While it's tradition for the bride to choose the wedding cake, it's always best when both partners can be involved in the selection and tastings.
It's also tradition that wedding cakes should be a classical fruit cake, but nowadays couples can pick any flavour they like, even cupcakes, macaroons, cheese cakes and more are becoming the norm.
Choosing a wedding cake should be a process both partners are involved in. Image courtesy of the Stock Exchange.
Choosing a cake maker is a key decision, so we always organise for our clients to meet with at least 2 for the best comparison. Asking to see photos of their work is paramount and tasting some of the flavours will ensure there are no surprises on the date.
Deciding on how big the cake should be depends on the number of guests. A small three tiered 22cm cake can feed up to 50 guests, while a standard four-tiered 36cm cake will be enough for 150 people, and if you have between 200 and 300 guests you can go with 50cm cake made from six tiers.
Cupcakes are becoming a more popular choice over traditional wedding cakes.
Cake flavour and varieties are as varied as couples themselves, Choose something that is reflective of you as a couple or something that might suit the theme of your wedding.
There are many different flavours available including popular options such as white or dark chocolate mud (which is great for winter weddings), carrot, banana, coffee and tiramisu are suitable for any season and orange and poppyseed which can be a refreshing choice is perfect for summer weddings.
You can also pick one of the delicious wedding cake alternatives such as crocquembouche cake or a cupcake tower which can look just as stunning as traditional cake.
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