Send Your College Student Off with a Cake
August 30th, 2017 { No Comments » } Tags: , , ,
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Can you believe that it is already time to send your children to college?  With leaves changing and department stores stuffed with dorm décor, the time has finally come.Send Your College Student Off with a Cake

Back to school, regardless of your child’s age, is an emotional time for parents and students. If you are sending your young adult away for their very first year of college, you’re emotions are probably at an all-time high. However, it is important that you send them off feeling good about their future endeavors.

If you’re looking for a way to show your children how proud you are of them, treat them with a gourmet cake from Classic Cakes!

The kids are often more scared than their parents because going off on their own is a bigger deal  to them then they make it out to be. The best thing to do is to give them the confidence and love that they need to understand that you are behind them 100 percent. Consider getting one of our cakes and having a party with all of his or her loved ones before they leave so everyone there can wish them well and be the support they need to face this next chapter of their life.

When you do choose your cake, find something that matches closely to their character. Luckily, we have a cake for every personality type. If you are sending your daughter off to school, she might like something cute but serious. Make it something that tells her that she is growing into a lovely young woman but that she still can have that childlike wonder.

Have a son that is making the plunge? We have cakes for him too. We have cakes that can help your loved ones celebrate that he is becoming the independent gentleman that you always knew he would become.

As the years fly by, you can celebrate your child’s success and accomplishments by having another party! We have many cakes made just for graduating students that they will surely appreciate.

Whether your child is going to college, you’re hosting a bridal shower, or you are just celebrating the next big holiday, start your cake shopping with Classic Cakes. We literally have a cake for every occasion, contact us today to learn more.

Celebrate Labor Day with a Sweet Treat
August 23rd, 2017 { No Comments » } Tags: , ,
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Many people celebrate the end of summer with a Labor Day party, where they fire up the grill and enjoy the company of loved ones before hectic schedules start back up. Celebrate Labor Day with a Sweet Treat

If you’re planning on hosting a Labor Day picnic, consider serving a themed cake for dessert that guests of all ages can enjoy.

Labor Day, celebrated the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement, and is dedicated to the many achievements of American workers. Many people get the day off of work, and it typically signifies the “last celebration of summer” for many families.

American themed cakes are a popular choice for Labor Day celebrations. Here are some trending ideas to get you started!

Commit to Red, White and Blue

The best way to celebrate hard-working Americans: a red, white, and blue sheet cake. A sheet cake can serve a large amount of people and it’s easy to cut up and handout. Plus, a sheet cake can provide a great space for an American flag. You can get creative with the flavors while sticking to the class “Labor Day” colors.

Tiered Cake with Flavor

If you’re going all out, or having a more elegant end of the summer celebration, consider going with a tiered cake. You can go with red, white, and blue in any design from polka dots to stripes. Add a little something extra with red white and blue sprinkles or fondant stars. Choose a flavored cake that will still speak to summertime such as lemon cake or raspberry filling.

Unique Themed Design

If you want to have a cake that goes above and beyond the standard red, white and blue colored theme, consider going with a unique design instead. From a cake decorated with small fireworks or a cake shaped as a picnic cheeseburger, the options are endless!

Interested in ordering your Labor Day cake? Visit Classic Cakes today!

Healthy Substitutes for Cake Baking
August 21st, 2017 { No Comments » } Tags: , , ,
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Healthy Substitutes for Cake BakingHave you ever been in the middle of a recipe and realized you were missing an ingredient? Luckily, many recipes have substitutions that will work just as well as the main ingredients would have.

In fact, many ingredient substitutions end up being healthier than what the recipe originally called for.

Cinnamon Instead of Sugar

Cinnamon can serve as an excellent substitute for sugar for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it gives your recipe a delicious cinnamon flavor. Keep in mind that you only need about half of the amount of cinnamon compared to the amount of sugar the recipe called for. To cut down on your sugar intake, spice up the recipe, and keep things healthy, choose cinnamon instead.

Avocado for Butter: Frosting Edition

If you don’t mind a little green frosting, swap out the butter in your buttercream frosting for avocado instead. An equal amount of avocado subbed in for butter will give your recipe more vitamins and healthy fats, but you’ll still end up with a creamy smooth frosting. Taste the frosting as you go, and add in a bit more vanilla or coco if you can taste the avocado.

Pureed Fruit for Agave or Simple Syrup

Many cake recipes call for simple syrup to keep the cake nice and moist: but that added sugar doesn’t make the cake healthier. Instead of using simple syrup, swap it out for pureed fruits. By doing so, you will you be adding a delicious flavor layer to the cake and you’ll be avoiding processed sugars by enjoying the natural ones instead.

