Planning your wedding cake


Planning your wedding cake is really exciting but with so many options it can also feel like quite a daunting task! Here are some key considerations:

  • What is the ‘feel’ of your wedding day? Classical, contemporary, vintage, rustic, romantic or is there a specific theme?
  • How many guests do you need the cake to serve? Will it be the main dessert? Served at the end of the meal with coffee or served in the evening?
  • Do you want to keep the top tier for a first wedding anniversary or christening?
  • What flavours do you like? It’s nice to offer guests a selection by having a few different flavours.
  • It’s also worth considering the time of year – fresh, fruity and light cakes may be good for a summer wedding and heavier chocolate, sticky toffee and fruit cakes for a winter wedding.
  • What shape? Round tiers tend to be the most popular but square, heart, petal, hexagonal or oval can all make for a unique design. Double height or half height tiers can also add to a designs impact.
  • Would you like tiers stacked directly on top of one another? Or perhaps one or more tiers blocked with fresh or sugar flowers?
  • What decorative details do you like? Fresh or sugar flowers? Lace or piped detailing? Add some sparkle with edible sequins or glitter? Or texture with stencils or a marble effect?
  • Will you need to hire a stand?
  • Will you require set up and delivery of the cake and on your wedding day?