There will be some hard decisions ahead of you but with some careful planning and consideration, you can have your dream wedding cake without losing any sleep over it!
Seeing as your cake ideally needs to be ordered three months before the wedding day, you will need to spend plenty of time going over all the ideas available to you.
Try not to think of it as a chore when browsing through hundreds of pages of cake designers portfolios otherwise you won’t be able to enjoy yourself and this should be a fun part of the wedding process.
Think about practical considerations such as your budget. The bigger the cake with the more elaborate decorations, the more expensive it will be.
Once you have worked out your budget, you need to shop around for the best baker. Unless you have been recommended one by word of mouth, it is worth going to at least three bakers to find the right one for you.
Always remember to taste the cake before you decide to buy it. A cake that does not taste amazing is not worth the money you may be asked to pay for it.
Cakes are differing not only in shapes and sizes, but also in flavour. There are now a very wide variety of tastes to suit all palettes. From Bailey’s Irish Cream to Cappuccino, designers are becoming much more adventurous. However we do advise that one tier is kept to the traditional fruitcake for those older relatives who may not approve of these exotic new flavors.
If you have a specific design in mind for your cake, let the cake maker know the colours and size you want in exact details. A lack of communication could mean that your cake comes out the wrong size or colour.
Finally, ensure that your cake reaches the reception safely. Luckily, many bakeries now do a delivery service which will keep your mind at rest as you know they will be using the right tools to deliver your cake. A suitable cake stand and knife also needs to be arranged by the venue.
Still looking for your perfect cake? Browse our wedding cake inspiration gallery.