Deciding who would create our Mitzvah cake was another easy decision for us. It was easy because of two reasons. Eventi Hotel recommends Sylvia Weinstock Cakes as part of their catering package. Lucky for us because she is certainly one of the top cake makers in our Industry and her cakes are absolutely delicious!!! The second reason for hiring Sylvia is because I had worked with her before.
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Sylvia created the cake for my husband and I for our wedding 16 years ago in 1996! So it was a natural choice for us to work with her again because we were so happy with our wedding cake!
Again, knowing a theme or concept for my daughter’s Mitzvah enabled us to come up with a concept for the cake more easily. Also traveling with a cake can be difficult and you want to work with a cake company that knows all the “ins” and “outs.”
I had the opportunity to go through our company portfolios of photographs from other parties and pull ideas to show Emily. I had seen two cakes that I loved and knew their concept would work great for our theme of Sweet Emily’s bakery!
Here are the two ideas I found and an image of our final version that we had at our party!!!
We needed to stay in our budget and Sylvia worked with me through drawings and concepts to come up with the PERFECT cake! It added to Emily’s candle lighting ceremony because visually the cake was fun, colorful, and went along with all the other design elements around the room!!!
I realize that I have seen many different themes and cakes to be able to work with my daughter directly. She was very interested in this aspect of her party. I would come up with the theme for the party and work with your designer and cake company together to see what they have done before and what they suggest!I must say… cake tastings are certainly one of the fun parts of the planning! Emily and I went down to Sylvia Weinstock’s bakery to discuss details and sample all the many flavor cakes and icings! YUM! I have enclosed a photo I took at the tasting on my iPhone of Sylvia Weinstock and her many delicious choices for us! I was so impressed with her actual cake and icing flavors and would suggest her cakes for your next event!
Here are two images of our actual candle lighting ceremony!!!
Here is a link of over 100 different Mitzvah cakes. Feel free to go through with your child to see what they like. Have fun and hope this helps in your cake planning.
When deciding on a cake, you may also want to discuss the idea of a candlelighting ceremony with your child (featured in the two photos above.) A candelighting is a way to honor all of those friends and family who attended your event and to also pay respects to those who could not be with your child and are remembered in their heart. Most Mitzvah children recite a poem and call up guests to help light a candle, which makes for a great photo op! However, there are lots of ways to plan a “candlelighting ceremony” without candles at all! Take a look at some of the candlelightings we’ve covered at Mitzvahs over he past three years below. You will see some ideas that don’t involve candles here as well!