All too often, when I ask a bride what kind of a cake she’s hoping to have at her wedding, the response involves a blank stare, a shrug of the shoulders and an “I’m not really sure”. This blog is aimed at resolving that :) (keep in mind that your cake maker will assist you in the selection process as well!)
The first thing to consider in choosing your wedding cake is your budget and how important the cake is in your list of wedding priorities. If the cake falls somewhere between an 8-10 (as one of the most important pieces of your wedding puzzle), then a higher budget should be allotted to its design and creation. If you’re simply looking for a wedding cake with which to take pictures, and to put out with your midnight buffet, you can expect to spend substantially less. The differences between a high-end and budget cake are staggering.
Lori, The Caketress, makes some of the most couture edible masterpieces I’ve ever seen in my life! – you can watch our Bridecast series together here, peruse her boutique, or visit her blog! If a showpiece wedding cake is what you’re looking for in the Toronto area, this is definitely where I suggest you begin! Lori’s cakes are one-of-a-kind, completely custom-designed fashion and designer-inspired…. so your cake is a reflection of your own personal style… from Ralph Lauren, to The Great Gatsby, and beyond.
If slightly understated if more your wedding cake style….
Do you prefer round or square, or a combination of both?
The number of guests that your cake will be feeding is the key factor in determining the size. Unless you’ve always dreamt of a 5-tier wedding cake, a more modest 3-tier cake tends to be most popular.
Do you prefer a simple cake with tiny accents? or a heavily decorated cake?
How do you envision your cake table to be showcased? flowers? a cakestand? votive candles?
Will your cake tiers be set with pillars between them? will you be using fresh floral decor throughout your cake?
When it comes to cake decor, the possibilities are virtually endless! You can go to your pastry chef with an image to recreate, or a blank slate to let your cake maker’s imagination run wild. Regardless of which option you choose, your wedding cake should not only be a reflection of your personal style and overall event design, but a dessert your guests will enjoy! Choose flavours wisely, be aware of allergy restrictions in your group, and don’t forget to save your top tier to have on your one-year wedding anniversary!