Everyone has a Wedding Cake. You need a Smash Cake
Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Hello! My name is Jenny Hernstad, and I am the creator and designer of LA SmashCakes! I make custom, hand-made edible Chocolate Piñatas! They are chocolate domes filled with candy. The cake that you get to smash and eat it too! From any theme or design, to any number of tiers! Make your next event a smash! LA SmashCakes is a new alternative to any ordinary cake. Actually, there is no cake at all! Only chocolate and your favorite candies to make your wedding, bridal shower, gender reveal or any celebration a hit! All our SmashCakes come with a mallet to smash the cake and goodie bags. These are the newest, most original “cakes” to have hit the market in 2016 when we launched. As seen on Good Day LA; KTLA5; IHeart Radio; Good Morning America; ABC; Eye on LA; and many more! So, take your wedding cake to the next level, with LA SmashCakes!
How did you become a wedding baker?
At LA SmashCakes, we don’t bake our cakes, we design them with chocolate, and of course, love.
At LA SmashCakes, we don’t bake our cakes, we design them with chocolate, and of course, love. Coming from a background in design, making LA SmashCakes gave me the freedom to design beyond limits. I can use my experience to go beyond the ordinary and make the perfect looking SmashCake, custom made to ensure you get the best. I am a chocoholic through and through, so working with chocolate is my favorite part of my job!
How would you describe your style?
My style adapts and changes to the bride and groom. Anywhere, from classical and elegant, to out there and edgy. I make it all!
Which type of cake design is the most popular for weddings?
I have found that the most popular wedding SmashCakes are the 3-tier square floral SmashCakes. These resemble actual cakes, so imagine the surprise when the bride and groom take a mallet and smash their cake! Better than smashing cake in the face! The 3-tier always adds excitement, as each tier is filled with something different, according to what the bride and groom want. It can be way out there or super simple and elegant.
Do you have any tips for brides that want to create their own wedding cake?
Yes! It’s your day! Include everything you love that is sweet!
What are the most creative wedding cake themes?
The most creative Wedding Cake Themes go from hearts to body parts! If you can imagine it, I have probably made it!
What is the fanciest dessert you have produced for a wedding?
At LA SmashCakes, everything is made out of gourmet chocolate, molded to perfection!
What are the typical services/packages offered by wedding bakeries?
As I only make SmashCakes, I can only provide the service/package we offer at LA SmashCakes, which is to make the best SmashCake for any occasion!
Was there ever a time you had to improvise?
If I know the color, number of people, and a little bit about the bride and groom, I can come up with the most perfect design – improvised or not!
Many Times! Because every SmashCake is handmade, they are all unique. If I know the color, number of people, and a little bit about the bride and groom, I can come up with the most perfect design – improvised or not!
Which portion of the process keeps you busy the most, and what takes the most energy?
The design and the implementation and putting everything together, making what I see in my head come to life, putting together the actual SmashCake is the busiest, most exciting and energy part. It can take many hours to make a SmashCake.