As we scrolled through Kaytee Platt’s collection of tasty confections, we immediately knew we had to sit down with the Virginia-based cake designer and hear more about her budding business, Kayteecakes Bakery. With a love for baking that started at a young age, Kaytee has developed an eye for design and creates cakes, cupcakes and treats that are the perfect addition to any couple’s big day.
Kaytee was kind enough to chat with us about her beginnings in the wedding industry, her tips for future brides and fellow creatives in the industry. Enjoy!
–The Chancey Charm Team
What’s your area of expertise?
What brought you to the wedding industry?
As a little girl I have always dreamed of the perfect wedding, just like any young girl does. Once I started baking, I was very interested in becoming a wedding baker. One of the most important aspects of the wedding is the cake, or cupcakes. I hope to be able to make someone have their dream wedding simply by enjoying a delicious decorated cake to his or her perfection.
Favorite restaurant and meal in the city?
My favorite restaurant in the city would have to be Kona Grill. I really enjoy having a nice dinner with friends on the patio during the summer. They also have a great happy hour, half off sushi! They have many different items there but I always end up getting the sushi.
A lesson you’ve learned the hard way in the wedding industry.
A hard lesson I have learned in the wedding industry is that it is very hard to please everyone. I will have the bride asking for one thing and the mother of the bride asking for something different. You feel torn because you want to please them both but you have to realize it is the bride’s day and not the mothers.
Favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
My absolute favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon would be laying on the beach with some friends or hanging out at the pool. I enjoy being outside and surrounding myself with great company, such as my family or friends.
Best piece of advice to someone new to the wedding industry.
My best piece of advice for someone new to the wedding industry would be just to stay calm and not stress out about everything. Make sure to keep the bride happy since it is her big day and should be all about her and the love she shares with her groom.
Best piece of planning advice to a new bride.
My best piece of planning advice to a new bride would be to make sure she stays organized. Wedding planning can become very stressful especially when you are keeping up with many different vendors. I would highly suggest getting a wedding planner that will help you stay focused and organized.