Applesauce for Sugar

If you have a lot of applesauce in your fridge that you’re trying to get rid of, you’re in luck. You can a substitute applesauce for sugar in any cake recipe on a 1 to 1 ratio. However, be sure to decrease your other liquid ingredients by about ¼ cup for every cup of applesauce you added.

Are you looking for a customized cake for a special occasion? Visit Classic Cakes today

Fall Themed Wedding Cakes
August 1st, 2017 { No Comments » } Tags: , ,
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Fall Themed Wedding Cakes Although we don’t want to think about summer coming to an end, a lot of couples are in the midst of planning their fall wedding which are quickly approaching. If you haven’t decided on a cake, we have some guidelines to help you narrow down your decision.

If you’re planning an autumn-themed wedding, it’s time to start thinking about a wedding cake that evokes the changing of the seasons.

Read on for a few ideas for fall-themed wedding cakes that will help you achieve a fall theme through a decadent dessert.

Less Can Be More

Less can often be more when you are planning a heavily themed wedding cake. Resist the urge to go all out with abundant red foliage, pumpkins galore and a scarecrow on top. Instead, pick one or two fall-inspired elements to work into your cake instead.

Colors of the Season

Orange is the quintessential fall color, along with reds and yellows. Consider adding fresh orange flowers or fresh fall “leaves” on top of the cake to provide elegant, fall-inspired accents.

Gone Country

If you prefer a more classic palette, you can still incorporate fall elements into your cake design. Burlap, twine and a tree-bark inspired cake topper lend rustic, country-style elements to a classic cake.

Keep it Fresh

Fresh fall fruits – think apples, figs and berries – provide flavor nuances and fall flair to delicious wedding cakes. Try thinking outside the box and pairing the fruit with chocolate ganache or a naked cake.

Ready to order a fall-themed wedding cake at an affordable price? Classic Cakes is a custom cake shop that specializes in custom designed cakes that reflect your special event.

Storing Leftover Wedding Cake
July 5th, 2017 { No Comments » } Tags: , , ,
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When you get Classic Cakesmarried, you’ll likely save a favor, an invitation, some flowers, and several other items to help you remember your special day for years to come.

You can also store and save your wedding cake in order to enjoy it on your first anniversary.

You’re probably wondering how a cake can stay moist and delicious for an entire year, but if stored properly, it certainly can.

You should consider what types of cakes might freeze best or customize your top tier so it is freeze-friendly. Oil-based cakes freeze better than others, and you might want to skip the fondant on the pieces you plan to freeze. However, there are a few key steps we take to preserve your top tier.

First, we provide your venue with a board that they can place the top tier of the cake on. We also provide a box to wrap to preserve the cake. On the box, we attached specific directions on how to wrap, freeze, and thaw the cake.

If the cake is taller than the box, close the lid as far as it can go and then tape the side of the lid to secure it. Wrap the box in plastic wrap twice. We recommend wrapping it in one direction and then turning the box 90 degrees and wrapping from the other direction

We suggest wrapping the box in extra wide, heavy duty, aluminum foil just as if you were wrapping a gift package. Seal every seam the entire way with tape and store in your freezer.

Keep in mind that throughout your first year of marriage, you may store other things in the freezer from time to time that are powerfully scented, like frozen fish. If you do so, make sure to wrap the fish tightly to prevent any flavor transfer to your cake. Or, stick a box of baking soda in the freezer along with your frozen items to absorb stinky smells.

Remove your cake from the freezer the night before you want to eat it and let it thaw slowly. Remove it from the refrigerator and unwrap the cake several hours before you cut it to allow it to come down to room temperature. We have gotten thank you notes from brides on their one year anniversary, letting us know that their wedding cake tasted just as good as the day they got married.

Classic Cakes specializes in custom designed cakes that reflect your special event, weddings included.

Preserving Cakes in Warm Weather
June 8th, 2017 { No Comments » } Tags: , ,
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Preserving Cakes in Warm Weather   If you’re planning a wedding this summer, you’ve probably had a few nightmares about your beautiful cake melting in the hot summer sun.

However, there are simple steps you can take to preserve your delicious cake during the hot summer months and preserve its beautiful design and elegant flavor.

Icing Choices

If you’re torn between buttercream and fondant, but worried about warm weather getting the best of your cake, go with fondant instead. Fondant is a bit more reliable in the “heat of the moment” because the gelatin that the fondant is made of makes it a bit studier when compared to buttercream.

