Secrets To A Good Wedding Cake Display
Published: 01 Aug 2007 - in cakes
While most of the traditional rites in weddings are performed during the wedding ceremony, the wedding reception too has its own share of the action. It is during the reception that the wedding cake is cut. But even before you get down to cutting the cake, you have to pay careful attention to displaying the wedding cake.
A wedding cake is one of the highlights of the wedding reception, not just the cutting but also the display. Your wedding cake is going to be the center of attention at the reception (apart from the bride and groom of course) and thus needs to be displayed properly.
Tips for Wedding Cake Display
- Wedding cakes are usually displayed right from the start of the wedding reception and cut towards the end. Depending on how long you expect the reception to last, the wedding cake could be on display for a considerable length of time. To ensure that the cake holds up for the duration, make sure that the filling used in the cake will not cause it to go bad. The frosting on the wedding cake should also be such that it does not melt or crumble before it's time to cut the cake.
- Display the cake in a prominent location such that it does not hinder movement. The wedding cake should be visible to your guests but not placed where they may accidentally knock it off.
- Remember to add some special lighting for your wedding cake. A spotlight to focus specially on the cake is a great way to make the wedding cake display look smashing. But make sure that the light is not harsh enough to cause the icing to melt.
- Never display your wedding cake close to the dance floor. Enthusiastic guests may end up too close to the display, especially during a fast song, and you know what can follow…………..
- The size of the table for the wedding cake should be according to the size of the cake. It should neither be too big or too small. The table should be covered with a beautiful table cloth, and you can then use flowers, garlands, and sprays to decorate the table. Layering the table with tulle is another way to give the display a fuller and more wistful and magical look.