The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Cakes
There are so many things that make us eager about the wedding. But the one thing that makes us all equally excited about a wedding is the wedding cakes. Even if you are not a kid, it still appeals to people of every age group.
The cake is a compulsion for any occasion. Be it a birthday, a celebration or a wedding. But deciding a flavour, the frosting with the design for the wedding cakes can get really overwhelming.
There is so much to choose from. So much to think of. Especially now, when it is really feasible to convert your imagination into reality. Since it is your wedding you would like to have a particular type of design and shape to it. Even your frosting will be a lot different than the usual birthday or celebratory cakes.
Now, the questions are how do you come to the conclusion that this is the case you would like to have at your wedding.
Probably when your heart will look at it and you will have a smile on your face, just like in the case of choosing a wedding dress.
Here let’s take a look at certain factors that will help you in deciding your wedding cakes.
1. Deciding the number of people
This should come as no shock that before deciding a cake for your wedding, you need to keep in mind the number of people who will be a part of your wedding ceremonies.
Deciding the number of people will help you in determining the size of the wedding cakes. And once you have determined the size, a lot of other factors start falling in place.
Sometimes, a lot of designs or frosting is not feasible for a larger size of the cake. Once, you know the size you can eliminate the options that do not fulfil your requirements.
2. A number of cakes
You know how gigantic an Indian wedding can be. Weddings usually last up to 3 days, with an indefinite number of ceremonies.
So now you need to keep in mind if you want a wedding cake or wedding cakes for each and every ceremony or only for the main event.
Also, the number of guests in each ceremony may vary. This will affect the size of the cake too. So make sure that you have made up your mind as to the number of cakes, you want to have at your wedding.
3. Tasting is important
Before you go jumping off to make a decision about the frosting on your cake. Before you decide between chocolate or strawberry. Make sure that you go for tasting.
You will never know how confusing it can get until and unless you enter a bakery and see yourself surrounded with hundreds of different flavours of cake.
Also, remember to take someone along with you. Going alone and making a decision can get really overwhelming. A company will only help you in making a better choice. Tasting is a good way to start your decision regarding wedding cakes.
4. Deciding the frosting
You have already decided the number of people who will be attending your wedding. You have tried all the different bakeries and all the flavours possible in the world.
Now is the time for you to decide the frosting. This is the time for you to be choosy.
If you want you can consider everyone else opinion or choose the frosting that you enjoyed eating the most.
But since it is your wedding you will not be the one relishing it. You need to keep in mind what is that everyone else will like. So it is better to choose the wedding cakes which will be liked by everyone.
5. Design of the cake
Now that you have made yourself available by ticking off the major things off your list, it is time for you to choose a design for your cake.
Finding a design for your wedding cakes is not very difficult. You can look up online for new design cakes which are in trend. You can save all the designs you like in one folder.
This way you will have all the designs which you approve of in one location and will reduce your task of sorting them.
6. Choosing the bakery
Now, this is a crucial decision to make. All the choices made will majorly depend upon this decision of yours otherwise all your choices will go in vain.
While choosing a bakery you need to be very particular. Be as picky as you can. You need a bakery who you know will turn your imagination into reality, just the way you want it to be.
Someone who knows how to execute imaginations well. Since it is a big day, you don’t want even slightest of the mishaps happening. So choose a bakery on which you can rely completely.
A bakery which will live up to your expectations as well as imaginations.
7. The budget of the cake
You might have set a budget for each and everything catering to your wedding. You must have a set a budget for the wedding cakes as well. You probably don’t want to utilize your entire budget in just cakes.
If this happens, you will have to cut down a lot of other sweet items off your list which is something you would definitely not want.
If yes, then make sure that all your decisions regarding the cake such as design, frosting revolves around your pre-determined budget.
Marriage brings a lot of excitement along with it with some portion of added nervousness. Getting all the tasks done on time with perfection can really be a cause of worry.
Feeling stressed and having anxiety issues during this period is absolutely normal. Following a proper procedure and planning it well in time, can save us with a lot of stress and anxiety.
So, when choosing your wedding cakes make sure to follow the desired routine, this way it will keep all your worries at a distance.