The summer heat is in full force and the cakes are certainly feeling it! So what are some things that can be done to protect your cake against the elements?
First, before you even get your cake we are making changes to protect the cake from the heat and humidity. During warmer months we make sure to make the icing a little bit thicker. This will give the cake a harder coat, which would take a little longer to get droopy in warmer climates. Second, we make sure the car is as cold as possible during transport. This helps keep the cake from getting soft.
But what about after set up?
For one, keep the cake inside. I know that is somewhat of a given, but outside cakes (especially this time of year) are just not going to work. At all. The cake will melt.
Choose a location for the cake table clear of windows. Windows will produce heat and if the cake is in direct sunlight of that heat it could cause the cake to become droopy.
Kick up the AC. Most venues will want to have the AC cranked up anyway to prepare for a large crowd, but just in case, make sure it's nice and cool inside the venue. This will make sure your cake stays crisp and firm and beautiful for photos.
Most couples will have a sentimental attachment to their wedding cake toppers and will opt to keep it after their wedding ceremony. Now, if you're looking to preserve your wedding cake topper, it's important to choose a monogram or a figurine that's made of a durable material. On the other hand, if you would like to eat your topper as opposed to storing it, choose one made of marzipan or sugar. In any case, it's important that if someone else is cutting your wedding cake that you let them know what you would like to do with your cake topper.
Wedding cake toppers can be as intricate and personal as you would like them to be, and if you've decided to keep yours, what are some clever uses for it? After all, it marks a special event in your life worth remembering!
Create Unique Wall Art
Your cake topper can easily be mounted inside of a shadow box for safe keeping and displayed in a prominent spot in your home. In fact, a shadowbox allows you to create a custom background for your topper, so perhaps you may wish to print your wedding vows and use them as a background to set the mood. Other couples may opt to include other mementos of their wedding ceremony along with the wedding topper to create the perfect nostalgic shadowbox.
Monogram Your Home
Not all couples choose a wedding cake topper that features a figure, but rather, they may opt for a monogram instead. Monograms can look fantastic and modern in any home when displayed on a console table with a fresh bouquet. Depending on the size of the monogram topper, you may also be able to display it on your mantel or mount it on the wall of your bedroom. Lastly, monograms are great centerpieces for important holidays when you may be the one serving food at your dining room table.
Pass It On As An Heirloom
As per tradition, a bride needs something old, so passing your old cake topper to the next generation can become a family tradition. Fewer and fewer families think about the importance of family heirlooms, so perhaps you can start up a new tradition by preserving your cake topper for the next couple in line.
Reuse It For Special Occasions
If you have a special cake topper made just for you, why not enjoy it some more during special occasions? You can mount it on your next birthday cake or bring it out for an anniversary celebration. In fact, you don't need to think of it as a cake topper, but a figurine you can use for those family gatherings or holidays you wish to remember fondly.
Your wedding day marks an important milestone in your life, therefore, your day should be all about preserving memories. A wedding cake topper is a memento that you will want to keep for a lifetime and perhaps even pass on to your children when they're grown!
Written by Mark Wilcox creator of weddingintro.com. He is your wedding search engine guru and always looking out for the latest and best information for you - from interviews with wedding vendors, DIY decoration tips, my favorite wedding dresses and more. Visit Marks website for more great information and blogs for everything you need to know about wedding planning!
Versatile Wedding Cakes
I just had to share with you one of my wedding cakes from this past weekend! Traditionally a grooms cake, one of my couples this weekend turned this chocolate dessert into their wedding cake. And talk about a crowd pleaser!
I often hear so many brides say that they love chocolate or they love a chocolate drizzle cake, but a wedding is "supposed to be white." Well, this couple broke tradition and went all out with their cake! This French Vanilla cake with Strawberry filling was moist and yummy on the inside. But, the outside left guests drooling! A simple smooth design with chocolate drizzle pouring over the sides of the cake. Rather than adding flowers or cake toppers, they dressed up the cake with a combination of white and dark chocolate strawberries! So the guests can eat the adornments too. Talk about a 100% edible...and super yummy idea for your wedding cake!
Kayla grew up in the wedding industry and has grown to love all things wedding. Please enjoy reading her thoughts and experiences as she continues to walk in family tradition.