Nothing is more fun when planning your wedding then the cake tasting. Here are some wedding cake ideas and tips when looking for a wedding cake for your special day.
First thing I always tell my clients when discussing wedding cake ideas is to consider what they like in terms of flavors as well as design. It’s so easy to look at wedding cake designs on the net via the various wedding blogs and websites.
Plus, you can always pick up a wedding magazine or tune into the various entertainment channels to see the latest celebrity wedding to be inspired.
When considering wedding cake designs think about the shape you would like, round, square, triangular, oval, the list goes on. Or, you can always do a combo of shapes and sizes. Do you want the cake to lie flat on the table or on a cake stand? (Most party rental stores carry cake stands or you can rent a cake stand from the bakery you purchase the cake from.)
Other wedding cake ideas to consider when selecting your cake is the color. Do you want it to compliment your wedding decor or be something whimsical and act as an accent and contrast with the decor. A couple of my brides had plain white cakes and then used the same types of flowers from their centerpieces to decorate their cakes.
Icing is another variable to consider for your wedding cake designs. Buttercream, cream cheese or fondant? Fondant is great because of the various shapes and intricate designs the baker can do with it.
A cream cheese frosting will work best for an indoor versus an outdoor wedding since it has a tendency to melt. As long as it isn’t too hot and the cake is shaded from the sun, buttercream icing will work fine outdoors.
When looking for a wedding cake don’t forget about the groom. For him his special cake or what many call a groom’s cake. Many brides like to honor their grooms with a specialty cake that makes a statement about the man they are marrying.
Finally, when considering how many guests your cake should feed, in addition to your guest count keep in mind the following tips:
The number of food courses that will bee served at your event. Sometimes with a multi-course meal, most people don’t have room for dessert or just want a bite of cake.
Is a dessert course already being served with the multi-course meal?
Finally, make sure to reserve your cake or at least get your name on the baker’s calendar well in advance of your wedding date to insure you have your first choice.
I hope some of these wedding cake ideas and tips will help you in your cake selection process. If you happen to need a wedding cake soon keep in mind that you most likely will need a lead time of at least three months if not more. Finally, don’t be afraid to be creative with your wedding cake designs. The sky’s the limit when it comes to your day!