~ Diné ~
Those are the first things that must be considered when choosing your wedding cake.
When you are thinking of ideas for your cake, use your wedding theme or flowers as inspiration. You can incorporate bits from your wedding onto your wedding cake in a variety of ways. The style and the colour of your cake will generally correspond with the wedding theme. A few ways that you can do this include:
- Icing colour on the cake the same colour as the bridesmaids dresses
- Lace pattern on bridal gown replicated onto the icing of the cake
- Using the same flowers on the cake as that of the bridal bouquet
If you aren’t sure about what type of cake you want, look at cake books such as Modern Wedding Cakes or browse the internet. Pinterest is also a site that has many pins with beautiful wedding cakes. Consider the use of wedding magazines or even a cake portfolio in a cake shop or ice cream store.
When choosing the flavour of the cake, there are endless possibilities. The first and most obvious flavour is to go with the traditional fruit cake. Although traditional, less and less people are opting for this flavour, as many simply prefer the chocolate mud cakes, ice cream cakes or coffee walnut mud cakes. Most cake designers can even cater for requirements such as gluten free, dairy free and nut free cakes. So don’t let an allergy stop you from choosing your dream wedding cake flavour!
The shape of your cake can vary from a square to a love heart. Whatever your heart desires, and your budget allows, can be made into a cake these days. The most classic shapes used, are the squares and the circles, layered on top of each other. Many couples have chosen to use cupcakes instead of a cake, both for the unique factor, and the simplicity factor of serving it to the guests.
If you simply remember, Shape~Colour~Style~Flavour, it will be a piece of cake!