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.

Pastel Pastry: Celebrate Easter with a Custom Cake!
March 16th, 2017 { 1 Comment » } Tags: , ,
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Easter Candy

Planning an Easter get-together with the family? We know Easter eggs are all the rage this time of year, but they don’t really make a good dessert. Instead of serving something from the grocery store or overloading on Peeps, celebrate the Easter season with a custom pastel pastry from Classic Cakes!

If you really want to embrace the Easter theme, Classic Cakes can create a spring masterpiece in the shape of a spring animal, like a lamb or a bunny. Head over to our Easter gallery for pictures of some of our favorite Easter-themed shaped cakes!

For something that’ll appeal to a wider audience – although, who wouldn’t love a fun, bunny-shaped cake? – we can also do a classic tier cake in pretty pastel colors. Whether you want the cake to feature an Easter egg hunting scene or some more simple spring flowers, we can create the cake of your dreams. If you’re interested in celebrating religious themes, we can work with that as well!

Once you have an idea of what you want the cake to look like, you get to pick out the flavors. We have tons of cake and frosting flavors available, but some of our favorites for spring are the light and delicious choices. If a regular yellow cake isn’t exciting enough for your party, go for lemon poppy seed or lemon orange almond instead. We also have mandarin orange, raspberry sour cream, strawberry, coconut and lemon lavender, all of which will make for light and delicious spring-flavored cakes! When it comes to the icing and filling, choose from any of our favorites, like chocolate truffle, hazelnut, strawberry mousse and more.

This Easter, celebrate the season with a custom cake from Classic Cakes. Your dessert will be the talk of the party! Go for a whimsical and Easter-themed cake in the shape of one of our favorite spring animals, or choose an elegant tiered cake, with delicious spring flavors. Whatever you prefer, you can order your unique Easter cake today by calling Classic Cakes at 317-844-6901.

Create a Custom Cake for St. Patrick’s Day
February 28th, 2017 { No Comments » } Tags:
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Custom CakesSt. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. There are some essentials that you need to have on your checklist for the holiday to be just right. Green beer is a must, and you also have to have corned beef and cabbage. But what about a festive dessert? Classic Cakes has a variety of delicious cakes that you can have custom made to fit your St. Patrick’s Day desires. Let’s take look at some of your delicious options.

For St. Patrick’s Day, a green cake would obviously be the perfect way to celebrate. Peppermint is a very popular flavor that is cool, sweet and refreshing. Peppermint is also great to have to celebrate the tail end of the cold-weather season.

Thinking green, but also want something more suited to a warm-weather palate? We also offer a key lime-flavored cake. This will satisfy your St. Patty’s Day green requirements, but will give you a more tropical and adventurous, tangy flavor. Since the holiday falls between the cold and warm seasons, there is no wrong way to go. Whatever your preference is, you’ll find the right choice for your St. Patrick’s Day at Classic Cakes!

Our fillings can also play into your holiday theme. If you would like to symbolize the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow inside your festive cake, try our tasty lemon filling. If you want to double down on the shamrock color, we also have a peppermint filling. Thinking of perhaps having a homage to your Irish roots? A mandarin orange or carrot cake with green frosting and a white chocolate mousse filling would be a delectable way to represent the colors of the Irish flag.

We encourage you to get creative in designing your very own St. Patrick’s Day-themed cake to celebrate the holiday with a mouthwatering treat that you designed yourself! To learn more or to discuss some options with our cake designers, give Classic Cakes a call today at 317-844-6901.

Bring Fun to Your Child’s Birthday
February 8th, 2017 { No Comments » } Tags:
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Are you planning a child’s birthday party and stressing about all the details? We know how it feels, especially when you have to create an event that’s not only fun for the kids, but enjoyable for all the parents who will attend, too.

No birthday is complete without a cake, and if you’re looking for something fun and unique to feature at your child’s party, look no further than Classic Cakes – we have exactly what you need!

Children's Birthday Cake

We’ve made incredible birthday cakes for kids of all ages, and our birthday boys and girls (and their friends) are always very impressed with the final product. Whether you’re planning a princess party, a robot bash or an under-the-sea-themed soirée, we can make the perfect cake.

We offer all kinds of shapes and sizes, from the standard sheet cake, which is perfect for a large party, to the more elaborate tiered cake. We’ve even done one in the shape of a Barbie before!

If you’re planning a first birthday, we’ll create a gorgeous and delicious cake for you and your friends to enjoy. Your 1-year-old can either have the top tier of the cake all to himself, or we can create a miniature version of the birthday cake for your tot to dig into! The photo op will be worth it – trust us!

