Wedding Vendor Spotlight – BosCakes!

(All photos courtesy of BosCakes)

This is for cake lovers, wedding cake shoppers and foodies! 

If you haven’t heard of BosCakes yet, I am so happy to be the one to introduce you to this wonderful and talented company.  Honestly, if “BosCakes” wasn’t their name, there are so many other options I could think of to name them.  Let’s see….”Amazing Cakes”, “Simply Scrumptious Cakes”, “Almost Afraid to Eat Cakes Because They So Gorgeous, But Then You Take A Bite and They are Delicious Cakes”.  Yeah, that sums it up. 

I came across BosCakes by just doing an Internet search for cake bakers in my area.  I was looking for someone to create a beautiful themed cake for a birthday party and I found them.  Thank God.   Once I saw their designs on their website and spoke to Rebecca Bosque, owner and designer of BosCakes of Norton, MA, I couldn’t wait to work with her and see what she could come up with.  Right on their website, it states they create cakes to exceed their clients’ expectations – and that’s exactly what she did for me.

BosCakes creates wedding cakes, party cakes, brownies, blondies and cake pops.  Cake pops seem to be the rage right now so I had to order them as favors for my party (and yes, they were just as beautiful and delicious as the cake itself). 

If you are still trying to select the perfect cake artist / baker for your wedding cake, you have to check out BosCakes.  You can only imagine what Rebecca’s talents are like since she was selected to be on an episode Food Network Challenge.  In fact, the episode will air Sunday, November 6th at 8pm EST.  Don’t miss it!  You’ll get to see her in action!  And don’t forget to check out their website (http://www.boscakes.net/) to see their gallery of cakes, especially wedding cakes. 

As soon as the guests at my party were literally lining up to take pictures of the cake Rebecca made, I knew I was working with a fabulous vendor.  I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Rebecca about her work:

Me:  How did you get started in baking and cake design?

Rebecca:  I have many childhood memories of baking with my mom from as early as I can remember. Though we usually baked chocolate chip cookies more than cake, the sweetness (literal and non) of the experience hooked me for life! My love for cake decorating didn’t start until about 11 or 12 years of age, with a Winnie the Pooh cake covered in the classic star-tip dots, 1000s of them! My hands hurt like heck but from that moment I knew that cake would be far from the last I ever made! While I still made cakes here and there from through all my schooling, it wasn’t until spring of 2010 that I really devoted my efforts to my cake passion.

Me:  How and when did you start BosCakes?

Rebecca:  BosCakes officially started in March 2011. I made cakes for friends and family for years, and as the demand grew, starting a business seemed like the natural next step. Paired with the need to supplement my husband’s income, creating the business became a necessity. I’m thankful that I’m able to make a profit and benefit my family by doing something I really love.

Me:  Do you feel wedding cakes make up most of your work?

Rebecca:  Since we are a fairly new business that began after the time most brides place their wedding cake orders, we missed out on a lot of 2011 weddings. Currently, birthday cakes make up about 60% of our business, and sculpted/3D cakes about 35%, with a few bridal shower and graduation cakes in the mix.

Me:  What trends are you seeing in wedding cake design this past year?  Are brides and grooms asking for particular items or colors?

Rebecca:  Fabric-inspired designs are popular, especially techniques that replicate design elements from the bride’s dress. Gray is trendy, though now the popular color is cobalt blue and other jewel tones.

Me:  Do most of your bridal couples like to come up with their own designs with you or do they choose from your past cakes?

Rebecca:  Since I won’t copy a cake even if it’s one of my past cakes, a lot of clients will pick out certain parts or techniques from previous cakes that I will include into a truly unique design for that client. One of my goals with each cake is to make sure the final product will be only that client’s cake and not one of fifty of the same cake.

Me:  How soon in advance do you suggest bridal couples place their orders?

Rebecca:  I recommend bridal couples meet with their desired cake artist about 6-9 months in advance. That amount of time isn’t so long that the couple can’t remember what cake they tasted at the consultation, and not so short that the cake artist has to rearrange their schedule to fit in a last-minute order.

Me:  How did you get involved with the Food Network Challenge?  Can you tell me a little bit about your experience with that?

Rebecca:  I was invited to audition by a producer of the show. The whole experience was amazing and happened so fast! I hadn’t even been on a plane before this trip! Filming was a roller-coaster of emotions, and is something I will never forget. I can’t give more details, so you’ll have to watch the show on Sunday, November 6th at 8pm EST on the Food Network to see what happens!

Me:  Do you have a favorite cake design that you have done and if so, what is it?

Rebecca:  One of my favorites will always be my sculpted leopard cake. This cake involved tons of planning and lots of risk, but thankfully was a success! Other than that, I love any design that’s feminine with a little sexiness and edge. Fabric-inspired techniques are fun to do and also look amazing!

For more information on BosCakes, visit http://www.boscakes.net/, call (508) 692-8139, or email Rebecca at rebecca@boscakes.net.

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