The wedding cake is the cake of all cakes. It is characterized as a huge cake, different from the usual cakes we have on ordinary occasions. In most cases, wedding cakes are layered or multi-layered and are heftily decorated with icing, beads, and other embellishments that would reflect the grandiose of the event. On the top is a small image of a bride and groom, or a monogram, or something that shows the character of the bride and groom.
Wedding cakes can go from the simplest to the most complex decorations; each has its own artistic distinctions depending on the creative juices of the baker. They should conform to the main purpose of the cake, that whatever embellishments it possesses, it can still be edible and can be eaten.
Because the wedding cake is such an important part in the wedding celebration, here are some tips you need to know in case you will be buying a wedding cake in the future.
- Check on the length of time required for ordering your wedding cake.
Time is such an important factor when making wedding plans. Of course, you would not want your wedding to be hurriedly done or rushed. Because the wedding cake is a part of the wedding plan, it is important to devote an appropriate amount of time in ordering.
It is best to ask your favorite bakeshop on the time frame that they usually give with regards to wedding cake so that you can make early orders if it will take such a long time to create your wedding cake. This way, you will not be in a hurry coming up with a wedding cake to be served on your wedding day.
- Verify the details of the cake and its cost.
A lot of couples are so fascinated with the luscious treats that go with their wedding cake, they don’t realize that each embellishment and every twist and turn embedded in the cake has a price.
Therefore, it is best to confirm what you want and the cost before picking up the cake. Most bakeries will determine a couple’s budget and then offer suggestions and ideas to keep it within that amount. Remember, any changes or additions made after the initial price will most likely add cost.
- Tell your baker about the details of your wedding.
If you plan to have an outdoor wedding/reception, let your baker know. Cakes are big, but they are delicate. The elements of nature do not mix well with a cake. If your cake needs to be outdoors, or in a building cars can’t drive to, tell your baker so they can make any necessary adjustments to ensure your cake gets where it needs to be and stays looking amazing the whole time.
- On a budget? Why not decorate your own wedding cake?
It is not so uncommon nowadays to find somebody decorating his or her own wedding cake. In fact, it is a feasible idea especially to those who have a very tight budget. It can also be fun! Some couples are forgoing the big cake altogether and instead serving cupcakes. There are many ideas and directions online to making and decorating your own cake. Remember though, with making your own cake comes added responsibility. The cake can’t be made too far in advance or it could turn stale by the time your wedding comes. You also don’t want to wait until last minute to make the cake, in case there’s a problem and you have to start again. The days before the wedding are hectic and busy. Enlisting the help of good friends and family can be beneficial.