A fun and delicious way to spend an afternoon, cake tasting is one part of the wedding planning that you and your significant other will love! Seize this afternoon as a chance to relax and enjoy each other’s company – and some chocolate – during the whirlwind of planning. We recommend waiting until you have made some of the other big decisions (gown, venue, floral arrangements) to create your cake to ensure its style matches the tone of your wedding. There are plenty of things to consider in relation to the cake, so gather some knowledge now to make ordering a breeze.
Size and Style
Head to your appointment with your guest total in hand, as well as some ideas about what shape, texture and colors you like. While traditionally made with white frosting, the options are endless nowadays. Many couples are choosing to paint their cake in shades that matches the wedding party’s attire, while others are topping their white cake with bright flowers. This romantic style will compliment the bride’s bouquet and satisfy even the most sugary of taste buds.
Choose a cake that can feed everyone and compliments your style. There is no reason to worry if your guests won’t like chocolate or if someone is allergic to the strawberry filling. This is your big day and your big cake! Pick the option that you and your signification other love most instead of stressing about everyone else’s tastes.
An important part of many wedding cakes, the cake topper should be considered before you place your order. Whether you choose antique porcelain figurines or a carving of your new monogram, this work of art will play a large role in the overall design of your cake. The size of the top tier will depend on its size and your baker may have some beautiful and unique ways to incorporate the cake topper design into the overall appearance of your wedding cake.
The cake is ordered, a delivery time is set and you’ve decided where your cake will be put on display at the reception. It’s time to brush up on your wedding traditions and decide which ones you would like to follow. One classic wedding moment is the cutting of the cake. Typically held a few hours after dinner, the moment gives everyone a chance to recharge from dancing and lets the older crowd know it is ok for them to start heading home. Talk to your fiancé before the big day to discuss the specifics. Cake in the face is a common occurrence that happens in place of the first bite, so you may want to know if you need some napkins handy.
Also, let your caterer know if you plan to save the top tier of your cake. Many couples freeze this piece, bringing it out to share on their first anniversary. Remove all garnishing and wrap carefully to keep away freezer burn.
On your big day, remember to sit down and take a break from the excitement to enjoy a slice of wedding cake with your spouse. Have two pieces set aside ahead of time just in case you forget. Perfect for a midnight snack or your morning brunch, you don’t want to miss out on this delicious treat!
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