HOW TO DESIGN YOUR WEDDING CAKE?
For most brides, the dress is one of the most important decisions the bride will make while planning her wedding. Most brides agree that selecting a cake designer and designing the perfect wedding cakes is the second most important decision the bride will make. These two items are essential because they are two symbols of the wedding that are most likely to be remembered by the guests. Wedding guests are likely to talk about the wedding for days or even weeks after the wedding, and the two things they are most likely to talk about are the dress and the cake. For this reason, most brides feel a great deal of pressure about choosing these items. This article will provide some advice on designing your wedding cake.
First and foremost, a couple should choose an experienced and reputable cake designer to assist them in designing their wedding cake. We are all for giving others a chance to break into an industry but be honest with yourself about whether or not you would want to take a chance on a cake designer with little or no experience on the most important day of your life. By all means, do your good deed by hiring an inexperienced cake designer looking to break into the business for your birthday or anniversary but go with someone who has the experience you can trust for your wedding cake. Seek out recommendations from trusted sources such as friends or family members and ask for references - and check these references carefully - from cake designers who do not come personally recommended to you.
Once you begin meeting with cake designers, ask to see samples of their previous work. You will likely notice the cake designer has a particular style. The cakes may be different, but you will probably see some style elements familiar to the cake designer. If you do not like it, it might be time to eliminate this cake designer because you will not be 100% satisfied.
It is also essential to consider the overall attitude of the cake designer. Ideally, you want to select a cake designer who listens to your expectations but is realistic about whether or not these expectations can be met. This is important because the last thing you want is a cake designer who promises you they can design an outrageous cake only to have the cake crumble during your wedding. Likewise, you don't want to deal with a cake designer who is not willing to take some risks and insists you have a traditional cake when this is not what you want.
Once you have selected a cake designer to design, bake and assemble your wedding cake, you should work closely with the cake designer during the design process to ensure the cake you receive is perfect for your wedding. During the design process, the cake designer should be able to provide you with sketches to give you an idea of what the cake will look like. Now is the time to speak up. If the cake is round and you want a square cake, don't be afraid to voice your opinions. If the cake uses a lot of coloured icing and you want to stick to white, speak up. Most professional cake designers will not be offended and will be happy to make changes.
FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What type of cake is best for the wedding?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best type of cake for a wedding depends on the couple's tastes and preferences. However, some of the most popular wedding cake flavours include vanilla, chocolate, raspberry, lemon, and red velvet. Ultimately, it is up to the couple to decide what type of cake they would like to have at their wedding.
What is the traditional wedding cake flavour?
There is no traditional wedding cake flavour, as different cultures have different preferences. In the United Kingdom, for example, fruitcake is a popular choice for the wedding cake. This dense cake is made with dried fruits, nuts, and spices and is often soaked in alcohol for extra flavour. Another popular option in the UK is sponge cake - a light and fluffy cake that can be flavoured with fruit juices or jams. Sponge cake is often layered with buttercream or whipped cream, making it a vibrant and indulgent treat. Whatever your preference, there are countless delicious options to choose from for wedding cakes!
How much does it cost to make a 3 tier wedding cake?
In the UK, the average cost of a 3 tier wedding cake is £300-£1000. This depends on the intricacy of the design, amount of tiers, and whether you choose to have a bespoke or simple design. The sky is the limit for wedding cake costs, with some limited edition or luxury wedding cakes costing upwards of £1,000. However, if you are working on a tighter budget, there are plenty of great options available!
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