I love WEDDING CAKE! I love wedding cake tastings with my clients! I love how all the wedding guests come to see the bride's attire at the ceremony and the fabulous wedding cake at the reception! Again, I love wedding cake!
- Figure out the shape you want for your wedding cake - square, circle or more modern shapes like a hexagon, oval or heart shaped. And have an idea on how many tiers you'd like.
- Know your frosting. Buttercream and fondant are the most popular frostings for wedding cakes with fondant being more expensive. Buttercream does not hold up well in the heat, but if the most flavorful of the two. Fondant holds it's shape firm and smooth as it's rolled out and draped over the wedding cake.
- Top the cake or not. Decide on if you want an actual cake topper on the wedding cake or would you like the florist to add fresh flowers to the top tier or the cake designer to create sugar flower blooms?
- Decide how you want your wedding cake displayed - a cake table in the center of the dance floor or on a dessert buffet perched on a silver, gold of jeweled cake stand. Will you add candles and rose petals around the cake? Or use vases holding the bridesmaids bouquets to surround the cake?
So many decisions to be made...but this is the fun part of wedding planning, in my opinion. Why? Because you get to eat cake! Yep, I love wedding cake!
Until next time...WEDologize!
(photo credit - Project Wedding; The Twisted Sifter Cake Shoppe)