We love weddings, and everything about them…really, everything, right down to the cake at the end of the night. If you know us, you'll know that one very important role of being a wedding photographer is also being a cake connoisseur.
Along the way, we've tasted a lot of cake. a lot. of. cake. So trust us when we say, Jon, from Designed Elegance Pastry Shoppe makes the tastiest wedding cake in town. He made my own wedding cake, and ever since, I knew I could count on him for consistently amazing cakes, cookies and pastries.
We've had the opportunity to work with some talented vendors within the wedding industry, and we love to refer our clients to professionals that we believe will do a great job for them. Designed Elegance is one of those vendors. Jon Voigtschild has been creating delicious cakes and pastries since 1999. He considers what he does to be an art form, creatively shaping and designing a beautiful piece to compliment your wedding reception.
Recently, I stopped in to gather our party goodies, and while there, had the chance to watch Jon work, and talk with him about his love for his art. We had a little Q&A session with him, and here are the results!
How did you get into cake design and pastries? I've always been creative, and have always had a passion for shaping and creating. On top of that, my Uncle owned and operated The Carriage House in Rochester, and so, I was exposed to the wedding industry at a young age. So, I decided when I was 14, that I wanted to use my talents to create and design cakes.
What do you feel sets you apart from other bakers in the industry? Two things, my commitment and my butter cream icing. I'm not only committed to giving you what you need, delivered on time, but I'm also committed to having the freshest ingredients in your wedding cake. Besides that, my butter cream icing is unique to me alone. You won't find that unique combination of icing ingredients anywhere else.
What do you think is the secret to a good wedding cake? It's easy, the ingredients and the ability for your baker to personalize your cake to your needs. Ask for what you want, and I can steer you in the right direction, so that your cake is exactly how you've always pictured it would be.
What advice do you have for brides and grooms to be? Find vendors you trust. The best way to do that is by counting on your friends and family for referrals. Has the vendor you're looking at been reviewed? Are there "thank you" cards on their walls? A vendor could have a great deal to offer you, but make sure they have great feedback to show you as well.
What is your favorite flavor cake? Currently my choice is a chocolate cake with a fudge and almond filling. But it changes based on the seasons!
Whether you're in the market for a wedding cake, birthday cake, cupcake or just a little snack, stop into Designed Elegance Pastry Shoppe and say hi to Jon. We promise, you'll be glad you did!
To contact Designed Elegance: 36 Slayton Avenue, Spencerport NY 14559 Phone: 585-349-3320 www.designedelegancepastryshoppe.com