Tips for choosing your dream Wedding Cake

Fantasizing about the perfect cake for your upcoming wedding? Here are our tips

  • Have a Budget
  • Set a realistic budget from the beginning and be open with your decorator about it. Feel free to compare prices and don’t compromise on the quality of your cake. You may however have to adjust your budget to suit your specific needs.

  • Taste the cake...
  • and ask questions. Your big day is not the right time for unpleasant surprises. Make sure you choose a cake that you have tasted and really like. Click here to book a Wedding Cake Consultation.

  • Select a style
  • Ask yourself questions like:

    • What do I really want? (afterall, its my wedding day)
    • What theme would I like for my wedding?

    Victorian, Contemporary, Beach, Christmas……..

    • Is my wedding indoors or outdoors?
    • Do I want colorful accents eg Sugar flowers, drapes, lights, ribbons or do I want to match my cake to my wedding gown.
    • What kind of wedding cake topper do I want?

    These are a few of the questions you should ask yourself. Also bring as much information as possible when meeting your decorator for the first time.

  • Size it up
  • How simple or how grand you want your wedding cake will determine the number of tiers, the sizes of each tier and the arrangement of your wedding cake. Nowadays, cut-ups are made separately to serve the guest so the size or number of tiers is not necessarily determined by the number of guests.Also, if your reception is being held in a grand hall, consider increasing the cake stature with columns in between the tiers. Alternatively, if you prefer a stacked cake, you may need several tiers. (A stacked cake is one with its layers stacked directly on top of each other with no seperators)

  • Its all in the details
  • When it comes to decoration, every adornment comes at a cost. Every sugar paste flower or sugar crafted piece is constructed by hand, one petal at a time! The more the adornment, the more the cost. But believe me, it is worth it!

    Make sure your cake decorator and venue decorator work hand in hand. A round table is perfect for a round cake and a square table for a square one. Linear cake designs may require a rectangular table. This are very important points to note.

  • Get him involved
  • The wedding is not just about you but about both of you. Get him involved from the beginning and as a surprise, you could order him a groom’s cake which shows off his passions and obsessions.

  • After the wedding
  • Traditionally, the top tier of the wedding cake (especially with the fruit cake) is kept for the first anniversary. However, here’s our advice: Avoid the freezer burn! Even with the most pain staking packaging measures, a year old cake sounds far better than it tastes. Why not enjoy your wedding cake over your honeymoon and treat yourself to a fresh cake in the same flavor on your anniversary.

Wedding Cakes mistakes to avoid

  • Don’t wait till the last minute. Order your cakes as soon as possible. Special ingredients and decorations sometimes needs to be ordered and in some cases made over a period of time. Plus the earlier you order your cake, the higher the priority it will be given by your cake decorator.>
  • Don’t involve too many people. Keep it down to 2-3 people at the most. Choosing a cake is about what feels good to you as a bride.