Need help choosing the perfect wedding cake? We have some tips for you to help you with the process.
The question has been popped, the ring has bedazzled your nearest and dearest, and the butterflies have subsided.
Now the wedding planning begins! Some may be feeling a little overwhelmed for what’s to come, but don’t fret, we are here to help!
Choosing the perfect wedding cake can be a rather daunting task. There’s so much to think about from tiers to flavours.
Here are some of our top tips when it comes to choosing a wedding cake:
1. Do a cake tasting
It is very important for you & your fiancé to have a cake tasting and decide on what sponge and icing flavour you both agree on. You can have a tasting by either visiting the bakery or collecting a tasting box to try at home.
You can then decide on how many tiers you would like and if you would prefer the cake to all be one flavour or for each tier to be different.
2. Choose a reliable bakery
To ensure everything runs smoothly with the wedding cake, make sure the bakery has a good rating with satisfied customers. You want to have complete confidence that your wedding cake is in good hands and it will turn out just the way you want it. We have a list of our most reliable and trusted cake suppliers who will never fail to impress!
3. Decide on the right size
This depends on whether you would like to serve the wedding cake as dessert or just to cut as a formality.If you would like to serve it as a dessert there are different ways you can do this, here are some options:
Plated: each guest will have a slice of cake served while they are still seated at the table.
Dessert station: plates of wedding cake will be placed on the dessert station where guests can help themselves. Other desserts can also be included at this station. This is a good way to prevent wastage and also nice if there is a coffee and tea set up.
Canapés: waiters can roam the dancefloor and go to the tables to offer plates of wedding cake plated on trays. Again, this is a clever way to prevent wastage.
4. Brief the baker well on what you envisage
Create a clear picture in your mind of what you are envisaging for your wedding cake so that you can get the message across to the baker well. Discuss the look and feel of your wedding and what the theme is so that the cake can complement the decor. This is crucial to guarantee that you are satisfied with the end result.
Choosing the perfect wedding cake should be a fun step your wedding planning process. Whenever you are feeling overwhelmed while trying to decide every little detail for your wedding, take a deep breath and come back to it the next day. Or give us a call- we are here to take the stress off of your hands and make the process easier!
Get in touch if you require any help planning your special day.