Your wedding cake is one of the most important aspects of your big day, and it's the focal point of the reception and will be photographed countless times. So, how do you choose the perfect cake? Here are top tips to help you choose wisely!
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TOP TIPS FOR CHOOSING A WEDDING CAKE
Cake Maker Lindsay Pemberton
Think about design
A wedding cake is often the centrepiece of the reception, so it is essential to take the time to choose a design that reflects the style of the happy couple. The most important thing to keep in mind is that the cake should be a reflection of the couple's personality. A classic white cake with simple piping may be the best if they are more traditional. An elaborate creation with unique flavour combinations might be more appropriate for a modern couple. There are endless possibilities for wedding cake design, so if you are struggling at this step, contact a professional cake designer to help you find the perfect cake for the big day.
Cake Maker Rosalind Miller
Leave yourself plenty of time
Your wedding cake is one of the essential elements of your big day, so it's important to give yourself plenty of time to choose the perfect cake. There are many factors to consider, from the flavour and design to the budget. If you leave ordering a wedding cake until the last minute, you will only end up disappointed. You might not be able to get the flavour or design you want, or you might end up overspending. So start your wedding cake shopping early, and you'll be sure to find the perfect cake for your big day.
Cake Maker Peboryon
Decide on your wedding cake budget
One of the most important (and often overlooked) aspects of wedding planning is setting a budget for the big day. This is especially true when it comes to wedding cake. Wedding cakes can be costly, so it is essential to research and find a baker who fits your budget. There are various ways to save money on your wedding cake, such as opting for a smaller cake or choosing simple designs over elaborate ones. However, it is essential to remember that your wedding cake is one of the few things you will have to remember your big day by, so don't be afraid to splurge a little bit. Ultimately, the most important thing is that you are happy with your decision. Cake Maker Rosewood Wedding Cakes
Choose your flavours
It can be tempting to let others have a say on your wedding cake; after all, it is a big day for everyone, not just the bride and groom. However, it is essential to remember that this is YOUR day, and the cake should reflect YOUR tastes. If your heart is set on a particular combination of flavours, don't be swayed by well-meaning friends or family members who think their favourite flavour should be included. Ultimately, it is your wedding cake, and you should choose the flavours you love. So go ahead and indulge your sweet tooth on your big day!
Cake Maker Hall of Cakes
Test the taste
A wedding cake is a centrepiece of any reception, and couples often spend months agonising over the perfect design. However, it's important to remember that the cake needs to taste and look good. That's why it's always a good idea to do a taste test before finalising your order. This is especially true if you're using a new cake designer. You don't want to be stuck with a beautiful but tasteless cake on your big day. By taking the time to sample the different flavours, you can be sure that your wedding cake will be both delicious and visually stunning.
Cake Maker Lindsay Pemberton
Think about food allergies
When planning your wedding, you must consider all of your guests and what they might need. You might not have thought that some of your guests might have food allergies. If you're planning on having a wedding cake, you should consider making a small additional cake for those with food allergies. This way, everyone can enjoy dessert without worrying about their allergies. Plus, it'll show your guests that you thought of them and are willing to accommodate their needs.
Cake Maker Rosewood Wedding Cakes, Photographer Martin Venherm
Consider the number of guests
When planning your wedding, it's essential to consider all the little details that will come together to make your big day perfect. One detail you may not have thought about is the size of your wedding cake. If you're having a large wedding with over 200 guests, you'll need a large cake. However, if you're having a smaller, intimate wedding with fewer than 100 guests, you can get away with ordering a smaller cake. Not only will this save you money, but it will also ensure that there's plenty of cake for everyone to enjoy. So when you're planning your wedding cake, be sure to match the size of the cake to the number of guests you're expecting.
Cake Maker Rosalind Miller, Photographer John Nassari
Think about the delivery of the wedding cake
Many professional wedding cake makers will offer a delivery and set up service (which is quite frankly worth the money and saves you the stress). If you are collecting your wedding cake, be sure you have appropriate packaging or boxes to transport the cake and get advice on putting the tiers together. Most importantly, please give yourself plenty of time to collect the cake from the maker and transport it to the venue. You can collect the cake the day before the wedding, so you're not rushed. And if you're taking it any distance, please be sure to allow for traffic and other potential delays.
Now that you know what to look for, the daunting task of choosing a wedding cake is a little less scary. We wish you all the best as you embark on this exciting journey! If there's anything we can do to help, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)
There is no definitive answer to this question since it depends on each couple's preferences and tastes. However, a classic vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream frosting is always popular for weddings, and another option could be a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. Whatever type of cake you choose, make sure to have it taste delicious and look beautiful!
How much is a typical 3-tier wedding cake in the UK?
Depending on the bakery, you can expect to pay anywhere from £250 to £550 for a three-tiered wedding cake. Remember that this price range doesn't include the cost of delivery, set-up, or additional decorations.
If you're looking for something a little more unique, you may want to consider a custom cake. Bakers specialising in custom cakes can charge anywhere from £500 to £1,000 or more for a design tailored specifically to your needs.
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