The Naked Foodie Shares 6 Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Cake
As if wedding planning isn’t stressful enough, it comes time to order the cake and suddenly you realize there are so many decisions to be made! Do I want an edible cake? What flavor will I choose? Should I go with a naked cake? What supplier should I trust? Should I do pick up or pay for delivery? You’ll need to decide on all of these before wedding day, and Christian Mark Jacobs, The Naked Foodie, is here to guide you along the way with these 6 great tips.
1.Decide on the purpose of your cake
This may sound silly, but wedding cakes symbolize different things for different people. Some brides and grooms want a gigantic cake to serve as a centerpiece or monument at their reception. Others want a delicious cake that’s completely edible and leaves guests raving about the taste. Some couples want the best of both worlds and choose to have a partially edible cake but want the added layers of styro to give a grand impression. Step one is to ask yourself, “what does my wedding cake mean to me?”
2.Gather pegs that fit in with your motif
Pastry chefs are artists but they aren’t mind readers and they may have a different vision of the design you’re asking for. A picture is worth a thousand words, and this is no exception with cake design.
3.Make your design original
Of course you want your wedding celebration to make an impression on guests and it’s easy for critics to spot a copycat. Pegs are great for inspiration but if pastry chefs are artists then they can create original work that leave your guests raving over your wedding cake design. Insist on an original design!
4.Go with a flavor that everyone will enjoy
Lemon poppyseed won’t be favorite at the kiddie table and you may love walnuts but what if your guests are allergic? Choose a classic flavor like vanilla buttercream or red velvet with cream cheese icing, but make sure that the recipe is one that is will be a knock out.
5.Choose a trusted supplier
Sure, your distant cousin may be baking and selling sweet treats baked in her home kitchen, and, yes, her prices are cheaper. But you only getting married once! You put so much thought and effort into the wedding gown, the color motif, the vows— don’t cut yourself short with the wedding cake. Choose a reputable supplier with a professional company and proven track record.
6.Consider getting a sheet cake for cutting
If you decided on a partially edible or completely non-edible cake, consider ordering a separate sheet cake for cutting. If you love chocolate cake but don’t want it smeared all over your face making unflattering pictures during the cake cutting, just order a separate chocolate sheet cake for guests to eat! What’s better than one cake? Two cakes!
The Naked Foodie, Christian Mark Jacobs, is owner of Naked Patisserie, a bake shop specialize in making premium bespoke Weddings & Events cakes. Naked Patisserie makes customized wedding giveaways and is a first choice supplier for celebrity weddings.
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