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10 tips for choosing your wedding cake

Wedding cakes on this page made by Vanilla Pod Bakery

Your wedding day is one of the most special occasions in your life, and it’s important to have all the details perfect. The cake is a centerpiece of the reception, and it should reflect your style, your love story, and the overall theme of your wedding. 

Here are 10 helpful tips to help you choose the perfect cake for your big day:

1. Choose your cake after you’ve styled your wedding, not the other way around.

Your wedding cake should match the style of your wedding, so don’t order it until you’ve nailed down the dress, venue, and overall theme of your celebration.

2. Give yourself plenty of time.

Most wedding cakes are elaborate creations and will need to be ordered several weeks or even months in advance. Don’t leave ordering your cake until the last minute. 

3. Find the right wedding cake maker.

Not all wedding cake makers are created equal. Do your research and ask for recommendations from friends, family, and online reviews. Once you’ve found a few potential cake makers, ask to see examples of their previous work. A good cake maker will have a creative eye and be able to help you decide on a unique design that will suit your wedding.

4. Choose YOUR favourite flavours.

It’s your wedding, so don’t let anyone else dictate what flavours you should have in your cake. Choose the flavours that you and your partner love the most.

5. Taste test.

Always taste the cake flavours you want in your wedding cake before you order it. This way, you can be sure you’re happy with the taste and flavor profile.

6. Consider allergies.

If you have guests with food allergies, consider them when ordering your cake. You may want to have one layer or a small additional cake made for guests with allergies. This is especially important if you have a large guest list.

7. Take swatches of ribbons, decorations etc.

When you meet up with your cake designer, take swatches of ribbons, decorations, and your dress to make sure your cake matches your wedding theme and style.

8. Match your cake size to your number of guests.

Don’t order a huge wedding cake if you only have a small number of guests. It will only end up getting thrown away. Choose a cake size that is appropriate for the number of guests attending your wedding.

9. Choose icing appropriate for the weather.

If you’re getting married in hot weather, choose an icing that will hold up well in the heat. Chocolate butter icing, for example, may melt if it’s left out in the sun.

10. Have a detailed delivery plan.

Many professional wedding cake makers offer delivery and set up services, which can be a great way to save you the stress of transporting the cake yourself. If you are collecting your wedding cake yourself, be sure you have appropriate packaging or boxes to transport the cake in and be sure you get advice on putting the tiers together.

The cake is a centerpiece of the reception, and it should reflect your style, your love story, and the overall theme of your wedding. 

Wedding cakes on this page made by Vanilla Pod Bakery.

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