Top 13 Wedding Cake Planning Tips

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Tip #1 Peggy from Peggy Porschen:

Go with your first instinct, don’t try and please everyone as its impossible, just be true to yourself and your vision for the day. Follow your heart rather than your head.

Tip #2
Don’t forget to bring along colour swatches to your design meetings. What you might consider to be red, may not be your cake designers red. It is important to be prepared for your meeting.

Tip #3 Mich from Little Venice Cake Company:
Keep a top tier for your first anniversary or a future Christening, even if you think that you don’t want to, because you can never go back!

Tip #4
Take into account the time of year and the likely weather conditions. If you are having an outdoor event in a hot climate, it is advisable to stay away from whipped cream, meringue and buttercream.

Tip #5 Christine from Choccy Woccy Doodah:
If you are on a budget, but want a spectacular wedding cake, skip dessert, use the wedding cake instead. Perhaps with a cheeseboard per table.

Tip #6 Rachel from Cakes 4 Fun:
Big is in. Since the Royal wedding, we have had lots of orders for big cakes that can really make a statement feature at your wedding. If you don’t have a large number of guests but would still like a large cake, then consider having fake dummy tiers to add the wow factor but without being left with lots of cake – no one will ever know!

Tip #7 Christine from Choccy Woccy Doodah:
The cake should be delicious, so try it first.

Tip #8 Rachel from Cakes 4 Fun:
Try and choose a flavour which would be agreeable with all your guests: vanilla sponge/lemon sponge/chocolate cake/fruit cake are all good options. (yes, fruit cake is making a come back!). An unusual combination which might be your favourite may not go down so well with others! If you have a particular favourite cake – why not keep that flavour to just the top tier and go with a flavour that will please the masses for the remaining tiers. 

Tip #9
Don’t forget that your wedding day is yours and should reflect rightly so! Trying to please everyone is not important, primarily because this is not possible. It is unlikely everyone will like chocoloate cake, but if its your favourite …

Tip #10 Rachel from Cakes 4 Fun:
Before a consultation, consider what your preferences are… round or square cake? Traditional or open stack? Is the cake going to be served as dessert or with coffee? Also consider ways in which your wedding theme can be carried through to the cake – from as simple as incorporating your colour scheme to flowers, brooches or lace detailing on your wedding dress. 

Tip #11

Don’t try to micromanage. Discuss your designs and ideas with your cake designer and trust in their magic.

Tip #12 Mich from Little Venice Cake Company:
Make sure that you choose the flavours of cake that you’ll want to eat at your wedding rather than what you think people will be expecting.

Tip #13 Christine from Choccy Woccy Doodah:
The cake should reflect the day that you have planned, the colours, the flowers, the theme if you have one. But – never forget that that the cake is to celebrate being in love and publicly tying the knot, so lots of romance, sentimentality and loveydovey!

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