Wedding cakes checklist
Here are a few quick points to help you out when your thoughts turn to wedding cakes.
Set your budget first – once you have an idea of how much you can spend, you can start talking to wedding cake designers about what you want.
Think about the type of filling you want for your wedding cake. Fruitcake is more traditional, but slightly heavier. Chocolate cake is a lighter option, but isn’t particularly traditional. Sponge cakes are an even lighter option, easier on the tummy and quite a safe bet. While other options such as carrot cakes offer something a little different.
Decide whether you will let people take the slices away with them or serve it as dessert. Make sure you get a tasting of potential wedding cakes.
Bear in mind that, with enough imagination, you can get beautiful wedding cakes on smaller budgets. It is possible to cut corners and save money. Designers can improvise – you don’t have to have all the cake as part of the tiers. You can even have a small cake to cut in front of everyone, with caterers cutting up a main cake to serve to guests.
Book your cake plenty of time in advance of the wedding – the designers can get completely booked up very easily, so the sooner you can book, the better.
When you are booking your cake, you will need to have as good an idea as possible of the number of people you will be catering for.
Above all else – make sure you choose what you want – it’s your wedding day remember! Wedding cakes are the perfect way of indulging on your guests whatever you go for.