Choosing your wedding cake
Choosing your wedding cake
There’s a lot to think about when it comes to planning your wedding and one of those is choosing your wedding cake. There are lots of factors that you need to think about, including your wedding cake flavour and topper, as well as picking the design that you want. Because of this, there are a few steps that you’ll need to take.
The style of wedding cake that you select is one of the most important factors. Not only will this show what you are as a couple, it will also help to continue with the theme of your wedding. You will find that some couples opt for a design that matches everything else about their theme, which often means a very strange cake. However, others will look for a more traditional and conservative cake, which will say a lot about them as a couple.
You will also need to decide on the size of the cake. This will depend on the amount of guests that you have. Traditionally, wedding cakes are three-tier and there is a lot of history behind them. The bottom tier was for the friends, the middle for the family and the top-tier was kept for the christening of the first child. This was when all wedding cakes were a fruit based cake, which would keep in the pantry and when weddings were a relatively small occasion. However, this has all changed since more is spent on a wedding, so more guests are invited.
You will need to decide on whether you are going to send some cake to those who couldn’t make your wedding or whether you are just going to send it out to those who have made it to the event. Keep these thoughts in mind when looking at the size and number of tiers that you need.
The wedding cake flavour needs to be something appealing to your guests and to you. You may not be a fan of fruit based cakes so you’ll be looking for something else to use. The benefit of having three tiers is that you can choose different flavours for each one; and this is definitely something to take advantage of.
Wedding cake toppers can also cause a number of problems. Some couples want to stick with traditional styles but others will want something different to make their wedding unique. This will also depend on the theme for your wedding. If you are concentrating on your nationalities, especially with weddings that have a mix of them, you could opt for wedding cake toppers of the flag or something from those weddings.
When it comes to your wedding cake, the main point is that you need to be happy with it. There’s no point in having something that will make your guests happy if you’re going to look back and wish you’d done something different.