Wedding Tip Wednesday

Posted by Darren Dunne on April 09, 2014

It's #WeddingWednesday and that means we are going to give some helpful tips on planning your Wedding. 

5 tips on choosing your Wedding Cake. 

No Wedding is complete without a Wedding Cake. It is one of the most important peices of your wedding, with a large chunk of the typical evening traditions and cereomny centered around it, cutting the cake is one of the first things you do together as a newly wed couple so it should reflect that importance. But also it can make a statement as a centerpiece at your Wedding, about how you feel about each other, with your added flare for style, or the dramatic.  

So, how do you make sure that you get the perfect cake for your wedding? We have five tips to help you pick your perfect wedding cake.

1. Get Inspired 

Browse websites, blogs and magazines for pictures of wedding cakes you like. Gather them all upinto one album on Facebook or Pinterest and pick what type of cake you suits what you. Then talk to cakes makers for further inspiration and see what he/she comes up with. Which brings us to...

2. The Cake Maker

When it comes to choosing your baker or wedding cake designer, don’t just go for the first one you find online. Browse their website to see if their style suits yours and ask friends and family who may have used their services or online forums to find out if they are reputable. Arrange to meet with them and get taste samples of your cake and make sure they can make a cake to the right size to cover all your guests.

3. Options  

Explore your options, Wedding cake no longer means boring fruit sponges covered in white icing. You can have any colour, shape or flavour you like. You could also go for somethign non-traditional such as cupcakes, macaroon towers or even crepe cakes to consider.

4. Transport

Plan how your wedding cake is going to arrive at your wedding reception venue on the day. Therefore, don’t book a cake designer who lives hours away. Make sure you know whether he/she can transport the cake to you on the day, or if it needs to be collected personally and if so have it transported safely. You don't want to have spent a large amount of budget on a cake to have it fall apart in the back of someones car.

5. Budget 

Possibly the main concern when it comes to planning your weddding cake. Bare in mind that with your wedding cake, you really are getting what you pay for. A bigger budget will afford you a more professional design, more expensive ingredients and the opportunity to go bigger. However don't settle on the first price you are given, shop around and get different prices but without comprising the qaulity. 

Now that you have those quick tips you should be well prepared to go out an start searching for your perfect Wedding Cake.

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