Your cake is one of the major talking points at your reception. So how do you go about choosing and preparing the one that's right for you?
Wedding cake ideas
Traditionally wedding cakes were rich fruit cake with thick icing and decorated using silk, fresh or sugar crafted flowers.
However many people no longer like the idea of a rich fruit cake but still like the look of traditional iced wedding cake. A traditional cake can be made with other fillings like chocolate, lemon, carrot or vanilla sponge cake. Or you may choose a combination of fillings giving your guests a choice.
There are so many different designs that you can choose from, traditional pillared cake, stacked cake which is where the tiers are placed on top of one another or for something a little different individual cakes or fairy cakes.
Wedding cakes can be covered in any coloured icing but again traditionally icing is normally white or celebration.
To help with your overall wedding cake design take time to look through wedding magazines, websites and pull together ideas enabling you and your chosen cake designer to work at creating a unique wedding cake design that suits your venue, colour scheme, flower arrangements etc
It is always an idea to consider your overall requirements for your cake:
- Number that you are catering for
- Shape of wedding cake (round, square, oval, heart shaped)
- Colour scheme (for example swatches of material matching bridesmaid colours)
Choosing your wedding cake supplier
- Make sure not to leave it too late as good wedding cake designers tend to get booked early.
- Book a consultation with you chosen suppliers, this should be free of charge.
- Ask to see wedding cake designs that your supplier has made, photographs, website
- If you wish to sample cake flavours before hand, ask your chosen supplier to make these available on the day of your consultation.
- After the consultation you should be provided with a written quotation detailing your wedding cake design, set-up arrangements and payment options.