It’s National Chocolate Cake Day!
January 19th, 2015 { No Comments » } Tags: , ,
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For all you chocolate lovers out there – don’t miss Chocolate Cake Day – January 27th

Chocolate Cake Day | Classic Cakes

The evolution of the “chocolate cake” is an interesting one with the most historically annotated account assembled by The Food Timeline. Initially, chocolate cake was a reference to cake that didn’t even include chocolate as an ingredient, rather it was cake consumed with a chocolate beverage. Later, yellow or spiced cakes were iced with a chocolate glaze. The first recorded reference to a chocolate cake as we know it today was contained in a 1779 letter from a French prisoner to his wife directing her to make a cake that was “chocolate inside” and “iced everywhere, on the sides and underneath”.

Today, cakes have grown in size, shape and ingredients and known culturally in many different forms from vegan to flourless, black forest to Genoise and cheese cake to molten lava. Chocolate lover’s rejoice over the ultimate chocolate cake with moist layers sandwiching a chocolate butter crème` or panache` covered in yet another sugary confection of chocolate icing and then sprinkled with shavings of yet more rich chocolate.

For those chocolate connoisseurs, a box mix just will not do. Celebrate the day by indulging in the very best chocolate cake in Indiana.

Choose the original chocolate flavored cake or mix it up with chocolaty flavors like fudge or chocolate chip. The best part is choosing the filling! Almost any flavor pairs well with a chocolate cake; but we love to play with caramel, chocolate truffle, coconut, hazelnut, raspberry, or even peppermint. There are hundreds of cake and flavor combinations that will indulge any chocoholic’s palate.

 

Valentine’s Day Cake Proposals
December 29th, 2014 { No Comments » } Tags: , , ,
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Valentine's Cake | Classic Cakes

Once upon a time, flowers were the premiere gift to express a message of attraction. Each flower and color gave way to a feeling of the heart without needing words. Now, there is the cake. Is there a sweeter way to convey feelings, propose marriage, or create a memorable occasion than to present a cake designed specifically to express the uniqueness of those sharing the moment?

The possibilities are as endless as the love shared when it comes to cake design and creativity. A cake can hold the engagement ring in between layers or in frosting. The cake can be the teal blue box wrapped in a frosty white bow that promises something special. Choose your bride-to-be’s favorite cake flavor and let our confection artist craft a unique-to-you frosting design that holds your engagement ring.

We can welcome the color schemes of the floral messages and incorporate them into frosting colors with deep red implying everlasting love, yellow conveying endearing friendship, and pink as a playful expression of feelings that fall somewhere between. We can adorn your cake with confection crafted flowers from roses to orchids, daisies or lilies.

Departing from the traditional route, we can build a cake that is uniquely you. Are you a sports enthusiast, musician, animal rescuer, or rocket scientist? Our creative cake designs can reflect an image of you or the love of your life. Where did you meet? Where was your first date or first kiss? Any of these elements can be wound into your cake design to create a memorable proposal or a Valentine occasion she will never forget.

Check out our previous Valentine’s Day creations in our gallery!

Baby Shower Themed Cakes
December 19th, 2014 { No Comments » } Tags: ,
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When planning an event such as a baby shower a theme is so much more than color and gender. The theme is a message or reflection… think beyond pink and move over blue. Design your baby shower to reflect the unique qualities of your new or growing family. Tap into your dreams and expectations for your baby…what will your new baby bring to this world? Let your imagination run… and have fun. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Are you adding another pea to your pod? … there are so many fun things you can do to create a unique and fun baby shower. This theme is especially suited to vegetarians. Table wear and linens should accent the pea green neutral color which works well regardless of the gender of baby. Vegetable trays with sugar snap peas or snow peas should be place on every table. And, of course the cake would take the shape of a pea pod offering different cake flavors of each pea to celebrate the uniqueness of children.

An Alice in Wonderland theme is growing in popularity… you don’t want your baby to be late for her very important date… Myriad design options exist for party invitations and decorating possibilities are endless using the story’s characters. Of course you will be serving tea! Your biggest decision will be the design of the cake embellishments… or just give us creative license – we will not disappoint!

