Are you planning on baking your very own cake for the big party coming soon? Is this your first time baking a cake? No matter how much (or how little) experience you have with making cakes, it never hurts to discover some new ideas for baking great cakes. This article will provide tips to help you do just that – baking cakes that are perfect! Let’s get started!Read More
31 Aug 2012 14:34:28
21 Aug 2012 15:30:41
Are you excited about your wedding cake, but concerned that it may be too expensive? Believe it or not, making highly decorative wedding cakes is not that difficult -- once you have a little bit of experience! This article will provide you some very helpful tips for decorating your own beautiful wedding cake! Let’s get started.Read More
14 Aug 2012 15:15:01
Is your little one finally turning a year old? Are you unsure about how to celebrate this big event? For such a joyous occasion, consider making a 1st birthday cake that your whole family will remember! This article will guide you through some great ideas about having some memorable first birthday cakes. Let the party begin!Read More
7 Aug 2012 14:59:04
Is there a special occasion coming up in your life that requires a truly memorable cake? Perhaps you are having a get together with your football team to celebrate winning the big game, and want a cake that looks just like a football. Perhaps your little son’s birthday is coming up, and he wants to have a cake with an edible spider man character on top. Whatever the special occasion may be, there is a unique novelty cake that suits the event perfectly. This article will discuss the enjoyable idea of having novelty cakes for your next big event. Let the party begin!Read More
1 Aug 2012 13:52:56
The big day is coming up, have you picked out the perfect wedding cake yet? Have you at least decided on what kind of cake to get? If you are still undecided about what is the best type of cake to get for the wedding, then this article is for youRead More
16 Feb 2012 09:15:27
When it comes to wedding cakes in Essex, we know exactly what is required to create your dream cake. With more than 18 years’ experience of making wedding cakes in Essex, we fully understand how important the wedding cake is to the bride and groom.
Our wedding cakes are real show stoppers. Made to our customers exact wishes, we can create a masterpiece fit for a royal wedding. Any design, shape, flavour and idea can be achieved, whether the happy couple want a traditional fruit cake with a bride and groom cake topper, to a more elaborate and modern creation that incorporates that bridal party’s colour-scheme.Read More
3 Jan 2012 12:04:29
Traditions of the Wedding Cake
The tradition of serving cake at a wedding goes back to Roman times and certainly no wedding today would be complete with a wedding cake.
The Romans started baking savoury cakes, made from wheat and salt, which would be part-eaten by the groom during the ceremony. The rest of the cake would be broken over his bride’s head to symbolise his dominance in the marriage and also to bring good fortune and long life.Read More
30 Nov 2011 15:49:12
The birthday cake is, quite rightly, the star of any birthday celebration meal and nowadays we look to really capture the personality of the person celebrating the birthday in cake form. The nature of the cake is usually kept as a surprise for the recipient and great thought has been put into its design.
To ensure that you get the perfect birthday cake the first question you need to ask is how many people the birthday cake needs to feed? This of course depends on whether you are throwing a huge party for a 21st birthday or are just having a quiet family celebration for a handful of people.Read More
12 Nov 2011 12:46:22
History of the Birthday Cake
Always the highlight of any birthday party, the origins of the birthday cake date back to Ancient Roman times where flat rounds made with flour, nuts, yeast and sweetened honey were served up at special birthday celebrations.
The ritual spread throughout Europe and in the 15th Century bakeries in Germany began making one-layer cakes for birthdays and weddings.Read More
6 Oct 2011 16:34:50
6 Oct 2011 16:12:53
It is always a good idea to shop around to compare prices and quality, as the prices vary wildly from shop to shop for what appears to be the same cake. Searching around takes time, effort and in the end costs you money, most cake shops and bakers work to a 10”+8”+6” formula with a 3” depth, make sure you find out what is included in the price.Read More
6 Oct 2011 16:06:56
Everybody knows somebody that makes cakes, and it sounds like a good idea that the time when they suggest to make the cake for you at a “cheaper” cost.
But….buying your cake from a home cake maker there is no guarantee that you will get your cake on the day, and often cost more that if you went to a specialists cake shop like Leigh Cakes or your local bakers, as we are able to buy the ingredients in bulk and have several members of qualified staff making the cake so it does not become a long drawn out process.Read More
6 Oct 2011 15:52:46
It comes round every year Christmas and you are faced with that dilemma, buy or make your own Christmas cake, it would be much more satisfying to bake you own and decorate at, but busy mums and dad's sometimes just don't have the time.Read More
6 Oct 2011 15:25:15
So you are thinking of purchasing your cake from a supermarket?
Most supermarkets do wedding cakes, but there range is limited to a basic range with very little colour options, and are sold to you by staff who do not make cakes and have no experience of cake making and what actually goes into making a cake.
Do you really want to put the most important day of your life in the hands of school leavers?Read More
6 Oct 2011 14:19:37
Having been making cakes for the wholesale sector for the past 15 years and not getting the credit that we deserve for all of those thousands of cakes that we’ve made, thought it about time we did some advertising to the retail market, so the Wedding Guide was duly summoned
(a must have booklet for all brides).
Did you know that last year 6400 brides registered in Essex to get married and Leigh Cakes produced 1200 Wedding Cakes within EssexRead More
6 Oct 2011 01:00:00
Over the years we have found a wedding fare is a good place to get ideas for designs.
We have found most exhibiters at these Wedding Shows are small specialist shops and the lady that makes cakes at home, and it’s a good opportunity to show of there products, but these shows are not cheap to attended for the cake maker such as ourselves, (see our wedding cakes) on average it cost about £250 per show plus your own publicity material, plus making cakes for the display, transportation, then there is the staff cost.Read More