Your Surrey Wedding - February/March 2023 (Issue 99)

DELECTABLE delights Meet local cake makers The wedding cake: sweet treat, reception dessert or showstopping centrepiece? Who’s to say it can’t be all three? Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, the big-day bake has been an enduring tradition and wedding stalwart since couples first said: “I do.” Its origins are thought to date back to Ancient Rome when a cake of wheat or barley was broken over the bride’s head to signify good fortune. Thankfully, you won’t be forced to wear the delicacy today, so it’s something that’s well worth thinking about. The modern cake maker is more versatile than ever and can whip up a sweet showstopper big enough to take the place of your wedding breakfast dessert, or be served at your evening reception. So, it’s with their showstopping styling quality in mind that we bring to you a showcase of local talented cake makers. MEET HOLLY BORDON FROM HOLLY DOLLY CAKES | If you’re looking for a wedding cake maker who you can trust to create your dream cake, you can be confident that our team here at Holly Dolly Cakes will take care of you from the first initial enquiry right through to setting up your wedding cake on the big day. We are a family-run business that collectively has 25 years of professional experience in the patisserie and cake industry. We’ve used all our experience to ensure our recipes are absolutely delicious. If it’s on our menu, then you can trust that we love it and it’s a recipe that we use for our cakes at home. We use free-range eggs, real butter and vanilla bean extract, quality Belgian chocolate and our favourite jams and curds. Our formal training and experience in professional culinary environments, ensures a high standard of production throughout the process, from baking the perfect sponge right through to meticulous details and a flawless finish. We are committed to providing a fully seamless and stress-free service, and all our wedding bookings include a cake tasting box, an online consultation, delivery and set up (if within our delivery area). Fondant cakes will also receive a sketch of the final design. If you don’t yet know what sort of cake you’d like, we will talk through it with you and help you design the perfect cake for your wedding. We will give different ideas, advice and options for the theme, size and even weather! If you already have an idea in mind, we can work together to find the best way to translate your vision into cake form. I have extensive experience in all styles of wedding cakes, from novelty-themed weddings to romantic sugar flower cakes. Whatever your theme is, we can create a one-of-a-kind creation for your wedding. CAKES 67