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With professional baker Amanda Oakleaf guiding you, turning your next cake into a work of art will be, well, a piece of cake!
Hi, my name is Amanda Oakleaf. I am owner, head baker, decorator of Amanda Oakleaf Cakes in Winthrop, Massachusetts where we do custom cakes of all kinds -- wedding cakes, birthday cakes, sculpted cakes. Anything you can think of we can make it into a cake. And today I will be talking to you about cake decorating. When designing wedding cakes we find that couples go one of two ways. They could do a wedding cake, tiered, that has maybe flowers and ribbon and colors and scroll work, either to match the reception, matching the centrepieces, flowers, matching the colors used on the dresses, matching the scrollwork maybe on your dress - the bride's dress, or even invite design, could be all tied together in the cake; everything's cohesive and matches. You could also do a cake that's maybe totally personal. We've also done cakes that the bride and groom were fans of different sports teams so we had to divide the cake design up evenly to make sure each team got equal representation on the cake, and then we even had figurines of the bride and groom in the appropriate jerseys on the top of the cake. And that was totally separate from their reception - their colors, their flowers didn't matter, they wanted to incorporate that aspect of their relationship into the cake. So you can think about both options when designing your wedding cake.