Want to know what Prince Harry and Megan Markle might choose for their cake centerpiece? When it comes to incredible wedding and celebration cakes, Yevnig Davis is the lady to ask. From towering masterpieces adorned with hand-worked cascading florals to beautifully textured frosting, Yevnig Davis is renowned for creating jaw-dropping works of art that not only look sensational, they taste super yummy too. Here Yevnig chats to House of Thabiso about creating the perfect cake, what inspires her and what she’d design for that Royal Wedding…
What inspires you?
I love working with couples who are looking for something a little different and unique in their wedding cake and the freedom to be creative inspires me every day. Elegant flowing textures of fine Bridal Gowns and the intricate architecture of the amazing venues I work with provide amazing inspirations for my designs too.
Is taste important?
Absolutely! Once the celebratory cut is done, it’s all about the taste!
What’s inside our wedding cakes is so important, so we lavish personal love and pride when baking all our signature cake flavours in-house.
We are proud to be recognised for the taste and texture of our cakes and love it when our clients chose amazing combinations of flavours to complement their characters.
How do you pick the perfect design to suit your big day decor?
The cake is an integral part of the overall style and vibe of any wedding, so our design has to work with the couple’s mood board, correlating perfectly with their vision. Right at the start of our cake-journey with new clients, we take time to understand all the intricate details, such as features of their venue, colour and choice of flowers, texture and style of wedding gown, their wedding concept and the inspiration of their stationery design.
How do you work out what size and how many tiers?
Cutting the wedding cake is a big part of the wedding day, so we try not to be constrained when it comes to the size of the cake. It’s all about achieving the couple’s vision and making their bespoke cake absolutely perfect for their unique wedding. We delight in creating grand centrepiece wedding cakes, regardless of the party size.
Blow the budget Vs save the pennies - what would you recommend?
A wedding day is very special so naturally our clients want it to be perfect in every way. There are times when compromise isn’t a choice.
Budget is an important consideration of course and we work closely with our wonderful couples to ensure they achieve the cake of their dreams.
What are the top cake trends for Summer?
For Summer 2018, we envisage painted cakes and lush metallic finishes. Oh, and loads of colours too! Summertime is about enjoying every minute of the open air – and we adore creating special cakes for outdoor weddings.
Take our Amira and Wonderland cakes for example, vibrant designs which blend beautifully with the gorgeous summertime.
If you could create a dream cake for Prince Harry and Megan Markle, what would you design and why?
Oh that would be the dream cake to design!
Their marriage is a modern fairy-tale and my cake would take its inspiration and foundation from our Imperial Magnificence cake, as recently commissioned for Hampton Court Palace.
I’d love to incorporate the personality of the happy couple into the cake; taking the best of our traditional British cake design, fused with a contemporary American twist.