Deciding on a wedding cake was hard, especially as we had already chosen to go with a dessert station filled with our favourite cakes, think gooey chocolate cake, black forest gateau and a raspberry and white chocolate number that was to-die for, but I just felt without a cake that it wouldn’t feel like a wedding but just a regular party, and basically I like any excuse to eat cake!!!
The last thing I wanted was traditional, nothing else about our wedding had been and I think having a traditional tiered wedding cake would have looked plain wrong, but I knew that I needed something that could act as the centrepiece to the dessert bar. So after a marathon Pinterest session I decided that a cupcake tower would be perfect, and that having a New York theme would really tie-in with our destination wedding.
I had thought that going down the New York route was going to be easy, I was wrong, so many bakeries just want to do traditional and aren’t really interested in thinking of something creative as well as delicious, well that was until I found Two Little Cats Bakery, thanks to the wonders of Twitter, and even more miraculous they were local in Cambridge.
What I loved about Two Little Cats Bakery, other than the fact their cupcakes are heavenly, has to be their creative approach to each project they take on, they really took my ideas and used our wedding invitation to create something so cool, I nearly, I say nearly didn’t want to eat any of my cupcakes. They created little mini hotdogs, statue of liberty’s, big apples, as well as placing the New York skyline from our invite onto the top cutting cake. Stunning isn’t enough of a word, I was so blown away by the craftsmanship of our cakes.
As well as them looking magnificent they tasted amazing as we picked all our favourites from their extensive list of flavours, which I love as they are twists on classics. Like the lemon meringue, it is more than just a lemon cupcake it has lemon curd, crushed meringue pieces as well as the most dreamy lemon buttercream, oh my I am getting hungry just thinking back to this beauties. We wanted to offer our guests some variety so we also went with vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, Neapolitan, and cookies and cream, which everyone loved. To top it all off them we went for a carrot cake as our top cutting cake as it is the groom’s favourite.
With most bakeries I spoke to my order was considered so small that they didn’t really want to put the effort in, which is the last thing you want to hear when you are planning your special day, Two Little Cats Bakery was the complete opposite as they were so excited about being part of our celebration, and I really thinking that shows in their work as all our guests only had positive things to say about our cupcake tower.
If you are bride in the Cambridgeshire or Hertfordshire area you should totally head on over to Two Little Cats Bakery and check out their amazing gallery of work, which I love includes my wonderful tower, and trust me your guests will be pleased you did as their cakes are so incredibly tasty, I kind of wish we had given them our whole dessert bar to cater!!!
I know it is the New Year and I am suppose to be thinking healthy but I think after all that reminiscing I might have to order a cupcake box to keep the memories alive!!!