How to Choose Your Wedding Cake
The Wedding Cake: To have, or not to have? That is the question!
With the vast selections of amazingly designed layers and carefully constructed tiers, not to mention the hundreds of delicious flavors to choose from, the options of today’s wedding cakes are seemingly endless!
To some, this is an absolutely mandatory and much anticipated Wedding Day tradition and portion of the wedding planning. There are those couples out there that can’t wait to attend cake-tastings and try little bite-size samples of their favorite desserts, envisioning feeding it to their better half on their Big Day! (Ahhhh, swoon.) But to others, it’s sometimes an overlooked or overwhelming, “do we really need a cake?” or “how in the world do we feed 250 people with one cake?!” aspect of in the planning process. No matter which type of bride or couple you are, we have some solutions for both!
Let’s say that you and your fiancé are not big fans of cake or sweets in general, but you feel like you have to serve a dessert for your guests and of course, for those infamous cake cutting, icing-smeared-faced photos!! Our favorite solution: Fake it til You Make It, Sister! You’d be amazed with the creativity and inventiveness that cake designers are coming up with these days. They can make a few Styrofoam layers look like an edible masterpiece straight out of a fairy tale wedding! You could have that beautiful cake you’ve always dreamed of that’s completely faux, and then secretly have a few yummy sheet cakes in the kitchen waiting for your caterer to cut, plate, and serve to your guests ready to soothe that sweet tooth! Who would ever know the wiser?! Not to mention it could be a huge potential budget saver! (Yes, please!)
Another alternative to your traditional wedding cake is to serve small or individual desserts such as cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, brownies, macaroons, or the latest trend, donuts! I mean, who doesn’t love an “I Do-Nut” wall?! (See Below!) Or, why not have a dessert bar with a few of each?? This solution not only provides a variety of treats for all of your friends and family to choose from (remember, Aunt Sue hates chocolate and Uncle Joe’s got a peanut allergy), but it’s also an easy way to share any leftover desserts at the end of the night! It’s a lot simpler to drop a cookie or two into a little doggie bag, rather than a chunk of that amazing cream-cheese frosted carrot cake. (Thoughts for next blog – Why to have Tupperware at your wedding! Hahaha, but seriously.)
So basically, whether it’s an elaborately grand cake with 12 layers, working water fountains and twinkling lights or whether it’s a just couple cake pops with Mr. & Mrs. scribbled across them, you do you, Boo! Ahem, sorry, I get excited. What I meant to say was, that it will be absolutely perfect because it’s what YOU TWO want and that’s the most important thing to remember on your Big Day!