Each person planning their dream Wedding wants their day to reflect them, you can see it in the way that they choose their favours, venue, wedding dress and even the entertainment. So how can your Wedding cake incorporate all these elements to become the centrepiece for the most important day of your lives?
- Look at the overall visual impact you want to make, is it romantic and floaty, Lux and fashion forward, simple but sophisticated, all out glitz and glam or rustic with boho vibes? A Wedding cake can mirror these, maybe a naked cake covered in seasonal fruit might best, or a buttercream beauty with sugar flowers that match the bouquet. Maybe the more glitter and diamonds the better! Keep it lux with satin finishes, sharp edges and a sophisticated monogram. Does your dress feature beautiful lace? Ask your cake maker to recreate the same look with edible lace and delicate piping.
- Colour – There is more on the colour spectrum than pink and ivory (although those are two of my total fav’s for Weddings!) we are seeing bolder choices from Brides and Grooms these days and its great to be able to incorporate those in wedding cake design. However just because you a theming your wedding in a few colours doesn’t mean these all need to be on the cake. Sometimes it can be better to leave out a certain colour and use that in the other wedding design elements, your wedding cake designer can help you to bring the overall look together. Metallics are another key feature in many weddings and covering a whole tier in gold leaf is visually stunning but may not suit all budgets but adding some gold flakes or having a gold border may.
- Venue – As much as your cake should be a reflection of you I also believe it should be a reflection of the venue you choose. A stunning white Manor House that features columns and marble deserves an architecturally stunning counterpart to match, an amazing castle should have a bold statement that reflects the incredible medieval design features and rich tapestries inside. A marquee may need something bright and floaty the be in harmony with the white open feel.
- Flowers and finishing touches – what can we as cake designers incorporate from the other finishing touches you have taken so much time and love to choose. Can we copy the flowers and colours in sugar, match the colour of the ribbons from your hand tied bouquet’s? Do you have a beautiful diamanté belt on your dress that we can include? Can we use the same font you chose for your invitations? Do you have a symbol that has a special meaning to you both maybe butterflies, feathers a favourite qoute or song?
In most cases it is best to choose your cake designer but complete your design much closer to the Wedding around 6 months prior to the wedding date. Once you have chosen all the other elements of your Wedding your Wedding Cake designer can then work with you to incorporate some of those into your own personal bespoke Wedding Cake.