Wedding cake by Brittany Prudhomme of Brittany’s Edibal Art. FACEBOOK PHOTO

LIV: Wedding talent takes the cake in Port Alberni bakeries

Port Alberni couples looking for a wedding cake don’t have to go far.

Port Alberni couples looking for a wedding cake don’t have to go far. There are several bakeries and home-based businesses in Alberni that offer custom made cakes for the special day.

Terrie Admiraal at Mountain View Bakery is the head cake decorator and says she can make anywhere from two to 20 wedding cakes a year.

“It gets pretty intricate. Usually [customers] call and I ask them to come down and show me a picture of what they’re looking for and then we talk over all the dimensions, how many people, the fillings and decorations and go from there,” Admiraal said. “It’s quite a long process to get to where they’re happy with the design they’re looking for.”

Admirall and her husband have 45 years of baking and decorating experience combined and both have their Red Seal.

Quality Foods also offers custom wedding cakes.

Head baker Suzanne Cochrane said the grocery store’s bakery will make “a few” wedding cakes each year.

“[Couples] can come in and if they have a certain idea that they want I can do that,” Cochrane said. “We also have a book with different types of cakes too.”

Port Alberni’s Brittany Prudhomme runs a home-based business—Brittany’s Edible Art—offering an array of baked goods including wedding cakes.

She said typically couples will send a picture of a cake they’d like to have that Prudhomme will replicate.

“Sometimes I get free reign,” Prudhomme said. “They just give maybe a theme, or colour, or general idea and I get to run with it. Probably my favourite way to do it.”

Baking started as a hobby for Prudhomme, making cakes for family birthdays and other events. But word spread once she started posting pictures online.

“I had friends ask me to do cakes for them. It was quite the surprise when I was asked to make a wedding cake,” she said.

“It just took off from there.”

Prudhomme said she’s been experimenting with baking for about 10 years and is still teaching herself new techniques.

Find her on facebook at Brittany’s Edible Art.

 

Wedding cake by Brittany Prudhomme of Brittany’s Edible Art. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Just Posted

New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

Port Alberni care homes benefit from funding to purchase new safety equipment

Echo Village and Fir Park Village will be receiving $32,500 each

Uchucklesaht Tribe purchases former Redford School

Property will be a “multi-use building” similar to The Thunderbird

Merry Makers create new craft fair for Port Alberni

Hansen Hall fair begins as Work of Heart organizers retire

Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Two B.C. police officers, held in Cuba for months, cleared of sex assault allegations

Port Moody Const. Jordan Long and Vancouver Const. Mark Simms have been in Cuba since March

Sunrise ceremony at B.C. legislature honours Louis Riel

Nov. 16 marks the 133th anniversary of the Métis leader’s death

California wildfire death toll hits 63

Sheriff says hundreds still missing in nation’s deadliest wildfire

Harsh storms have nearly tripled power outages in last five years, BC Hydro says

More frequent and severe storms have damaged Hydro’s electrical systems since 2013

Trudeau to meet key Pacific trade partners at APEC leaders’ summit

Canada became one of the first six countries to ratify the CPTPP

Judge orders White House to return press pass to CNN’s Acosta

U.S. District Court Judge will decide on White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta

WikiLeaks chief could see charges, US court filing suggests

Charges against Julian Assange could help illuminate the question of whether Russia co-ordinated with the Trump campaign

Federal MPs denounce controversial Facebook post targeting Sajjan

Okanagan Conservatives apologize for controversial Facebook post

Most Read