Choosing your wedding cake can be one of the most enjoyable parts of the wedding planning, after all you get to taste slice after slice of delicious cake before settling on your baker. However, let’s focus on some tips to help you choose your perfect wedding cake and wow your wedding guests.
Traditional or Modern
Depending on the type of wedding you are having may influence this decision. If you’re holding a traditional white wedding with all the trimmings, then a formal 3 or 4 tiered iced wedding cake may be more appropriate. On the other hand, if your wedding is going to be relaxed and casual, then cup cakes or even a macaroon cake may be more in keeping. If you decide on a fruit cake, then bear in mind that your baker will need more time to bake this, so start searching for your baker well in advance.
It used to be that wedding cakes were made from fruit, but nowadays carrot cake is growing in popularity as are chocolate cakes, and all manner of sponge flavors, including strawberry, lemon, and vanilla. Some couples even have meringue icing and fresh fruit fillings. If you’re holding a large reception then it might be wise to choose to have different flavoured tiers or cupcakes to cater for all tastes. You could always choose your flavors to match your food. For example, say you’re having a Moroccan buffet then why not have an orange infused cake.
Traditionally wedding cakes were iced with white icing and sat proudly on pillars, but nowadays there’s lots of different ways of setting up your cake. If your wedding is formal, you might prefer a white iced cake, but tiers can be stacked on each other for a more modern look and decorated with lattice work and gum paste flowers, and topped with fresh flowers or a wedding topper.
You may prefer a contemporary look which reflects both your personalities in which case there shouldn’t be a pillar in sight and definitely no royal icing. Contemporary cakes can features stripes and polka dots, and all different colors. Chocolate cakes are extremely popular and definitely the choice of chocaholics. Novelty cakes are also a great choice for some couples and what’s more they are totally unique and will be a real talking point for guests.
Look in wedding magazines and online for some wedding cake ideas which might inspire you. Think abut your venue. If you’re having a beach wedding then your design could feature shells or a garden wedding could have some bright yellow daisies on the cake. You could also take your colors from the bridesmaid dresses or choose fresh flowers with a delicate smell to perfume the room.