Sugarology, a unique place where brides in the UAE find their dream wedding cake, is headed by Chef Gayu Lewis, who is an award winning pastry chef with over 11 years of experience.
We had the chance to ask Chef Gayu some questions on wedding cake tips and the latest trends to help out brides-to-be choose the perfect wedding cake.
- How did it all start?
Since my childhood I always wanted to be a chef. The "whites", as we call it, fascinated me. So I studied hotel school and specialised in the pastry kitchen where I was trained by some well renowned chefs.
After I got married, I decided to do something of my own and since my passion is baking and creating pieces of edible art, SUGARology evolved.
- What is the best part of being a cake baker and decorator?
At SUGARology we specialise in bespoke cakes. Every cake is different as it is designed to be unique and represent the bridal couple and their wedding celebration.
To be honest, it gives me immense pleasure and satisfaction every time I create a cake.
There is a lot of hard work thats goes behind creating a masterpiece. I am glad to be associated with an industry where you continuously learn and grow.
How your wedding cake looks is equally important as how the wedding dress looks
- What are the hottest trends in wedding cakes this season?
Naked cakes seems to be in trend this wedding season. Everyone seems to like the rustic theme and its look and feel.
As far as the flavours are concerned it really depends on every bridal couple. Some prefer old school traditional cake like vanilla, or fruit and some prefer a nice afternoon tea cake like carrot or hummingbird.
All our cakes are freshly baked with the best of ingredients like artisan cake flour, pasteurised grade A eggs, fresh fruits, French butter and cream. So the cake is equally delicious and the design is brilliant.
- What is the most outrageous thing a couple has asked to have as their wedding cake?
Mostly, the choice of the wedding cakes lies with the brides and she doesn't want any crazy things on her dream cake. We still insist on meeting the bridal couple for a consultation so we can involve the groom as much as possible or attest let him choose the cake flavour. The outrageous cakes are mostly the bachelor and bachelorette party cakes. They are quite challenging and fun to make
- What advice would you give a bride-to-be before she meets with the cake baker?
Wedding cakes are becoming an integral part of every wedding celebration. How your wedding cake looks is equally important as how the wedding dress looks. So give it importance and ample time and don't neglect it till the last minute.
We always suggest that our brides contact us at least 3 months prior to the wedding date so we can design a cake that seamlessly blends in with their wedding celebration. It gives us time to do some research and hand sketch some designs so you can have your dream wedding cake.
We also ask the couple to give us information like the color scheme of the wedding, the flowers used and most importantly the number of people they are expecting at the wedding celebration.
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