How to create the perfect wedding cake

This week we’ve been thinking about wedding cake. The choice of colours, sizes and fillings is endless so we thought we’d put together some helpful tips to ensure you have the cake you’ve always dreamed of!

What style? Take inspiration from your colour scheme, wedding venue and even details from your wedding dress. A great cake should complement your theme.

Which cake designer? Look for someone who specialises in the style of cake you’re looking for. If you have your heart set on a chocolate cake, find a chocolate expert.

What will it taste like? It’s important that your cake tastes as good as it looks so ask to see examples of cakes that have been made as well as having a taste!

Which filling? When it comes to the cake filling, fruit cake is the traditional choice but there are so many options – lemon, chocolate, carrot cake – you could have a different flavour for each tier.

What size? Consider a slightly bigger cake than you need, that way you can save a slice for guests unable to attend and enjoy some when you get back from your honeymoon. Fruit cake is the only filling that still tastes great a few months after the wedding though!

Allergies? Some guests may have a nut allergy so your cake maker could make a nut free cake or even a small cake created especially for them. Alternatively you should let guests with allergies know they should avoid the cake.

What shape? As an alternative to the tiered cake, you could have a profiterole tower, cupcakes, miniature cakes or even a pavlova tower.

The final thing to bear in mind is how will your cake get to the venue? Always check with the cake designer whether they will transport and arrange the cake for you. Bear in mind that fresh patisserie needs to be made the day before, so it isn’t a good idea if you’re getting married a long distance from the cake designer.

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