For those of you who simply must have buttercream (we understand!), there are a few things that can be done to make the icing summer-friendly. You can sometimes swap out the butter for shortening or add a bit of starch to the frosting to make it thicker.

Dairy

If you’re going with a dairy-based filling, such as whipped cream, you might want to think twice. Things like marzipan, mousse, and ganache won’t handle the heat too well, and might not remain fresh by the time you’re ready to serve the cake.

Make sure you ask your baker about leaving the cake refrigerated as long as possible if you’re including ingredients like those we mentioned above. Many venues have large refrigerators that can store cakes until they’re ready to be cut and served.

Avoid Direct Sunlight

If you’re having an outdoor event, it’s important to make sure that your cake at least has some shade. Direct sunlight will result in serious melting regardless of frosting type. If the cake starts to melt, not only will it fall, but the colors will likely bleed which will take away from the overall look.

Looking for a customized cake for an upcoming summer special event? Visit Classic Cakes.

Sculpted Cakes Can Make Any Occasion More Special
May 9th, 2017 { No Comments » } Tags: , , ,
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Sculpted Cakes Can Make Any Occasion More SpecialThere are a lot of things to celebrate during the summer months. We celebrate all that our parents do for us on Mother’s Day in May and Father’s Day in June, while the Fourth of July is a great time to barbecue and watch the fireworks light up the night sky. And, of course, there are many summer birthdays to celebrate, too.

If you are looking forward to some fun in the sun this summer season, Classic Cakes has a way to add to your experience with sculpted cakes.

Sculpted cakes are a festive way to get creative and eat really delicious dessert. Are you throwing a party for someone who is heading out and doing some traveling? If so, something like this Hawaiian shirt cake might be the perfect way to send off a travel bug. Show your dad he will always be the king of the castle with a castle-shaped cake, or give him a laugh by choosing a more traditional Father’s Day theme – a detailed recliner cake complete with potato chips and sports magazines.

Barbecuing is an essential summer activity, and we all look forward to having some tasty food fresh from the grill. Show up to your friend’s Fourth of July party with a roasted pig cake. Dessert will look just like dinner, but rest assured it will taste much more like scrumptious cake.

When you first lay eyes upon a sculpted cake from Classic Cakes, it is impossible to think how much of a shame it would be to eat such a work of art. Once you taste the cake, however, you will think differently. Our cakes are designed by talented artisans and equally talented bakers. These desserts are just as much fun to look at as they are to eat. Choose from a full range of flavors and filling options to create a tasty cake that’s as much a feast for the eyes as the palate.

The summer is rapidly approaching, so make it a celebratory summer worth remembering by getting a sculpture cake for your big event. Your friends and family will marvel at the beauty and then indulge in the irresistible sweetness of these perfect summer treats.

Order a cake today by calling Classic Cakes at 317-844-6901!

Get Ready for Grad Season with a Custom Graduation Cake
April 25th, 2017 { No Comments » } Tags:
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Springtime brings plenty for everyone to celebrate, but the turn of the season also marks the turn of the semester for many college and high school students. For those who will be graduating at the end of the semester, now’s the time to start thinking about graduation season and how you’ll be celebrating the accomplishments of the graduate in your life.

Grad CakeGraduation time is exciting and rewarding, both for the family of the graduate and the student themselves. It signifies the end of one chapter of life and the beginning of a new journey. We celebrate graduations with a party to show the graduate that we’re proud of their accomplishments, and to send them off to a new career or the next stages of their life with a little extra cash in his pocket. But it’s important to remember that it’s not a real party without a cake.

At Classic Cakes, we can make the perfect custom cake for any graduation party. If your family member has graduated from high school and is going off to college in the fall, we can create a cake in the college’s colors, with a special nod to his or her major. Is the graduate studying science? What about a cake in the shape of a beaker with their college colors?

Dance majors can have a pair of pointe shoes, and literature majors can chow down on a stack of classic books. If your graduate has just completed trade school, or a professional degree, and is embarking on a job search, we can create a cake in the shape of their alma mater’s mascot. No matter what graduation occasion you are celebrating, we can make a custom cake perfectly fitted to the graduate.

Take a look at some of the graduation cakes we’ve made in the past, and remember to check out our extensive list of cake, icing and filling flavors. We love a classic chocolate and vanilla cake, but we can also do something more summery, like key lime or lemon lavender – a perfectly sweet way to celebrate!

Give us a call at 317-844-6901 and speak with our cake specialists to order your custom graduation cake today.

