Wedding cakes are now an important part of the wedding day. The cake is the centerpiece of the reception and all eyes will be on it. But how do you choose a wedding cake?
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Choosing a wedding cake can be a daunting task, with so many different types and flavours to choose from, deciding how many tiers to have and even what wedding topper to choose.
You can go for traditional iced cakes or sheet cakes or even something more modern like tiered cakes with different flavors. Looking at pictures is not enough, you need to taste them as well to know which one is best for you and your partner’s taste buds.
What do we need to consider when choosing a wedding cake?
When choosing a wedding cake you need to consider the following:
-How many guests with the cake need to feed?
-The wedding theme. For example if you are going classic or a character them?
-Colours of the wedding?
-Do you want fruit cake or flavoured?
-Traditional icing or buttercream?
Once you have the answer to all of the above questions, then you will be on your way to deciding what you want.
The most popular flavour for a wedding cake is vanilla. The number of other flavours that are popular for a wedding cake varies from region to region. In the US, chocolate is the second most popular flavour. In Australia, lemon and lime are the second and third most popular flavours respectively.
Deciding on your budget?
It’s very easy to get over excited and carried away when choosing your wedding cake. Remember to stuck with your budget if you have one and mostly importantly choose what you both want.
Make sure you shop around for prices, choosing three places to ask for quotes is always a good way.
Deciding on your Wedding Cake Maker?
As mentioned above shopping within your price range is important.
Another important factor is showing proof of cakes they have made before. Do you know anyone that has recently got married and was really happy with their wedding cake? Then ask them for the details.
Recommendations is a great way to decide who will make your wedding cake, just ensure the person has had a wedding cake from them and it isn’t just a friend or relative of theres.
Choosing a Design
Deciding what to go with for your wedding cake is a massive task as the more you look, the more beautiful cakes you will see. If you are having a range of flavours in your cake, ensure you have chocolate or fruit as the Botton layer, any good cake maker will also tell you this as Chocolate and Fruit cakes are the heaviest and all need to be the bottom layer of your cake.
I hope this article has been helpful to you and I wish you all the best for your big day.