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How to have the perfect wedding cake
11 Jul 2016
It’s finally happening. He’s popped the question, you’ve set the date, and now you’re racing full tilt ahead toward your wedding day. But amongst the Pinterest boards, wedding magazines, stationary samples and dress designs one important question remains – what kind of cake will you be cutting into at the end of the night? Luckily, there’s a team of Brisbane wedding cake experts at your disposal to help you answer that question. Hidden away in Albion is Vanilla Pod Specialty Cake Kitchen, a veritable wonderland of sponge cake and buttercream frosting. This delicious family run cake business has been making weddings and other special occasions sweeter for just over 11 years, with a cute and quirky café in Ascot as well as their specialty kitchen. Using nothing but fresh, locally sourced ingredients, from free range eggs to creamy Australian butter, as well as a whole lot of love, they whip up dessert creations that will almost outshine the bride (almost). From naked cakes to cupcake towers, these frosting artists can do it all. Book a private appointment (with the other half – this is the best part of planning a wedding after all) with their team of cake specialists and you’ll soon find yourself seated at their cake testing table with an array of cupcake samples in front of you. Depending on your preferences (and whether you’re a vanilla sponge or all out chocolate mud cake kind of couple), you’ll nibble your way through the likes of raspberry and rose white chocolate mud cake, red velvet butter cake or chocolate sponge with salted caramel cream – and don’t worry gluten free brides and grooms, they’ve got cakes for you too! Each of the cupcakes will even come with different frostings, so you can make sure every detail is just how you want it. You’ll talk size, layers, decoration, colour scheme – even whether you’d prefer a gold or silver base. The best part (other than getting to shovel cake in your mouth of course)? They take care of delivery, contacting the venue to organize storage and even how far ahead to take cake out of the fridge. So all you have to worry about on your big day is making sure there’s enough room in your wedding dress and groomsman suit for a second slice. Even if you’re not in need of a Brisbane wedding cake, put your birthday party, engagement party or baby shower cake in the hands of the experts and get in touch with Vanilla Pod Specialty Cake Kitchen. Words by Ranyhyn Akui Top image by Juddric Photography Keeping the G&G up to date with all the latest news requires a lot of double lattes, so we occasionally need to give out some sponsored love. But rest assured that we only work with businesses that we think are really nifty, as the sponsor for this post is!