Wedding planner John Gandy of John Gandy Events in Tallahassee, Florida recognizes a wedding cake’s showstopper potential. “I encourage (the couple) to create a focal point for the wedding cake and showcase its uniqueness. A wedding cake gives the couple the opportunity to express themselves through design, flavor and presentation,” he says.
With these 6 tips, you’ll have no problem curating an epic wedding cake.
Wait until other wedding details have been chosen.
Ask for recommendations.
Bakeries should be able to show you examples of wedding cakes they have done before. Pay attention to what each bakery excels at. Some bakeries might make stunning traditional cakes but have trouble with more out-of-the-box requests. The bakery you choose should specialize in the style of cake you want.
“We truly believe that taste is just as important as the design,” says D’Anne McCune of Designs by D’Anne in Jacksonville, Texas. She also notes that the tasting consultation is a good time to talk about design options as well.
Request personalized flavors.
Choose a topper.
Think outside the box.
You have almost unlimited options when it comes to your wedding cake. A traditional layered cake is wonderful, but you can also serve a sheet cake or cupcakes. Maybe you want each layer to have its own flavor or several flavors mixed together in the same layer. Have a cake that is decorated elegantly on one side and playfully on the other. Or choose a cake that reveals a beautiful rainbow of colors when it’s cut.
“I love being challenged by a bride or groom,” says Danielle Kattan of Danielle Kattan Cakes in Winston Salem, North Carolina. “New flavors, techniques, and mediums are always welcome when customers call me.”
Your wedding cake is an important part of the big day, so take advantage of the opportunity to make it a showstopper. Know generally what you want before you shop, but be open to creative ideas as well. With the right baker, your wedding cake will be as epic as the event itself.