#21 – Charly’s Bakery – Wedding Cakes and Desserts

Charly’s Bakery@charlysbakery – Wedding Cakes and Desserts – We get to live the sweet life for a day when we head to one of Cape Town’s most famous institutions – Charly’s Bakery. Hannes talks to Alex (daughter of Charly) about all things chocolate, cakes and desserts at weddings. Plus we get to sample their legendary Wicked Chocolate Cake – YUM!

Topics discussed

  • The history of Charly’s Bakery
  • Cake trends
  • How does a cake tasting/consultation work?
  • When should the tasting and consultation happen?
  • Most popular flavours for wedding cakes
  • Alternative ideas for non-cake eaters
  • What to do when guests or you have allergies or food intolerances
  • How to avoid cake catastrophe on hot days
  • What are dummy tiers and is it really advantageous to have a dummy tier?
  • Freezing cake – yes or no?
  • Cake toppers
  • Delivery of the wedding cake
  • Where does the tradition of wedding cakes come from?
  • How to figure how much cake you need
  • The most elaborate cake Charly’s has ever made
  • How long can cake last?
  • How cakes differ from culture to culture
  • Average costing for wedding cakes
  • What to look for in a cake baker

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Next Week’s Episode:  

We travelled up to Johannesburg to see what the wedding buzz in the City of Gold is all about. First up, we sit down with Tumi Malatsi from RIL Weddings and Events to teach us everything there is to know about traditional African Weddings. We discover the traditions and customs that go with hosting a truly traditional wedding – and have lots of laughs in between!

Guests in upcoming episodes of the Pink Book Wedding Podcast:

  •  Tumi Malatsi – RIL Weddings and Events
  • Thabo Matlhako – Aleit Group

If you have any questions on today’s podcast or you want to ask Charly’s Bakery a specific question, please leave them in the comments section of our Facebook page and we’ll be glad to help and find some answers, even discussing them in upcoming podcasts.

Cover Image: Louis Hiemstra of Cooked In Africa Films http://www.louishiemstra.co.za/

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