Story book themes are fun and easy to create wonderful complimentary menus and invitation. How about a brunch themed around the classic children’s book Bread and Jam for Frances? Your brunch buffet should include an array of savoring jams and breads. Homemade jams with specialty labels for the event make gracious thank you gifts for your guests. And, of course Mommy’s favorite jam will serve as a scrumptious cake filling.

The arrival of a new baby is as much about parenting as it is about the baby. The baby’s birth marks the beginning of motherhood – so why not select a theme that celebrates the Mommy-to-be? A spa themed shower can be a wonderful event for Mommy and guests. The shower can be held at a spa or any venue can be easily converted to a spa-like environment. Use scented candles in Sandalwood or lavender, a tabletop water fountain makes an excellent centerpiece and the sound of trickling water adds to the ambiance. Add soothing music such as Nada Himalaya and offer a menu that includes cucumber infused water, a fruit bowl and light sandwiches. The cake can compliment many elements in design including a fountain and flavorings and fruit fillings will bring it all together.

Winter Holiday Cakes
December 1st, 2014 { No Comments » } Tags: , ,
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Holiday Cakes

The holiday season is one of my favorite! It’s such a special time for everyone, especially bakers. I love that the holiday culture has continued to evolve to include such a focus on homemade cakes, pies, and cookies. Baking during the holidays is certainly nothing new, but it keeps getting better each year.

We love that we get to bake so many amazing holiday cakes for our customers. Holiday cakes really are a chance to embrace the joyous season and create masterful works of art (that taste delicious!).

For the holiday season, we have tons of specialty flavors. Our custom and deluxe cake flavors complement the traditional flavors of the season quite well. In addition to the standard chocolate, yellow, and white cake, we are able to create an unlimited concoction of cake flavors and fillings. From almond pound cake to decadent peppermint, our holiday cake flavors are sure to please all of your guests. Create unique pairings like apple spice cake with hazelnut filling.

Here is a full list of all of our favorite holiday cake flavors:

  • Almond Pound
  • Caramel
  • Mocha
  • Spice
  • Hazlenut
  • Apple Spice
  • Pumpkin
  • Peppermint
  • Eggnog (NEW!)

Pair any of our mouthwatering cake flavors with these delicious holiday cake fillings:

  • Apple
  • Caramel
  • Hazelnut
  • Chocolate Truffle
  • Coconut
  • Mocha
  • Peppermint
  • Raspberry

Cakes make the perfect hostess gift for holiday dinners and celebrations. They also are great to bring to potlucks and family dinners. You can always guarantee that everyone will enjoy cake.

For a complete list of all of our cake and filling flavors, view our website.

Re-Thinking Your Wedding Cake Topper
September 26th, 2014 { No Comments » } Tags: , , ,
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Re-thinking your wedding cake topper | Classic Cakes

 

The wedding cake is one of the most important symbols of matrimony. Besides being glamorous and multi-tiered; they have the potential to become a creative and personal description of the bride and groom. But the cake isn’t just a decoration; they provide a functional and beautiful entertainment for the wedding guests.

 

The wedding cake topper has always been very traditional; a replica of sorts, of the bride and groom standing together at the altar. More couples today are re-thinking their wedding cake toppers- coming up with creative and imaginative alternatives. More and more brides and grooms would describe themselves as non-traditional in the sense that they want their wedding to be more of a reflection of themselves. The wedding cake and cake topper are the two best places to reflect the personality of the new couple.

 

Here are a few unique ideas for wedding cake toppers that you and your guests will remember:

 

Floral Arrangements

Fresh flowers or floral designs made of fondant icing are a wonderful way to top off your wedding cake. These floral arrangements can be as elaborate and detailed as you desire, or as lovely and simple, as a bouquet of your favorite roses. For some ideas, check out our gallery.

 

Couples’ Initials

Another hot trend in cake toppers is having the couples initials or some form of a last name ornament displayed on top of the cake in flowing cursive letter sculptures. To be creative, the initials or couples’ names can be made edible. The most common form though, is a piece that can be saved for years to come.

 

Go Vintage

Vintage is all the rage in fashion and collectibles these days so why not check out sites like Etsy and Pinterest for ideas and options for vintage cake toppers that match your personal style. If you like “shabby chic” or rustic decorations, there are many vintage cake toppers made of wood or recycled materials. These cake toppers make for a more casual and laid-back wedding vibe.

