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The Top Wedding Cake Tips No One Tells You

December 06, 20233 min read

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Wedding Trends: Your Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Cake

Weddings have evolved dramatically over the years, from lavish receptions to intimate boho elopements. Despite these changes, certain timeless elements remain a staple in almost every American ceremony: the white bridal dress, the exchange of wedding rings, exquisite floral arrangements, and, of course, the wedding cake.

If you're a bit clueless about wedding cakes beyond their deliciousness, or if you're making it a priority to obsess over every detail, our comprehensive guide on selecting the perfect wedding cake has got you covered. From budget considerations to flavor choices, we've got answers to all your burning wedding cake questions.

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  1. Finding the Right Baker: While Aunt Cindy might have offered to bake your wedding cake, it's typically best to entrust this task to an established bakery renowned for crafting exceptional cakes. This ensures you'll celebrate with a cake that not only tastes divine but also looks stunning. For ultimate freshness and convenience, choose a bakery as close to your wedding venue as possible. Keep in mind that the cake creation process, including consultations, tastings, and test cakes, can take up to three months, so it's wise to book early to secure a spot.

  2. Tasting the Magic: No arm-twisting needed here. Cake tastings are a delightful experience where you can savor slices of wedding cake, ask questions, and peruse portfolios. It's an excellent opportunity to ensure that the bakers grasp your theme and design preferences and share in your excitement for your big day.

  3. Budget Considerations: While it's tempting to get carried away with exotic flavor combinations like blood orange filling and brown sugar buttercream, it's crucial to have a budget in mind. Wedding cakes are typically priced per slice, but intricate flavors and hand-crafted details can add up. Knowing your budget will help you prioritize your choices.

  4. Pay Attention to the Details: The icing, flowers, and other decorative elements might not seem as significant as the cake itself, but they play a significant role in taste, quality, and design. For example, when deciding between fondant and buttercream, consider the weather. Buttercream is tastier but more prone to melting at outdoor receptions, whereas fondant is more heat-resistant. Flowers and hand-piped designs can tie the entire wedding theme together, so choose them thoughtfully.

  5. Delivery Planning: Cake delivery requires careful coordination, often involving a refrigerated van. For peace of mind, opt to have your cake delivered. Complex cakes may not arrive fully assembled, so allocate time and space for assembly. Once your masterpiece arrives, ensure the transportation team knows precisely where it will be displayed at the reception.

  6. Top It Off: Cake toppers come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional figurines to theme-specific symbols. Choose one that represents your unique relationship, whether it's a meaningful quote, a clay model of you and your pets, or a creative cascade of icing ribbons. You can even use a family heirloom for a personal touch.

  7. Enjoy Every Bite: Amid the whirlwind of your wedding day, remember to take a break from socializing and celebrate with a slice of cake – you've earned it! If you're concerned about not getting the chance to enjoy the cake (aside from the symbolic bite you feed each other), ask your baker to create a mini-cake for you and your partner to savor later.

So whether you just got engaged or are just getting to think about your cake, we're here to create a cake that's worthy of your big day. Celebrate your wedding with a made-from-scratch cake tailored to your theme, tastes, and reception size. Schedule a free consultation by calling us at 802-494-4300 or click here to view our exquisite wedding cake gallery.

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