Wedding cakes come in all shapes and sizes these days. Whether you’re going with a classic look or with something a bit more modern, all cakes have something in common: the sweet factor. Making sure your slice of confection heaven is finger licking good is almost just as important as the way the cake will look. The great thing about what goes inside the cake is how many options you can have. For example, for my own wedding, we had a vanilla cake with fresh strawberry filling & a vanilla layer with oreo cream filling. In addition to that, on the third tier, we had chocolate cake with chocolate mousse. It was great to have options that could make most people happy. One savings tip is to actually have your cake baker create a large sheet cake instead of adding in another tier. They’ll typically keep it in the back/kitchen and your guests won’t know the difference.When it comes to budgeting a cake, you can also aim to count for less than your actual guest list. Most likely, not everyone will eat a slice and slices can be cut slightly smaller if you ask. Your cake may end up coordinating flowers with your florist so make sure they’re in communication for measurements and quantity. Be sure to ask if your baker has their own cake stand or see about renting one or getting creative with that as well.
Aside from that, you’ll want to make sure you research your cake maker’s designs and research reviews. The last thing you want is for your cake to end up here! Unfortunately, that could be the case when a family friend has the best intentions. If you or a family friend or family member are going to DIY your cake, be sure to practice several times and you may want to try to keep it as simple as possible! Sometimes the simpler cakes can be the prettiest!
Enough with the chit chat here, though. Here’s some deliciously sweet eye candy: