One of the highlights of the wedding reception is the wedding cake. Usually, it is a multi-layered cake, intricately designed for the newlyweds. Sometimes, these wedding cakes are so beautiful that it’s hard to see it being sliced to be eaten by the couple when it is so nice to look at. However, not just because it’s wonderful to look at, it would already be appropriate for the occasion. There are many factors that need to be considered when it comes to choosing the perfect wedding cake for your wedding.
First, couples should consider the date and time of the wedding. Your wedding cake should also depend on the season. You can consult your pastry chef as to what kind of cake would be best for the date of your wedding. There may be cakes that are best served when it is not too hot and this will not be appropriate for weddings during the summer.
Second, you should also take into consideration the number of guests on your wedding day. The number of guests would determine the size of your wedding cake. Multi-tiered cakes are just right if you have many guests to be served.
Third, the preference on the cake’s flavour should also be talked about. If you can afford a multi-layered cake, you should get this so that you can maximize each layer by making it a different layer from the other. This way, you have more choices on the flavours and you get to try each flavour from every layer. Just make sure that the flavours are those that are common to everyone so that the guests would be able to eat and appreciate it.
Fourth, you should also think of the icing that would top the cake. Usually, icings are of light or neutral color. However, modern wedding cakes have incorporated the themes to their wedding cakes, thus resulting in cakes with icings of different colors. This plays up the more attractive look to wedding cakes which will make your guests remember your cake all the more. Green weddings are in nowadays and these result in cakes that have an environmental theme.
Fifth, you should also think of what you would want the wedding cake to look like. There are countless possibilities to this factor. Use your imagination to come up with a creative look to your wedding cake. If you want a modern look to your cake, you and your partner should come up with a design that would best describe you both. It should show your personality or should suit the wedding’s theme. If you want the classic look, most pastry chefs and bakers decorate the cake based on the embroideries, drapings, laces, and the like. Some would even have miniature figures of a bride and groom on top to represent the couple. Whatever design it is that you want for the cake, make sure that you make it clear with the bakers to come up with your ideal wedding cake.
Scout for the best wedding cakes months before your wedding to avoid the rush. Never leave your wedding cake in the hands of the pastry chef or baker because it is your wedding after all. Be hands on and supervise the designing of your cake to see to it that it looks just as how you imagined it to be.