The Greggs-themed wedding cake (Picture: Caters)
Who doesn’t love a quick Greggs steak bake on their lunch break?
Well, one couple adore the bakery chain so much they decided to give their wedding cake a Greggs-themed spin, leaving their guests in total awe of the creation on the big day.
The bride, Becca, said they weren’t initially planning on having a wedding cake – because they wanted everything on their special day to be meaningful to them.
She said: ‘We didn’t just want to have a cake because we felt like that’s what we were supposed to do.
‘However, three weeks before the wedding, my dad sent me a picture of a cake with a steak bake on top and it really got me thinking.
‘Because of how much my husband loves Greggs, and the fact it’s a running joke, I decided to organise a surprise Greggs-themed cake for him.’
The cake was requested with all the groom’s favourite Greggs items (Picture: Zara’s Cakes Manchester/ CATERS)
After commissioning the cake, the last-minute creation stole the show on the big day.
Becca added: ‘I’m so glad I did it because we both genuinely loved it so much. It was better than I ever could have expected. I don’t know how they managed to make a Greggs cake look so pretty.
‘My husband loved it and it really made him laugh. Our guests loved it too and couldn’t believe it.
‘Everyone was clamouring to take pictures of our cake.’
Even the Gregg’s paper bags were edible (Picture: Zara’s Cakes Manchester/ CATERS)
Talented baker, Zara Neild, 37, and her team from Manchester were tasked with making the Greggs-themed wedding cake for the happy couple.
After receiving a message from the bride-to-be who wanted to surprise her Greggs-loving future husband, the incredible cake was brought to life – complete with sugar works of sausage rolls, sausage, bean and cheese melts, chicken sandwiches, and doughnuts.
Zara, the owner of Zara Cakes, said: ‘We had a last-minute request for a three-tier Greggs-themed cake on November 12 for a wedding taking place on December 3.
‘In our store, we’re all proper foodies so food-themed cakes are our forte.
‘The cake was a surprise for this lady’s partner as he loves Greggs so much. It took us around four days to complete the cake.
The Greggs chicken sandwich cake decoration (Picture: Zara’s Cakes Manchester/ CATERS)
‘We make all the sugar work in one day, the cakes get baked on another day, and the following day we ice it. On the final day, everything is pulled together and decorated.
‘The bride asked us to include all of her husband’s favourite Greggs products including sausage rolls, sausage, bean and cheese melts, a Mexican chicken sandwich, a cinnamon roll with icing and a cherry, a pink jammy doughnut, and a ring doughnut.
‘Amy, our head cake decorator, made everything on the cake totally edible, including the Greggs paper bags that some of the bakes were in.
‘She outdid herself. People thought the pasties were real.’
Greggs bakes for the cake (Picture: Zara’s Cakes Manchester/ CATERS)
The three-tier cake consisted of a chocolate-flavoured bottom layer, a vanilla and white chocolate middle-layer, and a gluten-free lemon top-tier for the newlyweds to enjoy.
Zara added: ‘The Greggs product decorations were very heavy, and it was challenging for the team to be able to get them to stick, stay on, and then make it to the venue.
‘The bride-to-be was blown away when she came to pick up the surprise wedding cake and told us afterwards it was the talk of the wedding. We were all really happy with the final product.’
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