The one thing most guests remember from the wedding – aside from the first dance – is the wedding cake. This is one of the focal points to any special day, and you can guarantee that your cake will make an appearance in many of the photographs. Deciding on what wedding cake to have can be very difficult; there are so many shapes, styles, and colors to choose from now. Here are a few things to consider when choosing your perfect cake.
Style of cake
When people picture wedding cakes, the most common image is that of a three-tiered, pillared white or ivory cake. However, your wedding cake does not have to be like this anymore – unless you want it to be of course. There are so many options available, you could opt for a traditional pillared cake, stacked tiers, round, square, cupcake towers, or even a novelty sculpted design. Occasion cakes can now be designed to suit the theme of your wedding and your personality.
Once again there is the traditional option of a heavy fruit cake with marzipan, but more and more people are opting for a Madeira sponge, chocolate sponge, coffee sponge, lemon sponge or even rainbow colored sponge! A good cake baker should be able to create any type of wedding cake filling you want. Remember that not all tiers have to be the same so you could always choose to have each tier with a different type of cake.
Icing & decoration
White or ivory royal icing is clearly by far the most prevalent type of decoration, but you’ll be able to let your imagination run wild. Very simple and sophisticated might consist of ivory icing and piping having a colored ribbon, or possibly sugar roses cascading down the tiers. Many people are now opting for icing and decoration to match their wedding theme – possibly a romantic red cake would set the mood.
How many people do you need to serve?
Wedding cakes are all about creating a statement and so the actual eating from the cake is generally compromised for the design and style. If you are searching to get a cake to serve plenty of folks, a popular decision is to request an additional ‘cutting cake’ to ensure there’s adequate to go around. Also, if you have a smaller sized guest list but nonetheless want a stunning cake, ask your baker for some fake or dummy tiers.
You’ll find countless various sorts of wedding cake topper offered presently, whether you would choose a typical bride and groom, or maybe a novelty one, there is certainly anything for everybody. Most couples decide on to search for their very own cake topper but you may constantly request for the cake decorator to supply it.
Whatever type and style of wedding cake you decide to go for making sure that you book it well in advance as the wedding cake bakers can often get very busy especially during the summer period.