Who would have thought that choosing your wedding cake would be so stressful? There are lots of thoughts that go into this tough decision and getting it right can be difficult. Worry not, S&P Weddings are here to help you through the process.
Do your research
Your wedding cake is an important piece of décor, so have some ideas and inspiration about how you want it to look alongside the rest of your scheme. Look into reputable bakers too and research these rigorously – don’t just pick the first one you come across.
Book your baker well in advance
A wedding cake is not like a birthday cake that you can order the week before. A lot of planning, special decorations, ingredients and design go into the cake, not to mention the fact that bakers are often booked up for weeks. Make sure you don’t leave your cake until the last minute.
Set a wedding cake budget
There are many parts of your wedding where you can save money, but when it comes to your cake, you really do get what you pay for so make sure you set aside a decent budget for your cake. Be honest about your budget with the baker you choose so that they can show you the best for your budget.
Know how big your wedding is
The size of your wedding party comes before you decide how many tiers you want on your cake. This is where having the guest list done first comes in handy. Know how many people you want to serve when you go to your baker and they will be able to advise you.
Exploring other options
Don’t forget you don’t have to go with a traditional wedding cake. There are loads of options from macaron or cupcake towers, to dessert tables and medleys. Look into all the options and don’t be afraid to stray from tradition.
Getting from A to B
Is your baker going to transport your cake to your venue? Is there an extra charge for this? Whether they offer delivery or not, this is where it’s important to pick a baker that isn’t a million miles away from your venue.
Blame it on the weatherman
Are you going to be indoors or outdoors? Is your venue well air conditioned? These factors are important when you’re choosing a cake with chocolate, whipped cream or butter cream icing, all of which need cool temperatures to keep from melting.
Depending on how many people there are you should take allergies into consideration when thinking of things like nuts in your cake. If you have some coeliacs attending your special day, you could consider having a gluten-free option alongside your cake.
The most important and probably the most fun part of choosing your cake. It’s important to get your vision right so that your cake looks lovely but it is, first and foremost, food. Therefore it is essential that it tastes nice. This is also the part where you shouldn’t have too many people involved. It’s your cake and you have to like it so this might be one that you and your partner choose alone without any outside help.