How To Decide on a Wedding Cake
There are so many things to think about when planning a wedding. But, the wedding cake is definitely one of those first initial thoughts that go along with the theme, colors and décor.
Choosing the right wedding cake may not seem like a challenge, after all it’s a cake. However, there is a lot that goes into deciding on the right cake. From number of tiers, to decorations, flavorings and toppers. It can become a lot quickly.
Since you already have so much on your plate with planning the wedding, we have a come up with some wedding cake tips.
Wedding Cake Tips
Here are some tips and tricks to think about when deciding on a wedding cake!
Go In For a Tasting
This might go without saying, but you definitely want to taste a variety of flavors before deciding on one. Go to multiple bakeries and talk to multiple cake makers. The wedding cake is a staple, so you want to make sure it is being created by someone you can trust.
Pricing is also a big deal. Wedding cakes can be expensive. You’ll want to weight out your options with a few bakeries so you know you are getting the most bang for your buck.
Finish Your Guest List First
Before you place your cake order, make sure you have your guest list finalized. A rule of thumb is that 3 tiers can serve approximately 50-100 people. If you have more than 200 guests, you should consider a 5 tier wedding cake.
It is important to know the exact number of guests because often times wedding cakes are priced by slice. It can range from $1.50 to $15 per slice and sometimes even more. That doesn’t include the type of decorations or flavour or icing.
One Wedding Cake Or Two?
Having two cakes is becoming more popular, one for the groom and one for the bride. The Bride’s cake is the one that is cut at the reception and is often eaten as dessert. Whereas the groom’s cake is meant to show off the groom’s “passions and obsessions”. It is usually a darker cake, like chocolate and can be given to guests as a take-away gift or can be cut with the bride’s cake and served with dessert.
Think About The Wedding Cake Display
Your wedding cake will be on display before it is cut and eaten. Therefore, make sure it has it’s own special area that showcases it’s elegance. Figure out your options, what does your venue have room for?
Once you know where the cake will be and what table it will be on, you can start thinking about how to dress that table up. You can drape lavish fabric and place motifs or flowers that match your cake throughout. Ask your florist for some help.
Should You Have More Than One Wedding Cake Flavor?
Why limit yourself with one flavor when you can have two! There are many, many bakers out there who can help you create a cake with multiple tiers and multiple flavors. Talk to your baker about some strategies and deciding which tier will have which flavor.
You may want to consider having a larger cake incase your guests want to try each flavor.
How To Find The Right Wedding Cake Maker
When looking for the right wedding cake maker, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Look for delivery time and methods
- Look at their testimonials
- Look at their portfolio
- Ask your married friends who made their cake
- Follow them on social media and see how they interact online
- Get in touch and ask questions
- Meet them in person before deciding