Making the Sweetest Decision
When choosing any part of your wedding cake, first consider your vision, your wants and what will make you the happiest. Your guests will love it as much as you do if you follow your heart!
- Cake fillings are as many and as varied as cake flavors. Whenever possible, taste the combinations you are considering to see if they complement each other well.
- Choose your baker by checking out their website, reviews and social media. Also, plan to do a sample testing.
- Be sure to select your baker several months in advance. The baker will need to know the date, location, and time of your reception and guest count.
- Your baker will generally require a deposit to hold your wedding date. Be sure to get a receipt describing the type of cake you’ve ordered, its filling, icing, style, color and cake topper. Call and confirm your cake order about one week before your wedding.
- Many cakes require assembly by the baker at the reception site, so be sure to allow time for this.
- In addition to your cake, other sweets can create lasting memories at your wedding reception.
- It is customary to save the top layer of your wedding cake and a few of your confections so you can share those sweet memories again on your first anniversary.
- Many bakers freeze their cakes for a few days before the wedding. Don’t let the idea of a frozen wedding cake scare you. If frozen properly, most people cannot tell the difference between a fresh or previously frozen cake.
- The groom’s cake is usually more casual in style and served at the reception as a second flavor choice for guests.
- When choosing the design for the groom’s cake take into consideration his personality, hobbies and likes. This cake should be fun, whimsical and exciting!
- Choosing the right amount of cake to order can be tricky. It is said that you should be able to order 75 percent of what your guest count is since not all of your attendees will take a slice.
- Plan to order your cake(s) four to six months before your big day. This should allow plenty of time for a consultation with your baker and ensure you won’t run into scheduling conflicts.
- Typically, whoever is handling your catering will be responsible for cutting the cake slices once you and your spouse have made the first traditional cut. They should have the information of the number of guests intended to be served so they know the size servings they should cut.
- Consider pairing a dessert wine, adult milkshake, or signature cocktail with your confectionery treats.