We refer to Thursday’s as “Assembly Day” for wedding cakes. This is the day cake tiers are leveled and filled with an assortment of delicious flavors. Today we assembled between 15 and 20 tiers with fillings such as: strawberry cream, lemon curd, black raspberry chambord, white chocolate mousse, peanut butter, and chocolate ganache. The cakes are then crumb coated with buttercream frosting and placed into refrigeration.Tomorrow begins the next step of the assembly process; frosting and decorating.
Typically more time and energy goes into baking and assembling the cakes than the elegant decorations that adorn the frosted tiers. We take great pride in making delicious cakes that people are eager to sink their teeth into.
What Is The Difference?
Working with people from ALL walks of life I encounter a lot of confusion regarding cake terminology, and rightfully so. Each Cakery seems to have their own method, format, and assembly of cakes. I hope to help you understand the difference between our SHEET, LAYER and TIERED CAKES, as well as, how they are most beneficial to your event or celebration.
SHEET CAKES are comprised of a 2” high cake, baked in a rectangular pan. They can be decorated for your special event OR scored. We refer to SHEETS by their DIMENSIONS, since they are NOT standard quarter, half and full sheet sizes. There are 3 size options to choose from, posted on our cake menu. Sheet cakes are not typically filled, BUT we do offer a filling as an upgrade. Costs will vary depending on the size of the sheet cake. Adding a FILLING requires cutting the cake horizontally and creating room for a flavored crème, preserve or frosting to be incorporated. SCORING the cake simply means the cake is pre-marked into servings, with a small decoration on each piece. SCORED CAKES are often used for larger parties where the DECORATED CAKE will not provide all the servings needed for the event. Ease of cutting and serving sheet cakes makes them appealing for those events where guests will be serving themselves.
LAYER CAKES are comprised of 2 layers of cake with a flavored filling OR buttercream frosting (sandwiched) between them. These cakes are referred to by their diameter. A typical layer cake is 4 1/2” high. We offer various shapes and sizes, which are posted on our cake menu. LAYER CAKES tend to have more visual appeal than sheet cakes and allow for more design work on the sides. Small LAYER CAKES can be cut into wedges (like a pie) BUT our layer cakes are larger and we recommend cutting them into slabs measuring approximately 4 ½” H X 2” D X 1” W. Ask for a cutting guide when you pick up your order. These cakes are better cut and plated for your guests rather than self serve. LAYER CAKES have a formal presentation and are used for those special occasions that call for celebration!
TIERED CAKES consist of multiple layer cakes of different sizes stacked on top of each other like a traditional wedding cake. Tiered cakes must be handled with TLC and prefer to be transported on a LEVEL SURFACE. We allow pick up for small tier cakes BUT we recommend delivery service for anything over 45 servings. There is structural support placed in ALL tiered cakes with a dowel rod through ALL tiers and into the baseboard. We will help you get your tiered cake situated in your vehicle but after that, she is ALL yours. PLEASE drive cautiously!!
KITCHEN CAKES are layered sheet cakes that INCLUDE a flavored filling and are frosted, but NOT decorated (other than borders). These cakes are tailored specifically to weddings. KITCHEN CAKES are not displayed, but held in the prep area with your catering staff. The beauty of KITCHEN CAKES is their affordability & presentation. What guest would prefer a plain sheet cake to an elegant cake with yummy flavors bursting from between the cake layers?
As trends change, so do parties and celebrations. Welcome to the world of newborns! GENDER REVEAL celebrations have become the all rage in the past several years. These parties are typically thrown by the parents of the expected arrival, and are often more intimate affairs including close family and friends. We are seeing more and more ways to announce the arrival of the newbie into the family. From cakes batters that are colored to fillings that provide the clues to… what will be! We often have the honor of knowing the sonogram results before YOU, and the family. Bring your creative thoughts and ideas to the drawing board and we can begin to design the cake that reveals whether to expect a BOY or a GIRL!
BABY SHOWERS are generally thrown for the first time Mommy-To-Be. These events call for a bigger celebration and provide another reason to have CAKE! Designs will vary according to the color scheme and theme of each party. Therefore, we like to customize these cakes to coordinate with nursery themes or party invitations.
Rosie’s Baby Shower Cake
BABY SPRINKLES on the other hand, are held for the second or later children that follow. Although these events are not usually as large as the original baby shower, they still provide the opportunity to share CAKE! Be sure to plan your celebration with us in mind. We would be honored to provide you with your child’s first ROSIE CAKE!