Apart from buying your dress we really do think the next best part of your wedding must be your wedding cake tasting! Always looking for a quirky angle, we at Bluebell Kitchen came up with the idea of Tasting Weekends. We are sure other cake designers offer something similar, but we do believe our Tasting Weekends are unique to the South East.
What does a Tasting Weekend involve?
Set up almost like a personalised wedding show or as we like to call it our “Wedding Cake Showcase,” couples are invited to our premises in Maidstone, Kent for an appointment only consultation surrounded by our latest designs, enticed to try as many flavours as possible and to enjoy a sneaky glass of Bucks Fizz. We have held these at our premises since we first started making wedding cakes so that all of our potential clients can really get a feel as to how we work.
We want to offer something completely different to the craziness of very large wedding shows. Shows are a fantastic way to meet all sorts of suppliers in one place, but they can be daunting. We love our Tasting Weekends, because they are much more personal and you can see our latest designs and favours are on display so everyone can get up close to the cakes, see every detail and yes, even touch the sugar flowers.
We sit down and spend time chatting through all of your ideas. Even when a potential client says they just don’t know where to start…it’s amazing how many ideas they do have! We always say bring photos, colours and other inspirations so that we get a good idea of of our potential clients’ dream cake.
By making our Tasting Weekend appointment only means that we can spend as much time as you need to guide you through the design process. This might mean chatting in our mini cake studio or actually in the kitchen so that you can even see where your wedding cake will be baked!
All of our clients-to-be meet with either Erica or Charlie so they can put a face to a name of their cake designers, who will be their main contact throughout their wedding cake planning process. It also gives us a chance to explain in detail how we liaise with your venue before your wedding day to ensure that all the details are taken care of in terms of delivery and set up of your beautiful wedding cake. You have far more important things to think of!
From our chat, we produce a no obligation quote for you breaking down the payment costs. If you then decide to order your wedding cake from us, we will send you a simple full colour sketch of your wedding cake design. Our wedding sketch has even been used as one of our client’s wedding menus, which was fantastic!
In our opinion, Tasting Weekends are definitely the most fun part of the wedding planning process. Is there any other time in your life when you can have a glass of Bucks Fizz and eat cake at 10 o’clock in the morning!
Photos: Yvette Craig Photography, Bluebell Kitchen
“Cakes baked with love”