Cakes Make a Great Addition to Any Celebration

Cakes Make a Great Addition to Any Celebration

Can you imagine celebrating an occasion in your life without a palatable cake? No, you can’t. Why, because cakes have become an important part of your very special day. Whether it is a birthday party, Valentines’ Day, anniversary or any occasion, even a simply baked cake can spread happiness to all those who are gathered around it. It is a means by which the giver expresses his or her emotions in the most exquisite way that the recipient begins to feel love and affection.

At any special event, a variety of food are served to guests to make them happy and deliciously prepared food can add a good sense of style to the occasion. Adding cakes will surely enhance the event’s quality of being special and remarkable.

At Cakes Arena your cakes can be created to go with the style of your celebration. Yes, there are standard and simple cakes to find all over the country, but custom cakes can help you attain your purpose of adding to the decor of the place, where the celebration is held. To top it, cakes will show the guests how special is your event, which they will remember even after it’s over.

Cakes come in many different shapes and sizes and can be ordered in a variety of flavors, such as chocolate, strawberry, pineapple, vanilla, mangoes, butter scotch, fruit cake and so many more. You simply select the size and shape according to the mood that you want to project for the occasion and the flavour, which is the favorite of the person for whom it is bought, like for example if it’s your son’s birthday, his favourite flavour etc.

These are some occasions, where cakes should always be a part.

  1. Weddings

Most wedding these days are high tech and the most observed feature is the wedding cake. The couple starting a new life is bound to cut a cake and eat a piece of it offered to them by their partner, symbolizing their love for each other. This has become a popular part of the wedding ceremony and performed solemnly, after which they and their guests become festive.

  1. Birthdays

This is one party that cannot be considered whole or perfect without a birthday cake. Every celebrant regardless of his or her age will surely cut a cake and this is the highlight of the celebration and marks the beginning of the birthday bash.

  1. Anniversaries

Giving your loved one a specially made cake on your anniversary will tell her how she is loved by you or if you have grown-up children, they order a cake for the anniversary of their parents. This is become a norm and everybody loves cutting a cake for their anniversaires.

  1. Valentines’ Day and Any Special Days

Christmas, New Year, Graduation Party or a day to celebrate a milestone in your life, cakes have always been a part of these celebrations and rightly so, as there’s nothing as creamy and sweet as a cake. You can customize your cakes at Cakes Arena by adding some messages that suit the occasion. Simply get in touch with this proficient baker for your children’s cakes, birthday cakes, novelty adult cakes, corporate cakes, wedding cakes needs and more.

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Before You Decide On Your Wedding Cake

Before You Decide On Your Wedding Cake

As in all types of custom cakes such a birthday cakes, anniversary cakes, Valentines’ Day cakes, etc, wedding cakes require some things to be considered, before ordering. If you would be marrying your would-be partner in a year or so, you should be planning all the details of the wedding, including your wedding cake early.

Some considerations must include the taste of the cake, the style, the size, the price, the frosting and even the weather. With the following tips on selecting a cake for your wedding, we are glad to get you covered. Firstly, you must find a reputable and reliable bakery. You can do your research online. Visit websites such as Cakes Arena and view what they have to offer.

Taste – Every baker has a scheduled date for having their cake tasted, secure an invitation and sample their desirable model. You can also ask questions during the tasting and review the bakery’s portfolio as well. Take this opportunity to meet the bakers in person and understand their baking abilities.

Style – Decide on the cake after you have concluded on the style of your wedding dress and the decors of the reception venue, as these things will help you in choosing the structure and design of your cake. Your wedding cake should be compatible with everything, including the flower arrangements, the size and style of the reception venue, your gown, the season etc. Do everything to make the cake an essential part of your wedding, instead of a conspicuously diverting exhibition.

Size Generally, the size of your wedding cake depends on the number of your guests. 5 layers maybe necessary for 200 people and lesser layers for about 50 or 100 guests. You can make it look taller to suit the grand room with high ceilings by adding columns between the tiers.

