Your wedding cake is the centerpiece of your reception and if you are like many couples, you might be considering freezing the top of the cake to enjoy on your first anniversary. Ordering a custom wedding cake is the best way to express your style on your big day. Unfortunately, some engaged couples make common mistakes when designing or displaying their custom wedding cake that can put a hamper on their big day. Here are a few custom wedding cake mistakes to avoid.
Not Tasting Several Different Types of Cakes
Wedding cakes are available in a variety of cake, frosting, and filling flavors. Finding the right flavor profile for you and your future spouse is an important aspect because it will be something you will remember for the rest of your life. Go ahead and sample several different flavor combinations to find the right cake for you.
Consider bringing along your maid of honor, best man, or other friends and family members to get some extra opinions about the flavor of your custom cake.
Not Working with a Professional to Design Your Cake
When it comes to creating your perfect custom cake, there are several options to choose from, such as traditional, modern, naked cakes, and cakes that are intricately designed. A custom cake designer or baker is a great tool to help you realize your vision and ensure you get the most out of your wedding cake.
Don't be afraid to bring along your own ideas. However, the baker or designer is a professional and they can help you craft a cake that fits your style and budget.
Ordering Your Cake Too Big or Too Small
One of the biggest mistakes a couple can make is underestimating or overestimating how much cake they will need. Wedding cakes come in a variety of sizes, and your baker can help you determine how much cake you need to order. If you have friends or family members with dietary restrictions, or simply don't like cake, consider ordering alternate desserts, such as sugar-free or gluten-free options.
Your budget will also dictate the size of your cake, so if your budget is tight and you have a large crowd of people who are expected to attend, consider designing a more modest cake that can be big enough to accommodate all your guests.
From ordering the wrong size cake to not working with a professional to create your ideal design, there are several custom wedding cake mistakes you need to avoid.
Contact a bakery for more information about custom wedding cakes.