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Single Tier Wedding Cakes.

Boy do I like a good-looking and finger lickin’ cake. So when it comes to weddings, I give a high five to those who have spent the time and effort to design one that’s truly their own – none of that fake mockup cake that the hotel venues give you to fake cut. How unromantic. It’s one of the many ‘rituals’ in Hong Kong weddings that I will never ever understand.

It’s true that many typical Hong Kong guests don’t have a sweet tooth (especially amongst the older uncles and aunties) and some couples just aren’t big cake fans, thus the reluctance to get a customised wedding cake that may only be eaten by a few. Instead of a multi-tiered wedding cake, why not go for a simple single-tier that’s easy on the wallet and one that won’t go to waste? Dress it up with cake toppers, fresh fruit or flowers to give it more life. Remember, the whole point of the cake cutting ceremony (if you’re having one) is to symbolise your new life as Mr. & Mrs.; not to start it off with pretence.


A piece of history: Traditionally, the multi-tiers were only done by Royalty and the top tier usually kept for the couples’ first baby’s christening or their first anniversary. 


Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Sweet & Saucy Shop, Paper Pony, Kurt Boomer Photography via 100 Layer CakeEliza Claire Photography via Love My Dress, Call Me CupcakePobke Photography via Style Me Pretty

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The almighty oreo, milk’s best friend. Remember the commercial teaching you how to eat it? First you twist it, then you lick it, then you dunk it. If you want to relive your childhood or you’re still a big fan of the chocolate cream-filled biscuit, incorporate it into your dessert bar or even have it as your wedding cake. How? Simply stack them up in a circular mould in different sizes and create as many tiers as you please. Decorate with flowers or a cake topper to give it some colour, unless you’re aiming for a dark brown and white theme. Already got the cake (look at you the ever organised bride)? Try out the latest fad, the oreo pops, for your dessert bar, table centre-piece or as an edible wedding favour. All you need are some lollipop sticks, candy melts and you can dip away. Sweeeet.


Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Bridgey Widgey, Leah Naomi, Your Cup of Cake, Sweet Millies, Storkie, Enjoy! Bespoke Events

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Dessert Bar: Cheesecake Cones

On a rainy day like today, what better way to spend it than to make yourself a cheery looking cheesecake to perk you up. Pipe cheesecake batter into mini ice-cream cones for a creamy and delicious treat. Experiment at home first before you serve them at your summer wedding dessert bar. It’ll be a hit with guests of all ages.

Where to buy the ingredients?
Most of them can be found at any supermarket but for a wide selection of sprinkles and other decorations, Complete Deelite will be your go-to shop.

Cheesecake Cone Recipe (courtesy of Sprinkle Bakes)
Serves 8-10
1 cup + 2 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 oz. cream cheese, slightly softened (should still be a little cold)
Seeds of 1 vanilla bean or 2 tsp. vanilla extract
8-10 sugar cones (or other ice cream cones)
Multicolor nonpareils

  1. Pour heavy whipping cream into a large bowl and beat on high speed with an electric mixer. Gradually add in half the granulated sugar and beat until soft peaks form.  Add the cream cheese and beat again, gradually adding the rest of the granulated sugar.  Add vanilla bean seeds or extract and beat until stiff peaks form.
  2. Transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large star tip (Wilton star tip #133).  Pipe batter into cones and into a large swirl on top like soft-serve ice cream.  Sprinkle with multicolor nonpareils. Refrigerate until ready to serve.  You could also freeze them for an extra frosty treat.

Tip: To make these extra colorful, dip the rims of the sugar cones in melted white chocolate then into multicolor sprinkles. Place them on parchment paper and allow them to harden before filling with cheesecake batter.


Photo credit: Sprinkle Bakes

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Cake Push Pops. The New Trend.

