Photo from Ashley King

The wedding cake is a timeless big day staple. Whether you’re a traditional bride or a bride looking for something different, Classic City Confections can provide the perfect sweet treat for your event.

Ashley King has been making cakes since 2004 and started sharing her skills with the Athens community through Classic City Confections in 2008. When she first meets with a couple, she gives them a taste of her work quite literally. With flavors ranging from chocolate mocha to classic vanilla, there are options for every palette. According to Ashley, “The most popular trend in the past 2-3 years has been a lean more toward simple but traditional and beautiful buttercream cakes.” A lot of these cakes are accented with floral or metallic details. She has even mastered the beautiful traditional piping designs.  

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The couple then discusses what they’re looking for in a cake and how many guests will be in attendance. Ashley has an eye to match your color samples, floral elements, and venue so your cake will be a perfect reflection of your personality and style. She then creates sketches to make sure the cake matches the couple’s vision.

Ashley has sculpted some intricate cake designs. She does not shy away from a challenge and is willing to take on any request she’s given. “I enjoy going out of my comfort zone to create new and exciting things I haven’t done before. Nothing is too big or too extravagant for me to try at least once,” she says.

Lambeth piping cakePhoto from Ashley King

Wedding cakes not only serve as dessert for your guest but also another decoration at your reception venue. To make a cake stand out, accents such as floral or metallic designs are added. Ashley is also an expert in traditional piping designs. Can’t decide on a traditional or modern design? Ashley says, “I find most people want to have a cake that is not overly trendy and is something that they can look back on and appreciate the look 20 years down the road.” 

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Photo by Ashley King

Sugar flowers can also be sculpted to exactly match the colors and flowers around your venue but these flowers don’t wilt. “These are a great keepsake items for couples after the wedding because they can last for years and years and still look as beautiful as the day they were created,” says Ashley.

If you’re looking for more sweet treats, Classic City Confections also specializes in French macarons, cupcakes, cake pops, and decorated sugar cookies. The personalized cookies would be a great addition to a welcome basket or as wedding favors for your guests. The dainty macarons would be perfect for a shower or bridal luncheon. If a traditional cake isn’t your cup of tea, a cupcake or cake pop display would be the perfect alternative.

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Photo by Ashley King

Whether you’re looking for a classic wedding cake, an out of the box groom’s cake, or sweet favors for your guests, Ashley can accommodate all of your big day needs. Both delicious and beautiful, Classic City Confections takes the cake.

Check out Classic City Confections on Instagram: @classiccityconfections

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