How to choose a wedding cake


A wedding cake is always the culmination of a holiday. To make the right choice, it is necessary to take into account several important aspects: the general style of the wedding, personal preferences, time of year and your financial capabilities. Ordering a wedding dessert should be taken care of in advance, as good pastry chefs always have a lot of orders and are loaded with work for several weeks in advance. If the bride and groom want the cake to have additional decoration, it is also worth looking in advance.

Recommendations for choosing a wedding cake

To find the right wedding cake, you should visit local confectioners, get acquainted with the assortment of online stores. If the bride and groom have already decided what kind of dessert they would like to see at their wedding, take an interest in the recommendations of professionals, read their suggestions. After that, choose the confectioner that suits you and calculate the budget, taking into account all the stages of preparing the main wedding treat.

The ideal honeymoon dessert should be:

  1. Delicious and fragrant.
  2. Fabulously beautiful.
  3. Have an original, unique look.

Cake base

Honey and biscuit base for dessert

Often the basis of the wedding cake is sponge cake - it is soft, light and very fragrant. However, if the newlyweds want to order a multi-tiered dessert, the biscuit will not be able to support the weight of the whole structure and the upper cakes will easily crush the lower tier. In this case, it is possible to go in two ways: choose more durable cakes (walnut, honey) as the lower tiers or order a multi-tiered cake on a stand.

When using a special stand, tiers will not exert pressure on each other - each of them will have a separate dish. Therefore, the newlyweds can not worry about the integrity of the holiday dessert. In addition, coasters look very beautiful and solemn, with their help the wedding cake is easy to transport, cut and serve. But the high biscuit design will have to worry all the time.

Cake Topping

Wedding Cake Topping Options

Cream for a wedding cake can be anything, the choice depends solely on the preferences of the bride and groom. However, the bride and groom should think not only about their own tastes, but also about how the guests liked the dessert. And, although it is impossible to please everyone, there are more universal fillings that almost everyone likes. The main rule is to avoid too bright, unusual taste combinations.

It’s better not to choose too fat filling for wedding baking, because by the time the dessert is served, all guests will be full. So if the cake is too «heavy», most of those present at the banquet simply will not be able to try even a piece. The ideal filling option would be cream, yogurt, berry, fruit soufflé or jams. If the celebration is planned for the summer, pick up ingredients for cream that do not deteriorate so quickly in the heat.

Number of tiers

Tiered desserts

Some brides come to the confectioner with photos of gorgeous three-tiered cakes, and only 30 guests are invited to the wedding. A five-kilogram dessert is enough for so many people, but the problem is that cakes consisting of 3 tiers should weigh at least 7 kg. This requirement is explained by the peculiarity of the technology: so that the first cake can withstand the weight of the top and not break, its weight should be more than 3 kg. If the young people still want to order a multi-tiered wedding cake for a small number of guests, stop at the option of 5 kg with one fake cake.

Decor and shape of a wedding cake

A wedding cake should delight and amaze. Not in vain, its presentation is one of the highlights of the holiday. So that guests do not remain disappointed, it is worth taking care of a worthy dessert decoration. Modern confectioners present a huge selection of different decorative elements: figurines, natural or artificial flowers, mastic, edible beads and ribbons.

Jewelry Options

At the choice of the bride and groom, the cake can be decorated with any icing and cream roses. The decor of the top can be even natural flowers or the classic version - figures of the bride and groom. Moreover, such figures can have a different look: be made with humor or in a romantic style, have a traditional look or look like your favorite cartoon characters of the bride and groom. If the bride and groom do not want to use the usual jewelry, the top of the dessert can be decorated with two wedding rings, hearts or swans.

Many couples prefer to make jewelry on their own using plain white or colored paper. Learn how to create figures using the origami technique and the original decor for the wedding dessert will be provided. However, the most popular at the moment is decorating the cake with sugar mastic. Plasticity of the material allows you to create any figures without limiting the scope for creativity. With the help of mastic, the dessert can be painted in tone with the main colors of the celebration and decorated with elements corresponding to the theme of the wedding..

Decor with flowers and figures

What size should be a wedding cake?

Before ordering a wedding dessert, the bride and groom should know the exact number of guests, since the necessary weight can only be calculated using this indicator. Most confectioners advise laying about 150 grams of cake for each guest, however there are aspects that should also be considered. If the cream or cakes are light and airy, then this norm is enough, but when the dessert is saturated with liquor, and generously watered with chocolate icing and mastic on top, then for each guest you should allocate up to 250 grams.

For example, young people order a light wedding dessert for 50 guests, then the weight is calculated as follows: 0.15x50 = 7.5 kg. Do not worry that such a dessert is not enough, because there are always people who do not like sweets or simply abandon their portion. However, it is better to calculate the amount of cake so that each guest gets a piece and there are a few extra ones left (in case there is a sweet tooth in the celebration).

How to choose a cake depending on the season?

Depending on the season, the weight and filling of the wedding dessert may vary. So, for a summer wedding, it is better to choose a filling of fresh fruits: strawberries, peaches, raspberries. Yogurt dessert will also be a great solution for a summer celebration. Decorations from fresh flowers will be appropriate for the autumn cake, at this time of the year guests will like vanilla or creamy filling. Winter dessert is rich in chocolate. It is advisable to use white - this will give the bakery a solemn look. In the spring, strawberry wedding cake with butter or protein cream will be appropriate.

Variety of desserts