Hello there! I'm Annette - mother of three, part-time barista and lover of all things sweet! I'm pretty famous in the little town where I live because my cakes and pastries take out the prizes at the local show each year. As a dedicated connoisseur of bakery items, I am always the first person to visit a new bakery and see what they have on offer. These days, it has become harder and harder for me to replicate some of the amazing creations in my own kitchen. I know there are others out there who share my passion for bakeries and their delicious treats. This blog will hopefully provide inspiration and information about new bakery trends. Stay sweet!
There are many different elements to a successful wedding and some are more important than others. However, few are as important as the wedding cake, which needs to make a statement aesthetically and be something that will titillate the taste buds of your admiring guests. As it is so important, what do you need to think about when you are getting ready to order the cake from the caterer?
Where to Start
Firstly, make sure that you make your other key decisions before working on the cake. You may need to come up with a wedding theme and choose the keynote colours and you need to choose a wedding gown, floral arrangements and other decor, which should all match the overall flow. Only work on the design of your cake once this is all done, so everything matches nicely.
What to Include
Next, your budget will dictate not only how big the cake is, but what is included within. The more ingredients that you have, the higher the budget and if you're looking for a very specific type of "taste," this will add a little bit on top. You may not know it, but wedding cake creation is normally priced by the slice, so you need to figure out how many people you're likely to have in attendance to dictate how big the cake should actually be.
Sizing It All up
While there is a limit to how "wide" your cake may be, you can of course always build up and add different tiers according to how many guests you are expecting. Make sure that you are realistic, however, when it comes to placing the cake in your chosen venue.
You may have visions of a cake that simply melts in the mouth of your hungry guests, but consider the practicality of this, especially if you are having an outdoor wedding in this typically hot Australian climate. Some components (especially buttercream and meringue) will start to melt if you're not careful and you certainly don't want to suffer a collapsing cake, mid-ceremony.
Remember, the cake needs to look as good as it tastes and you're only limited by your imagination when it comes to additional decorations. Do remember that anything particularly complicated that needs to be created by hand will add to the cost.
Finally, make sure that you talk carefully with your cake caterer to ensure that it is delivered in good condition and on time. If it is particularly complex it may be delivered in various pieces, so you need to allow the time for the specialist to reassemble it in place.Share
13 November 2017