Cake, cake and more cake, who doesn't love cake?! We interviewed the Kate St Laurent, from Bake Shop Studio for this month's vendor interview and it has us drooling! From cakes to cupcakes, Kate has it all for your wedding! And, she doesn't fall short on the icing decorations! 😍
How far in advance does the couple need to book?
"4-6 months out."
What kinds of baked goods do you offer for weddings?
"Cakes and Cupcakes."
What sets your baking apart from others in this area?
"I began my baking career after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at NSCAD University. I took all of my Fine Arts training and applied it to the Baking world, studying with international cake artist Lori Hutchinson and Sweetapolita author Rosie Alyea at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts in Toronto. Cakes are a way to continue the practice of creating Art, now in an edible medium. I use local Arva Flour and I have developed my recipes with years of testing and experience behind each one. I love creating beautiful cakes but above all the cakes are created from the highest quality ingredients I can find. Looking beautiful is great but your wedding cake should better than any other cake you have tried before."
How often do you like to connect with the couple before the wedding?
"Usually couples will come into the shop to meet with me and try some cake samples and talk about their wedding plans. I can show them my work and discuss ideas I have for their wedding cake. After this initial meeting bride and grooms tend to stay in contact via email until the wedding date gets closer."
How can the couple customize their wedding package with you?
"I love designing cakes to flow with the decor, floral arrangements or overall vibes of the wedding style. I like to take inspiration from elements already in the wedding - the invitation, the venue, the bride and groom's style to create a personalized design for their cake."
How much experience do you have with baking for weddings?
"I began my Baking career working in local bakeries in London in 2009 and continued right up until I opened Bake Shop Studio in 2016."
How much of an investment is the couple looking at?
Prices are based on customizations and number of guests.
How do you help the couple pre-wedding?
"Usually the Wedding couple meet with me for a complimentary cake tasting (who doesn't love that) which is a relaxed and comfortable place to chat, try some cake and talk about wedding plans."
How do you help the couple post-wedding?
"Post Wedding I am happy to advise the couple how to properly store their top tier if they have chosen to save it for their wedding anniversary"
Thank you Kate, for taking the time to chat with us and we hope this helped some of you brides reading! If you're in the middle of wedding planning and have yet to find a bakery to provide your wedding cake or desserts, contact Kate at the Bake Shop Studio for rates and customizations.
And as always :), if you are still on the hunt for your dream wedding gown, don't hesitate to make an appointment today! PS. We have a Canada birthday celebration happening next week in the store, so now is the perfect time to say yes to the dress! See our Facebook page for more information!