Monthly Archives: April 2015

What’s in a cake? Top trends from Granny Mouse

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Weddings are often stressful, as you spend hours trying to plan the perfect day that expresses not only who you are as individuals, but who you are as a couple. No more so is this evident than in the trends that are currently being seen in the wedding cake industry.

We recently spoke to Granny Mouse Country House Pastry Chef, Leon de Kock, who gave us some insight into the current top five wedding cake trends.

1. Cup cakes have become a firm favourite, as guests can then help themselves more easily. De Kock believes that this trend is largely due to many couples cutting the cake soon after their ceremony as opposed to waiting until the reception, thereby allowing guests to have tea and cake while the bride and groom head off for photos. Often the cup cakes are non-uniform, offering different flavours and toppings.

2. Different layers and different designs. Gone are the days of a tiered cake looking the same on each tier. These days it’s a different flavour and different design per tier, allowing the couple to really splash out!

3. Red Velvet is definitely the current flavour of all things cake, and this is no different for weddings! De Kock believes that his flavour is here to stay for some time.

4. One for the groom and one for the bride. De Kock is being requested more and more often to provide two cakes for weddings, one for the groom and one for the bride. Although these cakes tend to be one tier only, grooms are now getting in on the wedding cake options, allowing them to have a more manly cake than the traditional soft, three tiered options.

5. The more layers the better. For those couples who still opt for the traditi0onal tiered cake, as making the cakes bigger and better. Not happy with the standard three tiers, de Kock has seen cakes trending towards five or more tiers, creating a real masterpiece centre of attraction.

With an on-site Pastry Chef offering couples everything they could ever want, it’s no wonder that Granny Mouse remains one of KZN’s top wedding destinations.

The perfect parent gift…

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Finding the perfect way to thank your parents for everything that they do is never easy, except when you have Granny Mouse Country House & Spa to help you! With amazing packages on offer for Mother’s and Father’s Day, you’ll be praised for years to come!

Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, among the rolling green hills of the countryside, lies a true home away from home, that is ready to roll out the red carpet and pamper mom or dad better than ever before.

Throughout the Month of May, Granny Mouse Country House & Spa is offering Mom’s the ultimate in relaxation and pampering, with an amazing couples deal.

The two night stay includes bed and breakfast, a two hour spa package just for Mom, a 5 course fine dining experience in Eaves Restaurant, a gourmet wine tasting, a romantic champagne picnic basket for two, and a gift of Belgium handmade luxury chocolates. This amazingly romantic and rejuvenating experience is sure to get you in the good books with mom, and starts from only R2 250 per night in one of our secluded Garden Rooms.

To top that off (not that that will be easy), there is something for all the Dads! For the entire month of June, it’s all about dad, complete with adventure and mouth watering food.

The package offers a two night stay for two, including bed and breakfast, a 30 minute back, neck and shoulder massage for Dad, a whisky tasting for two, an R800 dinner voucher to be used during your stay, and then two adventure activities. Enjoy a Karkloof Canopy Tour for two and a River Walk along the Lions River, finished off with a Champagne Picnic basket, for only R1 200 per person per night in a Garden room.

Spoiling Mom and Dad has never been easier, but remember that booking is essential, so contact Granny Mouse today to secure these amazing offers on 033 234 4071 or email

Mothers Day – May Special 2015

Fathers Day – June Special 2015