The Icing on the Royal Cake
I am one of those girls. By that I mean I looked at bridal magazines before I could read, staring in awe at the gowns and more importantly, the cakes. I still love wedding cakes, and have the same hard time leaving a bakery when I’m admiring them (as a child, being forced to leave a cake display was one of the few tantrum-inducing events for me).
Good news for wedding cake lovers like me, elaborate cakes are no longer just for weddings! In my opinion any celebration is a reason for an exquisite cake creation.
Our customer, Classic Celebrations Cakes, is a custom cake bakery and tea room in Manchester, England. They opened initially in Hazel Grove in 1989, specializing in handmade cakes. Due to the ever-increasing popularity of their beautiful cakes, they moved to a new, much larger location in
2011. They are so popular, in fact, that the owner Liz, wouldn’t even reveal to me what kind of hours she works, saying, “if I told you how many hours I work you wouldn’t believe me!”
Despite the name, the shop carries hundreds of goodies besides cakes. These include a wide variety of baked goods, chocolates, fudge, and more. (Are you hungry yet? Because I am!) Although their goodies and tea room are extremely popular, they are best known for their wedding cakes. Liz told me, “Wedding cakes are our biggest seller, followed by special birthdays, but we also produce a lot of corporate work.”
Something about Classic Celebration Cakes that I think is AMAZING is that they have baked the cakes for many of the British Royal weddings before Kate and William, including the wedding cake for HRH Price Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Needless to say, the bakers at Classic Celebration Cakes have years of experience. When I asked Liz about her inspiration, she said, “I’ve worked in the industry all my life so have seen many trends come and go. It’s just a case of keeping up to speed with whatever the fashion of the wedding market is at the time.”
Classic Celebration Cakes prints labels with a QuickLabel Zeo! inkjet label printer, and it has been a great addition to their business. I wanted to know how she decided to go with a QuickLabel printer, and she told me, “We saw your company at an exhibition, and we were really impressed with the quality and friendly staff.”
The Zeo! inkjet label printer works well for their wide variety of labels and meets their need to print labels on demand. Sometimes they only may need to print 100 labels for a certain product and 50 labels for another. Their QuickLabel color label printer provides them with easy-to-make-labels on demand. This allows them to print special occasion labels, like the Christmas labels for their delicious chocolates and fudge which are their favorites!
If you have the opportunity you should definitely go have a look … and a taste at Classic Celebration Cakes and The Ash Tea Room. For more information like Classic Celebration Cakes on Facebook. Or you can visit the CCCakes website. As I mentioned they also have the very popular Ash Tea Rooms. If you have a sweet tooth like me you are probably anxious to visit their store and enjoy some treats!
Please comment below and share what your favorite flavor of cake is.