FAQs and expert advice about cakes

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your South Wales Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yoursouthwales.wedding


A flavour explosion

A flavour explosion

Q. What cake designs and flavours would you suggest for a summer-themed wedding?

A. Malwina says: A flavour that is trending for summer weddings is berries. Don't be afraid to use fresh berries as decoration or in the sponge or buttercream. Make use of the variety of options available. One of our favourites is lemon raspberry with lemon curd.

Always creating headlines are the naked cakes. It's a lighter option for those who do not want a lot of buttercream. These cakes can be adorned with fresh berries and flowers or whatever the happy couple desires.

Some of the old favourites such as chocolate, red velvet, carrot and lemon drizzle will always be well received by guests.

Malwina, Mal Bakes Cakes


Slice as nice

Slice as nice

Q. My wife-to-be and I want a vegan wedding cake that ties in with our summer theme. Do you have any ideas?

A. Sarah Powney says: Summer weddings are fabulous because you have the choice of so many fruits, colours and flavours. Our favourite cakes to make are tiered creations where each layer is a different flavour that all complement each other.

When it comes to texture and flavour, our cakes taste the same as non-vegan versions, and your guests won't notice the difference.

Sarah Powney, The Naked Vegan


Slice as nice

Slice as nice

Q. We're having a summer wedding and want light flavours for our wedding cake. Do you have any suggestions?

A. Jenny Leeb-Du Toit says: A summer wedding is the perfect time to incorporate fruit into your wedding cake. Orange is underrated, but it's light and refreshing. Elderflower is another light, delicate flavour that teams well with fresh lemon and tastes like the British countryside. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle even had this flavour for their big-day bake.

Two of my absolute favourites are raspberry and strawberry. I don't use artificial flavouring, but the addition of freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries can create a beautiful flavour to a light, soft sponge.

Jenny Leeb-Du Toit, Cakes Especially For You