Wedding planning can be a very exciting time and it is easy, in the myriad of things that need to get done, to lose track of choosing and ordering a wedding cake. Although it may seem like a, well, piece of cake the selection of a gateau should be given your utmost attention as it plays a very significant role at your wedding reception.
The wedding cake is the centerpiece of any marriage celebration. The cake is what all your guests will admire as they file into your reception hall and what they will use to sweeten their palates once the meal has ended. So, choose well and with care when you are picking out your delectable confection – it carries. There are so many decisions to be made when it comes to weddings that sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by the choices in front of us. Selecting a wedding cake used to be a relatively easy affair as there was generally only a few choices of design, flavor and filling – all that has changed as wedding cakes have become a refined business. Today the choices in flavor and filling are enormous and require lots of tasty testing to finally come up with what suits you best.
If you really want to make a lasting impression then customizing your wedding cake by giving it a theme – maybe one that matches your reception hall or one that reflects an interest, hobby or passion that you share as a couple – is a great way to set your wedding apart from the rest. It is not necessary to completely overhaul the traditional tiered wedding cake if you are not comfortable with the idea.
When it comes to choosing a cake there is a wide variety of styles, flavors, colors and motifs from which to choose. Start your selection process by rifling through as many wedding magazines as possible – they will all undoubtedly have plenty of fine examples to tempt you. Narrow down your selection to your top five favorites.
When you are ready to start looking for the perfect wedding cake, these are the factors that you have to take into consideration in choosing the wedding cake:
Size: The size of the wedding cake will depend on the number of guests that you are expecting. If you are planning to save some cake for guests who could not accept your invitation and will be unable to attend, and are also planning to send your wedding cake to out-of-town invitees, then you should keep this in mind while determining the exact number of people.
Design: Go through the cake sample pictures from different confectioners and bakers. Looking through wedding magazines is also a good way to find a wedding cake design. If you do not find something that you like, you can always design your own cake.
Flavour: While it is important that a wedding cake appeal to the visual senses, it is even more important that it taste good. Else you may be left with a whole lot of inedible wedding cake. Choose from the regular vanilla or chocolate, fruit cake or sponge cake, cheesecakes, and even wedding cakes with a mousse filling. If you are tempted by different flavours and can’t make up your mind, you can have different tiers in different flavours!