Happy Monday Brides and Grooms! Occasionally, we will have guest bloggers come in and write a little on their experience in the wedding industry. I always appreciate a fresh perspective from other professionals out there. Today, Suzan Hall (blogger/writer on weddings in Long Island) has offered to give us her input on some important things to consider before you select your wedding cake! Please enjoy!
Steps To Follow Before Choosing Your Wedding Cake
Are you suffering from cake nerves? Don’t bother, we all suffer from this condition, and especially more, if it happens to be our wedding cake! We want everything to be flawless in our wedding ceremonies - the dress, favors, venue, guest lists, and of course, the Wedding Cake.
The cake certainly holds a lot of significance in your ceremony as it’s going to be the center of attention. Besides being an ‘eye candy’, it also should be delicious!
Let’s take a glance at some of the steps that we all should consider before choosing our very special wedding cake.
What is your budget?
Please do decide the budget that you are willing to spare for your wedding cake. It is very crucial to have a cake budget well in advance to avoid any later mishaps. Wedding cake cost can by sky rocketing but try not to let money come in your way in choosing that cake which you want for the wedding.
The two main components that play a vital role in determining cost of the cake are: Size and Design. Feel free to juggle these two aspects for deciding the cost of your cake.
What is your Cake Style?
Remember your cake is going to attract a lot of attention so take care. While considering the style and shape of the cake, be mindful about the theme of your wedding and of course, the weather! Some cakes end up being a disaster because of unsuitable weather conditions. Your cake might look fantastic, but it is food after all.
Browse through wedding magazines or surf the internet to discover latest wedding cake trends. Save some of your preferred styled cakes and discuss it with your baker.
Where is the Baker?
Find a baker if you don’t have one. After having a better idea about the cost and the kind of style that you want for your cake, it’s time to fix appointments with bakers of the town. The best way to nail down a good and professional baker is by doing research online. Read reviews on blogs and look for websites of bakers on search engines.
While meeting bakers, speak your heart out. Discuss your wedding theme, show your bridal dress and also share some of the cake styles and shapes you have in mind. Be absolutely clear with the baker as that will help your baker to create the beautiful masterpiece you desire.
What taste bud you want to tickle?
Of course, it is important for the cake to look like a piece of art but more so, it is the taste of the cake that matters. It’s just not about having good photos of the cake, but also the taste inside that counts. Most bakers will offer samples at their consultation, but don’t be shy to ask for samples to taste from the baker.
It will be a good idea to choose flavors depending on the season, trying chocolate cake with some strong flavored filling works great for a winter wedding. Whereas, for summer weddings you might favor for light fruit based cake.
Who is going to deliver the cake?
Be absolutely clear on good management of the delivery of the cake. After being clear in you’re head as to how the cake is going to look and taste, it is time to pay attention to the logistics aspect of it. There is a reason why most cake designers deliver cake themselves. Paying them that extra delivery fee for peace of mind is obviously a good trade.
Many couples even save the top tier of the cake for their 1st anniversary. Regardless of it, eat a piece of your own cake.
Be grateful to the baker and if possible, acknowledge the hard work done by your baker and the team. You can also send them a thank you note as a token of gesture.
Author Bio: This article is contributed by Suzan Hall. She is a professional blogger and writer and possesses a very good knowledge about wedding & party venues in long island, NY. Her expertise include event planning and design, decorations, celebration ideas, party planning, catering, cuisine, etc.
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.