Your Complete Guide to a Perfect Custom Cake
At Pelazzio, we strive to make event planning as easy as possible, whether or not you are hosting your celebration with us. The cake is one of the most important parts of your big day. No matter the occasion, it’s important that it not only looks beautiful but tastes delicious too.
Finding a Cake Vendor
If you have already booked your event with Pelazzio and are using our custom cake service, you may skip this section! Finding the perfect cake vendor can seem like a daunting task, but with a few tips, you can make it a breeze.
- Start by doing some research. Check out some local bakeries in Houston, wedding websites, and social media for ideas and reviews.
- Ask friends and family members who recently celebrated a special occasion for recommendations. This can be a great way to find hidden gems and avoid any bad experiences.
- Schedule a tasting with your top choices. This is an excellent opportunity to try different flavors and see if the baker’s style matches your vision.
- Ask about the vendor’s availability, pricing, and delivery options. It’s important to make sure they can deliver your cake on time and within your budget.
- Review the contract carefully before signing. Make sure you understand all the terms and conditions and ask any questions you may have.
Cake Design Ideas
Trends are constantly evolving, but some current popular ones include minimalist designs, textured buttercream frosting, and metallic accents. However, to make your cake truly unique and personalized, you can incorporate your own personal touch. This can be done by adding meaningful decorations, such as a cake topper that represents you and your partner or matches the theme of your wedding. Often, couples opt for another, smaller cake that shows off a shared interest or hobby.
You can also add a touch of personality by choosing a non-traditional cake shape or opting for a dessert table with a variety of sweets that represent your cultural background or favorite flavors. Another way to make your event special is to have a dessert bar with a selection of desserts that represents your hometown or the theme of your event. Whatever you choose, incorporating your personal touch into your cake will make it more memorable and meaningful for you and your guests.
Cake Design Tips
Now that you’ve found the perfect cake vendor and understand how to personalize your cake, it’s time to start designing! Here are a few things to keep in mind to help you create a cake that’s both beautiful and delicious.
- Consider your event’s theme and colors. Your cake should complement your chosen style and color palette. If you haven’t chosen a theme yet, check out our guide on how to pick one: Top Wedding Theme Ideas.
- Decide on the size and shape of your cake. This will depend on the number of guests you have and your preferences.
- Choose the flavor and filling of your cake. Consider different options and try to pick a flavor that everyone will love. You can also pick different flavors for each tier to give your guests some options.
- Think about the design and decoration of your cake. You can choose from traditional designs, and modern styles, or even customize your cake with your monogram or favorite flowers. Be sure to provide any inspiration you have, such as colors, patterns, or images.
- Work with your cake vendor to bring your vision to life. They can provide suggestions and recommendations to help create the perfect cake for your big day. Make sure you communicate effectively and efficiently with your vendor to ensure you are getting exactly what you envision. Designing the perfect cake can be a fun and exciting experience. However, it may be stressful for some. Planning an event is difficult enough, let alone having to find and communicate with all of your vendors. Keep reading to see how Pelazzio can help you plan your special occasion!
Supreme Kakes and Pelazzio Reception Venue – Your One-Stop Shop for Unforgettable Celebrations
Are you looking for the perfect venue and delicious cake for your upcoming celebration? Look no further than Supreme Kakes and Pelazzio Reception Venue! Pelazzio is an event venue in Houston and Supreme Kakes is a specialty cake shop. Our combined expertise and experience in the celebration industry make us the ideal choice for your next event.
Whether you are planning a birthday party, a wedding, or a corporate event, our team will work with you to create an unforgettable experience. Or if you have already booked an event with us, you can find more information about your cake selection process.
Supreme Kakes specializes in custom cakes and desserts that are not only beautiful but also delicious. Their team is dedicated to using the finest ingredients to create a sweet treat that will delight your guests. With a wide range of flavor and design options, you are sure to find the perfect cake to match the theme of your event.
You might be wondering how you will pick out your cake flavors and design. Supreme Kakes would reach out to you about 2 months before your event date to schedule a complimentary cake-tasting & designing appointment. We ensure you have plenty of time to taste their flavors and design your dream cake.
The appointments are scheduled Monday-Friday and typically are an hour long. The tasting will take place at the Supreme Kakes bakery located at 12126 Westheimer Rd Suite 124, Houston, TX 77077, which is convenient across the street from Pelazzio. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you see a shop adorned beautifully with luxurious cakes!
All cakes will come with a buttercream frosting. You can choose two different flavors for your cake and you may add an extra flavor at an additional cost. The free tasting includes a platter of over 20 of their most popular flavors however, they have 65 total flavors to ultimately choose from. The tasting includes the following flavors (Please note that there are seasonal flavors that change and aren’t listed here):
- Amaretto Raspberry
- Red Velvet
- Chocolate Raspberry
- Double Chocolate
- Strawberry Mousse
- Yellow Raspberry
- Bavarian Dulce De Leche
- White Cream Cheese
- Carrot Cake
- Lemon Cake
- Italian Creme
- Tropical Paradise
- Vanilla Buttercream
- Spice Cake
- Butter Pecan
- Marble Cake
Next, you will get to design your custom cake! Supreme Kakes will show you a book with some of their previous work to give you some inspiration for your cake. These pictures show cakes that are all included in the Pelazzio package, therefore if you choose a design from the book you won’t pay anything extra. All buttercream designs are included in the package like stucco, monograms, or marbling.
However, if you want to add upgraded design options like fake tiers, sugar or fondant work, and chocolate drippings, it will be at an extra cost decided at the tasting. They typically match the colors of your cake to match the theme of your event. For example, if your wedding color scheme is navy blue & blush, then your cake will reflect that. The main icing base will be a creamy color like white, off-white, or ivory, and the design accents will be the other colors you picked for your event. Or if you have something different in mind, just let them know and they will work with you to make your vision come to life!
The number of guests you have will determine the size of your cake. If you have a party of 50 guests, then you can expect your cake to be much smaller than if you have 150 guests. A guest count of 100 or less may have a 3-tiered cake, if you have 150+ guests then you’ll have 4 tiers, and if you have 225+ guests you will have 5 tiers. You can always add an extra tier at an additional cost as well.
Supreme Kakes also provides extensive dessert table options if you are interested! Dessert tables are becoming increasingly more popular for weddings and are a staple for Quinceaneras. They offer a variety of desserts like cupcakes, cake pops, custom cookies, macaroons, and dipped strawberries.
A full dessert table will run you $495 for 8 different selections, and the half size is $275 for 4 different selections. Feel free to ask them for more information during your appointment!
Your custom cake would be delivered on the day of your event by Supreme Kakes. If you have a cake topper or flowers you would like to put on your cake, make sure you give them to the bakery at least a day in advance. If you have a scheduled rehearsal at Pelazzio, you can swing by the bakery to drop it off.
Or if you’re struggling with last-minute mishaps, you can have someone drop it off at Pelazzio on your cake table as early as possible. That way, the bakery professional can assemble and finish your cake at the time of delivery. We do provide the cake-cutting utensils for you, but if you would like to bring your own you are welcome to do so!
When it comes to celebrations, the cake is often the centerpiece. Not only does it add a sweet touch to the event, but it also serves as a symbol of joy and happiness. If you’re struggling with event planning or if you are already planning a celebration at Pelazzio Reception Venue, you can trust the experts at Supreme Kakes to create a cake that will be the talk of the event. Our team will handle everything, leaving you free to focus on what really matters – celebrating with your loved ones.