How to Make Professional Wedding Cakes

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The main difference between a professional wedding cake and a home cake is the design and detail that a professional puts into their cakes. Discover how professionals can make cakes that are specific to a wedding's style with help from a chef in this free video on wedding cakes.

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Hi I'm Dan Stringfield. I'm with Twiggs Bakery in San Diego, California. I am going to talk a little bit about professional wedding cakes versus like a wedding cake somebody would do at home. The main difference between a professional wedding cake and a home cake is just the design detail that a professional can do rather than most home people are comfortable doing, also just the size of some cakes. I think if you are working at home there is a lot of equipment you would have to buy, 16 inch pans, 18 inch pans. I don't know a lot of people that really want to make that investment for a one time cake whereas a professional bakery would have those in stock all the time and one of the great things about going to a professional is you can get something that is sort of unique for your wedding. A lot of people like to do something that is based off of their invitation. This cake here for example, this was taken off of their invitations. Their invitations had these red leaves with the brown stripe down the side so basically we just used that as an inspiration to come up with this cake that was unique for their wedding. This little cake here was done for an Indian bride. For the wedding everybody had all the bridesmaids, the bride in henna so the cake is sort of taken off from the henna design that they did on their hands. Right now these days square cakes are really really popular and last year silver was one of the big colors for weddings. So this is a design we do quite a bit actually. This sort of scroll with a lace design with a triple swiss dot, you know that is something that a home decorator may have a little bit of trouble executing but it is something we have done a lot and you can do pretty quickly so the great thing about having a professional do your wedding cake is that you can take some confidence that they've done many cakes in the past because it can be pretty intimidating to do a wedding cake the first time but if you go with somebody who has experience you can sort of rest easy that your cake will arrive in one piece and look beautiful.

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