5 Things You Need to Know About Wedding Cakes
No wedding is complete without a delicious and beautiful cake. Here are some things you should know when talking to your wedding cake baker:
Fondant vs. Buttercream
Fondant is the sweet outer shell that accompanies a lot of gorgeous cakes. It allows for a pretty and smooth look that can be easily decorated. If your wedding is outside during the summer months fondant may be a better choice because it holds up better in warm weather.
Buttercream tends to be fluffier and some people would say, tastier. Buttercream is what most associate with the actual idea of frosting and in some cases it can be less expensive.
How much cake to get
Cake is usually priced per slice, so keep this in mind while planning your catering. It is common to have both a pretty tiered cake to cut in front of guests and a sheet cake that is cut in the back and brought to the reception hall during dessert time.
Do a Groom’s Cake
A groom’s cake is usually a darker and a more indulgent option for guests, like chocolate or red velvet. You can also have fun with them by showcasing the groom’s personality on top. They can have the logo of his favorite sports team or some fun statues on top. Some cakes can even be made into an ice chest of beer or his favorite video game. Don’t be afraid to have fun with it!
Dessert bars are a great way to get guests involved and to add a fun alternative to wedding cake. If your venue has a firepit try a s’mores bar. Instead of traditional party favors opt for a candy buffet with a take-home bag option. Or even just a spread of the wedding cake accompanied by other sweet treats.<
Be Creative with it
If you’re more non-traditional try a different type of wedding cake. Try a cake covered in macaroons or chocolate covered strawberries. You could do a top tier of cake with cupcakes surrounding the bottom. This allows for no cake cutting time, guests can grab a cupcake and go.
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