Cannaboe Confectionery, based in Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim, have been in the wedding cake business over 15 years. Sharon or Alan are happy to answer any queries about your wedding cake, wedding cupcakes, wedding dessert table and wedding cake toppers.
Choosing your wedding cake
Your wedding cake is an integral part of the day. It can tie in with the theme of your wedding or it can be a novelty aspect of it. You can go from the traditional three tier on pillars to a wedding cake in the shape of a convertible car including the bride and groom dressed in their wedding finery with their honeymoon suitcase in the back. Your cake designer should be able to supply you with a portfolio of their work.
Sharon and Alan at Cannaboe Confectionery have an extensive website showing the many designs we have created at www.cacamilis.com. We also have a Cannaboe Confectionery
Facebook page is a great way to interact with our couples. When visiting our bakery for your tasting appointment it is helpful to have your ideas with you whether they be in your head or in photos.
Once you have picked what style of wedding cake you are interested in you would then move on to choosing what is to go inside the cake. The taste of your cake is a vital factor of your wedding cake. At Cannaboe you can pick from a variety of flavours and if possible taste them at your tasting appointment making it easier to choose. At the moment the most popular flavour is chocolate biscuit. Fruit cake would have been the only cake in the wedding cake years ago but with people travelling the world and influences from other countries taste in wedding cakes have changed.
There is always a new flavour – the most recent being the USA’s Red Velvet Cake. Other favourites are carrot cake & walnut cake, chocolate cake and vanilla or lemon maderia cake. One of the questions we are asked at Cannaboe Confectionery is how big should the wedding cake be. We would advise that you could take one third from the number of your guests and cater for the remainder. Don’t worry we will be able to advise you on this.
Getting the wedding cake to the venue is something we at Cannaboe would normally do. We are happy to take this stress of delivery from the couple. It is important if you are delivering the wedding cake yourself that it is properly boxed and sitting on a flat surface while in transit. Also it is a good idea to speak to the hotel’s wedding co-ordinator to find out if they supply a wedding cake stand and knife and also arrange when the wedding cake will be given out. It is less wasteful if you use the cake at the evening buffet rather than straight after dinner.