Are you a simple round, buttercream cake couple, or more of the sleek, fondant-covered cake types? Maybe you like custom cakes, unusual wedding cakes, 3 tier wedding cake or even black and white wedding cakes.
How about cost, what do wedding cakes even fetch for these days? Can I get a cake off-the-shelf or should I get a completely custom cake? You’re probably starting to see that when it comes to wedding cakes, there are lots of things to consider.
If you ask the wedding planning team here at Team Wedding there’s nothing chicer than an all-white wedding cake. But for other, simple and elegant means old and fuddy-duddy, so they prefer more unusual wedding cakes, amazing wedding cakes that take guests breath away.
We hope our ultimate wedding cake has you covered no matter which cake you want.
Read below and learn all about wedding cakes, what the choices are, the things you should be considering and managing the cake planning process.
Don’t forget that your wedding cake is a very big visual part of your wedding and is also expected to taste amazing too. It is important to know what you’re getting into and to be prepared.
Venue & Menu
Where and when you’re getting married can be a great inspiration for your wedding cake. Is it a grand hotel? A rustic barn? Similarly, the wedding breakfast you choose might influence the style and flavours of your grand dessert.
While you might not want an overly themed wedding, keeping things consistent in terms of styling and colours looks elegant and sophisticated. We’d advise choosing your venue and menu before deciding on the final design of your cake.
It doesn’t mean everything has to be matchy-matchy and conformist, but it does help you create the right design for your wedding cake masterpiece.
Your cake doesn’t have to be big enough to feed every single one of your wedding guests, especially if your parents invited an additional 401 people to witness your nuptials, but you do want it to make an impact.
So, before ordering your wedding cake, make sure you have an approximate idea of the number of guests (that you’re inviting, don’t wait for them all to RSVP before ordering!) so you can choose the right size. This will also give you an indication of price so you know what to budget for.
With our range of cakes, couples tend to choose the three or four tiers when they have around 120 guests. We can supplement this with cupcakes or smaller cutting cakes if necessary. For a more intimate do, two tiers will do the job perfectly.
At Anges de Sucre we love a big cake and as our cakes stay fresh for up to five days, they make a great post-wedding breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack.
At tastings, clients are invited into the bakery to sample exemplary cakes, ask questions and review portfolios. This is an excellent opportunity to meet baker, bond with him and fully understand the range of his abilities and listen to his explanation.
Picking your baker is a big deal—you’ll want to get to know their personality and make sure they’re genuinely excited about your wedding day too.
Choose The Right Frosting
Buttercream or fondant? That’s the main question. Buttercream is often much more delicious. But if you love the smooth, almost surreal-like look of fondant as much as we do, consider frosting the cake in buttercream first and then adding a layer of fondant over the entire confection.
You can also go for ganache—a decadently rich frosting with a fudgy texture made from chocolate and cream. Even though it’s dark brown in colour, you can ask your baker to make it wedding-worthy with colourful fruit. A white chocolate version, however, can be dyed practically any shade.
Don’t count out swiss meringue either—it’s icing made by whipping egg whites together with sugar. Even though it’s less popular for wedding cakes, it has a light and fuzzy appearance that make it look instantly whimsical and romantic.
And your guests will love the airy marshmallow flavour, which pairs perfectly with fruit-based cakes and fillings like lemon, raspberry or strawberry.