The Bomboniere is a beautiful keepsake that is given to guests at special celebrations.  It is both a thank you and a token of remembrance.  The most popular use is at weddings.  They can also be given at engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, births, christenings, anniversary parties, graduations, birthdays and other special occasions.

The traditional of giving Bomboniere may very well have started in Italy, but the term was coined by the French.  It is believed under the reign of King Louis XIV.  The King revealed in the practice of exchanging sweet boxes with visiting dignitaries and during court celebrations.  The King and his court used the term "Bomboniere" - a derivative of the French word "bon bon", meaning candy, to describe these boxes.  Many of the boxes they commissioned were quite extraordinary in their presentation.  They were crafted by skilled artisans and incorporated such precious materials as mother of pearl, ivory or gold.  Their extravagance helped to elevate the making and presenting of Bomboniere to a specialised art.

​Rather than give the traditional sugared almonds in a tulle bag, why not consider individually boxed cakes or cupcakes.  They are a perfect way to say thank you to your guests.  You could personalise each boxed cake with a special written message.  They can make a fantastic alternative to a place card and will brighten up any table setting.


The wedding cake plays a very special symbolic role in the celebration of your marriage.  Your friends and family celebrate with you as you share in your first meal together as husband and wife and nothing symbolises both the beauty and bounty of the newly married couple than the cake.

The wedding cake holds a special place on its own table at your reception and the cutting of your cake remains and important reception tradition.  Brides and grooms these days like their cake to symbolise their uniqueness as a couple and it often brings together the styles and 'flavour' of the whole wedding day.

Best of all, you have the option to choose a wedding cake which can form part of your wedding feast.  Why not serve cake as the dessert course of your wedding?  

At Cakes By Colleen, our prices are very competitive.  We don't believe in adding a surcharge just because its your wedding day!


Another popular choice by brides and grooms is the Cupcake Tower.  They are a novel idea and are pre-portioned and ready to eat.  They can serve as the perfect compliment to an outdoor wedding as there is no need to worry about cutting up and serving large cakes.

​A Cupcake Tower generally consists of a 6" or 8" cake for the top tier and a stunning cascade of delicious cupcakes down a tiered stand.   They can be customised to suit your wedding theme and colour scheme.


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​​Cakes By Colleen

0418 433 669 : 07 5525 3213 

Gold Coast, QLD, 4213, Australia