You must pay special attention to the wedding cake while planning for a wedding reception. There are certain steps that you would need to follow in order to get the very best of all cakes. Arrange a meeting with a couple of bakers and taste their products. Select only the best out of the lot. Try to carry a picture of what you want while visiting the various bakeries.
After you have zeroed in on the baker that you want, your next step is to see the portfolio of pictures that the baker has to offer of his previous work. You can also check with the references before finalizing the wedding cake. Remember to carry your cake topper and some fabric of the bridesmaid’s dresses. Your baker just might require them. Also give him an estimated number of guests.
If considering a bridal shower cake, try and make it special and unique. Be as creative as you can and also make sure that you are not putting too much money into it. You can use the theme of the party when it comes to the bridal shower cake. For example, if it a high tea party, then place some mini cakes with the main cake. Use them in as many colors and flavors. During the summer months, small ice-cream cakes would prove to be a refreshing option.
Bridal cakes can have various designs. For example, if the bride likes floral designs, then that aspect can go into the cake as well. Make the pattern of the cake floral and use many colored flowers and different fillings. You could even consider writing a small message or some poetry for the bride. For better effects, you could even add a photograph of the bride and the groom in the frosting of the cake. Make your cake as beautiful and elegant as possible.
You must know which wedding cake recipe would be most preferred. The wedding cake could be in different shapes and designs. Inquire from your baker about the recipes that he has on offer. And if you are not satisfied, then find your own recipes and provide him with them. After you are through with finalizing the kind of cake that you want, there are a few other things that need to be looked into.
A previously designated person had to be put in charge of some arrangements, like who will cut the cake and distribute it. The cake top has to be properly taken care of; the left over cake has to put into proper place, etc. Only a person familiar with handling the process should be given this responsibility.
Remembering the wedding cake set up, deposits and balances as well as its proper delivery has to taken care of by either the baker or you. Choosing the cake can be a lot of fun. But make sure that you note all the minute details that would go into making the wedding cake the most remembered one.