Choosing your wedding cake has got to be one of the most fun (and delicious!) wedding planning tasks to check off of your to-do list. However, with so many recent wedding cake trends it is difficult to know where to start. Local wedding cake expert Birdie Mathis with The Cake Boutique recently sat down with us at The Perfect Wedding Guide to share her advice and words of wisdom with brides and grooms who are searching for their perfect wedding cake. Here is her insightful interview into the world of wedding cakes:
Perfect Wedding Guide: As a leader in the local wedding cake industry, what would be your advice to brides and grooms just starting to research bakeries to find their perfect wedding cake?
The Cake Boutique: The best advice I can give to those blushing brides is to prioritize where the wedding cake will fit in to her perfect day. Hopefully she can then create a budget for what she would like to spend on the cake. For example, if flowers are not high on the list of where she wants to make the most lasting impression from her day, she can then allocate fewer funds towards the purchasing of flowers to allow her more design options for her wedding cake. This way she shouldn’t have to “settle” for a cake design because her money went towards flowers that weren’t as important to her.
PWG: Please tell us a little more about The Cake Boutique. How long have you been in business here in Albuquerque?
The Cake Boutique: The Cake Boutique will officially be in business 1 whole year on May 6th. Although the business itself is new, Monica and I collectively have been decorating cakes well over 20+ years. We provide wedding cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or almost any type of custom cake imaginable.
PWG: In your professional opinion, what do you believe are going to be the big wedding cake trends for 2014?
The Cake Boutique: I believe the trend that will take off in the coming years is a smaller wedding cake for the bride and groom, and individual cakes as the centerpiece for guest tables allowing the guests to serve themselves as well as sample and trade different cake flavors from one table to the next.
PWG: We have heard about your fantastic new program called “Dancing Off Dollars”. Can you tell our readers a little more about it?
The Cake Boutique: I am also a Jazzercise aerobic instructor, and we have teamed up with the local Jazzercise centers to promote a program called “Dancing Off Dollars.” Our offer is $5.00 off the total cost of their wedding cake for every pound the bride loses 3 months or more, prior to her wedding. The center I teach at will give the brides who would like to participate a discount membership rate and no joining fee for booking their wedding cake at The Cake Boutique. Please tell your readers to give me a call if they would like more information about “Dancing Off Dollars”!
PWG: Do you have any additional words of wisdom for our brides and grooms when it comes to choosing their wedding cake?
The Cake Boutique: My words of wisdom for brides out there would be to just be a little bit selfish when planning her wedding. I’ve met with so many brides who get caught up in trying to please all of the different people in their lives when it comes to making the final choices for their day. Trying to consider everyone else’s thoughts and opinions when it comes down to what will be right for them will only lead to undue stress.
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Thank you so much, Birdie, for your sweet words of wisdom!
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