As black and white themed weddings have become more popular (even at destination wedding locations like Cabo San Lucas), we’ve upped our game when it comes to cake decor. Black and white wedding cakes have become high-end and on-trend, and we here at Cabo Flowers & Cakes are specialist for this type of cake.
Here are some examples of how a black and white wedding cake stays traditional, elegant and yet unique. A few things to be aware of for a black and white Cabo wedding cake:
1. An expert cake designer, like we have on staff at Cabo Flowers & Cakes, must make sure your colors do not run! The black stays black, and the white stays white. This is the #1 consideration when creating a beauty like these cakes.
2. Keep it classy! One way to do this is to have more white than black on your wedding cake. This keeps your cake amazing, not scary.
3. Pull in the decor from your bridal attire and/or event decor. Black polka dots or stripes on your event linens? Pull that theme into your cake decor as well.
In the end, a black and white cake is a perfect way to pull together all of your black and white event decor.
Remember being a kid and loving the cupcakes your Mom brought to school on your birthday? People have always loved cupcakes…they’re cute, individual and easy to eat. Face it, they’re fun! It’s no different here in Cabo…we love our cupcakes too.
But cupcakes for your Cabo wedding?
Cupcakes have reached a new level of popularity with many of the cupcake reality shows like “The Cupcake Girls” and “Cupcake Wars.” However, unlike in the States, here in Cabo we don’t have a speciality cupcake shop on every street corner. Therefore, if you want a cupcake, you need to order one from us, Cabo Flowers and Cakes.
But, again, the question, cupcakes for your Cabo wedding?
Sure, if you want them! Wedding cakes have always reigned supreme and probably always will. But cupcakes add a touch of whimsy to what can be a very serious affair (your wedding!) The brides that choose cupcakes do so for the following reasons:
- A variety of flavors
- As a unique decor item
- As part of a larger dessert bar
- In conjunction with a wedding cake
So, go ahead, order cupcakes for your Cabo wedding! Let us know what flavors you want (yes, you can add a filling to a cupcake as well) and we’ll help you design something that will make your guests smile (and grab a chocolate one AND a strawberry one!) Because, sometimes, with cupcakes, just one won’t do.
You’ve decided to have your destination wedding in Cabo. Excellent choice! We applaud your decision! And, of course, you’ve decided to use the best wedding cake baker in Cabo as well, Cabo Flowers and Cakes. Another excellent choice! Now, we are here to help ensure that you choose a cake that will be the most beautiful and completely worry-free in our fabulous Cabo weather. It’s warm here, and we all like it that way! (We know it’s probably one of the reasons your chose us for your wedding.) Now, let’s just be sure your cake likes it too. Here are a few time-tested tips from us:
We all love fondant…it’s so pretty and fun, and you can do such beautiful things with it. We love it too! But here’s the truth: fondant needs a cool, dry place to hang out in. And it should not be refrigerated and then brought out to a warm location (like your outdoor wedding location.) This can cause condensation, and no one wants a drippy wedding cake. If you don’t have a cool, dry (emphasis on dry) place at your wedding location (and that can be true for a variety of locations around Cabo), then we suggest you skip the fondant. But our pastry chef can work magic with buttercream, making it look like fondant in many instances. And fondant details (like flowers, petals, leaves, dots etc.) will still work wonderfully, no matter where your cake is stored.
The truth about buttercream frosting for your cake in Cabo is that it can be refrigerated (without getting condensation), thus ensuring that it will not melt before the cake cutting. This is key to having the cake of your dreams actually look like the cake of your dreams as it sits upon your cake cutting table.
No cake (and especially a Cabo wedding cake) should sit out on the cake cutting table in direct sunlight (ever!) and it should never sit out in general for longer than an hour. Any good wedding planner will know this, but make sure you reconfirm when exactly your wedding cake from Cabo Flowers and Cakes will be brought out for your cutting celebration.
With these helpful hints from our cake expert, we know that your Cabo Flowers & Cake wedding cake will be an amazing addition to your special celebration!
#1 HOW WILL THIS CAKE FARE IN THE WEATHER [ON YOUR DATE]?
Different cakes (and frostings) react differently in different temperatures. With most Cabo weddings being held outdoors, this is a really important question to ask. Then make sure that the cake you’ve picked out will hold up perfectly during your event’s time of the year.
#2 CAN I SAVE (AND TRAVEL WITH) MY CAKE TOP?
Tradition says that the top tier of your cake should be saved for your one year anniversary. However, if you are having a destination wedding (like in Cabo), many countries may limit what you can and can’t take back across the border. If you have to check off the box on your Customs form stating that you are carrying back food, this may increase your chances at time in the Customs line. Don’t bring back food. Enjoy your top tier of your cake with your guests at the event, or save it for the day or two afterwards.
#3 WHAT IS YOUR SPECIALTY?
Your cake baker’s specialty will be that cake that she specializes in, that she is an expert at. It will be the cake that she likes the best and is very proud of. That may be reason enough to trust her and trust that this must be one awesome cake combination for it to be so highly regarded by her. Go for the specialty, at least on one tier!
#4 HOW DO YOU PRESENT THE CAKE?
Does the cake include a cake stand? Is there a choice of cake stand? Can I see photos of that? What about with cupcakes? (Their presentation is especially important, as you don’t want them to look like you are at an elementary school birthday party in your wedding photos.) How the cake is actually presented on the night of your wedding is almost as important as how it tastes. Almost…
In the end, your cake tasting should be fun and informative (and a great way to get your groom involved as well.) We all love a great slice of cake! At Cabo Flowers & Cakes, we love a tasting too because it gives us a chance to make sure our couples are happy and in love with their cake choices.