Choosing Your Wedding Cake
Published: 01 Aug 2007 - in cakes
The main focus of most wedding receptions is the wedding cake. Not many people leave the reception before the cake is cut, as it is an important tradition. Your wedding cake will feature in a lot of wedding photographs, which you will have to look at for years to come. Thus, you should take some time to choose the perfect wedding cake.
Traditionally, wedding cakes used to be three tiered, and were covered with royal icing. Nowadays, there are hundreds of cakes that you can choose from, which vary in design, look, as well as taste. You can even get a wedding cake customized to your own unique design and have just about any design under the sun.
When you are ready to start looking for the perfect wedding cake, these are the factors that you have to take into consideration in choosing the wedding cake:
1) Size of the Cake: The size of the wedding cake will depend on the number of guests that you are expecting. If you are planning to save some cake for guests who could not accept your invitation and will be unable to attend, and are also planning to send your wedding cake to out-of-town invitees, then you should keep this in mind while determining the exact number of people.
2) Design: Go through the cake sample pictures from different confectioners and bakers. Looking through wedding magazines is also a good way to find a wedding cake design. If you do not find something that you like, you can always design your own cake.
3) Flavour: While it is important that a wedding cake appeal to the visual senses, it is even more important that it taste good. Else you may be left with a whole lot of inedible wedding cake. Choose from the regular vanilla or chocolate, fruit cake or sponge cake, cheesecakes, and even wedding cakes with a mousse filling. If you are tempted by different flavours and can't make up your mind, you can have different tiers in different flavours!
Most bakers require you to place your order at least a couple of months in advance. So don't leave choosing the wedding cake till the last minute, or else you just might have to do without.