How To choose Your Wedding Cake: Interview with Claire and Dan from Peboryon

Cake designer: Peboryon
Cake designer: Peboryon

We have the pleasure of interviewing Claire, a wedding cake expert from Peboryon. Claire brings a wealth of experience in creating delightful wedding cakes, and she’s here to share her insights on the crucial task of choosing the perfect cake for your special day. Whether you’re in the midst of wedding planning or simply curious about selecting a wedding cake, Claire’s advice will prove invaluable.

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Interview with Claire and Dan from Peboryon

Cake designers: Clare & Dan from Peboryon
Events Atelier: Could you tell us a little about Peboryon?​

Peboryon: We are an award-winning wedding and events/occasions cake studio with over a decade of discretely delivering high-end and custom-designed cakes across the UK and sometimes beyond. We are best known and most sought after for our wedding cakes, but we make cakes for all kinds of events.

Events Atelier: How far in advance should the wedding cake be ordered?

Peboryon: This is something we are asked a lot. And our answer is always the same, as soon as possible. This is especially true for weddings and larger events where a lot of work will be involved. However, you don’t need to decide precisely what you’d like to secure your date with us. We will discuss your wedding or event with you and give you a starting point quote. Once the booking fee is paid, we will work closely with you and your planner to design the perfect cake. But get your date booked in, as good cake makers will get booked up fast. Then you can sit back and enjoy making all those sweet decisions.

Cake designer: Peboryon
Cake designer: Peboryon
Events Atelier: What is the process like when a client approaches Peboryon without a fully-formed idea of their wedding or event cake, and how do you guide them through the decision-making process?

Peboryon: There’s no right or wrong way to choose your wedding or event cake. Sometimes, clients come to us with their fully formed ideas, but most do not. We are well used to that, so don’t worry. We will ask a few key questions and work with you. It’s a process and one we won’t rush you into. We often ask what comes to your mind when someone says ‘wedding cake’ to you. What do you visualise it looking like and tasting like? What are you drawn to when you are looking at cakes? That’s a great place to start.

Cake designer: Peboryon
Cake designer: Peboryon
Events Atelier: How can you offer guidance and tips for couples when it comes to selecting the perfect wedding or event cake?

Peboryon: Well let’s break it down. First, have a good chat with your cake maker; we love a good cake chat! And remember, you don’t need to know precisely what you want right at the beginning. We, and we guide you through.

– Think about how you want to serve the cake. Will it be part of the meal, as dessert? Or will it be served with coffee or as part of a buffet etc.? This is useful for working out the size of cake you need. 

– Start collecting ideas. These don’t have to be images of cakes, although that’s useful too. But colours and textures, florals you have in mind. Knowing the venue can also spark ideas, the décor or architecture. Pass these ideas on to your cake maker. We can then work our magic.

– Think about the overall feel you’re planning for the day/event and if you want the cake to blend in or to stand out. 

– What cakes do you like to eat? That’s a good starting point for deciding on flavours. There’s a list of flavours on our website, but it’s the ones we do most often. Don’t feel constrained; always ask if there’s something more specific you’d like. 

– Get personal. We love to include our client’s personalities and stories in our designs. I painted the couple’s pet hamsters onto the wedding cake once because they wanted them included in the celebration. 

– Pick our brains. Ask all the questions; there’s no such thing as a silly question. 

– Communicate all your ideas and dreams about your wedding or event. Not just the cake but the whole thing. This is especially useful if there is a theme to the day. 

– Don’t be afraid to send us back to the drawing board. We won’t be offended if you don’t like the first design or even the second. We want you to have exactly what you dream of. 

– Go with your gut and not by what is ‘on trend’. Trends don’t last, but your memories and the photos of the day will.’ 

Cake designer: Peboryon
Cake designer: Peboryon
Events Atelier: Do you have any final words of advice?

Peboryon: The cake is the centrepiece of your day, and all your guests will admire it. So take your time choosing your cake and your cake maker. We all have different styles, so look around and draw a shortlist. This is a good idea if your date is in the height of the wedding season, as we get booked up fast for key dates. 

And have fun! It’s cake, and cake is a lovely thing to be enjoyed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do wedding cakes typically cost?

The cost of a wedding cake can vary greatly depending on the size, design, and ingredients used. On average, wedding cakes could range from £300 to £3,000+.

How do I choose a wedding cake flavour?

It depends on your taste, but you can choose from various flavours, such as chocolate, vanilla, fruit, and more. Some couples also choose a combination of flavours, like a vanilla cake with chocolate filling.

How far in advance should I order my wedding cake?

You should order your wedding cake at least 3-6 months in advance to make sure it’s available.

How do I decorate my wedding cake?

There are many ways to decorate a wedding cake, including frosting, fondant, flowers, and other embellishments. You can also consult a professional cake decorator to help design the perfect cake for your wedding.

How do I preserve my wedding cake top tier?

Many couples save the top tier of their wedding cake to eat on their first anniversary. This can be done by freezing the cake and storing it in a sealed container to preserve its freshness.

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