Florentines Cakes - is based in Constantia in Cape Town.
We specialise in Wedding Cakes in Cape Town, South Africa and the surrounding areas.
We will Create the Perfect Wedding Cake:
When designing a wedding cake for you, we listen to your ideas, incorporate your colours and present you with something that will make your wedding day an occasion to remember!
With so many different types of cake to choose from, like chocolate wedding cakes or simple wedding cakes, a modern or traditional wedding cake, we can offer you various wedding cake
ideas to create your perfect cake!
Below are a few of the Wedding Cakes we have created
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Everyone’s taste varies:
Some want a wedding cake that is Simple and Elegant, while others are looking for a cake that is Decadent and Exotic.
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What you put on the top of your wedding cakes is becoming a popular trend. These are known as wedding cake toppers. Most people are looking for something traditional like a a flower arrangement or thenormal representation of a bride and groom in formal wedding attire, but modern weddings have embraced more variety in design and significance.
Wedding Cakes: Couture Ideas & Trends
Wedding cakes today are expected to look gorgeous, fit in with the overall wedding theme, and taste eye-rollingly good. Here are some of our favorite trends. Unlike the cakes of the past which were treated solely as towering eye candy, cakes today need to be play a number of roles: They have to look gorgeous, fit in with the overall wedding theme, and taste eye-rollingly good.
Trend 1: Calligraphed Cakes
Pretty scrollwork and delicate design isn't just for stationery. We are turning out cakes with beautiful designs, reminiscent of the most formal wedding invitations imaginable. The key to a stunning scrollwork cake is in the colour -- this design works best with light hues and dark contrast. Choose a light fondant base for the cake and add scrollwork in black.
Trend 2: Clean and Classic
Outlandishly frosted confections are a thing of the past. These days, many couples are opting for clean, classic designs, many of which mimic bridal gown fabrics or detailing. Understated yet whimsical designs, such as cakes covered in blush-coloured frosting and punctuated with tiny silver-dusted polka dots or pale blue-fondant frosted cakes studded with chocolate-brown sugar flowers, are all the rage.
Trend 3: Bold Graphic Flowers
Flowers will always be a classic, but trendy to-be-weds and cutting-edge cake designers are rethinking floral cake add-ons by going beyond the classic cascade. The most of-the-moment cakes are accented with supersized blooms -- think anemones, dahlias, and mums. Have them clustered on the first tier for a showstopping topper or used as bold accents on each and every tier.
Trend 4: Creative Cake Toppers
These days, the cheesy bride and groom cake topper just doesn't cut it. Instead, cake jewelry, such as floral pins and heirloom brooches; chocolate molds with your monogram or wedding day motif; and antique cake toppers, like the ones your parents used on their cake, are making their way to the tops of cake tiers. If you're looking for something a bit more funky, consider a gingerbread bride and groom cake topper.
Trend 5: Fresh and Flirty
Fresh flowers continue to be a popular adornment for wedding cakes, though sugarpaste flowers are still holding their own. Unfussy, simple blooms are replacing the more frivolous flowers; today's most fashionable flowers include roses, orchids, calla lilies, tulips, and gardenias. Daisies are also becoming popular, due to their light and cheerful appeal. Simple embellishments such as Swiss dots, single rose petals, curving scrollwork, and family monograms are also setting the standard, as personalization continues to be very popular at weddings.
Trend 6: All in Good Taste
In the world of flavours, we're seeing rich chocolate-covered confections in all their cocoa-coloured glory shirk their "grooms cake" beginnings and take center stage. There are fabulous fruit flavours setting the scene: pineapple, exotic marion berries, wild cherries, passion fruit, mango, and blood orange mousses. Couples are also pairing cake courses with other sweets -- classics such as tiramisu and apple pie are making their way to the dessert table too.
Wedding Cakes: A Guide to Cake Shapes
When it comes to choosing the right cake shape, it's imperative to keep your wedding style in mind. Here, the most common cake shapes and decorating tips for the taking.
