6 Tips to Buying The Perfect Wedding Cake

Wedding cakes are the main attraction in any wedding reception. More than something that you can feast on, wedding cakes have become an essential decoration in the wedding venue. The first thing guests would buzz about is how magnificent your wedding cake is. Choosing the right cake should be meticulously done. With a little patience and the quick tips below, picking the best cake should be as easy as walking down the aisle.

Choose the right bakeshop
If you have an idea on where the best bakery is in your city, then head to them immediately. You should ask suggestions from your friends or family members as well. Get a reservation at once. Do not procrastinate. The availability of cake decorators might be restricted. Be sure to drop by the bakeshop to talk about the designs, flavors and other things you want to add to your cake. Be sure to give a detailed description of exactly what you want your cake to be. Give the vendor ample time to prepare, approximately six months ahead of your big day would do. You may need to pay a deposit fee for reservation.

The right taste
Aside from the look of the cake, keep in mind that cakes are made primarily for eating. They should taste good as well as look good. The texture and flavor of the cake itself is important. When scouting for a bakeshop, don't hesitate to ask for cake samples of the flavors you want. If they do not allow this, jump to the next store.

Check on your budget
Wedding cakes ranges from $300 to $1000 or so. Cost primarily depends on the cake design you want. You have to pay for the cake decorator's fee on top of the cost of the cake itself. Know what your budget is ahead of time. Some shops may give you free delivery too. Most bakeshops have a standard number of servings for each cake type. You need to know how many guests will be attending your wedding so you would know more or less how much money you should allocate for the cake.

Flowers as decorations
Flowers have been a traditional thing at weddings. You can put them on cakes as well. You can either choose from fresh flowers or artificial ones. Fresh flowers are beautiful addition to your cakes. But it is very important that you choose fresh flowers wisely. Be sure that they are free from chemicals. Just to be on the safe side, sugar flowers are safer. These are edible gum paste decorations that have wire or toothpicks on them.

Where to place the cake
Most cakes, especially during summer, might end up melting under the heat of the sun. They can also cause flowers and flavored curls to dry up. Not to mention the possibility of flies gathering on your prized cake. Just be sure to always have a back up site where you can store your cakes to preserve its look and taste. Never place your wedding cake near the dance floor or where there is a heavy flow of traffic. You might just see your cake ending up all over the floor. That's not a good sight at all! Also be sure to check the sturdiness of the table that you plan on placing your cake.

Wedding Cake Toppers
While buying wedding cakes can and should be fun and hassle-free, remember that your wedding cake needs to be presentable, a lot of the photos will most likely be done beside the cake. It's always nice to give out that bright smile beside your well decorated cake that also brings out your personal statement. Wedding cake toppers are not just sheer embellishments in a cake but more of an emblem, one that best represents the love that is flowing in the hearts of the couple.


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