A wedding cake is not just considered a focal point in a reception; it’s an art piece that is crafted with love and ingenuity. Each cake designer or pastry chef brainstorms with couples to explore theme ideas until an inspiration ultimately defines the perfect centerpiece to the wedding. The question is, “How do I plan to create my cake?”
There are specific questions that the couple must ask themselves; the answers will be the designer’s basis once the planning ends and the creation begins.
How many guests do I need to serve?
Let’s admit it. Some weddings are intimate with a small number of people while others are grand and big. The number of guests also indicates the size of the cake. For large crowds, a cake with plenty of tiers is ideal. You can serve a big portion per table, and the guests will share it among the group.
On the other hand, try going for a standard two-tiered cake and have cupcakes or mini-cakes made for distribution to majority of the guests. It is well portioned for each guest and will cost less.
What flavors would I like on each tier?
You have the option of choosing different flavors, as this is no longer unusual today. Most professionals though would tip that the cake you cut into as a tradition must be light in color. This is to avoid having dark marks on your teeth for the photo ops.
Back to the flavors, ask about flavor suggestions from your cake maker. If you have a favorite, know which ones go well together in most wedding set-ups. This will also give the guests more options, thus ensuring that most will be happy with the variety. Chocolate, raspberry, cheesecake, carrot, buttercream, you name it. But try to survey for flavors that generally appeals to a broad range of tastes.
How would my cake go along with my wedding’s theme?
Most couples would prefer than the cake design is patterned to the overall theme. This makes for a more cohesive look and appeal. A cake maker will have an easier time conceptualizing your piece once you have peg ideas to present.
It’s all about the details, and you must define your theme’s design aesthetic. Is your wedding naturally elegant with a fresh and timeless ambiance? Do you have a rustic vintage that gives off that homey, down to earth appeal? How about a romantic theme with a tinge of enchantment? Or is it a highly modern with the contemporary twist?
All these themes are wonderful to explore. Just take the time to talk with your cake maker to come up with a well made centerpiece that is just as delicious as it looks!
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