How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Cake For Your Reception
Summer is in full swing. Nothing is more enchanting than a garden wedding complete with flowers, candles, music, and, of course, the cake. What would we do without the cake?! Choosing a cake for your special day shouldn’t be just one more decision to make. Take the time to carefully select a cake that reflects your personal style. Are you simple? Sophisticated? Sleek? Here are some tips on how to pick the perfect wedding cake for your reception.
What Features Are The Most Important To You?
Determine what style of cake you want by asking these questions:
- What size do you want? Tall with many tiers or a smaller cake with just two?
- What shape appeals to you? Square or round? What about a combination of the two?
- Flowers or no flowers?
- Fresh or silk flowers?
- How about ribbons, lace, or pearls
- Cool, warm, bright or pastel colors? How many colors?
- Simple or embellished?
- Frosting or fondant?
- Fruit, coconut flakes, figurines?
- Texture and taste?
If decisions aren’t your forte, simply provide the answers to the questions above to your cake designer. She’ll come up with some awesome ideas based on the features most important to you. Use the internet to your advantage. Brainstorming ideas online is easy and fun. Have fun exploring possibilities because they really are endless.
Keep Your Venue In Mind
Choosing your cake should be one of the last decisions you make. You’ll want to take into account your reception decor, the flowers, the style of your dress, and your wedding colors. Ideally, your cake style should be compatible with the overall look and feel of all your previous decisions.
Are you exchanging vows on a romantic beach? Fondant may be the best choice. Frostings, such as, whipped cream, meringue, and buttercream will melt. Wouldn’t that be sad? Do you see how details matter when considering your choices? And what about the space that will house your cake? Is it tall enough for tiers or would a shorter cake surrounded by satellites be more suitable? Take all these factors into consideration to prevent any wedding-day mishaps.
But what if the traditional wedding cake isn’t your vibe? Well that’s more than okay. Let’s explore alternatives.
Satellite Cakes Are An Option
Many people aren’t familiar with satellite cakes. These single-tiered cakes are placed on platforms, typically, surrounding the primary cake or, sometimes, in place of. The look can be streamlined with each cake uniformly decorated using the same color scheme. want a more fanciful look? Shake it up – have each cake sport a different color for a rainbowy look!
Cupcakes Are Whimsical
Want a bit of whimsy at your wedding? Go for cupcakes. There are so many ideas to be explored – colors, textures, and toppings. Then there’s the presentation. Choose between cupcake trees, towers, and stands. If you’re looking to save money this is a fun alternative to a cake. And you can’t beat the convenience. Just grab and go!
Or Ditch The Cake For Cake Pops
Okay, so maybe having a cake isn’t your top priority. You want something simple. Cake pops to the rescue! Visualize dreamy white cake pops on an elegant mirrored platter. This could be your ticket. I dare you to break the rules. Plus, cake pops are kid-friendly and don’t require plates and forks. Pair with just the right napkin for the perfect combo.
Be A Rebel And Go Hybrid
Now that we’re rebels, how about going hybrid? Have your cake and, well, cupcakes too! It’s such a unique and fun look, and you won’t have to sacrifice tradition. You’ll certainly get points for creativity! The sky’s the limit when choosing this option. Do you love?
The truly timeless photographs are those of the bride and groom cutting the cake. They are, by far, the most beloved of all wedding-day shots. Choosing a cake should be a delight, and reflect the aesthetic of your special day. Have fun choosing your one-of-a-kind cake!
Are you getting married soon? What style of cake do you like? Let me know in the comments:)