Cake cutting is one of the main ceremonies of a wedding reception. Every guest anxiously waits to see bride and groom cutting the wedding cake. Not many people leave the party before this ceremony. A wedding cake is more than just a cake cutting tradition, the wedding cake is a memory, which will be featured in many of your wedding photographs. The wedding cake also reflects your persona; you can implement many unique and creative ways to decorate your wedding cake, making it more memorable. Thus, you should give some time and thought before picking the perfect wedding cake for your wedding reception.
Before deciding to buy a cake, make a list of all the things that are important for your dream wedding cake. Keep three things in mind such as flavor, cake fillings and looks. Also consider size, number of tiers and decorations or theme. There are endless numbers of flavors available in the market to choose from. These may include cheesecake, carrot cake, red velvet, or traditional chocolate and vanilla. However, party etiquette says the host should select a cake according to the taste of its guests. So, if you are confused which cake should mark your wedding reception then consider having each tier in a different flavor.
When you start looking for cakes, keep the filling flavors of your cake in mind. Do some research on the filling and cake flavor combinations you may be considering. Keep in mind that not all cake flavors will go with all filling flavors. Cake fillings not only enhance cake’s beauty but taste as well. You can ask your baker to guide you in this matter. There are several types of fillings that you can select to make your wedding cake delicious and yummy. The range of filling flavors include fresh fruit, chocolate, vanilla, cream cheese, and many others. Don’t forget your frosting. There are different types of frosting to choose from. Your baker will be able to help you with all the different combinations out there.
Next tip you should always keep in mind is that never have a cake, which is too small or too big in size. It is always good to have a look at the list of guests before buying a cake. Keep ten to 12 extra guests in consideration, in case a few people make a last moment decision to come to your party. The wedding cake tends to become one of the focal points of your reception, keep this in mind when designing your cake. But make sure you have a cake that fits you or your theme. Last but not least, start preparation for your wedding cake early in the planning process. There are a lot of decisions to be made and you need to have plenty of time for cake tasting and research.
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