Most of us stumble across are dream careers as adults. Sweets of Paradise has been open in Calgary for 6 years, but Dalal has loved to bake for as long as she can remember. It's no surprise she ended up opening up her own Calgary wedding cake bakery. She's a natural too and we always love to recommend Sweets of Paradise for all our couples wedding cake needs.
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Wedding Cake Frequently Asked Questions
Today, Dalal, owner of Sweets of Paradise bakery, took time to answer your frequently asked questions about wedding cake and sharing some 2021 wedding cake trends! We couldn't be happier to have her on the Fly Free Photography blog.
How far in advance should we book?
Give yourself time. Try to book at least 6 months in advance.
Do you offer cake testing?
Yes, we do! We can create a cake tasting kit for couples to buy so they can taste some of our flavors and decide together.
How do we decide how much cake to order? Tiers? Slices?
While not everyone will have dessert, some may want more. It is good to order for at least 80% of your guest count. It is better to have leftovers than to have guests asking for dessert after it is all gone!
2021 Wedding Cake Trends
As elopement photographers, we throw tradition out the door ALL THE TIME. It's kind of part of the job description. So if you were reading the frequently asked questions and wondering if a wedding cake is really what you are looking for, consider some of these 2021 Wedding Cake Trends.
Wedding Cake Alternatives
Unique wedding desserts are almost as popular as wedding cake right now. There are so many new desserts appearing on a regular basis. A few that have started to make their way into weddings are donuts and cakesicles!
Wedding Cakes and/or a Dessert Table
Both can be amazingly beautiful, but it is a personal choice that goes with the style of your wedding. Cost wise, they can be very similar. Cake can be made into a stunning and delicious show piece while dessert table gives your guest choices.
Booking Sweets of Paradise as Your Calgary Wedding Cake Bakery
With so many bakers in the market, it is important to know that your baker is operating safely. You need to take into account that you are likely feeding a large number of people. This is where AHS certification is key! To be AHS certified, you need a food handling course which means that your caterer or baker knows how to handle your foods safely, so you and your guests do not get sick.
At Sweets of Paradise, I work out of a commercial kitchen in my home which is both licensed by the city as well as inspected, approved, and certified by Alberta health. If you are looking for a Calgary wedding cake bakery, I offer free consultations, as well as a $40 cake tasting kit for the couple to enjoy and decide.
Calgary Wedding Planning and Inspiration
Make sure to head to our blog if you want even more Calgary wedding planning and inspiration (and interviews with other amazing local Calgary wedding vendors - like this one with invitation designer Lilo K designs). If you would like to contact Dalal for your wedding cake and dessert needs (which we highly recommend), head to her website here or email her at email@example.com.
As Calgary elopement photographers, we spend the majority of our time scouting perfect wedding locations, meeting local couples and hearing about their love story, and networking with other wedding vendors. If you would like to learn more about our services (we help you plan your elopement and document it with photo and video), check out our services here.