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Heather L. Horton
Heather L Horton is the owner of Sweet Designs Cakery in Pittsburg, KS. With many years experience in the kitchen combined with a bachelors degree in Fine Art and a Masters Degree in Communication, Heather and her team are more than qualified to create the best Classic and Contemporary confections out there on the market! Voted Best Bakery in the 4States Area Sweet Designs Cakery is heading full steam into their fifth year of business and continues to have fresh and exciting ideas in their field. Whether you want to walk in and just grab a treat on the go, or order a custom cake for any of your special occasions Heather and her staff can help you out. Open Tuesday - Saturday, Sweet Designs Cakery can be reached at 620-231-2253 or at www.SweetDesignsCakery.com and on Face Book!
Cookies, Cakes & Sweets
2013-02-01 08:32:15
Cake ideas and tips for 2013! Part 1
A-Hello and congratulations to you both on your engagements! Given the fact that you are wanting to go on the non-traditional side (kudos to you for stepping out of the box) you want to be sure that the very first thing you do is contact your cake designer well in advance! This is a good idea for any bride & groom; making sure your baker has your date available. Given that there will most likely be two cakes with two sets of ideas/wants/needs, your cake artist will want ample time in order to plan and execute your creations. Giving your designer enough time, you are allowing additional time to enhance creativity and no doubt this will result in a better looking, tasting end product for you! This goes for all cakes: Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc. It's said, the early bird gets the worm. In this case the early bird gets a big fat juicy worm! Even if you are doing it yourself you want to be prepared and plan well in advance. This relieves stress so you can enjoy your big day! Let's talk cake design. First, start off by identifying a common thread; such as Rockabilly or colors. This will help in making both cakes match each other, but also be unique to the individual couple. It's nice to start with neutral colors, like black and white, then build on that. If black and white are on both cakes then the accent colors can be different, but keeping the styles similar. For example red, black and white are great together, still remembering to keep it simple. These colors can be romantic, dramatic, sophisticated or over the top. They are very versatile; more readily available to find decorations, flowers, ribbon, etc. If one couple leans towards the romantic side, their cake could be white all-over with white lace piped on and accented with large red roses. A monogram can be done in black with the couples initial. For the second couple, which are a little more on the rockabilly side, their cake could be done in black fondant or modeling chocolate, white lace sticking out from behind cheetah print ribbon, and a red heart with black monogram. Each of these cakes would be dramatically different in look but they would match because you're using the same colors, flowers, both having monograms and the same cake decorator would be making them. If you don't want two separate cakes, create a bigger single cake and half it down the middle; decorating the two different sides in your style...now that would be non-traditional! Next month we will continue with a few more ideas (Including 3D cakes) and other ways to make your dual wedding a success. Remember to PLAN AHEAD (for you and your baker) and HAVE FUN!
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