Got a Sweet Tooth?
Welcome to the ultimate guide on how to choose your wedding cake.
Dessert trends come and go but nothing takes the place of an impressive and delicious wedding cake that satisfies all your senses.
The Wedding Cake Symbolism
The wedding cake symbolizes good fortune and fertility. It also brings good luck to everyone who eats it. The wedding cake should be made with an abundance of good quality ingredients to symbolize a long-lasting, rich, and happy marriage. The bride cuts the first slice of cake to provide good fortune in the marriage.
Keep in mind, this should be a fun and delightful process when planning your destination wedding so don’t panic!
1) Don’t choose a flavor based on what everyone else wants.
Your wedding is about you both, the love that you share, and celebrating that with your guests. Of course it is important to satisfy everyone but the flavors, textures and aromas you pick should evoke memories, and create new ones. You don’t have to go with trends. Choose the flavors you love and best represent your relationship.
You can always reserve a small wedding cake portion with a special flavor for yourselves and another portion, with a more universally-popular flavor for your guests. You may even want to order multiple flavors of cake or cupcakes.
2) Create a wedding cake based on your wedding style and color palette.
Your wedding is made up of lots of different elements, curated to tell a story. Your cake is one of those elements, so it has to work cohesively as part of the story. You can go with illustrated, architectural, simple, naked or whatever you can possibly imagine. Take into consideration the season, the venue, the flowers and the overall styling. Your wedding planner as well as the patissier will guide you all the way.
3) Trust the patissier.
Wedding cake experts are literal artists on what they do. Not only will you have the chance to taste many different flavors in order to pick the one, but together, you will be able to create a work of art that everyone will talk about! If you want to take it one step further, you can also go for a candy bar with different desserts, flavors and colors. Always a crowd pleaser!
4) Consider your number of guests
The more guests, the larger the wedding cake should be. Keep in mind this is going to be your wedding dessert and everyone should have a piece of it. However, most caterings, provide individual little tasty cakes for your guests, to share the flavorsome dessert that matches your wedding style.
5) The dummy cake.
If as mentioned, you have the option of individual desserts, your wedding cake does not need to be entirely edible. This means that you can opt for as many tiers as you wish, with the only edible tier being the one you cut and taste as a couple.This is also a great way to cut on your budget.
Last but not least, remember to enjoy the process and do what’s best for you!
Get some flavor inspiration!
Vanilla – chocolate
Chocolate with Caramel or Orange or strawberries or raspberries
Vanilla With caramel or strawberries or Passion Fruit
Peanut Butter Cup
Coffee layer cake with vanilla espresso buttercream
Caramel apple cake
Hazelnut praline cake