25 May How To Choose The Perfect Wedding Cake
Everybody loves cake – but who would have thought there were so many types and options to decide upon? Do you want to know how to choose the perfect wedding cake?
The wedding cake is a tradition that has stood the test of time, however, we have seen many different styles of cakes evolve over the years. For most couples, the decision to have a wedding cake is a definite yes, but the choices surrounding what type of cake can be overwhelming! Choosing the style, the tiers, flavours, colours and toppers -there is a lot to think about. So, we have compiled our best tips to help you choose the perfect wedding cake!
Size it up
Ok, before designing the most elaborate cake with intricate marzipan flowers, you need to have an estimate of how many guests you expect and how many serving slices you require. Once you know the amount of servings, cake makers then have an idea of the size of the cake that would be best suited to cater for your guests. This is a crucial step to know how many tiers you need and the overall size of the cake. This is where your budget comes in to play, as you also need to factor in costs for labour. Typically, a cake that has intricate, hand-made decorations, fondant flowers, sugar paste and marzipan additions can be more expensive due to the cost of labour. Whereas, a cake with buttercream icing can be less expensive. Some couples even opt for real flowers as decorations that make a beautiful display.
Once you have sorted out the size your cake needs to be, you can then think flavours! And the exciting part is, this step allows you to taste test to your heart’s content; yum! What’s even more exciting is the choice of cake flavours has evolved so much from the quintessential fruit cake; couples now have the opportunity to get as creative as they like with flavours. Whether you’re partial to a mud cake, vanilla cake, chocolate cake, white chocolate, sticky date, orange and poppy seed, caramel, buttercream – the possibilities are endless. If you have no idea what you like, organise a taste test with local cake makers to see what suits you and your partner best. These days, there is even the option of a cheese wheel cake, for those who prefer a savoury option for their guests!
Theme & style
Wedding cakes can make a stunning addition to the overall theme and style of your wedding. If you have a particular theme, then try and go for a cake that will fit in with the overall look of the wedding. Think about what colours, decorations and designs would match the other elements. Pinterest can be a great place to start sourcing ideas for cake styles that will match your wedding theme.
Top it off with the perfect topper
Cake toppers have also evolved over the years from the traditional bride and groom figurines. Popular options these days include wooden, acrylic and handcrafted names, initials or simply the words ‘newlyweds’ as the cake topper. Cake toppers can be handcrafted and designed to suit any type of theme or style and can make a cake a beautiful feature of the wedding! Check out Bodas & Weddings here (https://bodasyweddings.com/wedding-cake-toppers-guide/) for cake topper inspiration!
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