Choosing A Wedding Cake
A pretty straight forward task right? It depends. We spoke with Vicky, the owner of Victoria Cakes of Leyland, and she has given us some important tips on what to look for when choosing a wedding cake.
This article is part of a series of blog posts whereby we ask the experts from advice to help you plan every aspect of your wedding. Stay tuned for more posts and be sure to read an earlier post where we discuss the importance of choosing a professional wedding DJ.
Have You A Design In Mind?
Before you choose who to purchase your cake from, think about what design of cake you would like. Think about what makes you special as a couple, an item that reminds you of your first date, these can often be printed or made out of ingredients to give the extra personal touch. Stuck for ideas? Pinterest, Instagram and Google are full of beautiful wedding cakes, from the simplest of designs to the most complicated. Furthermore, you are under no obligation to purchase, or be under any pressure to go over a specific budget should you have one.
Research Who To Purchase From
Now you have a design in mind, it’s time to research bakers that can deliver what you have in mind. Like anything in life, you have multiple choices of where to purchase your cake from. Use this to your advantage to get the best deal, but, and it’s a huge but; always bare in mind that cost isn’t everything. You often get for what you pay for and getting the balance right is vital. Ask for pictures of previous wedding cake designs and research bakers on the Internet to read impartial reviews from real customers.
The Taste Test
You would expect a reputable and professional baker to offer you a taste test of multiple cakes. It’s important that your cake tastes as good as it looks and this also gives you an opportunity to mix your favourite fillings to create your perfect wedding cake. Your baker will recommend which fillings can be mixed together when choosing a wedding cake.
Consider The Cost
The more demanding your design, the more it will cost. If you have elements of your cake that will take your baker more time to bake and implement, consider discussing possible alternatives with your baker. For example, could you decorate the bottom exterior of your cake with real flowers, rather than hand-crafted, edible flowers on the cake itself?
As professional wedding DJ’s, it’s safe to say that we have been to many weddings and unfortunately things do go wrong. You need to consider how you are going to transport your wedding cake from your baker’s premises, to your venue. We strongly recommend asking your baker if they offer such a service as they have the experience. If your cake has multiple tiers, they often transport your cake with each tier in separate boxes, and “build” your cake upon arrival to your venue. Don’t run the risk of placing your multi-tier wedding cake in your car, we have seen the downsides.
Thanks To Victoria Cakes, Leyland
This article has been written with the help of Vicky, the owner of Victoria Cakes, Leyland. They offer cakes for all celebrations and specialise in wedding cakes. If you are looking for hand crafted excellence, look no further.