Your Wedding Cake is the Cherry on Top!

The ultimate guide for choosing the perfect cake for your wedding

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Choosing your wedding cake should be an exciting expedition for both of you, what with all the cake tasting and the sugar rush! Yum, right?! We bet that reading an article about wedding cake hunting was the last thing you thought you would do, no? Well yes, it would seem like a very trivial matter at first, before realizing that the cake is regarded as the centerpiece of the wedding.  

Without further ado, let us explore the best ways for choosing mouth-watering cakes and scrumptious frostings! 

wedding cake: Cocoa by Ohoud

1. Selecting the baker: 

Whether it's the baker or the gingerbread man maker, it’s all the same.  First things first, you need to check if your caterer also bakes wedding cakes or not before looking elsewhere. If yes, you need to find out if they're any good by asking to sit for a cake tasting and for a portfolio review. 

If your caterer, on the other hand, isn't into the cake baking business, prepare yourself for a bit of research. Create a list of the best bakers according to your friends' recommendations. Try to narrow down the list as much as possible, so you can start visiting each baker for a taste of their goods and an overall scan of the place and the cooks. After the tasting, try to determine your favorite taste, shape, form, quality, and price. There, you have your baker! 

2. Selecting the cake:

A general rule for cake tasting: Only taste the cakes, you don't want to end up with your zippers stuck to your bellies! After deciding on your baker, it's time to customize your cake..and the taste alone is not enough. Choose a cake that is compatible with the season, theme, color palette, and décor of the wedding. Remember, the cake is part of the wedding's entire look, you don't want it to seem like the odd man out. 

According to the season, choose the filling and the type of cake. For example, in spring, fruitcakes would make a great choice while cinnamon and ginger go well with winter. 

wedding cake: Salsabella cake studio

3. The size:

 To decide on the size of the cake, you first need to finalize your guest list.  For example, a three-tired cake would serve 50 to 100 people, while five tires of cake could serve 200 or more.  

4. The price:

The price of your cake is dependent on your budget.  First, try to choose a baker whose prices are reasonable and suitable for your budget. When it comes to the cake itself, you need to understand that the price also depends on the type of garnish, size, and filling.  

5. Ways to save:

Stick with simple decoration in order to bring down the price a bit. Stay away from fondant flowers or figures in general, and instead, adorn with fresh flowers and fresh fruits.

Another way to save some money is to minimize the number of layers as much as possible and to bake smaller cakes of the same flavor to serve to the guests. You could also try to add fake decorative tires to the main cake, making it seem like part of the real cake. 

wedding cake: Whipped Gourmet Cakery

6. Frosting: 

Choose to frost according to the weather and venue. If it’s summertime and you're having an outdoor ceremony, avoid buttercream, whipped cream, or meringue frostings, as they easily melt.  Instead, you could go for fondant because it's thick and sugar based, which makes the cake seem very smooth and intact. Another type of frostings like ganache is thick and made of chocolate and cream with a fudgy texture. Since it's essentially chocolate glaze, it adds a layer of gloss to the cake. 

7. Display:

You don't really have to arrange a grand entrance for the cake. I mean, you don't need your dessert to be hanging down from the ceiling or placed on a gold platter. We won't judge if this is what you want to go for, though. However,  If you wish to keep it classic, make sure that the table the cake is placed on is the same size as your masterpiece. For instance, use a roundtable for a round wedding cake and so on. 

8. Delivery:

Check with your baker if he/she offers any delivery options. Sometimes,  people automatically assume that delivery is mandatory and then start panicking when they find out that this is not the case. Always double check the means and time of delivery with your baker. 

 

Edited by Nour Nasreldin

Choosing your wedding cake should be an exciting expedition for both of you, what with all the cake tasting and the sugar rush! Yum, right?! We bet that reading an article about wedding cake hunting was the last thing you thought you would do, no? Well yes, it would seem like a very trivial matter at first, before realizing that the cake is regarded as the centerpiece of the wedding.  

Without further ado, let us explore the best ways for choosing mouth-watering cakes and scrumptious frostings! 

wedding cake: Cocoa by Ohoud

1. Selecting the baker: 

Whether it's the baker or the gingerbread man maker, it’s all the same.  First things first, you need to check if your caterer also bakes wedding cakes or not before looking elsewhere. If yes, you need to find out if they're any good by asking to sit for a cake tasting and for a portfolio review. 

If your caterer, on the other hand, isn't into the cake baking business, prepare yourself for a bit of research. Create a list of the best bakers according to your friends' recommendations. Try to narrow down the list as much as possible, so you can start visiting each baker for a taste of their goods and an overall scan of the place and the cooks. After the tasting, try to determine your favorite taste, shape, form, quality, and price. There, you have your baker! 

2. Selecting the cake:

A general rule for cake tasting: Only taste the cakes, you don't want to end up with your zippers stuck to your bellies! After deciding on your baker, it's time to customize your cake..and the taste alone is not enough. Choose a cake that is compatible with the season, theme, color palette, and décor of the wedding. Remember, the cake is part of the wedding's entire look, you don't want it to seem like the odd man out. 

According to the season, choose the filling and the type of cake. For example, in spring, fruitcakes would make a great choice while cinnamon and ginger go well with winter. 

wedding cake: Salsabella cake studio

3. The size:

 To decide on the size of the cake, you first need to finalize your guest list.  For example, a three-tired cake would serve 50 to 100 people, while five tires of cake could serve 200 or more.  

4. The price:

The price of your cake is dependent on your budget.  First, try to choose a baker whose prices are reasonable and suitable for your budget. When it comes to the cake itself, you need to understand that the price also depends on the type of garnish, size, and filling.  

5. Ways to save:

Stick with simple decoration in order to bring down the price a bit. Stay away from fondant flowers or figures in general, and instead, adorn with fresh flowers and fresh fruits.

Another way to save some money is to minimize the number of layers as much as possible and to bake smaller cakes of the same flavor to serve to the guests. You could also try to add fake decorative tires to the main cake, making it seem like part of the real cake. 

wedding cake: Whipped Gourmet Cakery

6. Frosting: 

Choose to frost according to the weather and venue. If it’s summertime and you're having an outdoor ceremony, avoid buttercream, whipped cream, or meringue frostings, as they easily melt.  Instead, you could go for fondant because it's thick and sugar based, which makes the cake seem very smooth and intact. Another type of frostings like ganache is thick and made of chocolate and cream with a fudgy texture. Since it's essentially chocolate glaze, it adds a layer of gloss to the cake. 

7. Display:

You don't really have to arrange a grand entrance for the cake. I mean, you don't need your dessert to be hanging down from the ceiling or placed on a gold platter. We won't judge if this is what you want to go for, though. However,  If you wish to keep it classic, make sure that the table the cake is placed on is the same size as your masterpiece. For instance, use a roundtable for a round wedding cake and so on. 

8. Delivery:

Check with your baker if he/she offers any delivery options. Sometimes,  people automatically assume that delivery is mandatory and then start panicking when they find out that this is not the case. Always double check the means and time of delivery with your baker. 

 

Edited by Nour Nasreldin

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