Price. The cake’s price is often dependent upon the slice, so the cost varies. Another factor is how complicated is the design (you might want some intricate decorations or fillings that are difficult to find) Fondant icing is loved by many for its almost surreal-like look, but commands higher price than butter cream, which is more delicious in comparison. Elaborate shapes means, you will be paying the baker extra for his or her labour.

The Weather – Meringue, whipped cream and butter cream tend to melt in hot climate, so if your reception is in the outdoors during summer, stay away from them. The fondant-covered wedding cake does not even need refrigeration, thus they are good options for reception outdoors.

While your wedding could be the most important event of your life, you might not want to use up all your money on your cake. Order a perfectly decorated cake, small in size, plus several sheets of the same flavour for the guests. Avoid handmade sugar flowers, tiers and difficult to mold shapes. Use seasonal fruits or flowers to garnish it and serve in smaller servings. You’ll be surprised at how much you can save with this trick.

Contact CakesArena.com, if you have additional questions about your wedding cake.

Cake Dесоrаtiоn trend fоr 2017

Cake Dесоrаtiоn trend fоr 2017
One of thе bеѕt wауѕ tо mаkе аnу particular occasion special iѕ tо bаkе a cake, аnd in thiѕ article, уоu will find ѕоmе of the mоѕt innоvаting trеndѕ fоr making саkеѕ and сuрсаkеѕ. In thiѕ mоdеrn dау, уоu саn make a cake lооk likе аnуthing .

Zoo Animal Cupcakes
Zoo Animal Cupcakes

yоu want it tо, аnd thеѕе methods аrе like uѕing thе ingredients саllеd fоndаnt аѕ it hаѕ thе right аttributеѕ tо givе thе cake a unique finiѕh.

Thе next two fаvоritе iсingѕ are сrеаm сhееѕе аnd buttеr cream, аnd there аrе mаnу different cakes in thе tор оf thе line today like chocolate, lemon, rеd velvet, рiѕtасhiо, аlmоnd, аnd оrаngе. And also in thе trend оf саkе dесоrаtiоn, thе use оf bright, vivid colors аrе gеtting vеrу рорulаr nowadays. Thеѕе decors put a certain flаir, еxсitеmеnt, аnd fun tо аnу particular environment it is рlасеd in. Thе ѕummеr соlоr fоr cakes iѕ likе sky blue, lemon yellow, реtаl pink аnd lots of оthеr аmаzing colors to сhооѕе from when уоu are having your cake dесоrаtеd. Thе patrons оf any free function whеrе you serve thеѕе cakes will lоvе thеm vеrу muсh, аnd thе next thing thаt is tаking рlасе bу ѕtоrm iѕ thе one саllеd the сuрсаkе.

These аrе becoming ѕо рорulаr in ѕоmе cases they are bеing uѕеd at wеddingѕ аnd аlѕо аt parties аѕ a dеѕѕеrt itеm. Cuрсаkеѕ come in mаnу diffеrеnt fоrmѕ аnd саn bе decorated in аnу wау уоu wаnt it to look. And in thе саѕе оf thе cupcake, it is made uр of mаnу individual сuрсаkеѕ.

Wedding Cаkеѕ in nеw trеnd

Four Tier Pink Roses
Four Tier Pink Roses

The wеdding саkе is the bеѕt аѕресt of your wеdding. It iѕ оnе of the things that the guests tаkе a look at in thе wеdding rесерtiоn. Thuѕ, it ѕhоuld bе оnе оf thе thingѕ thаt thе couple should lооk into. If thе couple wаntѕ tо gеt thе bеѕt саkе аdоrnеd with the bеѕt decoration fоr their guests to mаrvеl at, bеlоw аrе some useful tips.

Thеrе аrе mаnу types оf wedding саkе bases available in thе mаrkеt tоdау. Of соurѕе, it iѕ important thаt thе саkе tаѕtеѕ delicious but аѕidе frоm that, it is аlѕо imроrtаnt tо mаkе it attractive аnd mаrvеlоuѕ. Sо, you nееd tо bе mеtiсulоuѕ in сhооѕing decorations ѕuitаblе for уоur сhоѕеn wеdding thеmе, уоur tаѕtе, аnd уоur budget.

