Many might not know that cakes are one of the essential parts of a wedding. What makes one cake better than another? The answer is in the style of the cake and the topper. Check out this blog and learn more about how to make our wedding day even more special!
What is a Wedding Cake?
A wedding cake is a must-have for any special occasion. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it also has the power to make any wedding ceremony or celebration more memorable. It can be challenging to pick the right wedding cake, but luckily, there are plenty of options.
Things to Consider in Choosing a Wedding Cake
When choosing the perfect wedding cake, remember a few things. Here are four tips to help us select the perfect cake for our big day.
- Choose a Cake Style that Suits Our Wedding Theme
If we’re planning a beach wedding, go for a sandcastle cake! If we’re opting for a vintage-inspired wedding, try serving a chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting. And if we’re having a rustic barn wedding, go for something like apple cider doughnuts or gingerbread houses.
- Make Sure the Cake Contains the Elements of Our Wedding Theme
If our theme is fairy-tale-themed, make sure the cake contains elements of that story – like Tinkerbell or Cinderella figures on the cake itself. If we have an outdoor wedding at night under the stars and falling snowflakes, consider including sugar cookies in our cake recipe to reflect this atmosphere.
- Consider Size and Capacity when Choosing a Wedding Cake
Our guests will likely be filling up on various desserts throughout our reception, so make sure the size of our cake is appropriate for the number of people who will be eating it – whether it’s three tiers or one large slab. And finally, beware of cakes that are too large or too small – they can be challenging to transport and serve effectively (and may not look as pretty when displayed). A good rule of thumb is to opt for an average-sized wedding cake that can be cut into smaller pieces or slices.
- Consider Flavor and Texture when Choosing a Wedding Cake
If we’re having a nontraditional wedding, like a themed party or an outdoor ceremony, it’s essential to consider what flavors will work well together. For example, if our wedding is about Marvel comics and we’re serving a Spider-Man cake, make sure to include vanilla frosting in the recipe, so it doesn’t clash with the other flavors. And if we’re having a Hawaiian-themed wedding, our guests might appreciate a piña colada cake!
Different Types of Cakes
There are many different types of cakes, and each one can be customized to fit the needs of our wedding. Here are five different types of cakes that we might want to consider for our wedding:
- Chocolate cake is often considered classic and perfect for celebrations like weddings. This cake is a chocolatey blend with a fluffy texture that’s perfect for any occasion.
- Another popular type of cake is vanilla cake. This sweet treat is made with eggs, sugar, butter, and flour, and it’s perfect for weddings because it’s both elegant and delicious.
- Cheesecake is another classic dessert that can also be enjoyed at weddings. This creamy cheesecake is made with cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and baking powder to be deliciously smooth and creamy.
- Finally, there’s the strawberry cake. This fruity treat is made with sugar, cornstarch, eggs, strawberries (or any other fruit), baking powder, and butter. So it’ll be light yet fluffy and irresistible to eat!
Ideas for Cake Toppers
Cake toppers are a great way to add extra fun and personality to our wedding cake. So many different ideas are available, and we can choose whatever is appropriate for our wedding theme and style. Here are some ideas to get us started:
Custom figurines made from cake
This is an excellent option if we want something unique and special for our wedding cake. We can use any figure or character we like, and plenty of templates are available online to help us get started.
These are perfect for children’s weddings, but they also look great on adults’ cakes. Fill them with candy or fruit before sticking them into the cake batter.
These are another popular option for kids’ weddings. They are a great addition to any cake table setting and can be made in various shapes and sizes.
These are perfect as cake toppers; by all means, go ahead and use them! We could make miniature versions of our favorite recipes or create themed desserts like birthday cakes or holiday pies.
Making the Wedding Cake Stand Out Makes All the Difference
There are many different wedding cakes to choose from, and each has unique features that can make our wedding ceremony or reception stand out. For example, some wedding cake toppers are realistic sculptures of characters from our favorite movies or TV show. In contrast, others are elaborately detailed sugar artworks.
The best way to find the perfect cake for our wedding is by talking with our fiance and wedding planner about what they’re interested in and looking at a few examples of popular cake designs before making a final decision. No matter what type of cake we choose, be sure to have a delicious and beautiful conclusion to our special day!