Welcome to my series of interview-based blogs spotlighting some of my favorite vendors.
They are talented, creative, responsive, and responsible: a pleasure to work with!
This post is dedicated to Enrique Rojas of Have+Some+Cake By Enrique fashionable wedding cake studio in Birmingham, UK.
Please introduce yourself and your business.
I am Enrique Rojas and I am the Owner, Founder, and Artist behind HAVE+SOME+CAKE By Enrique. I specialise in Bold, Modern, Unique Wedding Cakes. My Studio is based in Birmingham, United Kingdom and I basically cover the whole of the United Kingdom and also Destination Weddings. I am also the Winner of the CAKE MASTERS Wedding Award in 2018 and a judge in Wedding Industry Events in the United Kingdom.
What are the current trends in the wedding cake industry?
Textures and Volume will continue to reign once we come out of these hiatus. This Pandemic is giving us, Cake Artists, more downtime to experiment with different edible materials to create a variety of Textures that were not present in the Past. Of course, the White Wedding Cake will still reign supreme but I see more and more Couples wanting a Unique , Bold, Artistic take for their Wedding Cakes. As a former Architect myself, in my case, I am experimenting more with Volume and Parametric Designing where the Materials we use are possible, very much in the sense that Iris Van Herpen designs and produces her fabulous dresses.
Do you have a preferred cake style?
I am totally in love with Square and Tall Cakes. Not gigantic 3 meters tall nonsense Cakes but slim and tall Cakes. And I definitely prefer Minimalism to an excess of textures and techniques, so yes, my preferred Style would be Minimalistic, Tall and Square Cakes or what I like to call them Statement Wedding Cakes.
What is the most important consideration for a couple when choosing a cake?
I think there are several considerations that are very important when choosing a Cake. Things that are overlooked like getting to know your Cake Supplier! All Wedding Cakes should be a Personal Unique Affair, after all, every couple is different so when choosing who will make your Cake, you have to check their Design Philosophy is akin to what you are expecting. Another one is obviously the Economics of Cakes, they are not cheap for a reason and you should always bear in mind that the most elaborate designs are going to be more expensive. And finally, Flavour! Ask for Cake samples from your favourite vendors from a very short shortlist (I would suggest no more than 3 Cake Artists).