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Your Kent Wedding Cake Consultation: Our Ultimate Guide

Your Kent wedding cake makers preparing for your wedding cake consultation

It might feel like a contradiction to say that your wedding cake can feel at once home-made and high-end.   Here at Bluebell Kitchen that’s exactly the way we do things.  Our favourite way we express this is to encourage you to join us in person for your Kent wedding cake consultation at our studio in Maidstone, Kent.

Whether you are looking for mouthwatering macarons, a fabulous four-tier extravaganza of a cake or something petite and pretty, your experience with us is equally as important to us as the wedding cake itself.  Sitting down together in person to cook up some initial ideas is a fantastic way to have a creative conversation and enjoy every step.

Slice of mouthwatering lemon sponge swirled with Sicilian lemon curd and a light lemon buttercream placed on a glass plate with a slice of lemon and a bright yellow flower
Slice of mouthwatering lemon sponge swirled with Sicilian lemon curd and a light lemon buttercream

Here’s what you can expect:

1. Listening to your ideas: exactly how your Kent wedding cake consultation should be

The best part of your in person Kent wedding cake consultation is the chance for us to get to know each other, and for you to share your ideas for your wedding cake on your special day.

It isn’t uncommon for our clients to be unsure on where to start.  If you’re worried about coming to your Kent wedding cake consultation with a blank page…don’t be! It’s our job and part of the fun to spend time chatting and teasing out what you love.  When did you get engaged? What inspires you about your wedding venue? When do you plan to share your cake with your guests? Everything you say helps us to create your dream wedding cake.

Finishing touches to five tier wedding cake with pastel pink and white handmade sugar flowers and foliage.
Erica adding finishing touches to a large five tier wedding cake at Bradbourne House, Kent

2. Feel excited about seeing and tasting your wedding cake design 

You might have a clear vision for your wedding cake or macaron tower design.  Alternatively, you might arrive hoping to be inspired.  We’ve set up our home based studio to ensure your consultation is as fun and relaxed as possible.  Your Kent wedding cake consultation is always by appointment only.  We have all the time you need to guide you through the design experience and answer any and every question you can think of.  This is a far cry from a quick meeting in a hotel lobby to hand over cake samples. Speaking of which…

3. Your wedding cake tasting box

Arguably the most exciting part of the consultation time is receiving your box of flavour samples.  We’re happy to post them to you by Royal Mail Special Delivery before we meet so that we can chat through all of your favourites.  Take your time tasting the flavours you’ve chosen. Get other people’s opinions – we find Dads are secretly great at choosing the best flavours!

Slices of Madeira sponge cakes filled with rich decadent buttercream fillings
Rich buttercream filled slices of our homemade sponge cakes finished with a white chocolate ganache and wafer thin fondant

Click here to read our ultimate guide to the best wedding cake flavours

4. The full sensory experience of enjoying your wedding cake

The real beauty of coming in person to our Kent based studio for your wedding cake consultation is that you get the full sensory experience – seeing our show cake designs and even touching our signature sugar flowers to see how they really feel in person. If you want to take a look at our 5* hygiene rated kitchen, we will happily show you around and you might even get to meet Billy, our Bluebell Kitchen puppy.

Need to see some up-to-date designs? No problem.  There’s nothing like seeing a cake or macaron tower in person to get an idea of its scale and how it will sit on the actual cake stand you’d like to use. That’s when you really begin to imagine how your wedding cake will look.

Behind the scenes - Icing in a sun lit kitchen
Charlie icing a wedding cake tier in our 5* hygiene rated kitchen

5. Share everything with us about your wedding plans

When it comes to design, we love seeing your inspiration images and Pinterest boards. Bring lots of photos to your Kent wedding cake consultation.  Tell us what you do and don’t love about them. Bring colour samples and swatches you’d like us to match, such as bridesmaid dress tones or a florist’s mood board.  You’d be amazed how a single colour swatch can help us tie in the floral design tones. We want to see as much as you can show us, right down to your invitation or save the date cards. This isn’t just because we’re nosy!  It’s because we know that you value your wedding cake as one part of a whole vision for your wedding.  A personally designed piece of art in its own right as opposed to just an addition to the corner of the room. We should say that, while we’ll work with and from your design inspiration, we’ll never copy others’ designs. We want to ensure that your finished cake or macaron tower is completely unique to the two of you through and through.

Hands sketching a 3 tier wedding cake in pencil
After you have booked your wedding cake with us, we start work on your wedding cake design

Don’t just take our word for it….

As you can see we absolutely love holding in person wedding cake consultations.  Feedback from so many of our past couples tells us that it really benefits you too:

“We knew we liked your designs but we weren’t fully sure exactly what we wanted, so getting to talk through options and see some designs really helped us narrow down to the final design.”  Freya and Harry, Bradbourne House

(Click to read more about Freya and Harry’s hand painted marble wedding cake at their Bradbourne House Wedding)

“…whilst we got ideas from Pinterest you really made sure the design was going to be unique to us….”  Susie and Nick, The Old Kent Barn

(Click to read more about Susie and Nick’s glorious blue and white wedding cake inspired by their shared love of the Netherlands)

“we really enjoyed [the] consultation and found it really helpful going through everything together, and loved [the] taster box of samples to help choose flavours.”  Cheryl and Daniel, Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

(Click to read more about Cheryl and Daniel, whose wedding cake was an all-white delight full of texture and detail)

Three tier white floral wedding cake placed on white pedestal stand surrounded by photos and Mr & Mrs sign
We created this gorgeous white wedding cake design for Cheryl and Daniel at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Q: What can we do if we live too far away to meet in person?

A: Of course, if you live abroad or the other side of the UK then let’s have a virtual wedding cake consultation. Don’t worry we’ll make sure your sumptuous tasting box arrives with you before we meet virtually. And there’s no need to worry that you might not have quite such an amazing experience.  Jess and Thomas said “although it was a Zoom call and not face-to-face, it was really engaging and I knew we were in safe hands…and that with every cake they make they want it to be really special and put their all into it.”

We can’t wait to meet you and start baking the beginnings of a spectacular wedding cake design, and if you’d like to get in touch to book your in-person Kent wedding cake consultation you can do that right here.

Erica and Charlie signature

 

 

Photos:  Rebecca Douglas Photography, Richard Greenly Photography, Fiona Kelly Photography

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