Planning Your Ideal Wedding Cake
If you’re planning a wedding, creating the perfect menu is probably at the top of your to-do list. And after a delicious meal, you’ll want to top it off with an impressive dessert: Your wedding cake. Most bakeries recommend choosing your cake about four to six months in advance: Enough time to ensure it will be done to your specifications but not so far in advance that you can’t make changes to your design if your plans change. In addition to booking a design appointment, most bakeries also offer a cake tasting, allowing you to taste-test a variety of flavors before making your final decision.
Another trendy idea is having, either in replacement of or as an added bonus, a treats table. Sweets like a candy table or a donut wall have become popular in recent years. Having a cupcake station makes it easier for guests to try those delicious cake flavors without having to take up more time cutting up and handing out slices from a larger cake. Many of the bakeries that will handle your cake design will be able to also create a sweets table alternative for guests of any age to enjoy.
The Different Styles of Wedding Cakes
When it comes to choosing the design of your cake, you have a seemingly endless number of options. Some wedding cake options to consider and discuss with your baker are:
- The size and shape of the layers
- How many tiers the cake will have and whether all the tiers will all be the same flavor
- What kind of icing to choose (such as buttercream or fondant)
- Whether you want to include decorations (such as edible or fresh flowers or bride/groom figurines)
It’s always a good idea to view any photos of the baker’s previous work if you’re unsure of the type of design you want.
Communicating with Your Cake Designer
During your consultation, make sure you use the time to ask the designer questions and address any concerns you may have. Some topics you may want to bring up include:
- The designs and styles they offer, along with any additional features
- If they can provide gluten-free or dairy-free options if necessary
- How they deliver the cake to the venue and set it up
- How many servings are included in the cake and how many guests you have
Many couples are looking for alternatives to a traditional wedding cake, such as cake pops, ice cream cakes, cupcake towers, cookies, etc. If you’re interested in these options, either instead of or alongside a wedding cake, make sure you bring it up with your cake designer during your appointment. You should also use this opportunity to discuss the total cost of the cake and any additional services provided. For reference, in the US, the average cost of a wedding cake is approximately $500.
Great Bakery Options to Choose From
Check out these noteworthy options when planning your wedding cake and contact them for a consultation
Ambrosia Cakes, located in Tucson, Arizona, designs a variety of wedding cakes and other wedding desserts from scratch to end your wedding day on a beautiful and delicious note. With their eye for unique design and attention to detail, they’ll work with you to create a dessert that will delight your guests and lend a creative touch to your reception. View some of their previous work here
and contact them today to discuss planning your perfect cake.
Jamie Cakes Bakery Boutique
Jamie Cakes, a custom cake boutique located in Tucson, Arizona, will work with you to design your ideal wedding cake, as well as other wedding desserts, such as a dessert table or gourmet cupcakes. Jamie Cake takes an individualized approach to each client and cake design, so you know that your cake will be totally unique and fit perfectly with the design and theme of your wedding reception. View some of their designs here
and book a consultation today to discuss creating the cake you’ve been dreaming about.