Your cake design process begins with a design consultation at our bakery in Plymouth, Minnesota. We are available by appointment only to ensure that your design time goes uninterrupted. This allows us to focus on creating the perfect cake for your wedding. Bring along your planning file for us to rifle through. We'll draw inspiration from the attire, the floral, the ceremony and reception sites, and other details from your day. We've found cake designs in the most unlikely of places, so don't be afraid to bring in the whole file!
Our turn! We'll let you look through albums of Gateaux's recent cake designs for ideas on cake basics and to get a feel for the shape, layout, and other design features you like. We also have pages and pages of wedding cake ideas from magazines and the internet to browse for more inspriration. From there, we combine things from your wedding with things from cakes that you've seen and liked to create an original design for your wedding cake. Your wedding is unique, your wedding cake should be one of a kind!
We'll determine the best size for your wedding cake based on the number of guests, and the look of the cakes that you like.
- 3-tier wedding cakes serve up to 150 guests
- 4-tier wedding cakes serve up to 200 guests
- 5 tier wedding cakes serve up to 275 guests
- Full sheet cakes serve 77 guests
- Half sheet cakes serve 42 guests
These guidelines don't include the top tier, which is traditionally saved for the bride and groom to share on their first anniversary
We'll also explain "torting", the reason why a three tier wedding cake from Gateaux, is taller than other bakeries' four tier wedding cakes. It's easy, we bake three layers of cake for each tier of wedding cake. We sandwich them together with two layers of filling, and they yield 6 inch high tiers! We started making our wedding cakes this way when we saw how short a typical three-tier wedding cake looked. Most bakeries' three-tier wedding cakes are 12" tall, there's just no comparison to one of our 18" tall beauties!
The best part about a torted wedding cake? Well, yeah, they are tall and sleek and beautiful, but most importantly... the slices are 6 inches tall too! Have you ever seen a slice of wedding cake that big? You will now!