Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime opportunity to have a truly extravagant cake made just for you!
You should trust this highly skilled job to experienced professionals only.
Ask for a portfolio you can peruse and references you can rely on. Wade has being wowing us for years. He regularly delivers elaborate cakes for our couples and has a stellar reputation in the industry. We asked the man himself to chat to us.
Tell us a little more about your company and the service that you offer…
We make cakes for weddings and all other occasions. I specialise in different mediums such as fondant, chocolate, butter icing etc. We also provide dessert and cake tables according to clients’ specifications and theme colours.
How long have you been working in the industry?
I’ve been a pastry chef for almost 30 years. I used to work at Mount Nelson where we became famous for high tea. I was also part of the South African National Culinary Olympic team. We won gold, silver and bronze medals overseas.
What price range is your service?
It all depends on the design and requirements of course but as a ball park figure, for 100 people you need to budget a minimum of R5000 including delivery and VAT.
How many weddings do you estimate you have been involved in?
We do an average of 500 weddings per year so about 10,000 to date!
What is one of the challenges you face in your industry?
Heat and humidity is very problematic for us. It makes display outdoors particularly difficult.
What makes your service unique?
We offer a personalised, boutique service. I bake, decorate and deliver all of our clients’ cakes myself. We are able to work with all mediums and create all styles which gives a wider variety of options.
Tell us about a wedding that you remember and why…
All weddings are unique and special! We did one recently with a cake that was almost two meters high and decorated with 500 handmade flowers. So I won’t be forgetting that one!
What piece of advice would you most like to offer brides and grooms reading this?
Think practically. Book your preferred suppliers way in advance to secure their services.
What is your service mission statement?
We want to provide the best product with the consistency we promise.
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