Choosing Your Wedding Cake
Wedding cakes are an integral part of your special day. It’s important that you choose your wedding cake with care and that includes the bakery that puts together this special confection for you.
One of the most important parts of your wedding reception is the cutting of the wedding cake in front of everyone – as well as the feeding of a piece to your new spouse. You want your cake to be the right one and to make your day perfect as it sits there until it is ready to be served.
To choose the wedding cakes for your day, you need to decide whether or not you want it to match the colours of your wedding party or to be completely different.
Do you want your cake to be multi-tiered or do you want to go with something that is more indicative of you and your spouse’s unique bonds?
All of these questions should be considered before you even start to look for a baker to make your cake. Some couples have even gone as far as using cupcakes for their wedding cake.
No matter what you decide, have a firm picture of what you want when you approach the baker so that they can tell you whether or not they are able to do what you want.
Make sure that you order your wedding cakes well ahead of the wedding and that they will be able to bring it to the reception hall and set it up for you before the reception.
If you have ordered your wedding cake from the grocery or a bakery that does not deliver, make sure you make arrangements with someone in your family or a friend to pick up the cake and bring it to the hall for you. You can also make your own wedding cakes if you are marrying on a tight budget.
When you take to the baker of your wedding cake, make sure you discuss with them what flavour of cake they offer and what type of filling they suggest.
Today wedding cakes can be made from a wide range of flavours, such as your standard chocolate and vanilla cake to more exotic flavours such as carrot or even cheesecake.
There is no limit to what can be used for your wedding cake. It is a good idea to give your guests a variety to choose from if it is possible. Consider also getting a groom’s cake in a flavour your groom prefers. This is just a little extra way of showing him how much you love him.
Most wedding cakes come with a small cake at the top that has the cake topper on it. Cake toppers are saved by the bride and groom as a reminder of their special day. Make sure you choose one that fits your personality as a couple.
The top cake can be frozen and saved for your one year anniversary. It’s a good idea to store that small cake in something that will prevent freezer burn, allowing you to enjoy it in celebration of your first year together.