I'm excited about our featured guest today...the beautiful and oh-so-talented Anne Heap of Pink Cake Box. Anne's specializes in custom wedding cakes...cookies.... and cupcakes....her work has been featured in countless wedding publications AND she has been featured on Food Network Cake Challenge....Way To Go Anne! Anne also has a fabulous blog...make sure you check it out!!
Anne took a little time out of her busy schedule to stop by the cafe and share a little "411" with us on Pink Cake Box and I'm so glad she did...so without further ado...I give you Anne....Enjoy!
The beautiful Anne Heap!
TBC: What is the best part about your job?
AH: Seeing the customers faces light up when they see their cake for the first time!
TBC: What has been the highlight of your career to date?
AH: Participating in the Food Network Challenge....(both the good and bad parts of it!)
TBC: What are the most popular flavors among your clients?
AH: Chocolate with Raspberry Chambord and Red Velvet/Pink Velvet with lemon cream cheese.
TBC: What are some of the questions that you ask a bride during the initial interview that help decide on the design of her wedding cake?
- What colors will be used?
- What types and colors of flowers are you using?
- Is there a theme for the wedding?
- Is it an informal or formal event, (indoor or outdoor)?
- What does your dress look like?
- Do you have something specific in mind?
- Will there be other desserts, and where will the cake be displayed?
TBC: What time-line should a bride give herself when looking for the cake designer?
AH: The time-line depends on the size of the wedding and the design of the cake. If the couple has a large wedding or are looking for an intricately designed cake, then they should ensure they start their search early. Generally speaking, I would recommend a few months - ideally at least 6 months before the big day.
TBC: What details of the wedding play an important part of the design of the cake?
AH: The flowers, colors, location of wedding (indoor versus outdoor), the couple's personalities and preferences, and of course the budget.
TBC: There are so many beautiful cakes to choose from, what advice would you give to a bride when trying to decide on one.
AH: Usually I'll tell brides to choose elements from cakes and then I'll work to incorporate those design elements into the cake. We also get inspiration from the couple's invitations, i.e . monogram, colors, decorations.
TBC: What should a bride look for when choosing her cake designer? I have had some of my clients tell me that the cake was beautiful but the cake wasn't good or that it tasted great but it wasn't a pretty cake.
AH: They should look for a designer with a large portfolio, testimonials from customers and of course tasting samples of cake. The designer should listen to the client's needs and be willing to work with them.
Now let's check out some of Anne's beautiful designs......
The "Blooming Wedding Cake" was featured in Elegant Bride magazine...So beautiful....simply charming Anne...I love it!
Now how cute is this..........
Yes...it's a cake...this is so amazing guys!!!
Anne...thank you for stopping by the cafe today...your work is truly stunning.....my only wish is to be able to taste them all!! We look forward to your next visit at TBC...have a wonderful wedding season!