Weddings are special, and they bring the family and the community together. To celebrate this wonderful occasion, a cake to have and serve to your loved ones would be a must-do thing. Here are seven tips on how to order your wedding cake. Please read on and be well-informed.
What is your wedding style and theme?
Unless you know very well and have decided on the wedding style and theme, do not order your cake. Your wedding cake should be in sync with the look of the venue and the season you are marrying in; also the wedding gown you wear and the floral arrangements too. Knowing the basic terms if not the whole wedding style and theme would be just about enough to get a customized designed cake.
Decide on your budget
Most wedding cakes are priced per slice you order, and the costs can vary too. You have to decide the look and the customizations on your cake, and also the designs or the flavoring you want. However, keep in mind about the budget you have for the cake. You don’t want to overdo on the same and miss out on financing other important parts of the wedding.
The height of the cake
Match the cake’s height to that of the space where it would be flaunted, cut and served, and the number of people attending your wedding. For example, a three tiered cake would serve fifty to one hundred people and five layers at the most would be enough. Also based on the mise-en-scene around, the cake should be decorated accordingly and the height should be maintained.
The flavor you want should be chosen
At your wedding, there would be some that like the cake and those that would be very cynical and critical about it; in the end, it is you wedding and you should choose the flavor you want, period.
Facts on frosting
Speak to the confectioner or the bakery to know what type of frosting would be done. Would it be fondant or buttercream, the latter is more tasty and delicious than the former. Buttercream is smoother than fondant though, and is still the preferred choice for wedding cakes.
Keep in mind the climes
Before ordering the wedding cake, know what the climes and temperature at the venue would be like. Would it be an indoor or an outdoor wedding? If it is an outdoor wedding, choosing buttercream and whipped cream icing shouldn’t be done; they would melt. Customize your cake with summer icing options for the cake to look fabulous and nice.
Keep a budget for extra stuff
From adorning the cake to adding fresh fruits, flowers to decorative pieces and more, people are splurging on wedding cakes and the extra stuff to make it look super chic and fancy. This is hard work and can cost you a little more than the usual, which is why you should keep a budget for the extra stuff you plan to add onto the cake.
We hope you loved these seven pointers on ordering a wedding cake!