Have your cake, and eat it too!

October 18, 2017, floral terrace

“Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories”

— Buddy Valastro

One of the most important parts of planning your wedding can be the cake. It is one of the most memorable parts of the entire wedding celebration, so couples can feel a lot of pressure in getting it right. This is a simple how-to guide to help you pick out the perfect cake for your special day!

1. Plan well in advance: like anything else, choosing the right wedding cake can take time. Choosing the type of cake you like, filling, style and color scheme can be confusing. Make sure to give yourself enough time to choose a style that works best for you. Choosing a cake on top of all the other last minute details can get overwhelming.

2. Make sure you love the taste: A big mistake couples make is choosing a cake on looks alone. Remember, a cake is to be eaten. Make sure you love the way your cake tastes. Once the cake is cut and served, looks will no longer matter to your guests, what they will remember is how it tasted.

3. Know your budget: Knowing how much you have to spend can save a lot of time and effort when choosing your wedding cake. A budget can help narrow down the choices to a specific cake flavor and complexity of the design. Keeping within your budget can also reduce wedding stress later on, when last minute expenses pile up. Standard cakes are beautiful as they are, but if you are a bride who likes to add a little “wow factor” to everything, a cake is a good way to do that.

4. Don’t Stress: Don’t stress over the cake! If you have just a wedding cake for dessert, you should definitely consider flavors that may appeal to a larger group of people. Choosing a bold flavor may not be the best choice. Sticking to a chocolate or vanilla family may be your safest bet to please a party of 100-200 people. If you have a variety of different desserts being served other than the cake, there is less pressure to pick the perfect flavor. Chances are most people will only take one or two bites from the cake and move on to something they would rather cheat on their diet with. (How rude right? Don’t they know how much time and effort you put into picking this cake!?) This is a nice situation to be on the more adventurous side when choosing fillings for your wedding cake. Perhaps pistachio or coconut fillings may not be such a bad idea!