Selecting a nice cake for your wedding is another crucial thing you need to take into consideration. There is a saying that ‘information is power’. The more information you have, the better you will be when a decision for your wedding cake. Below are some tips you need to follow for making the right decision on time.
Look for a Professional Cake Designer
Getting a professional cake designer might not be as easy as it sounds. So, the best thing to do is to search for a cake designer about three to six months before the wedding. To begin your search ask around, first from people who’ve been married and then from friends and family members for their recommendations. You can also go online to search for cake designers within your area.
Some of them even have displays of their previous work on their websites; so, you can get an idea of what you will be getting if you hire them.
Taste the Cake
Looks can be deceiving, and that applies to cakes. A cake might look all nice and beautiful on the outside and have a horrible taste on the inside. So it is important you know how the cake taste on the inside. You and your partner should select flavors that you like.
There are many delicious and unique wedding cakes with wonderful flavors out there, it is advisable that you get more than one flavor so your guest can have an option at the reception.
Choose a style
It is more convenient to choose the style of the cake after you’ve made major decisions about things such as the dress style and reception décor. Let them help serve as a blueprint to choosing the style of the cake. Choose a cake that is compatible with the season, the flower arrangements, the dress or even the season.
Figure out the size
Selecting the size of the cake is dependent on the number of guest you are expecting at the wedding. Keep in mind that a three tier cake will serve 50 to 100 guests. And you’ll likely need additional layers for more guests. Find the size that is suitable for the number of guest that are expected to be in your wedding.
Decide on a budget
Note down the amount of money you are willing to spend on a wedding cake and make sure to communicate this to your designer. The more complicated the cake, the higher the price tag. Select different cakes based on their style, size and design and then compare their prices, to get a general idea of what you will settle for.
If the type of cake you want is out of your budget, then you should make adjustments to reduce the price. Also, ask the designer for suggestions to make the process less stressful and quicker.
Consider your venue
Another thing to consider when selecting a wedding cake is the venue. Make sure that the size and style of the cake fits the space available for it. Also, keep the temperature in mind. When choosing the frosting on the cake, consider if the wedding will be indoors or outdoors. For example, Buttercream frosting can hold its shape if it starts out cold, while Fondant can survive in heat temperature.