Lesley Walter Cake Design

5 things to consider when choosing your wedding cake

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep: the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite. (Romeo and Juliet, Act 2 Scene 1)

Your wedding day is all about celebrating your love and commitment to each other, surrounded by family and friends. It is a day of hope, happiness, and new beginnings, as you embark on your new life together, filled with love, joy, and endless possibilities.   Beautifully curated and considered to tell your love story.

Your wedding cake is one element of that special day, an edible work of art to be devoured by you and your guests. Here are 5 things to consider when choosing your wedding cake:

1: Your Cake

I often think your wedding cake could be compared to the opening act of a theatrical performance, setting the stage for the main event.  Your tiered confection, elegantly designed and created, adored with delicate sugar flowers, it is a work of art in itself, drawing gasps and applause from your guests.

Think about the style of wedding you are having and what you want your guests to feel on the day.  I love to hear about your love story, your inspiration for the day as your wedding cake should complement this, for example if you are having a wedding with lots of fine art details, a classical, romantic day with lots of pastel shades in your styling then share these with your wedding cake designer so that they can create something unique and special to you.  

2. First impressions

The overall presentation is a feast for the eyes, with every detail considered to create a picture-perfect scene. The guests can’t help but be drawn to the cake table, captivated by the beauty and artistry of the wedding cake and its surroundings.  What words do you want your guests to think when they first see your wedding cake; wow, elegant, romantic, show stopping, intricate, delicate, work of art. 

3. Your story

Is there something special to you both that you would want incorporating into the design of your wedding cake, it doesn’t need to be big, or intrusive, or that deflects from the overall design of your cake but something that makes it even more personal and bespoke to you

3. Your story

Is there something special to you both that you would want incorporating into the design of your wedding cake, it doesn’t need to be big, or intrusive, or that deflects from the overall design of your cake but something that makes it even more personal and bespoke to you

4. Flavours

The cake flavours you choose is another part of the performance of the day, each tier showcasing a different flavour and texture, building anticipation for the wedding cake is not just about the design; it is also about the taste.  Take your time to choose them, they can be based on a special memory you shared together, flavours that you both absolutely love or that inspire a feeling that you want your guests to experience, something decadent, extravagant, feelings that evoke your childhood or make you feel warm and cosy. 

5. Servings

How many guests would you like your cake to serve?  Your wedding cake designer will advise on how many tiers you will need dependent on the number of guests you would like to serve cake to.  Is the cake the main dessert or will you be having a dessert table or a selection of wedding favours alongside your wedding cake.   If you are looking for a large wedding cake but are having an intimate wedding reception consider asking your wedding cake designer about dummy tiers, these are polystyrene blocks covered in fondant and decorated in the same style as the rest of your cake, so that there is no real difference to the look of your overall design.

Remember, above all, have fun and enjoy planning your wedding, take time to think about what you would like and choose the best person to deliver your masterpiece of culinary art.

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