How can I get my dream wedding cake? What makes a wedding cake perfect? These are just a couple of questions every bride asks herself when she's about to decide on her wedding cake.
When choosing a wedding cake and booking a cake maker, many couples tend to make some common mistakes, but there are some things you need to know when it comes to choosing your wedding cake.
To help you have the perfect wedding cake, here are some tips you should consider:
Know What You Want
Know what you want. Look through magazines and websites to find out what style you like and dislike in wedding cakes. Look at plenty of wedding cake pictures and decide exactly what you want, in terms of the color, shape, height, flavor and every single detail before you meet with your baker.
Select a baker and meet to discuss your interests at least 3 months in advance. Read: "8 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Cake Baker"
Keep in Mind Your Wedding Theme
Match the color of your wedding cake with your wedding reception theme. White is elegant, but you can be more creative if you like. If you want a specific shade of color, show your baker a sample of that color.
Ask for color swatches, just like painting your house, some colors can come out in different shades and not as you asked for, so ask your baker if they can provide you with the color ranges they have for you to choose the exact shade you want.
If using sugar or real flowers on your wedding cake, match the type of flowers used with your wedding bouquet, centerpieces or car decorations.
Choose The Right Flavor
Choose the wedding cake flavor that you like. Rich fruit cake is very common. Other common flavors are vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate.
Consider The Weather
Use the type of cream that is suitable for the weather in your country and atmosphere at your wedding reception. Buttercream icing, for example, is not suitable for hot weather. Royal icing or fondants hold better.
Cake Stands and Presentation
Take special notice of the cake stand, display table, table linen and knife or sword that you are cutting the cake with. Use a round table for round cakes and rectangle tables for rectangular cakes. Use neutral table linen to give emphasis on the cake itself.
For more ideas check this out: "Trendy Wedding Cake Stands and Presentations"
Choose The Right Cake Topper
You don’t need to use traditional wedding cake toppers like bride and groom dolls as they have been overused. Go instead for flowers, either real or sugar flowers; sugar letters of your names; ribbons or bows.
Keep to Yourself
Some couples forget to eat and enjoy their wedding cake with all the wedding celebrations. Ask a waiter or your caterer to save 2 pieces for you and your partner so you can enjoy later in the wedding or as a midnight snack.
Don't forget to save the top tier of your wedding cake for your first anniversary. Fruit cakes freeze well. Wrap it well in aluminum foil and place it in a tight container in the freezer. Enjoy!