Wedding Cakes

Luxury wedding destination - Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Creating Unique Wedding Cakes in Victoria Falls

If you are planning a wedding in 2018 – have you considered a luxury destination wedding?   What about Victoria Falls in Africa?  How romantic would that be?

Getting married in one of the Seven Wonders of the World – deserves only the best.

Let us help you to fulfil the dream.  The perfect destination, with a beautifully unique and delicious wedding cake that compliments you as a couple!


When attending weddings, I find myself itching to see the CAKE!  Never mind the bride, lol!

It can take awhile before you get to that part… Skip to the customary cake-cutting ceremony, and the wedding cake becomes the centre of attention and talking point for a few brief glorious moments – before it gets cut up and eaten!

Make it memorable – be unique!  Be you!

Make your cake unique

With more and more bespoke creations being made, brides are able to do just that and have something designed that is meaningful to them. It is by far my most favourite to make!

You know having a part in a wedding (by making the cake) is a very special feeling only a cake-decorator would know about.

You just so want it perfect in every way!

It becomes a labour of love!

And when you love something, you aren’t going to be cutting any corners right!

Just know that I will use the best ingredients I can get my hands on and will ensure you have that unforgettable dream cake at your wedding!

So… Whether it’s for 2 or 200, we have you covered!

Our goal is to make your day memorable

What’s my best part of the whole process?

The face of the bride when she gets the first glimpse of her creation!

One delighted bride did a double-take and asked, “That’s my cake?”

It’s why we keep making them! 🙂


What Cake To Get For Your Big Day?

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The wedding cake plays a large role in all Traditional Weddings in Zimbabwe.  

Usually there is a lot of cake!

  • There are two reasons for this.  The weddings tend to be BIG.  The guest list can mean very little – often extended family and friends – pitch up on the day.  The more the merrier…Also, a lovely tradition that many do, is to gift a cake to each of the couples parents.  It’s a way to show honour and express thanks and gratitude.  I was once a maid of honour at a wedding.  As part of the bridal party we crouched low and carried the cake to the groom’s parents.  The grooms’ party gave another cake to the brides’ parents.  Recently, we attended a wedding of some dear friends and each party ‘danced’ their way way to the parents carrying the cake in one hand!  I held my breath through most of the song with my eyes glued to the cake – my mind started racing, wondering what would happen if it got dropped… However, all turned out well and everyone was delighted with their cakes.
  • Another common tradition that couples world wide practice is to keep the first tier of the wedding cake and eat it on the 1st Anniversary or when the first child is born.  This is a big concern for to-be-brides.  

Some things to think about.  

  • Who will be “looking after” this cake tier?  If you are keeping it, it requires care.  Some freeze it.  But, with power shortages in the country – this may not work so well.  
  • If it is a fruit cake, you would need to feed the cake regularly with brandy.  It keeps the cake moist and preserves it.  Do you know how to do this?  Be sure to ask if you require more information.
  • Another option, is to save the top tier and eat it with special friends or family that couldn’t make the wedding.  Have it packed up and take it with you on honeymoon!  So many wedding guides stress the importance of actually eating more of the cake; than what you fed each other when you cut it.  Or celebrate your 3 month anniversary or something like that, by eating this top tier.
  • What about your first anniversary?  Hopefully your top tier makes it.  If not, order a new cake!  I would be happy to recreate your top tier and will give you a discount.

Flavours

In Zimbabwe, it’s traditional to have fruitcake at the reception.  And this has been the most popular so far.

Modern brides are leaning toward flavour sponges, carrot, red velvet and other more well-known flavours.

Some of the flavours I have made recently –Wedding cakes in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe flavours

  • Fruit Cake
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Red Velvet
  • Carrot Cake
  • Lemon

I’m not stressed with this, it’s your special day if you want each cake tier a different flavour, that’s fine by me.

Just a note about fruit cakes.  I include nuts, cherries and soak the fruit in brandy.  If you wish to omit any of the above, please ensure you mention this from the start.






 

Wedding Anniversary

Anniversary cakes

We make Anniversary Wedding Cakes too!  In fact anything wedding related!  

Please remember, the more time in advance the better.  A week or few days notice, will not be enough time for me to make your request and you will be disappointed…

 

Please supply us with your details below for both Wedding and Anniversary Cakes.  Or if you would like to be notified about the course.

We will contact you within 1-2 working days.  Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions. To secure your booking, please consider contacting us about three months in advance. We look forward to working with you.

Note: We do not make birthday cakes.


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Cake Knives

Have you got a particular cake knife that you would like to use?  I can decorate it with ribbon and fresh flowers.  It gives a nice touch to the occasion and setting.

Don’t have a cake knife?  I found this beautiful one that you can personalise.  I am big into being unique and making your wedding day special.  What I loved about the idea of getting a cake knife set, was that long after the cake is eaten – you will have them to remember your day by and treasure them, even passing them on to your children for their wedding.  Start a tradition!


Gifts For Your Bridal Team

Cake gifts are possible to organise.  When I got married, I made each of my bridemaids and our parents a mini cake.  They were so delighted with the personal touch and when the wedding comes into the subject – those cakes get mentioned!

If you are wanting to get other gifts – I found a site with such lovely ideas for personalised gifts for the wedding party – you should check them out! .  Perhaps you could get some or get inspiration for gifting to your bridal team to say a big thanks! 

