It’s got to be tasty, it’s got to look sweet and most of all, it has to be perfect!
Florals, frills, piping, stencilling, ribbons, decorations, colours, flavours, frostings– the list goes on!
While oh-so-exciting, choosing your dream wedding cake can leave you with more questions than answers. But fear not, here are the Hummingbird Bakery’s top 5 tips for choosing your wedding cake:
1. Create a mood board
Cut out pictures of details from cakes that inspire you and if you see something you like, add it to your board. Don’t feel limited to pictures of cakes or desserts; you could include anything from fabric swatches, photos, paintings, jewellery, the venue or even somewhere special like a holiday destination. Bring this to your first consultation and before you know it, your dream cake will begin to take shape and the finished design will be entirely unique to you as a couple.
To truly perfect the picking of your cake, here's a simple guide!
2. Borrow the best features of different designs
Your wedding cake consultant will have a host of wedding cake designs to share, which you may not have considered or pictured as part of your day. If you’re stuck for inspiration, picture how you would prefer to adapt a current design or combine elements from various cakes. It is by mixing and matching these various details, decorations, colours and flavours that you can begin to custom-make a design that works to your taste.
3. Get a taster with cake samples
Samples, apart from being a delicious perk of your wedding cake consultation, are a sneak peak at how your finished wedding dessert will taste when served to your guests. Always insist on tasting the sponges, frostings and fillings that you can expect for your finished cake. Aside from classics like vanilla and chocolate, we can bake you a red velvet, chocolate fudge, coconut, lemon and raspberry or even a multi-coloured rainbow sponge wedding cake. It may even be possible to have different flavours across different tiers (if you can’t possibly decide!)
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4. Consider wedding cupcakes as a take-home treat for guests
There’s no denying an individual cupcake makes a lovely gift to look forward to for your wedding guests. Arrange your cupcakes in a generous tower and guests can be invited to help themselves as the mood takes.
5. Mix up your wedding cake sizes
Have a variety of cakes on offer with wedding cake toppers, full-sized wedding cupcakes and mini wedding cupcakes. Mini cupcakes are sweet goodies for guests who fancy a smaller indulgence and are just the right size for younger children. This also makes it easy to have a tempting selection of cake flavours on offer.
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