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Choosing Wedding Cake - Eleven Points to Remember

Aug 18, 2007
The followings are the eleven important points to remember when you deal with your wedding cake:

1 Taste your wedding cake
Once you have your big day confirmed, you need to know the appointment schedules of every baker. During the tasting process, customers are invited to bakery to taste the finished cake, and ask questions about the cake. This is an invaluable chance to get to know the talent of the baker. From this process of tasting the cake, you would know who is your right baker for your wedding cake.

2 About the sugar crystal
You need to decide whether you would like to have cream or icy sugar crystal for your wedding cake. Cakes made of creams are usually more delicious. But if you want to have a smooth outlook, you might need to choose icy sugar crystal for you cake.

3 Refrigerating ingredients
If your wedding takes place in hot outdoor environment, you should never use whipped cream or egg sugar crystal for your cake because these ingredients melt easily in a hot outdoor environment. You can make your cake by using ingredients that do not need to be refrigerated.

4 Watch out your wedding magazines
Beware of the photos you saw in magazines. These photos might be edited by computers. You should never think of making the cake just based on the photos. You will always be disappointed. Besides, lots of ornaments may be added and attached on the cake and they are usually non-eatable ingredients. Therefore, you should always ask your baker about that!

5 Perfect details
The most economic choice for wedding cake ornament is fruit & fresh flower. You can even lower the price by letting your flower stylist to handle this for you. If you would like to use some more fancy ornaments, resin or sugar flower ornaments are also good choices. However, these ornaments are all hand made and would increase the price of the cake. But certainly you will get more details if you pay more.

6 Fresh flower decoration: a supplement
If you decide to decorate your wedding cake using fresh flowers, make sure your flower stylist can cooperate with your baker. And your flower stylist is capable of handling the falling of the petals.

7 Safety and food hygiene
When you use fresh flower as your wedding cake ornament, please ensure that there is no pesticide on the flowers. Please also ensure that there is no non-eatable ornament on the cake before your guests eat the cake.

8 Money saving tips
In order to save budget, you can order a decorated cake with just a small portion eatable or order some decorated non-eatable cake for the reception. Do not forget to order cake slices to share with your family and friends.

9 Beware of your bill
If your wedding venue has in-house baker, you can still bring along your own cake stylist. But you need to ask if the wedding venue will charge you for bring your own cake stylist. Ask for every detail so that you will not pay for something you do not plan to pay for.

10 Groom's cake
This is a tradition that the groom should take care of the wedding cake. During the wedding, the couple would cut the cake and serve as a desert for the guests. The groom's cake is usually in dark color (it is usually a chocolate cake). The groom's cake shows his passion for his big day!

11 Mini-cake
You can prepare individual mini-cake for every guest. However, it would end up with an increased budget due to the individual decoration and packing box of each mini-cake. But it can be sure that your guests would be impressed when the waiter serves the mini-cake on the silver plate to them.
About the Author
Jerry Leung is a wedding invitation designer based in Hong Kong. Leung has a great interest in Chinese Style Wedding Invitations. His works can be found from http://www.983wedding.com, some other wedding tips is in http://www.imarry.org and http://au.imarry.org
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