Do you want your cake to take your breath away? Well, here are a few steps to guarantee the perfection you are dreaming of. Sampling cake flavors and choosing from a rainbow of frosting colors make working with a cake designer a truly delicious task. To be sure you’re just as satisfied with the end result, follow these steps.
1. Ask Around – Start looking for your perfect wedding cake as soon as possible, ideally three to six months before the ceremony. Most schedules of the bakers are becoming more and more fully booked.
If you don’t know where to look, the easiest way to find what you are looking for is through word of mouth. It is the most powerful tool to this day. Ask your married friends and/or family members for their recommendations and go to each one. Choose which one you fancy and stick with it. The next thing you need to find is the cake topper. Look for the cake topper that will suit the design you picked.
2. Find out if all or some of the stores have websites – After learning all of the stores where you can get your dream cake, narrow your search by looking at the website of these stores to see if something will catch your eye. Maybe you can even contact them directly and ask for their opinion and about the price range for your ideal design.
3. Talk with your baker – After you have selected your baker or designer, you will begin making your dream cake. Share your ideas with your baker, be it a picture of a cake from a magazine or the picture of the cake in your mind. Provide as much information about your wedding and your dream cake as you can. Don’t forget about the location, the level of formality, your dress, the color scheme of your wedding, the type of flowers you’ll use, and everything about your wedding.
During this time, take the opportunity to taste as many cakes as possible so you can find your favorite. The price will be based on how many levels, the size, the ingredients, and the amount of hours spent on making the cake.
4. Put it in Writing – To make sure that you get exactly what you are envisioning, put it in writing. Draw it if you can. Think of all the details you want to be reflected on your cake and list it all down. If you aren’t capable of drawing what you wish, take advantage of the internet. Search the world wide web and print the pictures then guide your baker on where you want it on your cake. He or she will be able to produce the desired outcome.
Don’t be afraid to go for bold colors. These days, brides and grooms are no longer afraid of color on their cakes. Apple green, hot pink, blue, orange, and orange are some of the popular choices. Some of the common designs include stones, pearls, crystals, all made of sugar. Don’t be afraid to experiment on the shape of your cake, such as combining round tiers with square ones.
When it comes to the cake topper, monograms are very much the “in” thing. It can be placed on the top most layer or on the sides of the cake. Keep in mind that the sky is the limit when it comes to the design of your cake.