5 pointers to help you pick out the perfect wedding cake
The most stressful yet delightful decision to make while planning your wedding is picking out your wedding cake. Everything needs to be perfect, from the flavour to the colour scheme to the cake’s shape. Take your sweet time because this cake will be a reminder in all the pictures of the day you said: “I do”.
1. Be sure to choose the right bakery or service
Start your research ahead of time. Look online, visit your local bakeries and be sure to ask your friends and families. This way, as the day approaches, you will have easily singled out your final choices and be left with a few, which you will easily be able to choose from. You can also visit general wedding websites just to gain feedback from couples. When you do manage to place your finger on a bakery, make sure you go through their portfolio just to get a clear idea of their style- every bakery has its signature designs on how it goes about its wedding cakes, so definitely go through the pictures. Check to see whether the photos posted in the portfolio are up to date because if they are not, it is likely their work isn’t up to date either. Pick an online cake delivery in Ghaziabad service which offers a wide variety of cake designs and one which generally has a positive feedback rate.
Next, visit the bakery in person. The staff should be friendly and welcoming and listen to your ideas calmly. If they rush you or fail to answer your basic inquiries, it would be best to consider another bakery.
2. Allow yourself ample time to decide
As stated earlier, always starts a good 4-6 months in advance to start planning for your wedding cake. Once the bride decides upon the colour scheme of the wedding and the venue where it will be held, it’s time to order the cake. The venue is essential because if it’s outdoors and in summer, the bakery will need to be notified to plan a cake suitable for the given wedding conditions. It is best to order before the bride enters the “crunch” period, which is usually two months till the wedding, since this is when all the tiny details are taken care of, and the bride is usually very stressed.
3. Cake tasting!
Always arrange for a cake tasting before you order your cake. If you are ordering a cake with multiple flavours, make sure you taste all of them. Primary flavours such as chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry will vary depending on how the cake is baked, the formula used,, and the filling and frosting. So be sure you get a feel of how the cake will taste and not just assume.
Another advice would be to avoid going for the crazy exotic flavours. Go simple. You want something all your guests will enjoy. A taste like black current or cardamom will not settle well with all the guests. See, this is the exact reason why cake tastings are essential. You shall get a feel of the precise flavour your guests will munch on.
4. Use creativity in the design
Confused? Try coordinating the cake with the style of the bride’s wedding gown or perhaps with the colour of the bridesmaids’ dresses? Even brides coordinate their jewellery, adorning their cake with a replica of their diamonds, rubies, and pearls decorating the cakes. If your wedding is themed, be sure to design your cake accordingly. Any type of wedding- an outdoor spring wedding or a religious ceremony- can all be replicated on a wedding cake.
5. Go for a cake trend
This season’s most significant trend would be the bride matching her dress with the cake. The ruffle on the dress, big bow, or even flowing satin can all be turned into a cake. As mentioned earlier, jewellery can also match jewellery to the cake.
A return of buttercream frosting can be seen creeping back into cake designs. Buttercream is the original wedding cake frosting and is richer and smoother than modern frostings. Also, it gives a more realistic look. As for shapes, rounds and ovals are the directions to go towards. A round cake is traditional, but a square can also give a chic, elegant look. On the other hand, Oval cakes captivate their audience and provide the cake decorator more room to portray his creativity.
Wait to order a cake last minute. This is destined to be a failure. Both for the baker AND the bride. A lot could go wrong. So be sure to avoid doing so.
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