May 12, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake!

So, I am as guilty as the next bride of sitting in front of the tv with Food Network on drooling over the fabulous fondant cake creations on shows like Ace of Cakes or Cake Boss... and thinking to myself... "Wow.  I would LOVE a cake like that for my wedding but there couldn't possibly be a baker that talented in the Triad."


I am so happy to report that the "cake veil" has been lifted for Greensboro! 

Meeting with Chloe Lee of Cakes by Chloe was a blast the other day.  She is so sweet and down to earth, but she definitely has a great sense of style.  We talked about her training at Le Cordon Bleu P√Ętisserie & Baking Program at Scottsdale Culinary Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona, her Greensboro roots and her process for making the perfect cake for your perfect day.

Cake advice for the local bride:

3-6 Months Out
Go ahead and lay the foundation of your wedding before you go cake-shopping.  Details about decor, time of day, event space, dress and flowers play a large part in the overall asthetic of your wedding, and therefore cake.  This is why waiting until 3-6 months til the wedding is the perfect time to have your cake consultation.  Come to you consultation with elements of your style that the baker can work with and be inspired by.

Inspiration is Everywhere
Let your cake be a representation of who you and your betrothed are.  Have fun with your cake and be open to the baker's ideas and suggestions.  They are the expert, let them turn your thoughts into a masterpiece.

Cake Should Taste as Good as it Looks
Are you having a sit down dinner with steak and red wine?  Then maybe you should consider a Chloe's Chocolate Grand Marnier cake with a richer flavor.  Or for a outdoor Spring wedding with passed hor d'oeuvres and Champagne, try the Lemon & Lavendar.  Make sure your cake flavor matches with your menu.

Why I love Cakes by Chloe
One meeting with Chloe and you will be sold.  The girl only uses the absolute freshest ingredients and makes everything from scratch.  She doesn't skimp on design or quality and that is most important when it comes to your big day.  She has a flair and a style that is so unique but knows how to turn a simple cake into a work of art. 

To view more of her fabulous creations, visit her website and become a fan on her Facebook page. 

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