Best wedding cakes ideas, with Farina Bakery

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Choosing your wedding cake will be one of the most exciting parts of your whole wedding planning experience. And if you are looking for originality, this bakery can certainly provide that. Get some unique dessert ideas with Farina Bakery.
You can contact Farina Bakery directly at (971) 279-5939 or laura@farinabakery.com

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Every couple is different in their taste/style/theme and they should have their cake reflect that.

What are some good ideas to design your own wedding cake?

Personally, I enjoy finding cake inspiration in the woods! I love looking at flowers and mossy things. My favorite design for a cake would be a simple white buttercream design with florals cascading around. If you're wanting some ideas to get going, I would suggest going online, browsing Instagram, creating a Pinterest board- all the things the modern age has taught us to do! Every couple is different in their taste/style/theme and they should have their cake reflect that. We created a Steven Universe cake for a couple that found symbolism in the show for their relationship- how fun! Never limit yourself!

What is the best cake recipe used for weddings?

There are so many flavors to choose from, but I would say the vast majority of the wedding cakes we have made tend to be:

  • Pink Champagne Cake
  • Strawberry Buttercream
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Salty Caramel Buttercream
  • Lemon Cake
  • Blueberry Buttercream
  • Carrot Cake
  • Red Velvet
  • Vanilla

What are some creative cake flavors?

We once made a coconut cake and it was insanely good! Other fun flavors we have made include Matcha, Pumpkin, and Chocolate Chip Cake.

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Since we specialize in French macarons, we have a TON of clients wanting macaron towers to replace a cake altogether.

What are the most original wedding cake themes?

We have done a take on the geode cake for a couple of geologists before. We have done cutouts of the world and put them on a cake for a couple that loved to travel. Two artists got married, and they chose to have a dessert table with multiple small cakes, each one looked like a painting and was colorful and lovely! Since we specialize in French macarons, we have a TON of clients wanting macaron towers to replace a cake altogether.

What wine goes with birthday cake?

I wish I could answer this with conviction, but I'm not much of a wine person. Not in the way that I don't enjoy drinking wine, but in the way that I have no idea what makes one wine better than the other. I'll just say Rose or Champagne, because who doesn't like those?

Why is the usage of fondant so popular for wedding cakes?

Most of our wedding cakes are made without fondant. I think people have strong opinions when it comes to the way fondant tastes and most people say they hate it. Our fondant is made in-house using marshmallows, making it super tasty than the usual packaged stuff. I like fondant designs because you are able to shape it into whatever you want! You can make ruffles, you can paint on it like a canvas, etc. It can transform a cake into looking like an actual piece of artwork. However, most fondant designs can be mimicked in buttercream as well, so no one should feel like their missing out!

How to preserve the top tier of your wedding cake for a year?

You should saran wrap it tightly and then wrap in a layer of foil. That way you won't get any freezer burn!

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Every wedding is different, every couple is different- and we like it that way because it's the differences that make our job more interesting.

Typically how much are wedding cakes nowadays?

Our tiered cakes start at $6/slice. We price our single tiered cakes as we would a birthday cake (since we make tons of those every day at the bakery year round), and are thus more affordable. This means, an alternative to one gigantic tiered cake, would be to have multiple single tiered cakes. This substantially reduces the overall price, while keeping the amount of servings where you want them. We like accommodating to a variety of different styles and budgets. We have made seven-tiered cakes to serve 250+ guests, and we have also made a 6" cake to serve 12. Every wedding is different, every couple is different- and we like it that way because it's the differences that make our job more interesting.

Our tiered cakes start at $6/slice.

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