When it comes to flavors, we have just about everything you could think of available. For a kids’ birthday party with lots of little ones, go with the classics – chocolate, yellow, white or marble. If you’re doing a tier for the adults at the party, consider raspberry sour cream, coconut, pink champagne or lemon lavender. We also offer a number of different icing and filling flavors, from chocolate truffle to peppermint to mocha, so you can completely customize your cake any way you like.

If you’re still waiting for inspiration to strike, head to our children’s cake gallery and check out some of our most favorite past cakes. To learn more or to discuss your vision of a fabulous cake, call Classic Cakes today at 317-844-6901.

Celebrate Your Sweetheart with a Sweet Dessert
January 23rd, 2017 { No Comments » } Tags:
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When you think Valentine’s Day, you may have flowers and a box of chocolates come to mind, but you can really surprise your sweetheart this year with something extra special – a sweet dessert cake from Classic Cakes!

Valentine's Day CakeCelebrate Valentine’s Day with a Custom Cake

Here at Classic Cakes, we offer a number of gorgeous and delicious Valentine’s Day cakes, perfect for celebrating the day of love. They can be heart-shaped in any pattern of pink, red and white, or we can make a more customized cake design that looks exactly like those Valentine’s Day hard candies. Whether your partner is a chocolate lover or prefers vanilla, we have tons of options to choose from, and can bake a cake that will make the end of the night extra special.

Sneak the cake into the fridge to share with your love after your date at your favorite restaurant, or serve it as the last course in a delicious homemade dinner. Whether you’ve been together for years or are just starting out, skip the drugstore candies and flowers, and take the extra time to say “I love you” this year on Valentine’s Day with a one-of-a-kind cake.

Recreate Your Wedding Cake

If you’re celebrating a big anniversary this year, do something extraordinary by re-creating your wedding cake for your Valentine’s Day date. If you provide us with pictures of your cake and your desired flavors, Classic Cakes can make a replica version that is sure to impress your partner and bring back loving memories of the special day you joined together in marriage.

Speaking of flavors, check out our list of available cake flavors, icings and fillings – we really do have it all! From the classic white, chocolate and marble to unique tastes of almond, caramel and coconut – plus truly exotic tastes like lavender, peppermint and pink champagne – we’ve got anything you could imagine! You definitely won’t be able to get that at a restaurant!

Check out our cake gallery to see some of our favorite cakes or order your custom Valentine’s Day cake today by calling us at 317-844-6901.

Celebrate Your Shower in Style With Custom Cakes
January 3rd, 2017 { No Comments » } Tags: ,
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Everyone loves to celebrate big occasions like a new baby or a wedding. If you’re planning a baby shower or a wedding shower to celebrate special someone with love and gifts, Classic Cakes has the perfect cake for your event.

Wedding Showers

Wedding showers are a great way to show the bride-to-be how much she is loved and appreciated by her closest friends and family, but it’s important to show the attendees that they’re appreciated, too! When it comes time to eat lunch, treat your guests with a delicious custom cake for dessert. We can match any style or color that’ll work with your shower décor, so just give us a call so we can start coming up with the perfect cake for your wedding shower! We can make gift-shaped cakes or designs that look like a miniature version of your wedding cake – but only if you want to spoil the surprise of what it will look like! Many of our customers love our unique floral and classic swirl designs in tones that match your wedding colors.

Baby Shower

Custom Cakes

A baby shower is not complete without an adorable themed cake. Whether you’re going all out blue or pink or doing a gender-neutral theme, we got you covered. From racecars to princess palaces to onesies, Classic Cakes has done it all, and no matter what your vision is for the perfect shower cake, we can help you create it. If you’re doing a more elegant event, aimed at pampering the mom-to-be, we’ll design a gorgeous cake with scrumptious flavors that guests will be talking about for years to come.

Customize Your Cake

Speaking of flavors, if you’ve heard of it, we can make it. Some of our favorites include the standard yellow and chocolate cakes, but we also offer raspberry, almond pound, chocolate chip cookie, lemon poppy seed, mandarin orange, mocha, pink champagne and lemon lavender – to name only a few! We can even add an extra burst of flavor with custom filling options, too! Check out our list of cake and filling flavors and find your favorite.

Celebrate in style – and with great taste – by ordering a custom shower cake from Classic Cakes. To speak with one of our talented bakers about your cake, call us today at 317-844-6901 or stop in and see us on 116th Street in Carmel, Indiana.



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