Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake

The cake cutting ceremony has been a popular long time wedding cake tradition. Although cutting the cake is a traditional part of the wedding, the choice to have it is up to you. Some couples may choose to exclude this portion from their wedding. You may prefer not to have cake at all. When couples decide to skip cake, they usually will have one or a variety of desserts from which their guests can choose. Cutting the cake is an exciting and highly anticipated event. Photographers and guests want snap shots of the bride and groom participating in this tradition.…
This is a list of the most popular wedding cake favorites starting with the most popular. As a reminder it doesn’t really matter what’s popular and what’s not. The bottom line is it’s your wedding. Check out the latest wedding cake trends. Most Popular Icings Buttercream Rolled Fondant Marzipan Ganache Most Popular Cakes Chocolate Yellow White Lemon Carrot Most Popular Flavors Vanilla Chocolate Raspberry Mango Passion Fruit Apricot Most Popular Fillings Buttercream Ganache Jam Curds Most Popular Designs Stacked Most Popular Shapes Round Square Most Popular Combinations Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream & raspberries Yellow…
Wedding cakes often have a layer of filling between the layers of cake. Fillings can be as simple as buttercream or as complex as ganache. Most will choose a filling that will compliment the cake. There are many choices available, but we will discuss some wedding cake favorites in this article. Buttercream is by far the most popular. It is reasonably priced, simple to make and simple to use. It is also very tasty and can be altered with the flavoring of your choice. Buttercream consist of eggs, sugar, and lots of butter. Because buttercream is made with butter it…
Wedding cakes come in all sizes and shapes. The more traditional shapes are round and square. You want to choose a shape that not only compliments your wedding style, but also expresses who you are as a couple. Some other fun and popular shapes are hearts, ovals, and petals. The size of the cake is based on the number of people attending the reception. The number of slices per size varies from baker to baker. It best to ask about serving amounts because bakers often have their own calculation method for certain sizes. Wedding cake size, shape and serving amounts…
The cake table is an area that you’ll want to look great. After all, other than you, it will be the main focus at the reception. It definitely will be a well photographed event. One way to present the cake is to skirt the table and drape a nice linen over the top. You may use an array of decorations including flowers and photographs. Try to coordinate with your color scheme or wedding theme. There are basically two options when it comes to displaying your cake. The cake can be placed on the cake table throughout the duration of the…
Wedding cakes are frosted and decorated in a variety of icings. The definition of the terms frosting and icing are the same. Icing can be altered in just about any color or flavor of your choice. Your wedding cake flavors and colors should reflect your style and theme. Hopefully, this article will give you some insight on the world of wedding cake icings. The most popular icing is buttercream. Buttercream is a mildly-sweet and flavorful icing. This simple icing is made with eggs, butter, and sugar. Buttercream has a smooth and creamy texture that is very versatile. It is used…
Design The wedding cake type or design is the manor in which your cake is constructed. There are basically three design choices: flat cakes, tiered cakes with pillars or columns, and stacked cakes. Shape There are many shapes for one to choose. Wedding cake size and shapes can be as unique as the individual while others are very traditional. The shape you choose should be one that fits your wedding style or theme. Cake The cake its self should be fresh and moist. Cakes that are made from scratch with the freshest ingredients out perform cakes made from prepackaged mixes…
A wedding cake baker can be found at bakeries, cakeries, catering and reception facilities. The best references are ones from your friends and family. Other wedding vendors may be able to refer you to a good baker, so ask around. Some reception facilities or caterers may provide the cake as part of your package, while others forbid off-site cakes. Your reception package may include a desert which would give you an option to have cake or not. Although it’s not necessary, you can see how selecting a reception hall before hiring a baker would be helpful. You may also find…
Wedding cakes can be ordered months prior to the big day if you make a “save the date” deposit. Although it does not take that long to make, cake designers stay busy and they book quickly especially during popular wedding months. Selecting a baker is something you don’t want to wait until the last minute to do. Before visiting your local bakery, begin looking through wedding magazines or view the cake photo gallery to get ideas of what you like. Print or clip your photos to take with you to the bakery. After viewing the bakery’s photo album, you can…