Flavours and Servings For Our Custom Cakes
Flavours and Servings sizes. These are two of the three most important elements of any cake. The third is, of course, Design.
Our custom cakes are not only designed to create what you envisioned but our custom cakes’ flavours and servings are chosen to provide the best possible presentation for your guests. So that we can provide you with the cake you imagined coupled with the best tasting cake and filling you will ever encounter. In short, we want you to be 100% satisfied.
Look below to choose from the delicious custom cakes fillings, flavours and servings we use. They are carefully chosen for their taste, quality and presentation. Also below are some of my favourite flavours and combination suggestions and a guide on which icing to choose for your cake.
If you are looking for a wedding cake be sure to check out my wedding cake servings guide below, “What Size Wedding Cake Do You Need?”
Once you have reviewed our custom cakes flavours and servings as well as other sections on this page, be sure to check out my various cake galleries, they are a MUST and may give you ideas about your cake design too. Just click on the links in the pink bar at the top of the page. My FAQ page will help answer your questions, if not you can always contact me directly to clarify any details you need. You can also contact me for a quote, or to set up a consultation at my bakery.
As you may have guessed I made this ballet birthday cake for a girl in ballet lessons. It was a very fun cake to create with sculpting the ballet slippers and making the lace and flowers. Of course, everything is edible. The cake was pumpkin spice flavour and the ballet shoes were made with modelling chocolate.
Choose Your Custom Cake Flavours and Servings
Custom Cakes & Cupcakes
Chocolate, -- Vanilla, -- Zucchini, -- Carrot, -- Red-velvet, -- Lemon, -- Banana chocolate chip, -- Pumpkin Spice, -- Dark Mocha, --Orange, -- Black Forest.
Chocolate Pudding, -- Vanilla Pudding, -- Raspberry, -- Butterscotch Pudding, -- Lemon, -- Strawberry, -- Cherry: -- Cream cheese Buttercream, -- Chocolate ganache (white, dark or milk).
Chocolate, -- Mocha, -- Lime.
Unique Cake Pops
Chocolate, -- Chocolate & Peanut Butter, -- Red-velvet, -- Vanilla, -- Cookie-Dough Filled.
How To Choose Your Cake Icing
Buttercream Or Fondant?
Your choice of icing may well depend on the design you choose and could be influenced by the flavours and servings.
Cake Savvy’s Buttercream is the classic, buttery icing that most people are familiar with. It is slightly off-white, creamy, and smooth, with a light vanilla flavour. Fondant, which is often used on wedding cakes, is a rolled icing that is placed over the cake; it provides a smooth surface for decorating and detail.
I make my own marshmallow fondant, which tastes great; quite a different fondant from the store-bought kind. It is rolled nice and thin to give you just the right amount of sweetness. Underneath the fondant is a layer of dark chocolate ganache, which provides a smooth and sturdy surface, and is absolutely delicious. Pop in to the bakery to try a sample
So What Is Ideal?
Both Buttercream and Fondant have their specific uses, though often they can be used interchangeably. If you’re looking for a more simple, understated design, buttercream is your best choice. For rustic, natural looking cakes, buttercream goes very nicely, and is a great choice if you’re using fresh flowers. You can also use buttercream to create a variety of different textures, rather than a smooth finish on the cake.
Many people, however, want a very detailed cake. It’s almost impossible to do intricate designs with buttercream. For techniques such as marble, stenciling, hand painting, quilting, and ruffles you will need to choose fondant. I find fondant cakes to have a more elegant, finished look. They work very nicely with sugar flowers and more detail, however, a simple smooth fondant cake can also be quite stunning.
How To Choose Your Wedding Cake Size
Wedding Cake Servings Guide
The tier cake chart shows two different serving sizes we at Cake Savvy use for our wedding cakes.
Wedding cake servings are generally 1 x 1.5 x 5 inches.
Cake Savvy's Wedding Cake Styles
Wedding cake styles are, of course, determined by the couple and can vary widely in style and shape; not just round or square. Generally though, In Cake Savvy’s standard wedding cake each tier has three layers with your choice of filling in-between and is at least 5 inches tall. (The height of the tier may vary depending on the couple’s wishes). Remember too that the number of tiers is also part of the cake style; whether you want two tiers, three tiers, or more. Smaller tiers mean a taller cake and vise-versa. See below for various combinations of wedding cake tier sizes that will accommodate your number of guests. If you plan on serving some wedding cake to those who were unable to attend remember to include them in your cake serving count.
