Making decisions about your dream cake for your wedding or special event can be a daunting task. I have created this guide to help you through the process.
- Budgets – It is helpful to have a budget per slice in mind before scheduling your cake consultation. Just like when your shopping for your wedding dress, you don’t necessary want to be shown a $5000 dress if your budget only allows for a $1000 dress.
- Creating your “Dream” Cake – Many people are afraid of laying out their dream cake because they fear the final cost and the thought of having excess servings of cake. There are ways to achieve large extravagant cakes even for the smallest of weddings to create the look and design you are trying to obtain without having wasted cake. The results are beautiful and adds the WOW factor to your wedding cake table.
- Cake flavors – How to select them – This is the most common question I’m asked at consultations, “What flavor of cakes to most people like?” The bottom line is that this is your wedding and your cake should reflect you. Options to obtain a flavor for all is to have different flavors for each tier on your cake. That way people can select from the choices you have selected. Don’t avoid your favorite flavor because you don’t think Aunt Jane or Uncle John would like it.
- Frosting choices and weather conditions – This is typically an over looked topic for most people planning their wedding. Its important for your cake designer/decorator to go over the best options for your cake in regards to weather. If you are getting married on a hot July day and you choose a buttercream cake, the likelihood of it melting is high. This is something to also discuss with your venue to ensure that they have fridge space available to accommodate the cake so that it isn’t melting away as your saying your I do’s.
- Cake Delivery versus Pick up – I highly recommend cake delivery for all wedding cakes. A lot can happen in 5 minutes let alone 30 minutes. You want a professional to deliver the cake so that if any issues arise, they can be dealt with and fixed on the spot. Cakes also require to be transported on a flat surface, not all vehicles will accommodate this. It is worth paying for the delivery and having peace of mind.’
- Saving your cake for your first anniversary – a timeless tradition, but if your cake isn’t frozen or stored properly, it might not meet your expectations. I recommend to couples to plan on getting on the schedule for their anniversary to order a small cake to replicate a tier of their wedding cake. Your cake will be fresh and delicious.