Last weekend my Mom and I went to the Swiss Maid Bakery for a wedding cake tasting. Tony and I don’t particularly like cake so I brought my Mom to help me decide on the flavors. We might not like cake, but we both love ice cream so we’re also going to have an ice cream cake (more info to come).
I didn’t know the Swiss Maid Bakery made wedding cakes until my Mom and I saw them at the McHenry County Bridal Show a couple of months ago. The women running the booth at the Bridal Show were super sweet and right away I knew I wanted them to make my wedding cake.
The Bakery had a table set up with a photo album of wedding cakes for us to look through while we waited. Then they brought us a couple of trays of cake and fillings to try. We tasted the white, chocolate, marble, yellow, and red velvet cake flavors and butter cream, chocolate butter cream, ganache, whip cream, and cream cheese frostings. They also had butter cream, mocha, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, and custard fillings.
We fell in love with the yellow cake and butter cream and quickly knew we had winner. The cake was soft, spongy and not overly sweet. Since my wedding cake will have three tiers, we decided each layer would be different. The bottom (largest layer) will be yellow cake, strawberry filling, with butter cream frosting. The middle layer will be chocolate cake with custard filling, and the top layer will be marble cake and chocolate butter cream as the filling.
I have been going back and forth on having a sweets table. At first, I loved the idea of a candy bar, but with the limited space at our venue and the cost of all the candy and candy dishes, I finally decided against it. The Bakery makes beautiful frosted butter cookies and they will decorate them to match the theme of our wedding. I’m not 100% sure this is what I want to do for our favors, but it’s a nice option to have.
At the end of the tasting we met with Ashley, the manager and she was a huge help and super friendly. I didn’t know the exact look I wanted to go with, but we walked out the door with a pretty solid plan.
What does your dream wedding cake consist of?