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Say yes to the wedding cake TEXT: ELS DU MONT | PHOTOS: CATHY VANMECHELEN
Long gone are the days of simple wedding cakes. The art of baking has always been something to admire, but nowadays in particular the wedding cake business is booming. The better the innovations and the more creativity the artist puts into the cakes, the more skilled they become, which is what you will find with Cathy Vanmechelen, owner of ’t Suikerhuys. Looking for the perfect wedding cake? Thanks to the professionalism and expertise of ’t Suikerhuys, you will find the most suitable cake. “With multiple, in-depth conversations with our clients, listening to their wishes, we succeed in creating the ideal cake for each couple. Anything is possible,” Vanmechelen says. 56 | Issue 24 | December 2015
Having studied event and project management, Vanmechelen went on to found ’t Suikerhuys in 2012, which was influenced by the birth of her daughter. It is hard to imagine that four years ago she was a teacher. For her, ’t Suikerhuys is a dream come true. With honest dedication, passion and the support of family and friends, she creates stunning cakes. “It is an incredible feeling to see my clients gratified when they see the finished cake. Therefore I strive for a personal approach to achieve a romantic result,” she says. The company offers five standard flavours, specially composed for wedding cakes. Very popular is the vanilla cake with a raspberry coulis and a ganache of Belgian white chocolate. The company
stands for quality and over the years it has started to collaborate with florist Bloemen en Decoratie Carpe Diem. They provide real flowers for decorations, adding great detail to each wedding cake. “Martijn, the owner of Carpe Diem, is like a mentor to me. Two heads are better than one.” Ambition hardly covers how the driven Vanmechelen runs ’t Suikerhuys, but what is the next step? “I hope the company can expand even more than it already has. This summer, the company was booming and we hope we can continue to deliver the same top quality that our clients truly deserve,” concludes Vanmechelen. www.suikerhuys.be Hospitaalstraat 1, 3900 Overpelt +32 472964273
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