You’ve got the ring.

You’ve set your date.

You’ve picked your colors.

You’re in the midst of planning one of the greatest days of your life. Congratulations!

Although it’s been a few years since I was planning my own wedding, there are certain aspects of the planning I still vividly remember. Finding the dress. Picking the cake. Planning the extra details of the reception. While it can feel daunting at times, take a deep breath and know that everything will get done. Hopefully, this will allow you to enjoy the process.

One thing that you can rest easy about – all things sweet! Ashley’s Pastries is the place for brides! We’ve been doing custom wedding cakes for more than 30 years. We have plenty of experience not only baking and decorating wedding cakes, but also assembling them on site at your reception venue.

Time for cake

You want a wedding cake that not only looks great but tastes great, too. We can do multi-layer cakes, tiered cakes, sheet cakes, cupcake cakes — the list goes on! Most importantly, we want the cake to be a reflection of your vision. Share with us ideas, photos, your theme, your invitations and we’ll work to create it. We also invite you to schedule a time to meet and taste some of our variety of cakes.Yum!  

When it comes to picking the perfect cake, keep in mind the number of guests at your wedding, the time of year, and the venue for your special day. While a small, tiered cake might work well for a more intimate affair, you might opt for an additional sheet cake that guests won’t see (it can be cut and served by staff at the reception) if you have a larger reception. If you’re having a summer wedding and the venue is outdoors, you’ll want to think about the type of icing (fondant vs. buttercream, for instance) to make sure nothing melts. Don’t worry – when the day comes, we can help make sure all the details are covered so you can just enjoy!

Love is sweet

Instead of a traditional wedding favor your guests can take home, why not send them on their way with a sweet treat? Set up a dessert bar at the reception and allow guests to fill cute favor bags or boxes with a variety of cookies, cupcakes, brownies and candies. We can work with you to make sure the table is stocked with your favorites and that cookies and candies match your theme.

Make your guests feel special

More often than not, you’re bound to have a few guests traveling from out of town for your wedding. With a little effort, you can show your guests your appreciation for them taking the time to travel. An easy way to do this is with gift bags at the hotel they receive when they check in. You can fill the bags with essentials for their stay,  like bottled water, snacks, gum and a treat. We like the idea of Buckeye candies (what’s better for an Ohio wedding?), our popular Sand Tarts, or our classic and delicious chocolate chip cookies.

There’s nothing better than helping couples celebrate their special day and watching everything come together. We hope we can be a part of your happily ever after.