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Discover Western Prince William February 2018
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Making cakes for any occasion--including
weddings--is typical for the talented
staff at
Cakes by Happy Eatery, but
they recently had an extraordinary event
spice up one of their days. On January
26, the bakery was featured on WUSA's
"Great Day Washington" segment, when
they prepared a wedding cake for Chris
Matheson and Kristy Schwab, winners of
an annual contest, "Wedding in a Week."
General manager Victoria Wu explains
that this promotion is sponsored by
Washington Wedding Experience, the
largest local bridal show and wedding
expo with whom the bakery has been
a longtime exhibitor as well as a go-to
wedding cake sponsor. Hundreds of local
couples enter the contest in hopes of
winning an all-expenses-paid wedding,
which is then planned and carried out in
a single week.
Television viewers voted for the winning
couple, who were told on live TV on Friday,
January 19. They also voted on different
elements of the wedding, including
the bride's dress, the fl owers, and of
course, the cake. Cakes by Happy Eatery
submitted photos of three top-trending
style wedding cakes, and viewers chose
the "Scrolls and Bow" style for the couple.
Kristy and Chris visited the bakery for a
tasting and chose a chocolate devil's food
cake with cream cheese fi lling and vanilla
buttercream icing with colors to match
the rest of the wedding design. While the
front of the cake featured classic beauty--
fl owers, a bow, and a sparkly "love" topper,
the bakery's gifted "cake master," Emily
Wu, personalized the back of the cake with
icing decorations highlighting the couple's
careers--a DC fi re jacket for Chris, who is
a fi refi ghter, and a stethoscope for Kristy,
a hospice nurse.
While wedding cakes are always made
either the day of or the
day prior to
~ Nancy Griffi n-Bonnaire
Cakes by Happy Eatery
Featured on Annual
"Wedding in a Week"
Celebration
the wedding, Cakes by Happy Eatery
didn't fi nd out which style had been
selected until the evening of Thursday,
January 25. It was made--as always in
this 35-year-old bakery--by hand, using
the freshest ingredients and transported
the next morning to the Madison Hotel in
Washington, DC, the wedding ceremony
and reception locale.
In addition to preparing the pièce de
résistance
for the wedding, Victoria and
Emily were interviewed onsite at the
Manassas bakery by WUSA9 reporter
Andi Hauser. She pointed out that much
like a puzzle, all the pieces of a wedding
have to fi t together, and the cake is an
important piece (pun intended)! She
asked if cake trends change like fashion,
to which Victoria wholeheartedly agreed.
"The couple will have an idea in terms of
colors and the themes that they would
like [for the wedding]," Victoria says. "Not
everything has to match, but it can all fl ow,
and that goes for the cake too." Thanks to
Pinterest, most couples often have ideas
to suggest, and then it comes down to a
process of elimination, taking into account
preferred fl avors, fi llings, and icing style,
as well as budget. Luckily for Kristy and
Chris, they didn't have to worry about the
budget!
Andi asked Emily what is popular in terms
of fl avors. While traditional chocolate and
vanilla are always favorites, Emily notes
that people also enjoy seasonal fl avors.
Caramel apple is a big hit in the fall, while
peppermint or red velvet is popular for
Valentine's Day, and summer cakes
feature plenty of fresh fruit.
Congratulations to Cakes by
Happy Eatery for yet another
delicious success. Valentine's
Day is right around the corner, so
if you need something decadent,
check out their many options! To
learn more, call
(703) 530-8898.
Emily & Victoria Wu
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