Choosing Your Wedding Cake can often be as challenging as narrowing down which dress is "The One", Lynsey Wood of Sweetheart Bakery offers her expert tips on choosing the best cake or dessert for your memorable day!
Start With Style In Mind: the cake should be seen as an accessory for your theme, colors or even hobbies and interests. This is an easy way to incorporate your theme of the day. If you are a glam bride consider using metallic gold to make a statement. If you are a rustic bride a ruffle cake might be the way to go. If you are a quirky bride this might be the place to interject some Game of Thrones references. Whatever you choose keep it focused on you and your fiances style, taste and overall dreams.
Stick With Your Budget: Although wedding cakes are one of the more fun elements of the wedding decisions. The price tag for lavish cakes might be more sour than sweet. Keep this in mind when selecting a bakery or vendor to make your cake, knowing your guest count helps to narrow down the price and sticking to a simple design might be the way to go for budget brides.
Make it Yours: Another option is instead of the traditional five tier cake with over the top finishes consider a naked cake, cupcake tower, pies or even a popcorn bar instead. The modern couple is getting away from a mainstream wedding cake and making the dessert portion of the evening a fun nod at their unique couple style. Often times couples forget that the dessert option can also be a unique way to honor your family heritage. Even echoing the season your wedding is being held in can help you create a cozy vibe. For winter weddings consider a cookie bar or for the Fall bride mini pies might be the way to go.
Taste is important: Although traditional white cake with buttercream frosting can be a major crowd-pleaser, it is important that you enjoy the way your wedding cake tastes. Don't be afraid to use flavors that are less common such as cookies and cream or peanut butter cup. This will allow your guests a break from the monotony. On the other hand if you love buttercream be true to yourself and go a more traditional route.
Be true to yourself: When selecting a cake, dessert or any other element for your big day it is important to not let others dictate what you choose. Listen to your heart and try not to select something just because you feel as though this is what is expected of you. This might seem trivial to say about a cake but if you keep a level head and stand up for your choices this will be easier to do on bigger decisions. But most importantly take time to savor each bite. You have spent months or even years planning for the most memorable day of your life so be sure to enjoy each delicious detail of this day!