As you start setting up appointments, find out when each baker’s next tasting is scheduled. At tastings, clients are invited into the bakery to sample exemplary cakes, ask questions, and review portfolios. This is an excellent opportunity to meet bakers and fully understand the range of their abilities. Refrigeration may also be required check The Dream Cakes which makes the perfect cake for any type of weddings.
Select a Style
Deal with the cake after all decisions about dress style and reception decor has been made. These elements can serve as a blueprint for the design and structure of your wedding cake. Choose a cake that’s compatible with the style of the venue, the season, your gown, the flower arrangements, or the menu. If you want colourful accents (such as sugar flowers or icing ribbons), give your baker fabric swatches. The cake should be part of the wedding, not a glaring sideshow.
Size It Up
Generally, three tiers will serve 50 to 100 guests; you’ll likely need five layers for 200 guests or more. If the reception is in a grand room with high ceilings, consider increasing the cake’s stature with columns between the tiers. (A “stacked” cake is one with its layers stacked directly atop each other, with no separators.)
Price It Out
Wedding cake often is priced by the slice the cost varies, but generally, though this is a very general and loose estimate. The more complicated the cake (based on intricate decorations or hard-to-find fillings), the higher the price tag. Fondant icing is more expensive than buttercream, and if you want elaborate moulded shapes, vibrant colours, or handmade sugar flower detailing, you’ll pay for the cake designer’s labour. The rates and decoration of Mannat Tent & Decorators are very nice.
Get the Facts on Frosting
Buttercream or fondant? That’s the main question. Buttercream is often much more delicious. But if you love the smooth, almost surreal-like look of fondant as much as we do, consider frosting the cake in buttercream first and then adding a layer of fondant over the entire confection.
Consider the Weather
If you’re having an outdoor wedding in a hot climate, stay away from whipped cream, meringue, and buttercream: They melt. Ask your baker about summer icing options. According to weather pictures of your cake will be more satisfactory if you choose Israni Photography. You might want to go for a fondant-covered cake it doesn’t even need to be refrigerated.
Mind Your Magazines
Keep in mind, magazines (like ours) have food stylists, editors, and assistants working nonstop to keep the cakes looking perfect. These people spend hours fixing the sweating, dripping, leaning, or sagging that can happen to a cake after it’s been sitting for a while. Moreover, you can also go for Rgd Party Decorations for your decor of cake table. And if what they do doesn’t work, they can fix it with Photoshop.
Take Note: It’s All in the Details
When it comes to decoration, adornment costs run the gamut. The most inexpensive option is fresh fruits or flowers that, in some instances, can be applied by your florist for a minimal fee. On the high end are delicate gum paste or sugar paste flowers, which are constructed by hand, one petal at a time. But here’s the bottom line: All add-ons including marzipan fruits, chocolate-molded flowers, and lace points will raise the rate. (For the record, we think it’s worth the cost!)
Encourage Cake Collaboration
If you want to garnish your cake with fresh flowers, find out if the cake designer will work with your florist, or if you are responsible for the blooms. If the florist is running the show, will she have time to adorn the cake? Be wary of elaborate floral accents if your reception space decor is labor-intensive.
Get Him Involved
The popularity of the groom’s cake, traditionally a Southern custom, is on the rise. The bride’s cake the one cut by the couple at the reception is traditionally eaten as dessert. The groom’s cake is usually darker and richer (often chocolate) and nowadays crafted to show off the groom’s passions and obsessions. Give slices to guests as a take-home memento or cut and serve both for dessert.
Many bakers agree that the idea of a mini cake (where each guest gets his or her own) is a great idea in theory but not always in practice. Not only does each cake require its own decoration (often as intricate, if not more, than one that’s four times its size), each will require its own box. Unfortunately, boxes don’t come in mini-cake sizes. Often the bakery must construct individual boxes in which to transport these cakes. Multiply by however many guests you’ll be having, and you’ll see what a costly, time-consuming feat this actually is.
Lock Down Delivery Details
Cake delivery takes coordination. Complex cases may not necessarily be delivered in final form. Allow time and space for assembly, if needed. For more on last-minute details, review our Points for the Contract.
Avoid freezer burn! Even if you take the most painstaking packaging measures, eating the top tier of your cake on your first anniversary sounds far better than it tastes. Think about indulging on your two-week or one-month anniversary, and treat yourself to a fresh cake in the same flavour when you’ve survived the first year. If you must adhere to tradition, wrap the cake in plastic wrap, then bag it in an airtight baggie. Stay away from aluminium foil it might not protect against freezer burn as well as a plastic wrap because it’s not an airtight material.