33 min

Wedding Cakes with Callie Foster Not Your Pinterest Wedding with Danielle Renshaw & Sara Shepherd

    • Comedy Interviews

On today's episode, Danielle and Sara welcome Callie Foster, a wife, homeschool mom to four, and the owner of Callie Foster Dessert Design, her business which specializes in providing brides with their dream wedding cakes in Clarksville, TN. Callie comes from a family that cooks, bakes and generally loves food, and so it seems fitting that she went to culinary school, after which she gathered experience working many events, and eventually started her own business when a newly engaged friend asked her to make her a wedding cake.

Today, Callie shares some tips for couples when it comes to wedding cakes and desserts, identifies the three most popular flavors and cake decorating trends, and reveals some ways to save money on cakes. She also talks about the tallest cake she has ever made, her thoughts on dummy cakes regarding being cost-effective, and the fact that some people don't really want cake but do want that look for the photo. Callie also discusses single large cakes versus the smaller cakes, the cost involved, and how creative she would be when decorating a cake to make a statement in her industry. She finishes up by noting how hard it can be when trying to grasp what a couple means by a ‘simple and rustic’ cake, and that, while Pinterest can prove helpful, it shouldn’t be relied upon for inspiration.

Finally, the group recounts their own wedding cake horror stories that illustrate why you should not have a middleman between the cake artist and the bride, and why you should use digital images for reference. They also delve into the fear of recommending other service providers and conclude that you should not be liable for whatever outcome may result.

To learn more about Callie Foster Dessert Design, visit them onhttps://www.facebook.com/cfdessertdesign/ ( Facebook).

And make sure to follow Not Your Pinterest Wedding Podcast onhttps://www.instagram.com/notyourpinterestweddingpodcast/ ( Instagram), where you can ask questions, share stories, and suggest topics for future episodes. You can also check out Danielle's Floral Design company athttps://www.ruffledwillow.com/ ( RuffledWillow.com), as well as Sara's gorgeous barn wedding locale athttps://burdocfarms.com/ ( BurdocFarms.com). Thanks for listening!

Episode Highlights:

● Today's guest is Callie Foster fromhttps://www.facebook.com/cfdessertdesign/ ( Callie Foster Dessert Design) in Clarksville, Tennessee
● They specialize in providing brides with their dream wedding cakes
● Callie started her business when her friend asked her to make her wedding cake
● She gives her best tips on wedding cakes and desserts
● Callie advises her clients to always book in advance to secure the date
● Her three most popular flavors
● Cake decorating trends are just like the clothing and hair trends
● The naked cake is not going away soon
● For large tiered cakes, keep them refrigerated
● Fresh Flowers on the cake are unbeatable, beautiful, and will match everything else
● Callie’s tips on how to save money on cakes
● Plan for 20% of people not eating cake
● She shares her thoughts on dummy cakes and why people use them
● Cost variations on large and small cakes
● What her creative self would love to create
● Pin lighting cake is cool and draws attention
● Pinterest is a helpful tool
● Use digital images for reference as opposed to taking pictures yourself

Quotes:

"I decided that the best way to be prepared for her wedding cake was to just start my own business."

"As soon as you know your wedding day and the venue, it's best to go ahead and get the cake done."

"A consult gives you a chance to meet on a more personal level. You get to sit down with a couple and kind of form a relationship."

"The way you see clothes and hair - the '80s and...

On today's episode, Danielle and Sara welcome Callie Foster, a wife, homeschool mom to four, and the owner of Callie Foster Dessert Design, her business which specializes in providing brides with their dream wedding cakes in Clarksville, TN. Callie comes from a family that cooks, bakes and generally loves food, and so it seems fitting that she went to culinary school, after which she gathered experience working many events, and eventually started her own business when a newly engaged friend asked her to make her a wedding cake.

Today, Callie shares some tips for couples when it comes to wedding cakes and desserts, identifies the three most popular flavors and cake decorating trends, and reveals some ways to save money on cakes. She also talks about the tallest cake she has ever made, her thoughts on dummy cakes regarding being cost-effective, and the fact that some people don't really want cake but do want that look for the photo. Callie also discusses single large cakes versus the smaller cakes, the cost involved, and how creative she would be when decorating a cake to make a statement in her industry. She finishes up by noting how hard it can be when trying to grasp what a couple means by a ‘simple and rustic’ cake, and that, while Pinterest can prove helpful, it shouldn’t be relied upon for inspiration.

Finally, the group recounts their own wedding cake horror stories that illustrate why you should not have a middleman between the cake artist and the bride, and why you should use digital images for reference. They also delve into the fear of recommending other service providers and conclude that you should not be liable for whatever outcome may result.

To learn more about Callie Foster Dessert Design, visit them onhttps://www.facebook.com/cfdessertdesign/ ( Facebook).

And make sure to follow Not Your Pinterest Wedding Podcast onhttps://www.instagram.com/notyourpinterestweddingpodcast/ ( Instagram), where you can ask questions, share stories, and suggest topics for future episodes. You can also check out Danielle's Floral Design company athttps://www.ruffledwillow.com/ ( RuffledWillow.com), as well as Sara's gorgeous barn wedding locale athttps://burdocfarms.com/ ( BurdocFarms.com). Thanks for listening!

Episode Highlights:

● Today's guest is Callie Foster fromhttps://www.facebook.com/cfdessertdesign/ ( Callie Foster Dessert Design) in Clarksville, Tennessee
● They specialize in providing brides with their dream wedding cakes
● Callie started her business when her friend asked her to make her wedding cake
● She gives her best tips on wedding cakes and desserts
● Callie advises her clients to always book in advance to secure the date
● Her three most popular flavors
● Cake decorating trends are just like the clothing and hair trends
● The naked cake is not going away soon
● For large tiered cakes, keep them refrigerated
● Fresh Flowers on the cake are unbeatable, beautiful, and will match everything else
● Callie’s tips on how to save money on cakes
● Plan for 20% of people not eating cake
● She shares her thoughts on dummy cakes and why people use them
● Cost variations on large and small cakes
● What her creative self would love to create
● Pin lighting cake is cool and draws attention
● Pinterest is a helpful tool
● Use digital images for reference as opposed to taking pictures yourself

Quotes:

"I decided that the best way to be prepared for her wedding cake was to just start my own business."

"As soon as you know your wedding day and the venue, it's best to go ahead and get the cake done."

"A consult gives you a chance to meet on a more personal level. You get to sit down with a couple and kind of form a relationship."

"The way you see clothes and hair - the '80s and...

33 min