Who doesn’t like good cake? Better yet, there’s nothing like a good cake at a wedding. I’ve had the privilege of photographing many cakes over the years. One thing I enjoy the most is meeting the faces behind these edible works of art. Fortunately, I was able to interview Boise Wedding Cake Baker Dulcerella on all about her craft, process, inspiration, beginnings, and tips for brides.
Shortly after I moved to United States, I had to decide if I want to continue with my master’s degree in Economics from Romania, or to do something else. At that time, I was writing a food blog for a couple of years, and I loved cooking and baking. My blog had over 200 recipes, and I can say about half of it were desserts. So, instead of going to school again and work in an office, I decided that I want to learn how to make beautiful cakes. It’s been almost 12 years now, and I think I took the right decision. When I started, I made many birthday cakes. After I moved to Idaho in 2018, I focused on wedding cakes. Now, about 80% of the cakes I make are weddings.
The best way to get in touch is thru the inquiry form on my website. Usually, the next step is a initial phone call to go over details. Most of the couples want to schedule a cake tasting, and that’s when flavors are decided and the design is made or finalized.
I don’t like to copy other designs, however I encourage brides to save 2-3 pictures with cakes they like. This will give me a good starting point to get an idea of the style they want. Based on that, I give my recommendations for a design that is unique for each bride.
I like it both: from the baking part of the cake, the way the ingredients come together and the smooth textures of the batter, all the way to adding the last details and flowers.
I offer a variety of desserts, like cupcakes, macarons, cake pops, cake shooters and mini fruit tarts.I offer a variety of desserts, like cupcakes, macarons, cake pops, cake shooters and mini fruit tarts.
Inspiration comes from many places. I do look at many cakes online and I take note at different ideas as far as flower placement, textures, new techniques, sizes and proportions. My favorite to get inspiration from are dresses/ fabric and flowers. That’s one of the reasons I love styled photoshoots. They give me freehand and coming up with new cake designs.
All the cake flavors that I offer have to be approved by me first, so I like all of them. As a personal preference, I lean more towards coffee and chocolate combinations. I also like other desserts, like Tiramisu and a Romanian cake Amandine.
A 4 tier all white cake with cascading white roses and gold flakes accents with a witty topper at The Mint Barrel.
I do! I love flowers and gardening. Together with my husband, we plant a large vegetable garden, and my flower garden is growing every year. I grow roses, peonies, dahlias, chrysanthemums and other flowers.
I think that one of the challenges that a baker faces is the misunderstanding between a mass produced large grocery store cake and a smaller baker cake. A cake from a large chain is a cake that has been made in large batches, frozen, filled with buttercream that is not made with real butter. It is not the same as a cake made by a smaller baker. It is an artisan product, made by order with whole ingredients, by a baker/cake artist that mastered a skill to provide an exceptional product.
It’s impossible to have just one of these heavenly macaroons by Dulcerella. At Chateu des Fleurs in Eagle, Idaho
Start with setting up a budget, the number that you cannot go over. Then, save 3-4 pictures of cakes you like as inspiration. Search few bakers in your area (online or referrals) and see their work and their online presence, and get some quotes. Lastly, schedule a cake tasting with those 1 or 2 that appealed the most to you and fit your budget.
Mihaela LeCedre is owner and baker at Dulcerella.
Dulcerella Cakes is the premier cake shop in the Treasure Valley, Idaho, serving Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa and Caldwell. Frequently featured in publications like Rocky Mountain Bride and Wedding Chicks, Dulcerella specialize in wedding cakes, specialty cakes and desserts.
Book or Contact Dulcerella here.
Bramble and Vine is a Wedding Photography company in Boise Idaho, that hosts guest authors on their blog from time to time to help serve Brides with Wedding tips. View more of Bramble and Vine’s work here.
Venue: Chateau des Fleurs, Photographer: Bramble and Vine Photography, Florals: Soulflower Design Studio, Cake: Dulcerella Cakes, MUAH: BA Makeup Company, Gown Designer: Millia London Bridal, Dress and Boutique: Margene’s Bridal, Suits: Boise Tuxedo Shop, Shoes: Badgley Mischka, Jewelry: Jensen Jewelers, Floral Ribbon: Silk and Willow, Models: Taylor + Drew.
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Venue: Mint Barrel Barn, Planner: Pink Events Idaho, Photography: Bramble and Vine, Dress: Kates Bridal Cottage, Cake: Dulcerella Cakes, Rentals: Event Rent Idaho, Hair: Eve- Fete Style Bar, Suit: Boise Tuxedo Shop,
See more of this Mint Barrel wedding here.