious wedding cake that you and your guests will remember!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Girl's Birthday Cake - NJ Bakeries




At Confectionary Designs, our NJ Bergen county based bakery, we love creating these pretty cakes for little girls. We made this cake for a special little girl turning six. She asked us to make her a cake 'like a wedding cake!'



Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Elegant Birthday Cake - NJ Cake



Click here to see more of our custom birthday cakes!

I love working with our clients on creating just the right cake for their special occasion. In the cake above, the client gave me just two requirements: 1) black and white, and 2) elegant!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Birthday Favor Boxes




How cute are these favor boxes for a dinosaur themed birthday party? We purchased the gable boxes from PaperMart, created a custom label for the birthday boy, and filled each box with a dinosaur cookie, a chocolate #7 lollipop, and a decorated cupcake.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

"Under the Sea" Baby Shower Cake - NJ Bergen County Bakery

A very sweet welcome to baby Levi! We were thrilled to make this baby shower cake for a special couple. We usually create a sketch for our clients but in this case the father-to-be created the sketch and sent to us. We loved his design and enjoyed making all the sugarpaste elements, including the baby crab and boat.