- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
It can be a tad challenging to find vendor info for Maine brides. It seems that there are fewer choices in Maine than there might be in some other parts of the country, and so many places that DO exist don’t advertise online!
I just had a lovely wedding in Western Maine (near Sebago Lake). We planned from a distance and struggled to choose a bakery – the cake was REALLY important to my husband. We decided to contact the bakery that we’ve loved for a few years, even though they don’t typically do wedding cakes.
Scracth Baking Co. in South Portland really delivered. We ordered two cakes – a traditional looking white, two tier cake, and a single tier chocolate ganache cake.
The traditional cake was a white cake with a fresh strawberry filling between layers, and a delicious light frosting with a texture between buttercream and whipped cream. The chocolate ganache cake was a dark chocolate cake with chocolate-apricot filling, topped with a ganache. Both were decorated with fresh edible flowers. The cakes got RAVE reviews. We had 60 guests, ordred enough cake for 100, and had very little in the way of leftovers!
Scratch didn’t do a traditional tasting, but the chocolate cake is one of their standard cakes that can be purchased by the slice from the bakery on Preble St in S. Portland. The white cake was a special request. (I’m difficult!)
The decorations were simple – we were offered fresh flowers or fresh fruit. We picked the cakes up ourselves on Friday, and refrigerated them at home until Saturday. (I don’t know if the shop would have delivered if we’d been closer – the wedding was about 60 miles from the bakery.)
And the price was OUTSTANDING! The two wedding cakes, 2 dozen scones, 2 additional mini cakes, and a loaf of banana bread rang up to about $200.
Traditional two tier cake by Scratch Baking Co. during cake cutting (photo credit: brother’s iPhone)