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The Wedding Cake - A Sweet Conclusion To An Unforgettable Event

Jan 15, 2008
No wedding is complete without it. A wedding cake is a symbol of the union of two individuals'.It is a time-honored tradition that deserves to be more than just a reception centerpiece. Wedding cakes need to be unique and different. Over the years the traditional three tiered cake has given way to more creative designs with luscious fillings and innovative toppings like exotic fruits and flowers. While planning a wedding cake, it is important to keep a few basic things in mind to ensure your wedding cake is the talk of the day.

Size of the cake
To decide on the size of the cake you would have to know how big your guest list is. Bakers normally take orders months in advance and hence it is imperative that you plan your guest list first so you know how many people to cater for. It would definitely look bad if guests had to return home without having a slice of the wedding cake. If your guest list is small, but you still want a big cake and do not want to waste it either, rely on your bakers' creativity. Wedding cakes with dummy tiers and pillars appear to be large in size but do not really increase serving sizes.

Design of the cake
There is a multitude of options for wedding cake designs. Bakers are constantly trying to outdo each other and come up with exquisite customized designs with handcrafted edible cake decorations to woo prospective brides and grooms. A popular option in recent times has been the use of cupcakes arranged in tiers in the shape of a traditional tiered cake. If your wedding has a theme, wedding cakes can also be designed in a similar fashion. Also discuss the colors you would like to be used on the cake with the baker so that the cake can be tailored to look exactly the way you want. You can also choose your design from various online resources available or even have your baker copy a celebrity wedding cake design for that touch of glamour.

Flavor of the cake
There are numerous flavors in cakes that you can choose from. Chocolate has always been a hot favorite. But always ensure you do not experiment with a new flavor unless you have tried it before and think that all your guests will like it as well. Many couples are now opting to move away from the traditional fruit cake or vanilla cake filling and choose new varieties of fillings like mocha, strawberry and white or dark chocolate. Cream cheese icing and rolled fondant icing is also a popular choice these days. Multi-flavored cakes are a good option when you want to give your guests a wider choice.

A wedding cake is the highlight of the reception and the topic of discussion at many a wedding, coming second only to the bride and groom .It is often the focus of almost all wedding photographs. To create such an impact ensure that your wedding cake is an elegantly designed work of art which is just as good as the occasion and is talked about even days or years after the event.
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