Make sure you check out my wedding cake gallery for lots of cake design ideas. Of course, I consider each cake a work of art and no two custom cakes are ever the same.
Wedding Cake Tradition
Did You Know?
The old tradition for wedding cakes is that they should have three tiers and each tier of the cake had a special significance. The bottom tier was for serving to the guests at the reception after the ceremony, the middle tier for giving to people after the event, maybe at a gift opening, and the top tier was for saving, either for the 1st anniversary or, if you were in the Christian tradition, for the first child’s christening. This was possible because the traditional wedding cake recipe was for fruit cake and would last a very long time.
Nowadays Cake Savvy helps keep a little tradition going by providing the couple with a free single-tier 6″ cake on their 1st anniversary.
Cake Savvy's Dessert Table Cakes
Elise’s regular dessert table cakes are a great way to accommodate people with food allergies, sensitivities, or preferences as well as being a wonderful complement to your wedding cake. The dessert table cakes, with the exception of the cheesecakes, are usually 9 inches in diameter and have two layers with your choice of filling in-between and can be made with many of the flavours and servings and filling combinations mention above. The cheesecakes, which are made from a special family recipe, are also 9 inches in diameter come in two flavours (either chocolate or lime), and are 3 inches tall.
Elise's Tips For Your Dessert Table Design
First of all make sure the table is flat (no divide in the middle), very sturdy, and completely level. A crooked cake table means a toppled cake!
The table should not be too large or too small. For a tiered cake on its own, a 3ft round is perfect. For a cake with cupcakes or other desserts on platters, a 6ft long rectangle is usually large enough, but keep in mind the space you will need for a number of other desserts.
Decorate the table to match your other décor, but if your cake will have flowers on it, avoid putting flowers on the table as they will take away from the cake. Greenery on the table is very nice if it matches your other décor and style. Unless you have a beautiful table you don’t want to be covered, a tablecloth to match your decor is always nice, but failing that you cannot go wrong with a white tablecloth.
If you provide your own cake stand, check to make sure you have the right size. Ensure it is flat and very sturdy. Tiered cakes can be very heavy!
If you decide to get a cake topper, make sure it is not top-heavy. It is best if it has a pick that sticks into the cake to keep it secure, but make sure the pick is food safe (no wood splinters and not covered in glitter). If there was a box your topper was kept in, I will leave it under the cake table for you to take your topper home. Check out the FAQ page if you have more questions.
The tables below give some suggested and popular combinations for wedding cakes with their number of servings
Wedding Cake Tier Combinations & Servings
2 Tiers Servings
6″ + 8″ 36
6″ + 10″ 50
3 Tiers Servings
4 Tiers Servings
2 Tiers Servings
6″ + 8″ 50
6″ + 10″ 68
3 Tiers Servings
4 Tiers Servings
Tiers Size Serving
Cake Savvy’s Dessert Table (or Party cake) servings are traditionally larger than wedding cake portions due to being only two layers.
Design, Flavours And Servings
We work with you in order to provide exactly the cake design, flavours and servings you had in mind for your special event and deliver the cake of your dreams! Whatever size or style of custom cake you choose, whether that is a cake to fit your theme or the type of event, our aim is to bring your dream cake to life. Your unique cake can be a table centerpiece of the occasion!
Introducing Some Of My Favorite Flavour Combinations
Vanilla with vanilla buttercream; Chocolate with strawberry filling and homemade fondant; Red Velvet with cream cheese buttercream; Zucchini with dark chocolate ganache (my fav!); and Dark Mocha with milk chocolate ganache.
Choose your specific combination of flavours and servings and fillings that complement the design you want, or contact Elise for advice and you’ll have a cake to remember.
Great design, flavours and servings need amazing decorations to complete the perfect cake.
Great flavors are essential to create a cake to remember, but decoration is also important. Design and decoration are what give the first impression of a great cake while the flavour completes the experience for the perfect cake. Below are just a few examples of Elise’s expertise in hand-made, edible modelling figures and flowers to add that little extra and give your cake that “wow” factor. You will see other examples throughout this site. It seems a shame to eat them!