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Q. We want to incorporate our Welsh heritage into our big day, do you have any suggestions?
A. Melaine Hall says: Welsh cakes would make perfect wedding favours while also adding a touch of your heritage to the day. Here at Welsh Cake Hut, every order is bespoke, you can choose the flavour, shape, add ribbons and tags.
Love spoons are also a great idea. According to Welsh folklore, they were traditionally made from a single piece of wood and ornately carved by men as a gift to show his affection for his sweetheart.
Q. My wife-to-be and I love strong flavours and want something unusual for our cake. Do you have any suggestions?
A. Zoe O'Sullivan says: It's always a great idea to have different flavours when it comes to your wedding cake. Whether it be two or five tiers, opt for a variety to give your guests a choice.
- An indulgent strong flavour is black forest. It's to die for, oozing with kirsch cherries, cream cheese frosting and deep dark chocolate, it gets everyone's taste buds dancing.
- Alternately, you could select coconut and lime or lemon and blueberry, if you want a zesty, summer taste. Lemon and blueberry is my absolute favourite, and it looks beautiful when cut with fresh blueberries throughout the sponge.
- If you want more unusual flavours that people won't expect, opt for Lotus Biscoff, chocolate orange or cherry Bakewell.
The wow factor
Q. We've decided to have a grand cake made from cheese. Do you have any ideas?
A. Tom Pinder says: - A cake made up of wheels of artisan cheese will make a striking centrepiece.
- Our largest standard creation is six tiers and is nearly half a metre tall. It weighs more than 13 kilos and feeds around 150 guests.
- The most important thing to remember is don't compromise on quality by going for a larger option.
- Make sure you choose a cheese specialist who sources high-quality products from independent producers.
Food for thought
Q. We're having a summer wedding and would love to incorporate the season into our cake. Do you have any ideas?
A. Katie Padfield says: - Look for summer flowers, foliage and lush green colours.
- Opt for a semi-naked design decorated with blooms or summer fruits.
- Soft floral shades are a great way of incorporating the season into your big-day bake.
- A hint of 24ct gold will enhance any creation and looks fabulous in the sun.
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