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Archive for August, 2008

Wedding Cakes

Posted by Austios on August 19, 2008

As a pastry chef, one of my favorite thing about weddings is the cake. I have a major sweet tooth and I’m always looking forward to diving in to something sweet after my meal.

I’ve had several people ask me if I do wedding cakes, as I do private catering. To that I promptly reply “no”, going on to say that it’s too much trouble to make a wedding cake from home. There are a few, however with my set up, it’s a little harder. Plus I don’t have the patience to make elaborate wedding cakes.

With as many weddings as I’ve been to in the past 9 months (which is still only 5), but overall over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to sample many cakes from various bakeries. I also always find myself asking where the cake is from. I guess its just so I know where to refer people if they are in that area.

Back in April, at Jeremy & Serena’s wedding, I actually don’t remember the cake nor do I have a photo, as I didn’t bring my camera with me into the banquet. However, as a wedding photographer, Serena gets to see a lot of cakes and like it when she posts some photos up on either her website, flickr, or facebook profile and it includes the cake. I remember wen she shot Darren & Tiffany’s wedding, their cake was very simple yet elegant, almost an art deco kind of design, and Serena said they got it from Porto’s Bakery in Glendale. I did not know Porto’s did wedding cakes…

And then last week was Eddie & Tina’s wedding. I don’t think I asked where they got the cake, but it was good

I suppose this is all a setup for Torrance Bakery. 2 of the weddings I’ve been this year have been from there and it by far has been my favorte wedding cake that I can remember. The cake is very moist, flavorful, not overly sweet, and the frosting is not too sweet either. They are decorated very beautifully as well

The first is my brother’s cake. They got married back in April in Redondo Beach, so I assume that bakery was referred to them because it was near by. I want to say it was a green tea cake with I don’t remember what frosting. I just remember the cake being very moist and delicious.

The 2nd cake was at my cousin’s wedding in July. They got married in Palos Verdes, so I also assume Torrance Bakery was one of the bakeries that was referred to them. They got a half white, half red velvet cake. 2 of the tiers were white, the other 2 were red velvet. I was lucky and got a piece of red velvet. Again, very moist, flavorful, and wasn’t overly sweet. Their cake was decorated more simpler, but still looked very beautiful.

I have a feeling when I get married (whenever that is), I will be wanting to get our cake from here….


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