“Let them eat cake.” – Marie Antoinette
Once again, in honor of Throwback Thursday, this week we are throwing it back to another one of our favorite blog posts. And if you haven’t guessed already, this one is all about cake! (YUM).
When it comes to wedding cakes there are so many options, from frosting to filling. For years the wedding cake has been an iconic staple at weddings. The bride and groom feed each other, smearing frosting all over one another. Guests look forward to this moment, gathering around to take pictures, knowing shortly they too will get a sweet treat. And everyone loves a slice of something sweet. With so many choices it can become a bit stressful for the bride and groom. Here are a few tips to consider when choosing the right wedding cake for you.
It is important to plan in advance when it comes to wedding cakes. Do your homework and start researching different styles, bakers, and flavors. After you have decided on something that best suits your needs make an appointment with the baker of your choice. Describe what you’re looking for and bring pictures so the baker can capture exactly what you are looking for. Don’t be shy. This is your wedding cake. Ask to taste different cakes, frosting, and fillings.
Set a Realistic Budget:
Wedding cakes can be pretty pricey. Each cake is a work of art. The more elaborate the design and decorations the more expensive it will be. Decide on a budget that will work for you and go from there. I know you want to have the prettiest and tastiest wedding cake but be honest with yourself about how much you can realistically spend. Work with the baker to create a design you are looking for that fits your budget.
Choose a Flavor:
There are so many tasty combinations for wedding cake flavors. Be inspired and get creative. Maybe choose a flavor that has a personal significance. You want a cake that everyone will remember and having a safe cake isn’t always the best option. Some great combinations are: red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting, chocolate cake with cappuccino mousse, and lemon cake with lemon buttercream and fresh raspberries.
Size Will Depend on Guest Count:
It’s basic science, the more people you need to feed the bigger the cake needs to be. You might need several tiers if you are having a large wedding. And you might even consider having different cake flavors for each tier. This will provide variety and help please all guests.
Traditional vs. Alternative:
You need to decide if you want a traditional tiered wedding cake with a bride-and-groom cake topper or do you want to think outside of the box and go with a wedding cake made of cupcakes. Brides and grooms are getting creative and having fun with their wedding cakes. Some have taken the dessert aspect one step further and have eliminated the wedding cake altogether. Some modern dessert ideas at weddings include: candy bar, chocolate fondue fountain, self-serve ice cream bar, Venetian dessert buffet, etc. There is no right or wrong answer. You need to decide what best works for you and your wedding.
Everyone loves a sweet and happy ending. Picking the right wedding cake or wedding cake alternative isn’t the easiest job for most brides and grooms. Make sure you like what you are ordering. Get to know the baker’s style and make sure you are confident with the overall product you choose. You don’t need to be traditional. This is your wedding. Don’t get too stressed over picking the right cake or dessert option. If you follow these tips it will be breath taking, just like A. JAFFE’s designer engagement rings and luxury accessories.