Lemon cream cheesecake. Earl Grey dark chocolate. Irish whiskey sea salt caramel. White chocolate and pistachio. These aren’t the newest pastry flavors that your favorite baker has in stock, but these delicious bespoke wedding flavours will delight the taste buds at weddings across the country. You are now in the world of custom wedding cakes, where there is no recipe too complicated and no difficulty in creating a design.
A wedding cake is, without a doubt, the star of the evening. There is enough to be said about neighbors trying to outdo one another when it comes to creating a wedding cake that is not only beautiful but also sweet. This is why bespoke wedding cakes have become so popular among brides across the country, regardless of their religion or the number of guests they invite. What should you look out for when selecting your bespoke wedding cake? Here are four tips to help make your wedding a success.
What is the design, flavor or combination?
What is most important to you? What do you value most? The appearance of the cake, its flavours or both? This is important because the baker will charge extra for any premiums you choose. You can be certain that you will pay more if you order hand-crafted sugar flowers or a cake that looks like Princess Kate’s wedding cake.
When you’re looking for a bespoke wedding cake, it is easy to get lost in the details. There are so many beautiful designs and exquisite craftwork it is easy to be swayed. If you are not sure that you will have your cake and eat it, picking a design in advance can make things easier for you and your baker. Ask your baker if you cannot afford a bespoke, extravagant wedding cake design.
Porions vs. Size
You have 100 guests in mind for the reception, but you need a 5-tier cake to wow them all. It’s likely to draw a lot of attention, but it can look awkward. Your baker will help you decide how big or small the cake should be. You can have a tiered dessert by adding a few dummies, but you will need to pay extra.
Do your bakers really make you happy?
Although word of mouth is a great way to find a reliable recommendation, it doesn’t mean you should only trust someone who has hosted a wedding. Look around for a baker who is reliable, consider the design you prefer and visit the baker’s website to see actual photos of bespoke wedding cakes. A portfolio is the best way to see how talented a cake specialist is.