Christine & Duncan's Wedding Planning Blog: The Cake

New Zealand Weddings magazine Win Your Dream Wedding Winners - Christine Bronkhorst and Duncan Kearney - share their wedding planning story through a series of blogs. This one is all about the Cake. 

    Early on in the planning process for our big day, we booked an appointment to meet Angela from Sweet Bites Cakes .

    Sweet Bites Cakes are located in an easy to find little corner shop in an industrial area in Henderson. As soon as you open the door you are welcomed with the sweet and comforting scent of fresh baking accompanied by laughter and happy chatter from their busy kitchen. The smell of freshly baked cake immediately put smiles on our dials.

    Angela was such a delight to work with. We were particularly overwhelmed this day, having only been a week or so into the process and Angela quickly picked up on this and assured us that everything would come together. She was patient, understanding and had a calming presence that all brides and grooms to be will appreciate!

    As soon as Angela placed the beautiful little cake samples down on the table in front of us, Duncan was straight into them and within seconds had tried the chocolate, Passionfruit and Vanilla flavours she had prepared. One thing we absolutely love about Sweet Bites is that they offer an incredible range of Vegan and Cruelty-Free cake options, which was a must for us being a vegan couple! There is not a flavour they can’t make vegan giving us so many amazing options to choose from.

    We decided on a 4-tier vegan cake with layers of dark chocolate, Passion fruit and Lemon with a vegan vanilla buttercream icing and we cannot wait to devour this on the night and know our guests will love it just as much as we will!

    Tip: When going into a cake shop, there are usually an abundance of books with pictures of styles, colours and themes. To avoid being totally overwhelmed by all the amazing option, make sure you do a little research beforehand and go in with a bit of an idea of what you may like. This will make your meeting with you Cake designer productive, giving them a starting point to work with you in creating your perfect cake.

    Find Christine and Duncan's full wedding gallery in our new issue - out now!

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