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8 Tips on Choosing Your Wedding Cake with The Exclusive Cake Shop

Everyone loves cake, right?! And your wedding cake will be no exception. Not only is it something beautiful that will be on display during your wedding reception, but it’s a delicious, sweet treat for you and your guests to enjoy.

We at The Exclusive Cake Shop have put together this handy guide on how to choose your wedding cake!

Don’t decide on your cake too early

Your wedding cake should fit in with the time of year, venue style and overall wedding theme. Don’t go and book your cake before you have ticked off your venue, theme and things first. But at the same time it shouldn’t be left too late. You will need to order your cake from your vendor about four to six months before your wedding.

Choose your supplier carefully

It’s a common occurrence for a friend, or family member to offer to make your wedding cake. But in reality, that might not always be the best idea. Making a wedding cake takes careful planning, and a high standard of baking and decorating, so make sure you choose a reputable baker (like us, hello!) who has good reviews on baking wedding cakes.

Take the time for cake-tasting

Having a cake tasting session is a great way to pick the flavors for your wedding cake. Even if you know that your favorite cake flavor is chocolate, you will need to know what the chocolate tastes like from your chosen supplier. A cake can look beautiful, but it needs to taste good too. Why not turn your cake tasting into a date day activity with your fiancé to make it a little more fun. Try all the flavors on offer and tell us all about your wedding cake ideas. The Exclusive Cake Shop is known for their fun and relaxing cake tastings!

Choose flavors you love

Upon having your cake tasting, you will come up with a shortlist of flavors you love. It can be easy to get caught up in what you think your guests will love, but this is your cake. Make sure to pick your favorite flavors!

When choosing your cake flavors you may want to consider the time of year you are getting married. Richer, and more comforting flavors like chocolate are ideal for fall and winter. Fruity flavors like lemon and raspberry will complement a spring or summer wedding date. But ultimately, it’s up to you, choose what you love.

Think about the cake size

You will need to know the size of your guest list to be able to ensure there is enough cake to go around, without there being lots left that goes to waste. Your cake supplier will be able to advise on the correct size of cake for your wedding. Make sure to consider any tiers, or slices of cake that you want to take away after your wedding. It’s traditional for many couples to take home and freeze a portion of their wedding cake to enjoy on an anniversary, or child’s christening in the future. At The Exclusive Cake Shop, we can help guide you on cake size.

Set your budget

Like with every aspect of your wedding, set a budget, and stick to it! Wedding cakes are more expensive than you might think, so take this into account when deciding on the cake you want and how much you want to spend on it.

Top it off with something special

There are lots of lovely cake toppers out there to choose from. You can get something more traditional, or you can have something bespoke that really represents you and your partner. Just make sure to order anything bespoke in plenty of time.

Avoid a cake meltdown

If you are having a summer wedding, choose your icing wisely. We will always advise you on what is best for your wedding cake depending on the weather. Things like chocolate buttercream frosting typically don’t fair well in warmer weather. It’s a fine balance between choosing what you love, but also what is suitable for your wedding day.

Get in touch with us to order your wedding cake

We have a long-standing reputation in the San Antonio area for creating stunning cakes for weddings and events. Whether you have ordered from us before, or this is the first time you’ve found us, we are waiting to hear from you. We can’t wait to make your wedding cake dreams a reality. Learn more about The Exclusive Cake Shop today!