There is so much to think about when planning a wedding. It can be a tad overwhelming… But with the right guidance – you can have the most amazing wedding team in place and guaranteeing… (almost guaranteeing) a perfect wedding! Today we are focusing on dessert. Now only because I have a wicked sweet tooth – but because I want to take a minute to brag about another incredibly talented artist, Billie-Jo Cochran.
Baked by Billie
Type of Work:
Years in Business:
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
How did Baked by Billie get started?
Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved to bake! That love and passion continues with me today. I grew up baking everything from scratch and ’til this day we still bake from scratch, using family recipes and recipes we have created along the way. We started our business because we love to bake and wanted to share our cakes, cupcakes, donuts and sprinkles with everyone.
How have wedding cakes evolved over the years?
Cakes have definitely simplified and are a lot smaller. A lot of couples are doing more dessert tables.
What are the current trends you are seeing among wedding cakes?
Simple and Rustic cakes are very popular among my clients.
What are Baked by Billie’s most popular flavors?
Some of my most popular cake flavors are: Almond Raspberry, Chocolate Salted Caramel, Strawberry, Lemon, Bourbon and classic Vanilla.
What other sweets does Baked by Billie make for weddings?
A lot of couples are wanting more than cakes, especially if they are doing a dessert table. And some couples don’t like cake at all! Being able to cater to all clients, we offer: Cupcakes, Donuts, Cookies and Bar Cookies, too!
What is the hardest part about making a wedding cake — and the most rewarding part?
The hardest? Making sure every little detail is what the couple wants.
The most rewarding? I love seeing the cake all set up and the smiles from the couples when they cut their cake.
What’s the most unique cake you’ve ever made?
Wow. The most unique cake I’ve ever had to create was a Lemon Raspberry Vegan Gluten Free Cake.
Why would you recommend a wedding planner to your couples?
Hiring a planner helps with the overall process of the wedding planning and being a vendor, it helps us so much to have an organized contact person.