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Wedding cakes dos and don’ts

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You need to select the kind of cake you want and whether you’d like any decorations on it (Image: Shutterstock)

When planning your big day, so many things should be put into consideration and choosing your wedding cake is one of them.

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It is important to make sure that the cake is well prepared and finished on time no matter how big or small it is. Ensure that you select a good baker who can bring your vision to life. While at it, factor in that most wedding cakes usually take three weeks to a month to be ready.

For starters, you need to select the kind of cake you want and whether you’d like any decorations on it. Also, put in mind that if it’s a tiered cake, know in advance how many tiers you would like and how many kilograms you would like it to be. It also helps the baker when you have a design or rough idea of what you would like the cake to look like. Below are some dos and don’ts you need to know when choosing your cake.

Know in advance how many tiers you would like and how many kilograms you would like it to be (Image: Shutterstock)

Dos

  1. Do have a budget in mind

Keep in mind that wedding cakes are costly because they are normally charged per kilo. Therefore, you need to prioritize what really matters to you. For example, mixing many flavours means more money. The more complicated the flavours and design are, the higher the price will be.

  1. Do give your cake the spotlight

Your wedding cake will be the biggest centrepiece at your wedding, so display it the way it should be. Other than you the bride, the cake should also steal the show.

Your wedding cake should complement the theme and style of the day? (Image: Shutterstock)

  1. Do choose a cake after deciding on the wedding theme

Your wedding cake should complement the theme and style of the day. It should match the venue, your attire and the décor. Is this too much? Well, if you want a perfect wedding then it’s not too much to ask for.

  1. Do consider the weather

If you are planning to have a wedding during the summer or hot weather, you need to choose the right icing option to keep the cake from melting. If you plan on having whipped cream and buttercream, this may be a bad idea. Talk to your baker and let them advise you on the best cake frosting option depending on whether the venue is outdoor or indoor.

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Your wedding cake will be the biggest centrepiece at your wedding? (Photo by Alicia Zinn from Pexels)

Don’ts

  1. Don’t have a close friend or relative make it

Would you want to be disappointed at the last minute? Ensure that you get a licensed, insured person who will not come up with a million excuses as to why your cake didn’t come out as expected or them not being able to meet the deadline on your big day.

  1. Don’t pick up the cake yourself

Just to be on the safe side, you need to allow the cake vendor to deliver it to the venue even though you may have to pay for transport. This will save you so much agony.

You need to allow the cake vendor to deliver it to the venue  to avoid any disasters (Image: Shutterstock)

  1. Don’t be too complicated

When choosing a cake, try and be reasonable by ordering something that’s achievable. This will help you avoid disappointment. Keep it simple and beautiful. 

  1. Don’t fail to eat your cake

Yes! You need to eat your cake on your big day and not just the piece that you and your spouse will share. Tasting your cake before the wedding is not enough, therefore, you need to enjoy it on that day because you helped create it. Have a side plate full of your cake if you must or have a special take away bag.

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“Jaribu tu!” Kenyans dare Diamond Platnumz alleged gay friend to insult Tanasha Donna or her family!

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Juma Lokole who acts like Diamond Platnumz family spokesman will not be having an easy time on social media; if he decides to go after Tanasha Donna!

Well, he may be feared back in Tanzania thanks to his gossip skills; but Kenyans on social media don’t seem shaken or bothered by this as they are ready to bury him alive!

Juma Lokole

The alleged gay guy was among the first people to share a clip from Tanasha’s latest interview with True Love magazine.

Lokole planning to diss Tanasha?

He however went on to caption saying that he did not know understand the English Tanasha used; but promised to get back once he translated what Mama Naseeb was saying!

Through his Instagram page, Juma Lokole captioned the clip saying;

Tanasha Donna

Sijajuwa kizungu …… Ila wacha nitafute wanaojuwa wanitafsilie …….. Kisha narudi nae …… Nisipo elewa na mimi simwagiki

Kenyans warn Juma Lokole

With the caption above, it appears that Lokole felt ready to attack Tanasha Donna now that she is no longer with Diamond Platnumz!

However luckily for Tanasha Donna, Kenyans who happened to come across the post went on to defend one of their own!

As seen on the comment section, most Kenyans promised to bring both heaven and hell on Lokole’s page incase he was looking for war!

Tanzanians on the other hand went on to warn  Lokole not to try anything stupid; since they understand how ruthless Kenyans on social media can get.

Below are just a few comments left under Lokole’s page showing that despite Tanasha not being a big artist in Kenya, her people still stand with her.

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Personal hygiene items you should always have when leaving the house

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Take a few hygiene products with you as you go out to maintain cleanliness (Photo: Shutterstock)

Proper hygiene should not be taken lightly. Personal hygiene practices will surely make the difference between constant hospitalizations and being healthy. When you are leaving the house, there are some items that you must have so as to maintain the same freshness and cleanliness you leave your house with. Here is a checklist of items you should aim to remember carrying with you once you step outdoors. 

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Wet Wipes

There are so many uses of body wipes especially on the hot days when you need to wipe off the sweat from your brows or need to remove grime from you hands. Maybe it’s a seat in a public place that needs some wiping before you sit and ruin your white dress. Owning some wipes can also be effective when you need to wipe your hands off any dirt when you have no access to water. 

Wet wipes have many uses (Photo: Shutterstock)

Handkerchief

A handkerchief comes in handy not only when you have the flu but also on a day to day basis. You may never know when you’ll need to sneeze or get an allergic reaction that results in a runny nose. A handkerchief will ensure that you don’t have any embarrassing moments if you need to clean your nose.

Body fragrance

Nobody likes bad body odour. It’s not only embarrassing but can make people avoid you. Even if you leave the house fresh in the morning, as the day progresses, you’re bound to sweat and may need to add a dash of deodorant. So as to maintain the same freshness as you left the house with, carry your deodorant, perfume or body splash with you so you can spritz it on whenever you need it. 

Sanitizers come in handy when you have no access to soap and water (Photo: Shutterstock)

Hand sanitizer

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Walking around with a hand sanitizer is the safest way to keep microbes and disease-causing germs away. There could be moments in your day that you may be unable to access water and soap. Since you should clean your hands often, you can use your hand sanitizer instead and wash your hands when you get home. 

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Breath freshener

Be it if you had strong smelling food at lunch or just want to avoid stale breath, breath fresheners are very handy to carry around. You can get them in the form of chewing gum, mints or sprays. No need to worry about inconveniencing any of your colleagues. 

Breath fresheners can get rid of bad mouth odour (Photo: Shutterstock)

Sanitary pads

As a woman, you may have had those ‘oops moments’ where Aunty Rose comes visiting unannounced. To always be prepared for such calamities, ensure your handbag always has your sanitary product of choice. 

Panty liners

Aside from the unanticipated period mishap, you can anticipate the vaginal discharge that flows throughout the month. To avoid any odors and the staining of your panties, always leaving the house with a pack of panty liners saves the day.

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Always cross-check your handbag to ensure you have all the hygiene products you’ll need for the day. ?

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