It was only meant to be a small, intimate ceremony by the pool with our close friends and family, a celebrant, a couple of bottles of champagne and some nice flowers as a backdrop.
Our small wedding, like most, in the space of a week spiralled out of control; more guests, platters of food, limousine, red carpet, decorations, bouquets of roses and - cake? Wedding cake. I hadn't even thought of that!
Like yourself, I knew The Cheesecake Shop had a wide variety of delicious looking cakes on offer, but did you know they have a huge range of wedding cakes available as well.
Hoping and praying they could help me out, in I went, welcomed by the sweet aroma of chocolate and the cool air conditioning.
I must have appeared desperate as the kind young lady behind the counter approached me with compassion, asking if she could help.
I need a cake!" I pointed towards the glass cabinet full of chocolate mud cakes, cheesecakes and custard tarts (wipe drool from mouth here).
But not an ordinary cake" I started. "It's for a wedding. Can you help me?"
And that she did.
The lady discussed with me that we could layer existing cakes. They could make a triple layer cake in the flavour of my choice, or -
She pulled out a folder of plastic sleeves containing pictures of gorgeous and affordable looking wedding cakes!
My day had been saved.
I finally chose upon the 'Passion' cake. Two layers of white gold chocolate, white icing with bundles of red roses and purple ribbon to match my dress. It set me back $260 (a lot less than if I went to a wedding cake specialist) and it was ready in two days.
The morning of my big day, I collected my cake and was instructed to keep the cake as cold as possible to avoid the sweating that can occur on the icing. Together with a decorated cake table, ribbons and smiles, our wedding cake, thanks to the Cheesecake Shop was better than what I could have ever imagined.
After we had cut the cake, I was too busy chatting with family and posing for photos with my husband to think about eating it, until my wonderful mother had tucked a few pieces aside for us and that night, at our honeymoon suite, I almost cried when I scooped a fork full of white gold chocolate cake into my mouth. It was delicious. So delicious we were back two weeks later ordering just a simple cake of the same flavour.
I visited the cheesecake shop Wynnum QLD. they won the ABIA Queensland Bridal Awards for the best wedding cake designer in all of QLD. these guys are amazing- search for them on FACEBOOK, you wont be disappointed- I know we werent