Every wedding cake is the centre of attention at a wedding reception. Gone are the days of traditional fruit cake. Modern brides are now using chocolate, carrot and even mud cakes. Whatever you choose, your cake should reflect your tastes and complement the food at the reception.
- A good place to start is to look at bridal magazines and the internet for wedding cake designs that you like. Make a scrapbook of your favourite cakes and write notes about why you like them. Once you have a few cakes collected, start to compare there and you might notice that there is a common element between your favourite cakes. Mention this to your wedding cake designer.
- Although the circle is still the most popular shape of choice when it comes to wedding cakes, you are not limited to it. Why not try a 'gift-box' effect by stacking square shaped tiers.
- Have an idea of what you are after. Do you want a tiered cake or does a simple layer suit your wedding? Remember that the right cake for you will be a combination of your style and the number of guests.
- Almost any kind of cake can work as a wedding cake. If you are a chocoholic, indulge yourself with a rich mud cake. Don't rule out cheesecake!
- If you are having trouble deciding on a type of cake, why not have each tier a different flavour? Your choices are endless, but be sure to keep in mind that you should select flavours your guests will enjoy.
- The best part about looking around for the right wedding cake is the sampling. How else will you know? Don't be afraid to ask for a taste test.