Choosing the Perfect Wedding Cake

Nothing says “I Love You” like wedding cake.

Ok, maybe not, but the cake you serve on your big day is an opportunity to not only give your guests something delicious but to provide them a window into your relationship, your humor, your hobbies, or just your sense of style.

With all the being said, whether a wedding cake is high on your list of priorities or the last thing on your mind, my guide to choosing the perfect wedding cake has got you covered!

Choosing Your Wedding Cake

Choose a cake after making your major wedding style decisions

You’ll want a cake that’s fits with the look of your venue, the season, your wedding gown, the flower arrangements and the menu. Arrive at your cake consultation prepared—you don’t need to have a complete sketch in hand, but knowledge of basic terms will make it easier on everyone.

Have a budget in mind

Wedding cake is usually priced by the slice.  It’s easy to be excited by fancy fillings and a multi-flavor cake when you’re making decisions at your tasting, but having a handle on your budget will allow you to prioritize your choices. Generally speaking, while delicious, more flavors equals more money; the more complicated the flavor, the more expensive; and extras such as handmade sugar flowers and fondant icing will add dollars to every slice.

Wedding Cake Topper

Make that topper pop

There are many beautiful and unique ways to top your cake. Show off your personality or give people a glimpse into how you and your significant other met!  Reach out to makers on Etsy or even in your local area to create a wedding topper that is one-of-a-kind and captures you as a couple. Just be sure to be aware of the weight of your topper and check with your bakery before adding anything too heavy to the top to avoid disaster!

Give your cake the spotlight

Your cake will likely be on display before it’s cut and eaten. Using a designated table that fits your decor and allows your cake to be a star! Yes, it’s going to be eaten but it’s also a visual representation of your day and deserves to be photographed and enjoyed by guests before it hits their bellies!

I Lava You Wedding Cake

Eat your cake (no, seriously!)

Couples often don’t get a chance to eat their own wedding cake (besides the bite they sometimes feed each other). Ask your venue to save a piece of cake for you. If you don’t have the time to eat it during your ceremony, indulge with your partner after the wedding is done as a late night snack!

Are you getting married in the San Francisco Bay Area or Sacramento Valley and looking for your baker?  Leave a comment or contact me for recommendations.

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