Weddings are often described as the most important day of your life however with this great title comes great stress!
With what seems like a 101 things to plan and organise, the wedding cake can sometimes come quite far down the list.
Here are a few tips to help when thinking about your wedding cake…
1. How many people are going to be at the wedding? This will determine how many tiers you will need. The average cake is 3 tiers which will feed around 100 people depending on the size of the tiers.
2. Do you have a colour scheme? If so you might want to incorporate the colours into your cake either with a ribbon, royal icing or flowers.
3. Think carefully about the design you would like and search for images on google and Pinterest. It is always helpful to show these to your cake designer so they can get an idea of the look you’re after.
4. Don’t try and feed every man and their dog with your cake. Most people will only try a small piece.
5. If you end up with lots of leftover cake think about keeping the top tier and freezing it to enjoy on your first anniversary or first child’s christening. (The best way to serve this is to take the icing off before freezing and get it re-iced when ready to eat)
6. Think about what flavours you would like as most cake decorators let you chose a combination of different flavours if you are ordering a tiered cake (E&G certainly do!)
7. Enquire whether you chosen venue are able to offer you cake stand, knife and a display table.
8. If you are looking to give your guests favours, consider individually boxed cupcakes as a delicious treat to take home.
9. If you are on a tight budget, faux tiers can be a great way to get the ultimate tiered wedding cake into photos. A large sheet cake behind the scenes ensures all guests still get a taster.
10. Almost anything is possible with wedding cakes these days so don’t be afraid to be bold and come up with a design that is unique and reflects you as a couple.
Not all wedding cakes need to be white- why not incorporate some colour into your design through flowers, decoration and even the icing