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14 Comments

  1. Wow… stunning cakes!! You obviously have some serious talent, and passion for your business! I hope it’s going well! And yes, getting married at Victoria Falls would be an extremely romantic destination wedding.

    Do you recommend doing fake layers (sponge or cardboard) for taller multi-tier cakes, or do you prefer to do real cake layers for all of them? I’ve heard that decorating fake lower layers just for the look but having a real top layer for the cutting part is a more popular way to go lately for brides. Not sure what to think of that idea. I suppose it’s cheaper and structurally better?

    1. Hi Marlaine 

      Awwww, you are so sweet to say that!  Yes it is going well – thank you!

      As to the fake layers – I really don’t mind.  The more layers to decorate the Better!!!  

      You are right though, in some cases (especially with sponge cakes), having a fake bottom layer does give more stability.  I used a fake layer in a wedding cake a few months ago – the weather was lousy and wet – and my sponge cake was super fresh and the icing was not drying.  I kind of saw where it was all going and made the decision to add a dummy for the one layer. It wasn’t part of the plan, but the bride was super about it all – (thanks Elma :)!!).  It’s just part of a cake decorators life – you just handle things as they come up.  

      Using cake for all the layers – means more to share afterwards!  Wedding cake tiers add up, so I am more than happy to work to the brides order.  My absolute favourite is making the individual mini cakes!  I did this for my own wedding and am game to repeat this for any other bride.

      So happy you took the time to comment.  Have and awesome day.

  2. I love this! This is so lovely and great offers to wedding couples! I’ve always been dreaming and planning my wedding, and never really know what type of cake there is. You are so helpful and great with your info. I will definitely keep this site so I can come back to reference. 🙂

    1. Author

      Hi Sarah

      I am happy to hear that you love the website. Getting married is an exciting event to plan. Choosing a wedding cake that you love can be a mission. Try to be original. Write down things that will help you to get ideas. Like a list that includes, pink, vintage, roses, lace – will get you on to the right track and will give you the inspiration for your own dream cake. Wishing you all the best.

  3. Hello, what a wonderful idea to combine location and wedding cakes! I love it.
    I’m already married, but, maybe, on an important anniversary, we could come to Victoria Falls to celebrate with one of your wonderful cakes, who knows? 😉

    Arianna

    1. Author

      Hi there Arianna! So glad you stopped by. I am so excited and feel honoured that you featured me on your website, thank you very much!!! Victoria Falls is the perfect Wedding Anniversary destination! I would love to make an anniversary cake for you when you visit. Keep in touch and all the best with your Design and Fashion Website!

  4. Wow! Love this site! I like the way you integrated travel destinations and wedding cakes all in the same package:) I would absolutely love to visit Zimbabwe, if I had the time and money! Your cakes are absolutely beautiful. You have real talent, that’s for sure! I can’t even bake cupcakes without them sinking in the middle! I can’t wait to read more on your site down the road!
    Blessings:)
    Suzi

    1. Author

      Hi Suzi,

      How lovely that you stopped by and I so appreciate your kind comments. Zim is an interesting travel destination. Victoria Falls being geared up for Adventure Travel – other places highlight the Safari Experience or Historical Features. Maybe one day you will get to visit! 🙂 Don’t worry – there are many things I can’t do either! Cupcakes that sink in the middle are perfect for holding a scoop of ice-cream – drizzle a bit of melted chocolate over top with a few cake sprinkles and everyone will think you are awesome…Lol! Have a great day!

  5. Hi I wish I was still younger I would definitely taken you up on your offer. I fully agree with you about the wonder of Victoria Falls. I was born in Rhodesia (Now Zimbabwe) so I know how beautiful the falls are.

    Your site is done with such elegance that you are already attracting ,the young couples, in wanting to be there.

    God bless
    Naomi

    1. Author

      Hi Naomi

      How lovely that you stopped by. Glad you have visited us! You must miss Africa. Is it true for you, that Africa gets in your blood?

      Thank you for the compliment 🙂 Yes a few younger couples have started asking questions. I think it is the most romantic destination to get married at! And of course getting to make another cake would just be awesome! Hope you have fond memories of Africa. I was wondering what date you were here? Bit of history there!

  6. Great cakes!!!! Have been enjoying Tracy’s cakes for years. Well worth a try, from a chocolate to a wedding cake all are amazingly very good. Keep coming back for more.

    1. Author

      Hi Chrissie, thanks for your continued support over the years!

  7. Wow, what a place to get married! I would love to get married somewhere like Victoria Falls one day 🙂 Is it becoming more popular to get married there? Is it quite easy to arrange?

    Do you deliver cakes nationwide? Or is it very localised to Victoria Falls? Also, do you just do wedding cakes or do you do cakes for other special occasions?

    Louise

    1. Hi Louise,  ☺ great questions!  Yes, it is becoming popular to get married in this quaint little town.  Most Activity operators or hotels, have a wedding package – and are also happy to work with you to ensure your day is perfect.  The bigger hotels have beautiful honeymoon suites and special offers for couples. Perhaps in the next few weeks, I can put together some options that can help you decide if this is something you would like to do. 

      My cakes are local – it may be possible to deliver to Zambia as they are very close, and for now, my focus is on Wedding and Art Cakes. Will be in touch have a great day. 

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