How to Select Your Wedding Cake

Tiered White Wedding Cake
There are many considerations to be made when deciding on the perfect cake for your wedding, so go try a few samples!
So it is time to pick your wedding cake? These days, there are tons of options to choose from and many couples have questions as to how to go about narrowing down the field. Don’t stress, this is actually a fun part of the wedding planning! Below are some answers to frequently asked questions about wedding cakes.

Cupcake wedding cakes

What type or flavor of wedding cake should you choose?
Wedding cakes come in a wide variety of different sizes, shapes and colors. It is entirely up to the couple which flavor they choose to decide upon for their special day. The cake should reflect the personality of the couple, as well as the colors and theme of the wedding. Most popular flavors include vanilla, chocolate cake, sponge cake and even cream cakes. There are no set rules and it is entirely the couples’ decision which they would like to select. Go for a tasting to get started. You local bakeries will be glad to oblige.

What size cake should we choose?
The size of the cake depends on how many guests you will be having at the wedding. You want to make sure there is enough to go around. Normally, couples tend to go for larger cakes. It has become fashionable over the years for the cakes to be multi-leveled or tiered. This just means that there are several different sections to the same cake piles up in layers, usually in decreasing size as the tower grows higher. Another popular trend is choosing cup cakes and putting them on a stand to look like a cake in some way. This way, you can have all sorts of colors and flavors for your guests to choose from.

Who should we hire to make the cake?
Check your area for reputable bakeries or even ask a family member or friend who had a wedding cake you liked for references. It is normal for bakeries to have one-on-one meetings with the intended couple and to work together as a team to decide upon the perfect cake for your wedding day. Depending upon the bakery, they may take their pick from taste testing to looking at photographic samples, color swatch matching and other inspirational ideas. Remember that they have been through the process many times before, so don’t be afraid to ask questions—they are bound to have excellent advice, including about the two questions above.

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