When it comes to planning a wedding, one of the most important details to consider is the cake. Not only is it a delicious dessert, but it also serves as a beautiful centrepiece and a symbol of the couple’s union. If you’re in charge of planning the perfect wedding reception cake, there are a few things to keep in mind.
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First and foremost, the cake should reflect the couple’s personal taste and style. This means that the cake should not only taste good but also match the overall theme and decor of the wedding. For example, if the wedding has a beachy, tropical theme, you may want to consider a cake with a beach or palm tree design. Or If the couple is into a rustic theme, you may like to explore that theme in the cake design. Paul Bradford hosted hundreds of wedding cake consultations and by the end he managed to secure 98% of consultations into sales. Want to know how he did it? Check out our Pro members How to Host a Wedding Consultation lesson where Paul conducts a real-life consultation.
Another important aspect to consider is the size of the cake. This will depend on the number of guests attending the wedding, as well as the couple’s preferences. Generally, a standard wedding cake will serve around 100 guests, so if you have a larger guest list, you may need to consider having a bigger cake or multiple cakes. To check out how many portions you get per cake and a number of other calculations check out CakeFlix FREE Cake Calculators.
When it comes to the flavour of the cake, the possibilities are endless. However, it’s important to keep in mind that not everyone may have the same taste, so you should consider offering a variety of options. This can include traditional flavours like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, as well as more unique options like lemon, carrot, or even a red velvet cake. It’s also a good idea to offer a gluten-free and/or vegan option, to cater to guests with dietary restrictions. Check out a number of delicious recipes right here.
The decoration of the cake is an important consideration. You can opt for a simple design or something more elaborate. For example, a simple design may include a single-layer cake with white frosting and a few fresh flowers. A more elaborate design may include multiple layers, fondant decorations, and even edible figures or 3D elements. It’s also a good idea to coordinate the cake’s decoration with the overall wedding theme and colours.
Making the perfect wedding reception cake requires careful consideration of the couple’s personal taste and style, the size of the cake, the flavour, decoration, and the reputation of the baker. By keeping these things in mind, you can be sure that the cake will be a delicious and beautiful centrepiece that everyone will love.