I know that the majority of my brides (and grooms! love when it comes time to choose their wedding cakes…and I don’t blame them! There are so many important things to remember when making cake-related choices and knowing that your cake (or cupcakes, assorted dessert display, etc.) is going to be a huge focal point can be a bit intimidating. Don’t fret! These few tips will help you make sure that you are prepared to choose the perfect cake for your special day!
1. What is the overall “feel” of your wedding? If you have a specific design plan, color scheme, or overall idea in mind for your wedding, it is important that you consider that when deciding on the design of your cake. If you are planning to have an extravagant and formal wedding, you want to reflect that in your cake. It will be a huge point of attention for the day and a great photo opportunity that will prove to be extremely memorable. If your style is more down to earth and casual, make sure you are sticking with that choice and pulling those design elements in through your cake. For example, a beautiful yet simple iced cake with blooms for accent would fit the bill!
2. What season is your wedding planned for? Every season accompanies a different flavor palette. For example, if you are doing a fall wedding, you might want to think about more earthy flavors like pumpkin chocolate chip and a rich, classic vanilla pound cake. Spring and summer are always good for lighter cakes like lemon almond or fresh strawberry. Ultimately, your flavor selections come down to your taste preferences and how simple (or different!) you choose to be.
3. Who are your guests? It is very important to consider the range of guests you are going to be having attend your wedding. Do you have an older, more traditional crowd who won’t likely prefer any fancy or complicated cake flavors? Do you have a younger crowd who you know loves a modern and unique flavor and style and is willing to try just about anything? Chances are you have a combination of both and you will definitely want to cater to all so everyone, including yourself, is happy at the end of the day. I recommend selecting three cake flavors when possible: something neutral and classic, something fruity or seasonal, and something chocolate-y. When in doubt, stick to classic flavors like red velvet that are familiar to everyone!
See some awesome cake ideas on our cake inspiration post here, from past LPW Weddings!