You’ve picked your cake flavours and completed the design. All that’s left to do now is enjoy it on the big day, correct? Well, there is one more tiny but crucial step – planning your wedding cake decoration and presentation.
It is critical to show off your deliciously gorgeous wedding cake, spend time developing it so that people may appreciate it, and photograph it for your photographer while you are doing so. Bad lighting, a bad backdrop, or inappropriate accessories can seriously detract from a beautiful cake. Style and the perfect environment, on the other hand, can transform even the most basic of cakes into something magnificent.
1. Inquire about your cake maker and other suppliers for advice.
However, leverage the experience of your wedding vendors. Your cake maker is first in line, but contact with your wedding planner, stylist, and florist may provide you with bright ideas for showcasing your cake to its maximum effect. Their inventiveness might suggest something fantastic that you didn’t consider previously.
2. Make a note of this on your wedding to-do list.
Don’t forget to include time and money for styling and displaying your cake when so much has to be done in organizing your wedding day. Those last touches are crucial in assuring that your cake is a beautiful focal point that will be admired and enjoyed by you and your guests. Add stationery, florals, candles, or other finishing touches to your list of tasks while leaving at least a little of the budget for those vital details such as stand hire, which are often overlooked.
3. Use a cake stand and decorations.
A cake stand, sweet treat display options, candles, and cake menu/flavour cards are all possibilities for your cake table. Many places provide a cake stand as part of the package; however, be sure to check the design. The only alternatives most of the time are big, traditional stands that aren’t suited to many modern cake designs. If you’re using a stand of your own, be sure it’ll hold up to the size and weight of your masterpiece.
If you have candles or flowers on your dining tables, include an order for some of them to be used on your cake table to maintain a unified look.
4. Consider the space, lighting, and background.
The wedding cake’s standard position varies from venue to venue. Unfortunately, this is frequently a table in the corner of the function area with insufficient lighting or scenery. If the usual site isn’t suitable, talk to your coordinator about alternative options for putting your cake while visiting your venue. The drinks reception area is an excellent option. There are advantages to choosing a location where the ceremony will take place in an outdoor setting. Not only is there more light, or perhaps more choice for a backdrop, but the site will enable visitors to appreciate and photograph the cake in a more personal environment. Also, don’t forget to speak with your cake maker or wedding planner about it. They may have prior experience with similar situations because of their understanding of the venue.
5. Don’t forget to let your guests know what delicious wedding cake flavours you have!
Remember to inform your guests about the flavours of your cake. With wedding cakes nowadays offering such delectable pairings, make sure to tempt and educate your guests with a cake menu or flavour cards. Your stationery may be the ideal person to consult on this subject, but again, as with any other aspect of planning a wedding, your cake maker or wedding planner may also have creative suggestions. Calligraphy cards, acrylic signs, and menu frames that suit your theme are all wonderful options.