 

Five Unique Ideas for Your Wedding Cake
April 11th, 2017 { No Comments » } Tags:
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The wedding cake holds a very special purpose for a wedding – beyond getting your new spouse a little messy with the ceremonial first bite! The cake is symbolic of the new life you have just entered and the love shared between you and your close friends and family there to celebrate the grand occasion.

Wedding CakesAs each year passes, the wedding cake evolves, resulting in new and unique creations for those brides and grooms not being afraid to think outside of the box and choose a more contemporary cake style. At Classic Cakes, we specialize in bringing your dream of the perfect wedding cake to life and since your wedding cake vision is our priority, we can go very traditional or as modern as you’d like. Here are a few creative ideas to consider for your wedding cake design.

Pops of Bright Colors

Traditional wedding cakes tend to be off white or white with pink accents. However, brides today are getting much more colorful with designing their cakes. For example, brides are going with neon blues, rustic orange, fuchsia, gray and deep greens. Match your cake to your wedding colors and try something bold and original.

Personalized Touches

Another way to dress up your cake is to add personal accents to the design. For example, if you and your spouse are nature lovers, fondant leaves and greenery on your cake can incorporate your passion into its design. Make your cake even more special by adding subtle or bold design elements that reflect your interests.

Bold Flavors and Fun Fillings

Ever had a wedding cake with a filling or in a flavor other than the traditional white, yellow or chocolate? Classic Cakes has a wide variety of cake flavors and fillings so that you can step outside the traditional mold. Our custom and deluxe flavor options include lemon orange almond, chocolate peppermint, apple spice, key lime and many more. Take your cake a step further by adding a filling flavor like cherry, hazelnut, white chocolate mousse or any of our dozen additional filling choices.

Flourishes and Accents

Adding an accent to your cake is a popular choice that gives you a wide range of customization. Whether you want to add something like fresh fruit on top or a bow or ribbon to dress up the cake, we can add these accents to add dimension and flair. We can also combine your accents with a sense of personalization, adding custom colors or monogramming your new initials on the cake.

Asymmetrical Shapes

Ideally no one gets bent out of shape at your wedding, but that doesn’t mean your cake design can’t be atypically shaped! While round and square may be the traditional designs, it hasn’t been hip to be square since Huey Lewis and the News made it so in 1986. Today’s cakes can be shaped to look like a stack of presents, contoured into a unique design or made in nearly any shape or style you imagine. Don’t let simple shapes define your cake – think outside the box!

As wedding cake specialists, Classic Cakes has a wide variety of cake tastes and designs to help you create the perfect option for your special day. Take a look at some of the past wedding cakes we’ve made then sit down with us and discuss your ideas and options to come up with a cake design that’s just right for your wedding. Get started by calling us today at 317-844-6901.

Celebrate the Tradition of First Communion
March 24th, 2017 { No Comments » } Tags:
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For many Catholic and Christian families, the Easter celebration is a very significant time of year. It also happens to coincide with the First Communion season for many families when sons and daughters mark one of the first educational milestones of their lives in the church.

First Communion CakeFor a young child, the First Holy Communion is a very special time. First Communion is a rite of passage in a child’s religious life and is one of three Sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic Church. In many Catholic and Christian faiths, this moment marks the first time a child receives the Eucharist, as The Catholic Company notes.

Since celebrations of Easter and First Holy Communion bring family and friends together, a gathering is typically planned. For parents, there is much preparation involved in honoring their child who is making their First Communion. From the outfit for the First Communion itself, to sending invitations to guests and preparing a gathering afterwards, there is much to do during your child’s First Communion.

Of course, you’ll want plenty of food to share for the celebratory party, decorations to highlight the occasion and a cake, of course.

Cakes hold a pretty big role in any celebration. From weddings and graduations to birthday parties and religious ceremonies, a cake captures the moment and has a way of bringing people together. Plus, the decoration of a cake can help highlight the significance of the celebration and make it an extra-special – and extra-tasty – treat.

At Classic Cakes, we specialize in customized cakes for many occasions. You can choose your own size, flavor combination, colors and décor for the cake design. We have designed many religious-themed cakes over the years and we delight in bringing a parent’s vision of the perfect First Communion celebratory cake together.

Working closely with our clients, we take you step by step through the design phase and we have a variety of crosses and other religious-themed ideas available for you to choose from.

Our team of dedicated and experienced designers and bakers like to give each cake the time it takes to create a beautiful cake, so if you have an upcoming First Communion, let us know so we can get started on planning the perfect cake for your celebration. Give us a call at 317-844-6901 today.



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