 

Create a Scene

No, not that kind of scene! We are not suggesting that you make a fool of yourselves at your own wedding; but you can create a scene as a cake topper. With traditional cake toppers being usually just the bride and groom standing and facing each other; many couples are thinking “way outside the box” and creating cake toppers that describe their relationship. If you are a sporty couple, why not have your doll likenesses riding bikes, or rollerblading. Think of the fun activities you both enjoy; or go with comedy, and have two dolls made that are attached to each other, and a ball and chain.

 

Your wedding is the time to really be who you are; not to please everyone else and live up to their expectations. Yes, love and commitment are very serious, but it will take a lot of humor, to get you through many of your wonderful years together.

 

Fall Wedding Cakes
September 12th, 2014 { No Comments » } Tags: , , ,
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Fall Wedding Cake

Do you have an autumn wedding coming up? Are you planning one for the 2015 fall season? Classic Cakes has the talent that you need to create the perfect wedding cake. Our fall inspired cakes are gloriously decorated and bursting with flavor. Check out some of our tips for creating the perfect fall wedding cake below.

Use seasonal flavor combinations

The most popular flavor for wedding cakes is either vanilla or chocolate. While you can’t go wrong with either of these flavors, why would you want to limit yourself when there is so much potential for a unique cake experience? Guests will really appreciate a break from the standard white vanilla wedding cake. Take advantage of the seasonal flavors that embrace warmth and holiday spirit. At Classic Cakes, our unique fall flavors include apple, spice, hazelnut, mocha, pumpkin, peppermint, caramel, and chocolate truffle. All of these flavors are available all year long, but make for an especially festive fall wedding.

Combine Classic Flavors with Unique Fillings

Because we have such a wide variety of options available, you can pick and choose which flavor combinations will work best for your wedding. Our recommendations? We love chocolate cake with peppermint filling, or spice cake filled with our apple filling. Another great combination is the apple spice cake paired with the caramel filling. The juxtaposition of each cake paired with a festive filling is out of this world.

Use Fall Colors

To really hammer the message home, design your cake to feature some of the rich colors that autumn is famous for. Dark, warm colors like burgundy make for a great wedding cake. For a look at some of our past work, check out our gallery page. You’ll find tons of inspiration for your own cake!

The Magical Possibilities of Sculpted Cakes
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Sculpted Cakes

There is nothing as delightful as seeing a birthday cake intricately shaped like a luxury purse, a set of jewels, an animal, or any other significant symbol that is personal to the birthday person. Sculpted cakes are edible works of art and decorative masterpieces that add so much to the party. The endless possibilities of what can be created through this delectable artistic medium are astounding.

 

Not only do sculpted cakes amaze guests and provide the focus for entertainment, but cakes can also represent achievements and possibilities for the future. They are so personal and it is amazing to be able to capture each individual’s personality through their birthday cake.

 

Whether choosing to have your own sculpted cake created, or having one designed for a friend or loved one; the process is fun, imaginative, and creative. Those who design sculpted cakes appear to have as much fun as the client. Though these cakes often depict very important life moments, they all seem to have a sense of whimsy and fantasy within their vivid colors and designs.

 

From sculpted designs of fabulous stilettos, wild animals, designer handbags, movie popcorn, dolls in dresses, action figures, replicas of homes, bottles of wine and picnic baskets; the list of ideas for sculpted cakes goes on and on. From simple, elegant designs and color palettes, to outrageous carnival-like colors and scenes; sculpted cakes can match every personality or occasion imaginable.

 

Sculpted cakes are also a magnificent way to honor those in professional service. Firemen, police officers, the Armed Forces, and even your local heroes, can be transformed into edible creations. Firehouses, churches, or photographs of an honoree, can all be brought to life in vanilla cake, with lemon curd filling, wrapped in multi-colored fondant icing. Whatever you can dream up; we can create it.

 

For your next birthday or celebration, let your imagination run wild through forests and wildflowers, or through Paris or Rome, visiting the Eiffel Tower and the Coliseum. All of these imaginings can be made edible, into a gorgeous and unforgettable sculpted cake.

