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We Love Slattery’s Amazing Fantastic Wedding Cakes!

5_7925032On the Cute Maps blog we want to inform our followers of some amazing local businesses in and around Manchester. It’s so important to support local, and the businesses that we’ll feature truly are fantastic at what they do. We’re homing in on bespoke Wedding cakes today, which can be found at Slattery’s in Whitefield, Manchester.

Many of you from the area may have already visited this gorgeous building, for the purpose of experiencing it’s amazing café/dining area and splendid shop which first opened it’s doors over 40 years ago on Bury New Road, Whitefield. I, myself had a wonderful time in Masons Dining Room, supping one of the best hot chocolates I’ve ever had (and yes, I am a connoisseur! The glass mug is coated with melted chocolate and then filled with hot milk, yum!) and munching gorgeous moist chocolate fudge cake, surrounded by ornate Tiffany lamps and the Grand piano.

It’s a little slice of heaven.

6_9591701However, its not exclusive to chocoholics (although, it helps!) The Dining Room offers breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas as well as drinks and cakes.

What you may not be aware of is their vast selection of wedding cakes on offer, all bespoke, based on your own ideas or something that you have seen displayed in the shop or their extensive portfolio of images. They also have a viewing window into the production area so you can see the cake decorators in action!

The chocolate finished cakes are just simply incredible; they can even incorporate chocolate which can be coloured to match your wedding theme, so yes, they can pick out details in a pink, violet or even blue chocolate! Imagine! Some of our favourites are the Ruffle cake and the Blache with flowers (the stripy milk and white chocolate cigarillos). All the chocolate wedding cakes are created using the highest quality Belgian chocolate. Most designs can be created in milk, white or dark chocolate or even a combination of different chocolates. They are show-stoppingly wonderful, this certainly would be the centre-piece on the big day!





Traditional Iced Wedding cakes are of course part of the offering which can be altered and adapted to suit your colours and scheme, or a bespoke design can be created to cater specifically to your requirements. The novelty cakes are fabulous and just so skilfully crafted, as well as cupcakes, on-trend cake pops, edible wedding favours and cake toppers. There is a great selection of fillings too and you can mix it up within the layers, we like the sound of one chocolate filled, one vanilla with jam and butter cream, and one and lemon filled! (We’re not greedy at all.) See the images below to view some of Cute Maps faves.






Whether or not you need a fantastical wedding cake, Slattery’s is an absolute must-visit, this is artisan chocolate and deliciousness  at it’s best. The shop serves a whole host of splendid treats which make wonderful gifts too. Check out their website at http://www.slattery.co.uk/



Weird and Wonderful Wedding Venues

Do hotels and fancy surroundings not really relate to you and your partner? Sometimes choosing a wedding venue can seem like an endless stream of coffee meetings with people offering you all inclusive packages, catering options, seating chair covers and a million and one other things you really have never even thought off, never mind cared about. Don’t worry, you are not alone, and in recent years wedding venues have been transformed from the standard hotel deals to people getting creative and having their weddings in all sorts of places; boutique hotels, outdoor spaces and even at home. Here is a list of some of the weirdest places to tie the knot, to encourage you, as with all wedding decisions to think outside the box.37_1789734_orig

  • Underwater wedding: Have your ceremony underwater! Many couples have chosen this option with one even doing it in a shark tank (yikes) cold feet will be the least of your worries.
  • Rollercoaster wedding, Coney Island, home to one of the world’s most famous roller coasters; an 83 year old wooden Cyclone where you can now get hitched; usually ceremonies take place on the boarding platform and then the whole wedding party can enjoy a spin on the cyclone.
  • A Doughnut Shop; Voodoo doughnut shop in Portland. You can have a choice of ceremonies at this prime location including a nonbinding “intentional commitment” ceremony (one of which involved two cats getting hitched), or the “Whole Shebang,” which includes an in-house Universal Life minister, coffee and doughnuts.


  • In the air: Forget the church, marriage in the sky offers a 20-seat, platform hoisted 164 feet into the air. This marriage mobile can anchor wherever there’s 5,000 square feet of secure surface area, so the sky’s the limit for location as long as your preferred landscape sits in one of 15 countries where the company has an operating license. Bungee jumping afterwards is optional.
  • Wedding on the road: Reverend Darrell Best pimped out his 1942-edition American La France fire engine into a mini chapel on wheels. The holy matrimony ride is complete with stained glass windows, pipe organ and even an altar for the special occasion. He charges $200 fee plus $2 per mile for the ride and ceremony. Head to Illinois for this opportunity!
  • Or for a destination closer to home, head to Cornwall where you can get married in a mine; a delightfully quirky venue for a civil ceremony.