As in all types of custom cakes such a birthday cakes, anniversary cakes, Valentines’ Day cakes, etc, wedding cakes require some things to be considered, before ordering. If you would be marrying your would-be partner in a year or so, you should be planning all the details of the wedding, including your wedding cake early.
Some considerations must include the taste of the cake, the style, the size, the price, the frosting and even the weather. With the following tips on selecting a cake for your wedding, we are glad to get you covered. Firstly, you must find a reputable and reliable bakery. You can do your research online. Visit websites such as Cakes Arena and view what they have to offer.
Taste – Every baker has a scheduled date for having their cake tasted, secure an invitation and sample their desirable model. You can also ask questions during the tasting and review the bakery’s portfolio as well. Take this opportunity to meet the bakers in person and understand their baking abilities.
Style – Decide on the cake after you have concluded on the style of your wedding dress and the decors of the reception venue, as these things will help you in choosing the structure and design of your cake. Your wedding cake should be compatible with everything, including the flower arrangements, the size and style of the reception venue, your gown, the season etc. Do everything to make the cake an essential part of your wedding, instead of a conspicuously diverting exhibition.
Size – Generally, the size of your wedding cake depends on the number of your guests. 5 layers maybe necessary for 200 people and lesser layers for about 50 or 100 guests. You can make it look taller to suit the grand room with high ceilings by adding columns between the tiers.
Price. The cake’s price is often dependent upon the slice, so the cost varies. Another factor is how complicated is the design (you might want some intricate decorations or fillings that are difficult to find) Fondant icing is loved by many for its almost surreal-like look, but commands higher price than butter cream, which is more delicious in comparison. Elaborate shapes means, you will be paying the baker extra for his or her labour.
The Weather – Meringue, whipped cream and butter cream tend to melt in hot climate, so if your reception is in the outdoors during summer, stay away from them. The fondant-covered wedding cake does not even need refrigeration, thus they are good options for reception outdoors.
While your wedding could be the most important event of your life, you might not want to use up all your money on your cake. Order a perfectly decorated cake, small in size, plus several sheets of the same flavour for the guests. Avoid handmade sugar flowers, tiers and difficult to mold shapes. Use seasonal fruits or flowers to garnish it and serve in smaller servings. You’ll be surprised at how much you can save with this trick.
Contact CakesArena.com, if you have additional questions about your wedding cake.