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 decide what type of cake that you want to order.
The selection of wedding cake types is endless. There are so many options to designing your cake. The choices range from selecting from the bakers menu to having a custom design. You’ll find shapes from square to round and everything in between. A good baker can assist you with choosing the appropriate cake type and size.
The choices are unlimited when it comes to wedding cake flavors, fillings and icings. Icing comes in many colors and can be matched to your color scheme swatches. Again, this is an area that your baker can be of assistance.
Freshness is an important factor for a great tasting cake. A cake that is made from scratch with fresh ingredients is a cake that will make a lasting impression on your guests. Bakers often bake the cake 1-2 weeks ahead of time and then freeze it. Then it is thawed and decorated a few days before the wedding day. The best thing to do is schedule an appointment for a cake sampling.
You can be as creative as you want when it comes to wedding cake decorations. Cakes can be decorated with fresh flowers, cake jewelry, icing decorations, ribbons and of course cake toppers. Adding decorations is a great way to customize your cake to suit your wedding theme or color scheme.