It is now January of this year and many couples are preparing for their wedding in the coming months. And with Valentines Day not far away some are just thinking about popping the big question. Proposing can be a daunting prospect for any man or woman (If it’s a leap year) and it is not just the thought of their love refusing their offer of marriage that can be the problem. Trying to think of how you are going to ask the person is becoming an issue with so many different places and ways to do it these days.
I know many men how have struggled to think of a unique way to propose to their girlfriends, many just do it the traditional way of getting down on one knee and opening the ring box and popping the question. However I recently heard of a lovely idea for proposing that I personally think is very different and would definitely be remembered. It involves a beautiful love heart shaped cake with the ring inside and the inscription saying “will you marry me?”
You could go to your local cake maker to discuss the idea of getting this cake made or you could make it yourself which is sure to make this idea even more special to the recipient.
Watch this video to see how a proposal cake would work:
I decided to go along to a cake maker in my local area to ask if this style of cake or any similar ideas were a common request for people looking to propose. The one I chose to visit is called Cake in a Box. Contact details for them can be found online under the search term Birthday cakes Edinburgh and we also found it here. Upon my visit, I was rather surprised to hear from the head confectioner that in fact over the last year they have noted an increase in orders for popping the question cakes as they are now known. The confectioner said the staff always try to get an idea of the personality of the recipient before they make any suggestions as to the style of cake the customer should present to their loved one, as after all the cake could be a make or break in the outcome of the all-important question being asked. I asked what was the strangest request was they had made, the confectioner had a quick think and then laughed as he explained how a young man wanted to propose with a cake shaped like a penguin. The customer’s fiancé loved penguins and he therefore thought I would be a great idea to have a penguin shaped cake with a caption coming out its mouth asking the big question for him. It was apparently a huge success as the lucky lady said yes and was apparently overjoyed at her new fiancés unique idea. I do not think a penguin shaped cake is going to be for everyone, however after speaking to the lovely staff at the cake shop and with a few of the female staff sharing their favourite popping the question cake designs I realised that this truly is the perfect way to propose as it can be personalised to the people involved.
I personally would be very happy with one of the many popping the question cake designs that I was shown at the cake shop, and I hope I meet someone who would think of doing this for me one day.
I would like to thank the head confectioner and all the friendly staff at Cake in a Box for their time and helping me with this post.