Move over cupcakes, your latest frenemy ‘cake push pop’ has entered the world of sweet treats and is bringing a shot of 80′s to 2012. Playing on the idea of retro push pop candies, these cake push pops are layers of of cake and frosting that are fuss-free. Just push and take a bite. Your creativity is boundless; from cinnamon rolls to smores, the push pops are easy to make, look irresistible and fab at a dessert bar. Here’s a little DIY project for your wedding, you trend-setter.

Push Pop Containers: You can buy these from Cakes and Kids Too on Etsy as they ship worldwide. Unfortunately, I haven’t managed to find a supplier in HK but if any of you do, please send them across this way!

Recipe can be found @ Gourmet Mom on-the-Go. Told you it was easy. 

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Sonny Sbranti via Hostess with the Mostess, One Charming Party via Tutto Bella, Tip Junkie via Best Friends for Frosting, Cupcake Project, Kyle Dreier via Edible Crafts, Best Friends for Frosting via A Season to Celebrate, A Bite of Delight

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Wedding Cake Alternative: Popcorn Cake.

Are you a cinema lover or a popcorn fanatic? Serve your guests a popcorn wedding cake instead of the traditional fruit/victoria sponge cake or the over-used cupcakes. So fun. So delish. You can even make it yourself and save some moolah. I bet you’ll be the first.

Recipe: http://cookiesandcups.com/popcorn-cake

Photo Credits: Cookies and Cups

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DIY: Homemade cupcakes.

If you’re looking to bake your own cupcakes or cookies for a homey and personalised wedding, look no further than Ming Makes Cupcakes for some delicious recipes. Oh but try not to eat them all before your big day, will you?

Photo credits: Ming Makes Cupcakes

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Let Them Eat Cake.

The cupcake trend has been around for a good 3+ years and  it doesn’t seem to be dying down. In fact, why should it when you’ve got great looking and equally tasty cakes? Last week, we had a peek into Let Them Eat Cake‘s studio in Central to see what made Sharon’s cupcakes so unique. Sharon is the owner and cupcake extraordinaire and is full of creative buzz. Coming from an interior design background, the inspiration for her cupcakes ranges from wallpaper (!) to fashion magazines which she then artistically translates to her cupcakes. What’s great is that she genuinely loves what she’s doing and this is reflected in those delicately adorned cakes; so pretty you almost feel guilty eating them! Once you do go past your guilty conscience, the cake which comes in vanilla victoria sponge, chocolate or lemon and is only made with natural ingredients, is a bite of moist yet light goodness complemented by a thin layer of fondant that isn’t overly sweet.

Let Them Eat Cake Signature Cupcakes (Photos by Bridelicious)

Let Them Eat Cake - Victoria Sponge (Photo by Bridelicious)

Choose from their range of signature cupcakes for your wedding cupcake tower or as a sweet favour or better yet, have them tailor-make the cupcakes for your big day. Do you have a colour theme in mind? Or are there certain flowers that you like? Have them incorporated into your wedding cake for a personal touch; just make sure you give Sharon some time to design, bake and decorate your cakes. It’s no easy task hand-making anything let alone a few hundred edible flowers and just to give you an idea of the hard work that’s involved, the hydrangea cupcake takes about 2 hours to decorate. Now, that’s a whole lot of love put into one cake.

Let Them Eat Cake - Bespoke Designs (Photo by Bridelicious)

Let Them Eat Cake - Hydrangea Cupcake (Photo by Bridelicious)

Price (dependent on design):

Mini-cupcakes range from HKD15up

Regular signature cupcakes range from HKD30up

Very detailed and intricate cupcakes e.g. Hydrangea Cupcake range from HKD90up



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Wedding cake with a twist

We’ve all had sweet wedding cakes before and in the last few years, more and more cupcake wedding towers but how about something a little different, a little unconventional yet equally tasty? Many have done the cheese wheel cake, so what’s next? Here comes the pork pies. A meaty affair with lots of substance, it’ll definitely surprise your guests and save you some money too. Wedding cake served as a starter – who’d have thought?

Photo Credit: Brays Cottage Pork Pies