Buying Wedding Cakes: Tips And Helpful Advice

Wedding cakes…where do we start? It is meant to be this huge tower of a cake, different from the usual cakes we have on ordinary occasions, like birthdays, almost like the Godfather cake of cakes. In most cases, wedding cakes are layered or multi-layered and are heftily decorated with icing, beads, and other embellishments that would reflect the grandiose of the event. Maybe on the top is a small image of a bride and groom happily standing at the top of this tower, smiling as they await their just desserts!

Wedding cakes can go from the simplest to the most complex decorations; each has its own artistic distinctions depending on the creative juices of the baker. They should conform to the main purpose of the cake, that whatever embellishments it possess, it can still be edible and can be eaten.

Because the wedding cake is such an important part in the wedding celebration, here are some tips you need to know in case you will be buying a wedding cake in the future.

  1. Check how long it will take to prepare your cake

Time is a crucial factor when planning the wedding. Because the wedding cake is a part of the wedding plan, it is important to dedicate an appropriate amount of time to the ordering of the cake

It is best to ask your favorite bakeshop on the time frame that they usually give wrt a wedding cake, so that you can make early orders if it will take such a long time to create your cake. You don’t want to be calling them the week before and finding out they have a backlog of 2,000 cakes and yours won’t be ready for a month. Disaster will strike as you duck your head in shame, dragging in a Tesco’s Madeira cake onto the stage. In this way, you will not be in a hurry coming up with a wedding cake to be served on your wedding day.

2. Verify the details of the cake and its cost.

A lot of couples are so fascinated with the luscious treats that go with their wedding cake. What they do not know is that each embellishment and every twists and turns embedded in the cake has a price.

Therefore, it would be better to clear it out with your baker how much will be the cost of every decoration are added features you wish to add on your wedding cake. Always negotiate, the wedding cake is a food that can be haggled down. Pull the sympathy card 😉 “I really love this cake, it would make my wedding day truly special if I could have this, but I can only afford *insert 70% of the price they suggested*” hehe



3. Tell your baker about the details of your wedding.

In today’s modern world, weddings are not just done in the church. A lot of ideas had come up in terms of wedding venues. Therefore, if ever you have any plans of having your wedding by the beach or anywhere else where it is open, it would be better to inform your baker about this.

In most cases, icings are vulnerable to environmental hazards. So, if the baker knows that your wedding will be a garden wedding or a wedding by the beach, he could make such arrangements with your cake in order to endure the environmental conditions where it will be placed. Also, the size can play a factor, don’t want to have your wedding in a hall with standard doorways but your cake is 4 foot wide

      4. In a budget? Why not decorate your own wedding cake.

It is not so uncommon nowadays to find somebody decorating his or her own wedding cake. In fact, it is a feasible idea especially to those who have a very tight budget.

All you have to do is to order a plain wedding cake and buy the decorations from the retail stores.

So, set aside some special decisive moment when it comes to your wedding cake because there would be no better way to glamorize your wedding than to have a perfectly made wedding cake.

Whatever you decide, please feedback to us. Leave a comment and please feel free to share with others

Thanks for reading and Good Luck

2 thoughts on “Buying Wedding Cakes: Tips And Helpful Advice”

    1. Hi Theresa, I think the square shape is easier to cut but the round is symbolic of everlasting love, coming round in a circle. Both have their pros and cons but I personally went for a 4-Tier round. Hope that helps!

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