Nothing is more fun when planning your wedding then the cake tasting. Here are some wedding cake ideas and tips when looking for a wedding cake for your special day.
First thing I always tell my clients when discussing wedding cake ideas is to consider what they like in terms of flavors as well as design. It’s so easy to look at wedding cake designs on the net via the various wedding blogs and websites. Plus, you can always pick up a wedding magazine or tune into the various entertainment channels to see the latest celebrity wedding to be inspired.
When considering wedding cake designs think about the shape you would like, round, square, triangular, oval, the list goes on. Or, you can always do a combo of shapes and sizes. Do you want the cake to lie flat on the table or on a cake stand? (Most party rental stores carry cake stands or you can rent a cake stand from the bakery you purchase the cake from.)
Other wedding cake ideas to consider when selecting your cake is the color. Do you want it to compliment your wedding decor or be something whimsical and act as an accent and contrast with the decor. A couple of my brides had plain white cakes and then used the same types of flowers from their centerpieces to decorate their cakes.
Icing is another variable to consider for your wedding cake designs. Buttercream, cream cheese or fondant? Fondant is great because of the various shapes and intricate designs the baker can do with it. A cream cheese frosting will work best for an indoor versus an outdoor wedding since it has a tendency to melt. As long as it isn’t too hot and the cake is shaded from the sun, buttercream icing will work fine outdoors.