Tips for mindfully choosing your wedding cake 🍰 • Wait until you know your venue, time of year, decor style, and your wedding breakfast food type - this may allow you to more naturally find a cake harmonious to the narrative. If a specific colour is important to you, give your baker fabric swatches so they can echo those.
• If you know the design and budget you are aiming for, be open and honest with the bakeries you contact for quotes, so they can give you relevant and useful responses and advice.
• Your cake doesn't have to feed all of your guests - but if you're worried, you can supplement the cake with creative treats (doughnuts, cupcakes, cookies, mini cakes - or something typical of your venue/country/childhood) or even order sheet cakes of the same flavour without decorations, to hide away in the kitchen until it's time to serve cake.
• Do ask your bakers all your questions: can you taste the flavours (cake tastings are a great opportunity to get to know your baker and his/her range of abilities), how many tiers they recommend, can they deliver to your venue, can this type of cake be left out for a few hours in the weather you're expecting, what's the best way to cut it, and so on.
• Let the baker educate you about why the cost is what it is: certain materials are more costly than others, and certain techniques are more time consuming. The cost reflects the time, ingredients, skill, and creativity.
• If you're not a cake person, that's totally ok. Let your baker suggest ideas, use less traditional ingredients, and garnish with lots of fresh flowers for a less "cakey" feel.
• Think about how your cake will be displayed - after all the work and investment gone into it, it's a shame for it not to be showed off as best it can be. Consider the shape and size of table, the lighting, the background, and whether you can tie it all in with some floral arrangements echoing the dinner tables.
• Have fun with the details! Toppers, stands, flowers, fabric, the cake knife... lots of opportunities to make it more you 💕
Spotted on @magnoliarouge
| Photography by @theallisonkuhn
| Planning and styling by @loveandhoneywed
| Cake by @suarezbakery
| Linen by @latavola