Wedding cakes have taken on larger than life personalities.
Gone are the days when you got a basic white cake with pink and yellow flowers with beads and satin.
A good wedding cake does not have to be expensive but it should represent the couple in some way.
The biggest thing is how much you can afford to spend.
This will determine the kind of cake you will get.
Some bakeries will often have shows to bring their work to customers.
If you are getting married, listen out for bridal shows to see what kinds of cakes are being made.
Sit down with the groom, if he wishes to be a part of it, and decide on the design of the cake.
Some couples end up having a cake made for each of them.
Look at the colors of the wedding and its theme when making a decision.
This makes the day even more special.
After the design has been worked out, decide on how many tiers you want on the cake.
This is related to how much you are going to spend so be reasonable with your choice.
The tiers can be round, square hexagonal and many other interesting shapes.
It is a good idea to look at cakes with the number of tiers you want in different shapes.
This way, you will see how tall it will be in relation to where it will be placed at reception.
A formal wedding generally has a traditional cake and an informal wedding allows you to be more creative and do something unusual.
This could be petit fours or cupcakes on a revolving, tiered see through stand.
Some cakes have a different shape for each tier.
It is a whimsical look that goes well with an informal wedding reception.
The person whom you choose to bake the cake needs to be given ample time to do the job.
Baking the cake is not time consuming; it is the small attention to detail when decorating that takes up their time.
Your accessories should not be too gaudy or simple. They should fit the cake just right.
Decide whether you want just flowers or flowers along with edible beads and lace.
The entire cake should be edible, but sometimes, the accessories chosen are too delicate to be made and transported.
If this is the case, as in small balls made of blown sugar, have as little of them as possible that will give a good effect.
However, be careful with how many inedible pieces are on the cake.
Set a date to go for a taste of the cake. You need to know beforehand how the cake will taste in order to prevent problems. A delicious sounding flavor may end up being not flavored enough for you or have too much of it. Take the time to go through all of the options available, and if necessary ask for other options. Be creative and mix up the flavors of the frosting or filling. You do not have to stick to one flavor throughout the cake. Ask the bakers for input on how best to incorporate your ideas with their samples.
An important decision is whether or not to have something on top of the cake. Some wedding planners prefer not to use them but if you choose one, make sure it goes with the theme of the wedding. Lastly, look out for guests who have food allergies or medical conditions like diabetes. Make a special cake for them that resemble the main cake so that they will not be left out. Your cake is the star of the reception so take the time to make it shine.
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