Summer Roses
Summer Roses

Thе сlаѕѕiс wedding саkе decoration iѕ the buttеr cream. Although it still соmmоnlу uѕеѕ thеѕе dауѕ, there iѕ now thе grоwing trеnd оf fоndаnt, a smooth icing that is easy tо mold. The аdvаntаgе оf mаking wеdding саkеѕ оut of fоndаnt iѕ that it will make thе саkе last for hоurѕ. Thiѕ tуре оf dесоrаtiоn will ѕраrе уоu frоm the wоrrу that it might mеlt; it wоuld bе a disaster! Mоrеоvеr, it саn ѕtаnd for hоurѕ of waiting until the саkе сutting сеrеmоnу. Fоndаnt саkеѕ rеmаin intасt, so they stay as mаrvеlоuѕ frоm the ѕtаrt оf thе rесерtiоn tо thе timе whеn the соuрlе gеtѕ thеir firѕt ѕhаrе оf thе саkе аnd until it ѕеrvеѕ for thе guеѕtѕ.

Nеw trendy birthday cake

White and Lilac Cake
White and Lilac Cake

Thеѕе dауѕ, birthdау cakes are аll about uniԛuе designs аnd attractive dесоrаtiоnѕ. Many реорlе love tо сrеаtе thе dесоrаtiоnѕ оn their оwn, from ѕсrаtсh, whilе others fееl intimidаtеd bу the intricacies. In ѕрitе оf thе fear of spoiling a реrfесtlу bеаutiful birthdау саkе, dесidе uроn a thеmе. It will bе easy tо ѕеlесt a matching decoration, as creativity соmеѕ naturally tо еvеrуbоdу. If thе idea оf dоing it уоurѕеlf ѕсаrеѕ you уеt, a variety оf dесоrаtiоn iѕ available with lосаl bakeries. All уоu mау nееd to dо iѕ bake thе саkе at hоmе аnd bеаutifу thеm with rеаdу-mаdе

Chocolate peanut butter cake

Chocolate peanut butter cake

Alex’s birthday was this past weekend and in case you are new here, let me give you a loose outline of a Standard Dessert Alex Politely Requests: Chocolate. Chocolate with chocolate. Chocolate with caramel. Chocolate with toffee. Chocolate with coffee. Chocolate with hazelnut cream. Chocolate with Oreos. Chocolate cheesecake with brownie chunks. Chocolate icebox cake. Chocolate with raspberries. Chocolate with white chocolate. Chocolate with dulce de leche. Chocolate with banana cake.

What, can you sense a theme or something?

cake batter

This year we added one more to the chocolate cake pile: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. Well, actually, the technical title of the cake is Sour Cream-Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting and Chocolate Peanut Butter Glaze, though it is actually a Sour Cream-Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Frosting and Chocolate Peanut Butter Glaze, but all you really need to know is that if you know a chocolate-and-peanut-butter lover, you must make this cake.

peanut butter cream cheese frosting

Because did I mention the chocolate cake? With the chocolate-peanut butter ganache (I bet you didn’t even know such a thing existed, I sure didn’t and my life may never be the same again. I wish I could quit it.) And the cream cheese peanut butter frosting and filling? Actually, let us pause on that last part. If you’re anything like me, the thought of cream cheese and peanut butter intentionally mixed probably gives you a bit of pause. I don’t know cheese + sweetened peanuts? That can’t be right, I thought. Well, I was wrong. They are perfect together, with the tangy/saltiness of the cream cheese helping the peanut butter hit all the right notes.

peanut butter filling

You might be noticing a recurring theme here this summer, but what can I say? I’m in love with this book. I brought up Sky High for the first time after making my own birthday cake this year, that glorious Pistachio Petit-Four Cake. You heard me yammer about this book again when we were in the midst of Project Wedding Cake, where both the vanilla and chocolate cake recipes were from this wonderful book. And here we are at it again.

pouring the coatingand then we did thiswhoopschocolate feet

If you like baking cakes, especially celebration cakes, you really want to get this book. What drew me to it was that the cakes are so interesting–no plain chocolate with vanilla frosting here but petit-fours and blue cornmeal with caramel cream and gingerbread beer with bittersweet chocolate and bananas with praline and white chocolate.

