Ideas for Wedding Cake Designs

Sep 27, 2016 by

Ideas for Wedding Cake Designs

Once the guy has proposed on bended knee, and the lady accepts the offer with a warm “yes” then the sale has been closed, and the order now goes into the production process. As detached as it may sound the entire process of planning a wedding is no different than closing a sale and processing an order. It also gets to the same climax on whether or not the final product will impress or disappoint.

Many factors are responsible for making a wedding a success and enumerating them one by one would go on a long list you would not even bother to read. There is no denying though that one of the greatest contributors that create the wow factor on your wedding day is the cake. The wedding cake is a central element at the wedding reception and will be the main piece for photos and videos during this part of the celebration. The cake gets its own spotlight when the couple approaches it to make their first cut and take their first bite. There is enough reason to make the cake look the best it possibly can.

Deciding on the design for a wedding cake can be challenging. Usually, cake designers can provide you with the many options which sometimes create more confusion. The very important thing that you should do when choosing the design is to have already an idea in mind in contrast to just leaving it all to the designer or choosing from a thick catalogue of designs. Here are some useful tips to help you decide.

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Do not pressure yourself to go for the designs that are so elaborate and so complex to make everything look expensive. Overdoing the details and the design part can lead to the final output looking cheap and cramped up.

Concept is Key

You need to select a concept or a theme for your wedding. There is a reason why this is the case, and that is to create a cohesive design and a guiding principle that will make the pieces of the wedding jive and work well with each other. Without a theme, the pieces will look like they are fighting each other and the overall output a total mess. The cake is no exception. Make sure that the cake designer knows the theme and the concept you are trying to pull off.

cake-590815__180There is no Pressure with the Layers

Your cake is not headed to the NBA finals, so the height is not the main factor. One common pitfall is that couples tend to focus so much on achieving the height of the cake as if it is all that matters that the most important aspects of theme and design are compromised. Even a single layer cake can tick all the right boxes with the right concept and design.

Wedding cakes are special because they are intended to be the icing adorning your special day. Deciding on the design for the wedding cake should not be difficult as long as you know the basic do’s and don’ts.

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Cakes and Weddings

Sep 27, 2016 by

Cakes and Weddings

When planning a wedding, there are many pieces and items that need to be carefully thought of. Sometimes you need to go into a deeper detail in deciding what design and what type of material to go with for the tiny elements like the centerpieces, the ceiling décor, the wedding favors and even the styling of the bouquets pins for the members of the entourage. Every little thing sometimes becomes too much to work on for both the couple getting married and the wedding organizers. There is, however, another element of the celebration that demands as much attention that when not done right can lead to a wedding catastrophe.

Wedding cakes comprise an important element in the grand scale of planning an event as big as a wedding. There are aspects of the decision process that will make it challenging for couples to decide on the type of cake and the design to move forward with. Cakes are clearly part of the main cast in your wedding movie. You will see it often in your wedding photos and videos and so have it looking elegant and beautiful should be treated with utmost importance.

wedding-cake-975344_960_720Weddings have been considered to be one of the happiest moments in a person’s life being able to publicly declare your love and finally be with the person that you love for the rest of your life. Well, at least that’s what most people think about it. The point is, it is an event that is so big and so important that you need every piece to go with the grand scale of things. The cake is not an exception. You cannot just go into a local bakeshop and get a random $50 cake like you would when you want to surprise a friend for a birthday. A wedding should only happen once, ideally at least, so the cake to fit the occasion should not come from the day-today bakeshop you always go to.

Wedding cakes are more expensive than your typical birthday cakes. There is an acceptable reason for this, and that is because wedding cakes take a lot of effort to conceptualize and bake. The taste of the cake should be on point, and the aesthetic aspect of the design and the overall look must identify with the other pieces or with the entirety of the concept being followed for the event. If you planned an Asian themed wedding, you would not want to opt for a wedding cake looking like Sleeping Beauty’s castle and in a similar way, a cake with a modern and plain design does not go well with classic and vintage theme.

There is more to a cake than just the taste of the first bite, and there’s even more if you put it in a wedding canvass. The creators of wedding cakes are not simple bakers who work only with the oven, but they are also artists who work on every aspect and detail to make it perfect for the day that you have waited for so long to arrive.

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Dos and Don’ts in Planning your Wedding Cake

Sep 27, 2016 by

Dos and Don’ts in Planning your Wedding Cake

Putting all the pieces for a wedding together is easy but making them work well with each other may be a little bit of a challenge. The hardest pieces to get to work with each other could be the dress and the shoes, the centerpiece and the ceiling décor, the main motif and the reception lights, the hairstyle, and the bouquets, and the most challenging, the wedding cake with the entire reception.

The cake is a difficult piece to complete for the wedding because it plays a huge role in the reception which demands it to be beautiful to stand out but at the same time not lose the connection with the other elements. So it needs to be unique but also cooperative with the theme. That can be a tricky task. Here’s a guide to help you plan this aspect.

wedding-cake-toppers-267809__180Do work with a theme, Don’t select and collect

You may have read this in previous articles, but it is an aspect that is so important that it must not be missed. The theme is the central line that connects the dots and the pieces together to create the totality of the picture you are trying to paint on your wedding day. The cake is a central element in your wedding so it needs to connect with the concept or else you will have your guest thinking if it is the cake intended for the wedding reception in the other room.

Do work with an artist and don’t just work with a baker

A bake is surely skilled in making the right cake that will have you feeling like you are going to heaven the moment you take that first bite. Remember though that there are other aspects of the cake that must be perfect other than the taste. It needs to be elegant, beautiful, and unique but still identify with the theme and all these are tasks that can only be done by a true artist.

cake-1543834__180Do focus on the design and don’t prioritize the layers

Surely most people think that the height of the wedding cake is where its elegance and beauty rests. These people have gotten it all wrong. Focus on the concept and the design and if you get this part right, you won’t even need to worry how tall the wedding cake is. The cake should look unique and connected, and the height or the number of layers has little to do with it, so leave it alone.

Do know the value and don’t compromise the cost

Wedding cakes are expensive, but they do not have to take all the budget out for the reception. Wedding planners know that there are certain aspects of the design of the cake that can shoot the costs up but can easily be managed with a much cheaper alternative. Do not compromise on the cost by spending too little but at the same time do not compromise the other aspects of the wedding as well for a cake that is too costly.

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