Monday, March 28, 2011

Wedding cakes have become a detailed, eye catching part of every wedding reception.  Each Bride is looking for a cake that will stand out and be described as unique and different! Whatever your wedding look, there’s a cake to match.  Gone are the days of heavy, cumbersome looking pieces.  I’m sure we all remember those oh so lovely, fountains and stairways,…but today’s wedding cakes are full of details, color and amazing flavor.
   For our first feature, I went over to visit Linda Kelsey of Kelsey’s Kakes to chat with her regarding the eruption of designer wedding cakes for brides, and sometimes grooms ;).  Linda has been designing wedding cakes for over sixteen years, realizing she had a special talent after making her first Train cake for her son’s birthday.  Her style is recognizable within the LaSalle-Peru and surrounding areas.
Linda says one of the most popular trends she has seen recently has been “square wedding cakes and using colored ribbon that matches the color theme of the wedding.”
 When I asked Linda what advice she has for Brides when choosing their wedding cake, she explained, that it’s not necessarily advice she would give, since she wants the Brides to choose what they want! However, she will tell Brides to stay away from crazy tri-colors or something that might seem a little “too much”. You never know what the bride and groom are going to want, Imagine if you can a Ballerina and Construction cake adorned with Tutu’s and Tools.  When it comes to cake styles, it seems Kelsey’s Kakes has done them all.  From, small personalized birthday cakes to elaborate and elegant jeweled wedding cakes. She works hard at bringing your vision to life while creating a cake that doesn’t loose the quality in taste. 
One of the biggest misconceptions is that Brides sometimes think that to get that look of a gorgeously smooth cake, they must resort to using the ever so popular fondant.  Linda Kelsey uses butter cream and her cakes and designs are in one word, Perfect!

If you’re interested in ordering a wedding cake through Kelsey’s Kakes, plan ahead two-three months or you can just decide your wedding date based on Kelsey’s Kakes availability….she’s that good!  

My 30th Birthday Cake =)

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