- Posted September 6, 2013 by
Keeping it Real In Wedding Cakes
THINK ABOUT YOUR DESIGN
If you already have a design that you’ve had in your head for years, chances are someone has already got there first. Sorry, but it’s actually a good thing!
BE HONEST ABOUT YOUR BUDGET
It really is important that you trust your cake designer enough that you tell them your real budget. There are lots of ways to translate blush pink peonies and lace into a wedding cake, and letting your designer know means they can work on ideas that are actually realistic. If you’re on a tight budget, think about having an oversized statement sugar flower or blocks of colour, rather than piped lace or a floral cascade.
PORTIONS DICTATE SIZE
It’s not the other way around, the number of people you need to serve is more important than the number of tiers you think your cake should have. If your number is on the low side you can make it up with dummy tiers, but bear in mind that they aren’t free, and a 5 tier cake at a wedding with 40 people will probably result in a few awkward stares.
MAKE SURE YOU LIKE THEIR STYLE
Cake designers have styles too! If you are looking for an ombre cake with an extended/double barrel tier, chances are you shouldn’t go looking for someone who still uses pillars and stairways. The same goes for buttercream vs fondant, some designers are happy to work with both, but you’re much better off finding someone who works with the medium you want for your cake.
YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
If you want to save money, try to be flexible with your designs. But if you’re really keen on being featured on cake wrecks, and you don’t mind being embarrassed by a badly made cake, you can find some hilarious prices online. As the saying goes, ‘cheap cake ain’t good, good cake ain’t cheap’.