Rustic Wedding Cakes
August 18th, 2014 { No Comments » } Tags: , , , , ,
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If you haven’t already noticed, the country chic wedding theme has taken the industry by storm. Between all of the do-it-yourselfers and the movements towards functional simplicity in all areas of life, the rustic wedding theme has remained a top choice for brides across the United States.

The great thing about a rustic inspired wedding is that it appeals to so many types of people: The bride who is simple, the country bride, the vintage bride. No matter which type of bride you are, the rustic inspired weddings are a naturally gorgeous way to tie together all of the elements in the wedding.

Along with the rustic wedding trend, has come an amazing array of rustic wedding cakes. These cakes are created with inspiration gathered from natural sources like trees, flowers, animals, and plants. The characteristics that of a rustic cake are that they are simple, yet elegant; needing no extra frills, but just allowing the simplistic beauty to shine through. Lots of times rustic wedding cakes are made to look like trees, or are decorated simply with white frosting and a dusting of simple, natural decorations.

So why are these rustic themes all the rage? We attribute it a great deal to the ease of the style. Often times if the setting is outdoors, you’ve got most of your decorations already available: trees, grass, blue sky… The rest is just details. The style appeals to many DIY’ers because just about anything can be created from recycled materials at a relatively low cost. It is easy to reuse items from other aspects of life (such as mason jars) as decorative materials for the wedding. In the end, once the decorations and the cake are in place, the whole look comes together almost magically.

Wedding Cake Tasting Party Ideas
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Red Velvet, White, Chocolate, Marble, the list goes on and on for cake flavors.  One of the best parts of planning a wedding is sampling cake.  How can you possibly make this an even better experience? Throw a wedding cake tasting party!  Invite your bridesmaids over and make an afternoon of it.

If you are really trying to narrow down what flavor frosting goes best with the cake type for your wedding, it is great to get a second, third and fourth opinion to make sure that your guests are satisfied.

Once you put your guest list together and receive the RSVP’s for the afternoon start baking.  Make sure that you have enough samples for the amount of “judges” that are coming over.  Maybe keep a few extra aside for your fiancé so he doesn’t get jealous over all the cake you are eating without him! We recommend using biscuit cutters to make evenly cut samples, but if you don’t have biscuit cutters, you can always cut small sample sizes for everyone.  Or another fun idea is to make cake pops for your friends to sample, they are super easy to make as well.

When laying out the cakes, group them by type and frosting.  This way when passing out the samples you can be assured that you are giving out the same samples at the same time.  This could lead to confusion when someone’s #4 sample is different than another #4 cake.

We also recommend using a palate cleanser in between cakes.  Sometimes frostings can have a powerful flavor and can remain on your taste buds when moving from one sample to another.

If you follow along with our easy steps above you will definitely have a great party with amazing desserts to help decide what you would like to do for your wedding.

 

 

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5 Romantic Wedding Cake Ideas
April 30th, 2014 { No Comments » } Tags: , ,
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Weddings are all about the romance, so you may not even think to include this in the cake. But what exactly is a “romantic cake”? Below are a few examples of how you can include a romance to your cake.

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  • Rose Covered Cake- So many brides are choosing to have rustic romantic and vintage themed days. A rose covered cake can fit in perfectly with those theme and add some whimsy

 

  • Naked Cake- The newest type of cake is a layered cake with a thin or no layer of icing on the outside to expose the layers of cake and filing. Besides the unique styling of the cake the clear symbol it creates can be romantic with sexual connotations.

 

  • Dove Inspired- Since as long as we can remember doves have been the symbol of love when found in pairs and can also show a sign of peace. What better way to unite a family and have a beautiful cake than with symbolism of doves and all they stand for.

 

  •  Hearts- The clear choice for a literal interpretation of love and romance is hearts. You do not need to have a giant heart cake or a cake covered with big red hearts. You could have a cake with intricate piping work including hearts throughout or you could have one layer with a large heart. If you have having a rustic wedding you could have a cake to look like logs from a tree and then a heart carved into one side with you and your fiancé’s initials.

 

  • Knots- The saying tying the knot can be taken into cake form. Tying the knot dates back to the ritual of hand fasting, where a couples hands are tied together to signify their bond as a couple. If your having a nautical theme wedding you could have a anchor with one single strong knot as the focal point of the cake.

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