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The Star of the Show-Decorating a Fabulous Wedding Cake

Apr 8, 2008
It can be hard to imagine another cake as important or significant as a wedding cake. When it comes to cake decorations, the wedding cake easily wins the prize as the Cadillac of all wedding cakes. Here are some ideas on finding the perfect wedding cake for your big day.

The Wedding Cake Will Take Center Stage on Your Big Day

There are so many beautiful wedding cakes all grasping for your attention. Which one will you choose for you special occasion? Besides the bride and groom and the bride's dress, the wedding cake is one of the most important parts of any wedding reception. The wedding cake is often the first thing that guests will look at as they stroll into your wedding reception. The wedding cake is almost always displayed on its own special table. The table is often decorated in order to show off the wedding cake. The wedding cake is easily one of the most symbolic and traditional symbols of any wedding. And of course, one of the most important parts of any wedding reception is the wedding cake cutting ceremony.

Different Choices in Wedding Cake Decoration

There are so many different wedding cakes to choose from. No where in time have there been more choices in wedding cake selections than right now. There are many different selections and styles. It used to be that the wedding cake did not vary much from the standard traditional white or tiered cake with icing flowers and butter cream icing. But nowadays, it is a new story altogether. You have so many different choices in wedding cakes these days.

Choosing a Wedding Cake that Suits Your Special Day

There are many different ways to choose a wedding cake. Many couples choose a wedding cake that compliments their wedding's colors. For instance, you can choose a wedding cake that compliments your bridesmaid's dresses or your own bridal gown. You can, of course, also choose a theme for your wedding cake. You can choose wedding cake decorated according to a specific theme, such as vintage, beach, etc.

Important Tips for Choosing a Wedding Cake Decorator

There are so many different wedding cake designers out there; many with impressive portfolios stuffed with pictures of their delectable creations. Which wedding cake designer should you choose? You wedding cake designer will be responsible for baking, assembling and decorating your wedding cake according to your specifications. If you are a working with a wedding planner, there is a good chance that he or she will already have a wedding cake designer in mind. However, if you are in charge of choosing your own wedding cake designer, there are some tips that you should keep in mind.

Shop Around and Make Sure to Order Your Wedding Cake in Advance

You should always take the time to shop around when you are looking for a wedding cake designer. The last thing you want is to have to shop for a wedding cake in the last minute. Believe it or not, you will have to order your wedding cake well in advance. Six months is considered standard for ordering a wedding cake. After all, this is no ordinary cake that you are ordering. Always ask to see your potential wedding cake designer's portfolio. The wedding cake designer should also offer you a taste of the wedding cake. So many people get caught up in the way that the wedding cake will look. Don't forget that taste is very important too! Ask to sample the wedding cake, the filling and the icing. This may seem obvious, but many people have failed to note these many important details and ended up with cakes that did not suit their taste at all.
About the Author
Josephine Gauttier is the author of the popular eBook "The Art of Cake Decorating". You can find more information about cake decorating at http://www.artofcakedecorating.com
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