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Allely Estate

Many of our Allely Estate couples choose to work with Angela from Sweet Bites Cakes because she is so good at what she does! Her cakes are not just showstoppers, they also taste divine! After almost a decade in the business and hundreds of wedding cakes later, we thought Angela would be the ideal person to get expert advice from. Read our Q & A below… 

Q. What trends are you seeing in wedding cakes?

Size-wise, taller tiers are super trendy at the moment. As far as decoration, lots of brides are enjoying incorporating fresh flowers, a great way to make your cake match your surrounding decorations & set-up. Adding different textures to alternate tiers is also another trend we are seeing more and more of. 

Q. Tell us about the most memorable wedding cake you've ever worked on...

We recently created a cake for a wonderful couple who were such genuine and lovely people. It was quite a large cake, so we had to assemble on-site in collaboration with the florist. 

Q. What's the biggest cake you've ever worked on?

We made a 50th birthday cake for a customer who owns 6 of the skyscrapers in the city. We had to recreate these as cakes – each individual skyscraper was around 1.5m high x 1m wide. We had to hire a truck to move them! Needless to say, it was tight in the shop that week…

Q. What tip do you give all couples when they're choosing a wedding cake?

Relax, enjoy the process and have fun with your design. Don’t be afraid to ask for things – we love incorporating design elements that are unique and special to you. 

Q. What's the most popular flavour you get asked for?

Chocolate! It’s a crowd-pleaser for sure. Our chocolate mud cake is easily our biggest seller 🙂

Q. What's the best part of your job?

That every week is different! All our cakes are custom made, which ensures that we are always making different designs and trying new things. I love this so much about our work 🙂

Q. The most unique flavour you've ever been asked for?

One of our signature flavours is Pineapple Lump and we get quite a few requests for it. Hands down, every time someone tries it, their first comment is: “It tastes just like a Pineapple Lump!”

Q. Any tips around how to store some of your cake to eat on the one-year anniversary?

We recommend wrapping your leftover cake tier in cellophane wrap and storing it in a container or box in the freezer. Then defrost overnight in the fridge and serve at room temperature. We also have a blog post with more information on this topic: https:// sweetbitescakes.co.nz/why- couples-save-the-top-tier-of- their-wedding-cake-and-how-to- preserve-it/  

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