Your Wedding Cake
The traditional wedding cake is a thing of the past. No more just plain white cake with butter cream icing at your wedding reception. You can get yellow, chocolate, marble, spice, carrot, almond, coconut, etc, the list is really endless. And how about adding raspberry or chocolate mousse as a filling? Cheese cakes and fruit baskets are today's top favorites. And remember each tier can be a different flavor. This gives your guests a choice of which flavor they would like to try.
Just as important as the flavor of your wedding cake, so is the design. Bring in a picture to your baker or sketch some thing down on a piece of paper and let your baker design your cake along with you. Your baker should be glad to do this with you. Also try to speak to the actual decorator that will be decorating your cake. This way you may feel more confident that your cake will be just the way you want it to be and less chance of miscommunications. You can use a smaller cake and place mini pastries on the table too.
Then there's the bridesmaids charms on strings baked into the cake, and the grooms carved cake, a shower cake, Venetian Table, pastries for the morning of and the day after and so much more. Ask your baker for a discount on these items if you ordered your wedding cake from them.
Remember to ask the baker to leave you boxes to take left over cake home.
Order wedding cake 1-2 months before the wedding.
Traditional cake toppers are plentiful in size, color, and statuary or design one for yourself. Venetian glass blowers are great choices to make a custom shoe, swan, castle, etc. to suit your theme. Or you may choose fresh or silk flowers as toppers, fillers, etc. Ask your baker for recommendations.
Share this little age old secret at your wedding reception. Tradition has it that a single girl who sleeps with a piece of wedding cake under her pillow will dream of her future husband...Cake anyone?