Figuring out the perfect wedding cake for your big deal is as important as picking out your wedding day dress. Every bride and groom want the absolute best at their wedding so whenever they get to look back to that day it would melt their heart and put a smile on their face.
It takes a lot to pick the perfect wedding cake, and if you are wondering how to go about this you don’t have to stress because we’ve got you covered. Here are ten steps that will enable you to pick the perfect wedding cake.
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Figure out your style
Your cake doesn’t have to be white, there are so many other choices. Figure out your style and pick the cake suitable for you on your big day. Figuring out your style will help you pick the perfect wedding cake.
Learn the basis
Beyond the traditional round cake, there are other different options. Square cakes are hugely popular and a great way to showcase a modern wedding style. We have also seen oval, petal-shaped, and even triangle wedding cakes. When it comes to icing, you’ll have a number of choices. Buttercream (made from butter and sugar) is smooth and creamy, and it stays soft so it’s easy to cut, colour and flavour. Fondant is another popular option, it is rolled out before it is draped over the cake and makes a smooth, firm base for decorative details.
Know your budget
Be prepared with the budget that you set aside for your wedding cake, know where to cut because a cake with fondant is more expensive than that buttercream. If your budget is enough only for buttercream then stick with it rather than going higher than expected.
Search for the perfect cake mate
Once you are sure of the cost and have a rough idea of the type of cake you’re looking for, it is time to find a baker. Start your research online, read reviews, search for bakers in your area and ask around. Also, your caterer will most likely have to know someone who is good. Once you have your top three bakers in mind, set up appointments to meet in person and look at their portfolios. Discuss the time and place of the wedding, the degree of formality, the colours, and what your wedding dress is like. You can also bring pictures of cakes you like to your meetings.
This is very important in choosing the perfect wedding cake, most cakes might look beautiful but taste bad. So having a taste test will help your decision by letting you know the kind of flavour you are into and what suits you and your partner even your guests.
Book your baker
When you think you’ve made your decision, book your baker. Often, a deposit is required at this time, and you’ll also be asked to sign a contract. Before you sign, there are a few important points to tackle, find out how far in advance the cakes are made prior to the wedding day and who exactly will be baking and decorating your cake (it’s not always the same person). Lock in your cake maker as soon as you can because most well-known bakers are booked months before.
Decide how to display
Come up with creative ideas on how to dress and display your cake. Choose colours, fabrics, etc that will match the cake and make it look amazing on your wedding day.
Work out delivery details
Once you’ve decided exactly how your wedding cake is going to look, make sure that great care is taken to transport it in one piece to the wedding venue. Most cake designers prefer to deliver the cake themselves (or use their in-house, experienced delivery team to do the job). Make sure that your baker has a contact person at the wedding venue so they can give the catering manager or event planner any vital information on handling the cake. It might have to be refrigerated or stationed in a cool, out-of-the-way location, and you’ll want to make sure everyone knows the plan.
Different people are suffering from allergies we don’t know about, so consider the fact that certain people might be allergic to certain ingredients, you don’t have a guest reacting to eating your wedding cake. Make sure to be mindful while still having to get the perfect wedding cake and that way everyone stays happy.
Eat a slice of your cake
Most importantly eat a piece of your wedding cake. You’d be surprised how many couples don’t get to eat their wedding cake because they are too occupied with activities. If you don’t have time, ask your caterer to save a piece for you that you can share with your partner after your wedding ceremony.
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