years Fragapane bakeries have been whipping, folding, frosting,
mixing, and baking cakes for happy Cleveland brides and grooms
for their big day. They are well known for their Italian wedding
cake, a light yellow cake with a layer of strawberry custard
under a fluffy whipped cream frosting - so delicate to the
taste buds it makes you want to sing amore! It seems counter
intuitive, that something so decadent could be so light and
airy, but it is, and one forkful will make you a believer.
As it's made the entire Fragapane family. Cousins, sisters,
bothers, fathers, uncles all work together to make their unearthly
delights available to the betrothed and the sweet-toothed
alike. You may find other bakeries that can roll fondant and
spin sugar into more sculptural constructs, but if what you
want is a beautiful cake that actually tastes, well, like
love itself, you need look no further than the simple delicacies
of Fragapane's butter and whipped cream frostings.
per slice, you will be delighted to find that your wallet
retains its heft and girth. Plus, the slices are generous,
birthday cake sized pieces, not the overly priced, exaggeratedly
dainty slices of some other cake makers. A four-tier cake
yields 95-150 slices, depending on if you plan to have cake
as your sole dessert or as a compliment to a pastry table
or other confections. "Many brides are choosing to have
smaller wedding cakes made for the visual effect, and supplementing
them with a sheet cake," says manager Giovanna Fragapane,
who at age 22 already has eleven years experience in the family
business. "It's more cost effective and none of the guests
will ever know that their piece didn't come from the same
cake they've seen on the table."
Fragapane's busiest months, September and October, the bakery
cranks out between ten and sixteen wedding cakes in a weekend.
But with three decorators, six bakers, and three decades of
experience, each cake is made with the same loving attention
to detail they have built their reputation on.
and set up is included in the price and any of the knowledgeable
and amiable personnel will be happy to walk you through the
process of choosing the right cake for your reception. Come
in a flip through a photo album of some of their most beautiful
creations. From an elegant, white on white, three tier cake
decorated with tiny pearls of frosting, to a four-tiered cake
connected by hardware bridges, with an illuminated fountain
within, Fragapane Bakeries can make you a cake that no one
at your party will soon forget. Stop by for a taste, flip
through some photos, and pick up some pastry on your way home.
It'll be the tastiest stop on your pre-wedding rounds.