Ordering your wedding cake can be a multi-layer process. We spoke to Connie Dos Santos of The White Cakery Co., a division of Connie Cupcake Inc. for advice on choosing a perfect wedding cake.
Discuss The Details
Your cake designer will ask you for your venue, date and guest numbers. A winter white wedding of 450 people in a grand ballroom calls for a much different cake than an intimate spring fete for 50 held in a tent. You can also provide Pinterest pages or images that inspire you – perhaps the wedding dress, invitations, flowers and, especially, a colour story. All of these details can impact the creation of your cake.
Go For A Taste Test
The tasting is the perfect opportunity to get to know each other. Cakes are designed with the bride and groom in mind, so it’s important to discuss all aspects of the wedding to get the creator inspired!
Choose A Cohesive Look
You might choose to stay away from trends. Ten years from now, when you look back at your photos, your cake should still look swoon worthy – not “sooo yesterday!” Couples should let the vibe of their wedding flow through their cake design. For a cohesive look, brides could match the flowers on their cake to their bouquet. You could include the monogram from your invitations in sugar and gold dust. Or get inspiration from the details of your wedding dress and incorporate edible lace.
Create A Sketch
Some bakeries sketch cakes for their clients. While some couples want to use the sketches as a specific blueprint for their cake, most of these rough sketches just provide the designer with a starting point.
Check with your vendor about when you need to place your order. Some vendors request a minimum of three months advance booking, but that’s quickly changing. If you have your heart set on a specific cake artist, book them as soon as you have your dress and your venue.
Make Sure The Price Is Right
Bakeries charge by the slice for most cakes. However, if what you’re looking for involves a lot of intricate work, such as mounds of sugar flowers or unusual architecture, the price would be a custom quote based on the cake rather than the size only. Remember, you only need servings for 60 percent of your guests! Designers can always offer high and low options for every cake design.
Check out the beautiful creations below, and for even more inspiration take a look at our cake gallery.