While some might think the shape a little plain, the simplicity of a round cake provides the perfect backdrop for textures and colours.
Decorating tips for the taking: There's no need to hold back on decor with a round cake. Stunning ideas: an allover quilted or pleated pattern; embossed fondant in the shape of your wedding day motif or monogram; or a colourful cascade of sugar flowers.
A square cake is the modern alternative to a round cake -- perfect for couples looking for something different but not too over-the-top.
Decorating tips for the taking: Play up the shape as little or as much as you want. Soften the hard edges with elegant touches like sugar flowers, pastel colours, and paper-thin embellishments. Or, emphasize the shape by outlining each tier in ribbon.
Often referred to as "scalloped," this shape has a flowerlike appearance. Play up the petal shape for a garden wedding, or use the shape on the bottom tier of a round cake to add interest.
Decorating tips for the taking: To keep the cake from looking too bold, go light with the add-ons to complement and draw attention to the unique shape. We love a white-on-white cake with a burst of colourful sugar flowers to top it off.
This six-sided wonder is the creative answer to a modern square cake. With such a striking appearance, you'll want to keep the adornment clean and simple -- the shape itself brings a lot to the table even without any decoration.
Decorating tips for the taking: Outline each tier in buttercream pearls, accent with fresh or sugar paste green cymbidium orchids, or keep it completely free of decor, save an heirloom or flower cake topper.
This shape has serious attitude. While it's sure to make a bold statement at your wedding, consider the overall style of the day -- it's perfect for a funky loft or restaurant, but won't work as well in an elegant ballroom or country club.
Decorating tips for the taking: Stray from anything traditional like flowers, and play up the unique design with plenty of funky add-ons and bold colours. We recommend diamond fondant cut-outs in a bold mix of colours.
South Africa Venues for Weddings
Cape Town weather and spectacular beaches make it a perfect location for weddings.
We have had requests for Spring,
Summer and even Winter Wedding Cakes!
Some other cake designs we have been asked to make include
bridal shower cakes, Cupcake Wedding Cakes, designer, fondant, funny, monogram cakes, Square Wedding
Cakes, suitcase, 1 tier, 2 tiers, 3 tiers, 4 tiers, 5 tiers, unusual and Unique
We make Deliveries to the following Locations
We have made deliveries to various Wedding Venues at the locations below. Delivery prices will depend on the on the distance that needs to be travelled to deliver your wedding cake.
Bakoven, Bantry Bay, Camps Bay, Clifton, Fresnaye, Green Point, Hout Bay, Kommetjie, Llandudno, Misty Cliffs, Mouille Point, Noordhoek, Oudekraal, Scarborough, Sea Point
Bloubergstrand, Century City, Melkbosstrand, Milnerton, Table View
Cape Town City Bowl:
Cape Town Central, De Waterkant, Gardens, Higgovale, Oranjezicht, Tamboerskloof, Vredehoek, Waterfront
False Bay Coast:
Clovelly, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, Muizenberg, Simon's Town
Bellville, Durbanville, Parow
Bishopscourt, Claremont, Constantia, Kenilworth, Kirstenhof, Newlands, Pinelands, Rondebosch, Tokai
Gordon's Bay, Somerset West, Strand
Betty's Bay, Elgin, Gansbaai, Grabouw, Hermanus, Kleinmond, Malgas, Stanford
Langebaan, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay, Shelley Point
Franschhoek, Paarl, Riebeek Kasteel (Riebeek West), Robertson, Stellenbosch, Tulbagh, Wellington, Worcester
Tell us where your wedding venue will be and we will let you know if delivery is possible.
Ideas for your Wedding Cake:
Of course - our number one priority is to give you the Wedding Cake of your dreams, so if you see something you like or have an idea for something totally new and unique, please don't hesitate to email us and we can arrange for a time to meet.
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