Choosing your wedding cake
Choosing and ordering your wedding cake can be an exciting and enjoyable part of your wedding preparations, but it can also be overwhelming as many people will never have thought about cake that much before in their lives! Below, I have listed some points to consider which will help determine the cake you will ultimately choose. These can be discussed in your consultation.
Will you be serving your wedding cake as dessert, with coffee or in the evening?
If your cake is served as dessert it will be served in larger portions (1" x 2" x 3" deep) so your cake will need to be bigger than if it is served with the coffee course (served 1" x 1" x 3" deep). If it is served in the evening you are likely to have more guests than the daytime so you will need a bigger cake. Evening portions will usually be served as coffee, or 'finger' portions.
Do you want to have enough cake to send to absent friends/family?
If so this will need to be accounted for in your numbers.
Do you like round or square cakes?
Square cakes serve more portions than round cakes.
Do you like a design with a specific number of tiers?
If for example you love a 3 tier design but have too many guests to feed, a 'cutting' or 'kitchen' cake can be provided. The additional cake is iced simply and will be cut and served with your wedding cake. Your guests are none the wiser and you get to have the exact look you want.
Alternatively, if you do not have enough guests to warrant a 3 tier cake, a dummy cake can be iced to create extra tiers and achieve the look that you want.
The main factors that will affect the price of your cake will be cake flavour, shape and design. Decoration will have the biggest impact on the price of your wedding cake. A simple but elegant design will cost less than a labour intensive and highly decorative design. Both types of wedding cake have their place and a beautiful cake can be made for your personal taste and budget, whichever end of the scale.
Ask your wedding co-ordinator if the venue supplies a cake stand and knife. Most venues do although some may charge for hire.
Unfortunately I am currently unable to deliver cakes to the venue unless pre-arranged at my discretion. Cakes must be collected on the day or one day prior to the wedding date and will be packaged securely with instructions for set-up if applicable.