My Wedding Cake by Donna Everett, Creative Cakes by Donna

A wedding cake is a reflection of a bride’s personality and can range from “Elegant and Simple” to “Fun and ‘Funky”, or “Seasonal and Creative”. Don’t be afraid of color! Orange roses look awesome and create a warm and fuzzy look on a soft yellow frosting.

Do not buy a wedding cake based on looks alone. Many have been gravely disappointed. Price doesn’t always match quality when it comes to a wedding cake. An experienced cake decorator can usually duplicate any photo you can throw at her. Always go to a reputable baker. Ask around. And finally, taste! Don’t let a dry, cardboard cake finish off a great meal. Give your guests a dessert they can talk about. End your meal on a delicious, positive note.

A wedding cake has four components. It should be a focal point in the room. (Besides you, of course) The cake should be moist. If it has filling, it should be light and not stick to the roof of your mouth and the frosting should not be solid lard! Ask the baker what goes into their frosting. Butter cream frosting is an ambiguous term in wedding cake industry. The frosting should have a sufficient amount of actual butter in the recipe. Amazingly, most do not!

Many bakers have web sites. This is a great way to use your time and will show you the capability of your decorator before driving around in the car.

After choosing your wedding cake, think about the table presentation. Embellish your wedding cake by adding some height, pedals, greens, votive candles, ribbons, fabric fluff, cake stands, etc. Think about it! It’s amazing what a little effort will accomplish.

In choosing your flavor, think about a nice dessert you would put out if you were having a party at your home. It’s impossible to please all of your guests, so go with what you think is delicious. After all, it is your day! So take advantage while you can! Make it “Your” choice!

A wedding cake should be served as a dessert. Many banquet facilities prefer to put it on a dessert table with other delicious endings. It’s easier for them. This defeats the purpose of completing a traditional meal. Even though Venetian dessert tables are absolutely delicious and ornate, there are many people who will not leave their seats for one reason or another and will not get dessert! It is etiquette to serve it! And please don’t put your cake in boxes!

If a wedding cake is moist, it does not need a flood of ice cream seeping in to moisten it. By the time you return to your table, your cake plate is a mess! A cake should be able to stand on its own. You have spent a great deal of time searching for the right cake person so……… Let them eat cake!

Donna Everett, Creative Cakes by Donna 

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