FAQs and expert advice about cakes

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Devon and Cornwall Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourdevoncornwall.wedding


Sweet tooth

Sweet tooth

Q. We would like to surprise our guests with something different to a traditional wedding cake, what do you suggest?

A. Bronwen Dabner and Alex Grover says: At STACC, we make a wide range of cakes and bakes that we can offer couples for their day. We recently made a dessert table with mini tarts, choux buns and other sweet goods in place of a traditional cake which went down amazingly well. Some of our most popular products are the lemon and raspberry tarts with pipped meringue on top and our chocolate extravaganza made from chocolate roulade, baileys ganache, hazelnut dacquoise and caramel crémeux, dipped in a milk choc shell with hazelnuts with cocoa nibs. We can also provide doughnuts, macarons and desserts and are willing to try out new ideas.

Bronwen Dabner and Alex Grover, STACC


Icing on the cake

Icing on the cake

Q. We want a statement wedding cake with the wow factor, can you help?

A. Anna Briggs says: Here are some of my favourites wedding cakes that I have created for couples throughout 2022. Nothing spells the word love more than flowers, and sugar flowers definitely add the wow factor, providing a wonderful keepsake of your big day.

Delicate ruffles are so romantic so I created a cake finished with a floating tier decorated with sugar roses and foliage.

Don't be scared to add colour to your wedding cake, the cake can express a couple's personality.

A wedding cake does not have to be multiple tiers to give the wow factor. Smaller, delicate cakes can still create a beautiful, romantic centrepiece.

Anna Briggs, The Cheeky Cake Company