A GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR WEDDING CAKE
So, the dates set, the location agreed and the wedding dress selected...now for the all important wedding cake.
For many, it's the centre attraction and one of the main events during your big day. Cutting your wedding cake in front of all your family and friends is a momentous occasion and to make sure it's as perfect as possible requires a flawless wedding cake.
But they come is so many shapes, sizes, not to mention the endless amount of flavours, it's no wonder it can all be a bit daunting.
If you’re struggling for ideas and need some inspiration, we've rounded up our top 5 tips for getting the cake of your dreams...
1. FIND YOUR CAKE MAKER
So first things first, who's going to have the responsibility of creating your dream wedding cake?
It's never too early to get your order pencilled into your chosen cake makers diary (even if your design is still uncertain). Many reputable cake makers are extremely high in demand, especially during 'wedding season' and book out months, if not years in advance. So the earlier you can get your order booked in, the better - don't leave it until the last minute!
Do your research
Where to even begin looking can be quite tricky. Word of mouth is one of the best and most valuable ways to do your research. Speak to friends and family, listen to their first hand experiences with cake makers and see if they have any advice or recommendations.
You'll also find that lots of the other key wedding suppliers and businesses you visit during your wedding planning (such as bridal shops, wedding venues, and caterers) will have a long list of recommendations and key contacts for cake makers, so chances are they'll have some advice for you too.
Use the Internet.
Many cake makers have their own individual websites and host galleries showcasing their works of art for you to easily browse and get a feel for their previous work and style.
Look out for customer feedback too, whether on their company website, Facebook and Twitter pages or even online review sites.