Another dilemma that a bride-to-be faces is the perfect wedding cake. Many wedding decor companies do offer display wedding cake but should you go for a display or real cake? There are so many factors that come in play when it comes to making a decision. In this post, we invited Zuran from CakeVow to share a few tips on choosing your perfect wedding cake.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT WEDDING CAKE
Choosing the perfect wedding cake may not be as easy as it seems. There are so many choices and considerations to make. The most important rule to adhere is to stay true to yourselves. Choose a cake that you love both in beauty and taste.
Here are four tips to make the process less daunting and more exciting!
1. Budget in mind
Be realistic about how much you are able to and willing to spend on your wedding cake. Communicate with your cake designer so that they can advise you accordingly. If you’re on a tight budget, consider a statement flower rather than an elaborate floral cascade. If you’re willing to invest, the sky is your limit. Go all out because… when else, right?
2. Align your style
Do your research. Have an idea of what you like or what you don’t like. Do you like all-white or something more colourful? Fresh flowers or sugar flowers? Simple textures or something more elaborate?
Every cake designer has their own style of work. Make sure you like their style! Pick the one who can fulfil your request the best. For example, it wouldn’t be prudent to expect a buttercream expert to be versed in fondant work.
When you choose a design from Pinterest, do understand that it’s unlikely that you’ll be getting the exact cake unless you contact that exact baker. Am I telling you not to use Pinterest? Absolutely not! Go ahead and get some inspirations. We need that sometimes. But don’t restrict yourself to a replica of a cake. It’s great to allow your designer to use their creativity in designing something personalised for you.
3. Fondant or Fon-don’t?
Not all cake designs are suitable for buttercream cakes. Some are only possible on fondant cakes. There is no better or worse when it comes to these differences. What matters is simply what you want.
Venue plays a part as well! It influences the aesthetic of the cake. If you’re having an outdoor wedding and would like to have the cake displayed throughout the entire event, fondant will definitely hold up better in the heat as compared to buttercream.
4. Don’t delay!
Once you have a date marked on the calendar and a venue for your wedding, start searching for a cake designer. Most of them have a quota every weekend. Don’t leave it until the last minute, especially if your big day falls on a popular date.
Now, go and get your dream cake!