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?