chocolate peanut butter birthday cake

But here’s the other best part (you know, if the notion of a boston cream pie cake wasn’t enough to convince you)–a lot of these cake recipes are one-bowl. I even mixed the one below with just a whisk, no electric mixer. My dishwasher thanked me. Okay fine, of course I gave him the night off; it was his birthday, after all. Which means that I applauded the smaller sinkful of dishes even more.

slice

Peanut butter, previously: Peanut Butter Brownies and Peanut Butter Cookies
One year ago: Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake

Sour Cream-Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting and Chocolate-Peanut Butter Glaze
Adapted, only barely, from Sky High: Irresistable Triple-Layer Cakes

This cake is INTENSE. Serve it in the thinnest slices possible, and keep a glass of milk handy.

Makes an 8-inch triple-layer cake; serves 12 to 16 (the book says, I say a heck of a lot more)

2 cups (250 grams) all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups (500 grams) sugar
3/4 cup (about 65 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch process
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (235 ml) neutral vegetable oil, such as canola, soybean or vegetable blend
1 cup (240 grams) sour cream
1 1/2 (355 ml) cups water
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs

1/2 cup coarsely chopped peanut brittle (I skipped this)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter the bottoms and sides of three 8-inch round cakepans. Line the bottom of each pan with a round of parchment or waxed paper and butter the paper.

2. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. Whisk to combine them well. Add the oil and sour cream and whisk to blend. Gradually beat in the water. Blend in the vinegar and vanilla. Whisk in the eggs and beat until well blended. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and be sure the batter is well mixed. Divide among the 3 prepared cake pans.

3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a cake tester or wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean. Let cool in the pans for about 20 minutes. Invert onto wire racks, carefully peel off the paper liners, and let cool completely. (Deb note: These cakes are very, very soft. I found them a lot easier to work with after firming them up in the freezer for 30 minutes. They’ll defrost quickly once assembled. You’ll be glad you did this, trust me.)

4. To frost the cake, place one layer, flat side up, on a cake stand or large serving plate. Spread 2/3 cup cup of the Peanut Butter Frosting evenly over the top. Repeat with the next layer. Place the last layer on top and frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting. (Deb note 1: Making a crumb coat of frosting–a thin layer that binds the dark crumbs to the cake so they don’t show up in the final outer frosting layer–is a great idea for this cake, or any with a dark cake and lighter-colored frosting. Once you “mask” your cake, let it chill for 15 to 30 minutes until firm, then use the remainder of the frosting to create a smooth final coating. Deb note 2: Once the cake is fully frosted, it helps to chill it again and let it firm up. The cooler and more set the peanut butter frosting is, the better drip effect you’ll get from the Chocolate-Peanut Butter Glaze.)

5. To decorate with the Chocolate–Peanut Butter Glaze, put the cake plate on a large baking sheet to catch any drips. Simply pour the glaze over the top of the cake, and using an offset spatula, spread it evenly over the top just to the edges so that it runs down the sides of the cake in long drips. Refrigerate, uncovered, for at least 30 minutes to allow the glaze and frosting to set completely. Remove about 1 hour before serving. Decorate the top with chopped peanut brittle.

Peanut Butter Frosting
Makes about 5 cups

10 ounces (285 grams) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 stick (115 grams, 4 ounces or 1/2 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
5 cups (600 grams) confectioners’ sugar, sifted
2/3 cup (170 grams) smooth peanut butter, preferably a commercial brand (because oil doesn’t separate out)

1. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl often. Continue to beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.

2. Add the peanut butter and beat until thoroughly blended.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Glaze
Makes about 1 1/2 cups

8 ounces (225 grams) semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons (50 grams) smooth peanut butter
2 tablespoons (40 grams) light corn syrup, honey or golden syrup
1/2 cup (120 ml) half-and-half

1. In the top of a double boiler or in a bowl set over simmering water, combine the chocolate, peanut butter, and corn syrup. Cook, whisking often, until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.

2. Remove from the heat and whisk in the half-and-half, beating until smooth. Use while still warm.