January is all done and we are one month closer to the heart of the wedding season. This time of year is always interesting here at Sarah's Stands. We have to decide on new cake stand designs, new colors for our collections, and any major improvements we want to make for the business. It is a challenging and inspiring time! I have nothing to reveal just yet but make sure to let us know on social media and email if there is anything we could offer to make your 2019 weddings better, easier, and more profitable. Now, on to the January Sweets:
Challah Wedding Cake
You know you screwed up as a wedding vendor when you get arrested for fraud and it makes international headlines. This poor wedding couple in the Philippines was having the wedding of their dreams until the bride went to cut the wedding cake and found it was only made of styrofoam covered in icing. The event then got worse when the couple realized that the same caterer had not delivered any food for the guests. This is when two calls were made, one to get fast food from a nearby restaurant for the guests and the other to get the police to arrest the caterer. So, whenever you think you might have screwed up a wedding, I am willing to bet it won't end up with you getting arrested and making international headlines. For more details and video footage of the aftermath, I recommend this article from the UK's Metro magazine.
A Cake That Caught My Eye
Have you ever had a cake pour you a drink? Well, now you can enjoy a glass of champagne courtesy of this awesome steampunk cake by Rachael Teufel of Intricate Icings Cake Design. This rock star cake has brass piping running from the top, down the middle and out the side of the cake to fill your glass with a delicious beverage. It even has an impressive flare element that casts a beautiful shadow design on the cake. This alternate reality cake is seen atop one of my Simply Stunning Cake Stands, too. You can check out more pictures and a video of the cake in action on Rachael's Instagram. To see other great cakes like this one, make sure to follow us here.
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Question of the Month
Last month, with the start of a new wedding season approaching, I wanted to find out when business starts to pick up and get busy. And, here are the results!
When does the wedding season start ramping up for you?
- 6.3% - January
- 0% - February
- 25% - March
- 50% - April
- 18.7% - May
I have to say that my own experience matches these results. From March to April is when business really starts to get rocking here at Sarah's Stands. And, I am really impressed with those of you that start the year off with a bang. Well done!
This month, I want to ask you about the metallic color trend. The popularity of Silver and Gold switches back and forth over the years. As we all know, Gold has now been dominate for quite some time and I'm curious to see how long you think this will last: