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How to choose and order the perfect wedding cake

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One of the most important parts of your special day has to be the cake! It is a focal point (in addition to your beautiful selves) for the whole day and often the final thing people enjoy at the end of the day, or even take home with them. Here are my top tips for choosing your cake and placing an order with a wedding cake maker:

1. Size

In addition to your day guests, consider evening guests and gifts for non-attendees. If it’s a small wedding you might want a larger cake anyway to make the cake look more impressive.

2. Type/Design

Consider traditional cake, cupcakes, brownie stack or dessert style. If you can’t decide why not order a cake table! Think of what your wedding style will be and make the cake one of the last things you decide on to suit this.

3. Flavour

Consider what your guests will want, not just what you like. You can choose a crowd pleaser, or something a bit more adventurous. Most cake makers will have a menu and can arrange samples or a tasting for you. Then think about the icing, fondant, royal, ganache, buttercream or a ‘naked’ cake (one with little to no icing at all)

4. Finding a cake maker

Ask for recommendations, visit wedding fairs, consult directories and social media. Contact them at least 6 months in advance of your wedding and arrange a consultation. Be armed with all the relevant information about your wedding and the cake.

5. Pricing

This is a whole other blog post (!) but just be aware that unless you have a very talented and willing friend or family member, a wedding cake is not going to be cheap. Prepare yourself for at least a £300-£500 budget in this area (for the average wedding).

6. Ordering

Your cake maker will want to know location, number of servings, and any design ideas you have. You should have a consultation and a cake tasting of some sort then you will possibly have a contract to sign. You will also have to pay a deposit to secure the date. The balance will be paid according to the cake makers individual terms.

Good luck with your search! For more information on choosing the perfect wedding cake why not download my guide here

To contact The Sugar Rose Kitchen for a quote or to book a consultation please email or call on 07789 408648.

Check out this fab wedding journal by Busy B here:

And these stunning rustic cake stands:

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