Choosing the right design for your wedding cake can be a stressful process, but it definitely shouldn't be! With so many brides and grooms showcasing their personalities and tastes, this is one area where you can as traditional as you want, or as crazy and modern as your mind will take you! Here are some tips and photos of some of our favorite designs from this past year to give you some inspiration on creating a beautiful, sweet, and delicious cake of your dreams!
1. Choose a reputable bakery
The internet is a great place to start to do some research to read reviews and look at photos of work that bakeries have done before you actually set-up a meeting with them. If the website's photos are not up to date, chances are, neither is their work. You want to work with a bakery with positive feedback from married couples and who also offer a wide range of cake offerings!
2. Give yourself enough time!
Three to six months is enough time to plan the cake. While it's not the most urgent item on many bride's to-do list, it's still an important one. Make sure you do have an idea on the color scheme and the wedding venue first, that will really help dictate the direction of your cake design. It's good to get the cake designed and ordered before you enter the "crunch period," which is about 2 months prior to your wedding date.
3. Taste the cake!
I can't stress this enough, make sure you set up a cake tasting before the cake is ordered! If the cake has multiple flavors, try all of them. Each bakery has their own variation of recipes that will affect the cake taste, the consistency, texture, and frosting flavor. Never assume - taste!
4. Get creative!
The age of the cookie-cutter tiered white wedding cake with plastic figurine is long gone, and we're happy to see it go! Many brides use inspiration from almost anywhere for their cake, whether its their dress, their favorite date spot, or colors. Adornments and decor are always welcome as are bright, fun colors and modern designs. Just check out the designs below!
Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings