Gourmet Catering and Custom Cakes

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We work closely with our Bride’s and Groom’s to make sure their Wedding is personalized and special.

From a One-of-a-kind Custom Designed Cake to Fabulous Favors, you’ll have the serious WOW factor for your event! Not only can we create the cake of your dreams, but we can add to this with an impressive ‘Sweet Table’ dessert spread. Showcase your creativity with one of the Hottest trends in Weddings, which we will design and create to coordinate with your celebration.

Choose from our Decadent Macaron Towers, classic French Croquembouche, artfully arranged displays of Candy jars, Crispy Sweet Meringues,

Selections of our Signature “Pops” available in Cake, Brownie & Cheesecake, Elegant Petit Fours, Mini Cupcakes, Designer Cookies and Belgian Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods & Lollipops.

The Sweet Table will take you back to your childhood and truly impress your guests. Contact us to schedule a tasting and consultation as far in advance as possible to ensure that the date of your wedding is available.

As we are a Boutique pastry shop & Gourmet catering Company and are limited in the number of events we can handle each weekend, Bookings are made on a first come, deposit secured basis. You’ll know you’ll have our personal attention!

Our Cakes and Desserts are made to order, so we offer any flavor that you can dream up. Let us know what you love and we will create a combination especially for you! Some popular flavor combinations are Chocolate cake with Salted caramel filling, Dark chocolate cake with raspberry filling, and our signature Brown Sugar Vanilla with Lemon buttercream Browse our additional cake flavors and fillings for ideas here.

Every cake is one of a kind and customized for your event. If you’ve seen a picture of a cake you’d like on the internet, we’ll check it out! Bring along swatches, photos and anything else that gives you inspiration, and we can incorporate it into the design.

Some Brides know exactly what they want down to the last detail, we are happy to follow your lead! But don’t worry if you haven’t a clue, we are here to help guide you through the process, making it meaningful & fun!

Cake shape & color are a matter of personal taste and these days anything goes!

We offer many option to fit your style – Round, square, oval or even pillow shaped!

Classic white, to solid gold & magenta! Some popular design elements include: scroll piping, Swiss dots, sugar flowers, sugarpaste ribbons and bows. Serafina’s is up on the hottest trends including embroidery techniques, fondant cutouts, lace work, overlays and handpainting,

If a traditional wedding cake is not your thing, we can design anything from a sculpted Eiffel Tower to decorative cupcakes or cakeballs on tiered stands, or even a lavish Gourmet Mini Dessert Scape – Check out our Party Blog for info on the Hottest Wedding Trends of 2012!

Serafina’s is not just for dessert! We carry our high standards & attention to detail over into our full scale savory catering. We offer the latest in upscale cuisine from our Gourmet Mashtini Bar’s & Roasted Baby Vegetable Displays to our delectable Chicken Marbella!
 

Themes HOT for 2012!

 
We can help you create your own Tropical Paradise, Parisian Fantasy or Indian Feast complete with Bollywood Dancers, for an affair your guests will never forget! Call today to ask about menus for your Engagement party, Bridal luncheon, Rehearsal dinner & Wedding reception.

Don’t forget to check out our unique Favor Gallery where you’ll find everything you need for the whirlwind of celebrations leading up to your Special Day.

We carry the seasons must-haves for your Bridal Party, adorable “Save-the-Date” cookies and affordable Wedding Favors Starting at only $2!

Prices vary based on design.

Please contact us for more information at 704-972-8037 704-972-8037
or e-mail us at info@customdesigncatering.com

 

2012 Wedding Trends


Cake Design:


Couture cakes continue to be a favorite of Brides and their Guests.

Fashion based -Haute Couture- designs resemble luxurious fabrics,

and are rich in textures, colors and adorned with details like pearls & gems.

Opulence – thanks to the beloved Royal couple, William & Kate, we all want a touch of regal elegance!

Along side these decadent creations, you’ll find the Minimalist, where less is more.

Cakes will be blank canvases where cake artists along with the Happy Couple, let their imagination take over and anything goes, even an intriguing graphic!

Ultra Romantic. Vintage. Romance will never go out of style and inspiration can be had from all things meaningful…your beloved wedding gown, a beautiful china pattern, grandma’s brooch, invitations, fabrics, nature…

Look for cakes that are mostly neutral, but rich with vibrant colors. White or monochrome designs are chic and sophisticated, while a touch of black gives the cake a sleek modern look. Hand painted accents and details are HOT!


Flowers:


For the On-Trend Bride, Hydrangeas, Roses, and Calla Lilies are passé, replaced with more “modern” flowers like Magnolias, Wild Roses, Tulips, Ranunculus and Peonies. Whites, soft pinks, and jewel tones will be standouts.


Height:


Taller cakes make a strong appearance. Oversized, or double height tiers are used to create a non-traditional look. Whether as a juxtaposition of one tier in a classic cake, or used in every tier, they create a cake that makes a bold statement!


Flavors:


Red velvet was The Flavor amongst couples in 2011.

For the upcoming 2012 season, this will be replaced by more exotic & fresher flavors.

Vibrant Chai, Pomegranate, Passion fruit, Wild berries & Fig will stimulate your palette! It’s your wedding, make it reflect who you are as a couple!


Colors:


Cool pairings continue with combos like Coral & Hot Pink. With Neutrals & romance big on the scene, so are choices that convey tranquility, such as beige and pale blue.


Beyond the Wedding Cake:


Grooms cakes have become an essential part of the dessert course, going beyond sports-themed treats and becoming nearly as elaborate as the primary wedding cake. Want to impress your guests? Offer them anything on a stick! Full-on Dessert tables are another major trend this year, with the appearance of grand displays of patisseries like French Macarons, home-style pies, cupcakes, and mini-dessert treats.

The Good Night Station. At receptions end, many couples are incorporating additional good night treats for their guests’ enjoyment either as favors or in addition to.

The Krispy Kreme donut favor send-off (a trend set by Gwen Steffani,) still remains popular, but there are many variations on this theme. For several years running, the biggest trend has been the Candy bar and Viennese buffet. Color coordinated to match your wedding, you can include all your favorites, capitalize on your theme, and Guests love them! Who wouldn’t appreciate such a thoughtful send-off?

Classically, a Good Night Station will include a display of fresh hot coffee, hot tea or an ice cold bottle of water together with a small favor bag of cookies or chocolates. This works year round by changing from a hot-to-cold beverage & seasonal treats. Think mini donuts and a Gourmet hot chocolate station in the Fall or for a Summer, ice cream sandwiches and lemonade. For couples having a Saturday evening reception, you can include the early edition of the Sunday paper.


Wedding themes:


All-out themes are back in 2012! Embrace your theme and incorporate it into everything from your wedding invitations to your wedding favors. Just make sure to keep it true to who you are and it will be a huge success!

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