Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wedding Tip #14 - All About Cake

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What is your cake style? Do you want to have a cake that matches your decor or one that is an art piece? (maybe both?!) The cake above (I'm asking the bride for baker info) had flowers that matched the center pieces and bouquets. It was a simple but beautiful cake. There are a few things you'll want to think about when deciding your cake style. A big part of that will be budget. Cakes that are a works of art are priced accordingly; the more hand-made details (sugar and gum-paste flowers) the more expensive the cake will be because of the hours of work that will go into it. If you have a smaller cake budget you may want to consider purchasing a simple cake and asking your florist to create a colorful cake topper. You will have to take it off before eating - but real flowers can be just as nice decorations as sugar flowers. However, If you've got the budget, or happen to be a big fan of Ace of Cakes, I say go BIG! Your guests will definitely be talking about it if they can't figure out if your cake is edible or not! The cake below, by Charm City Cakes, (yes, that's Ace of Cakes as seen on TV) was made to command attention!

Pam & Mike's cake
Yes, that is a real cake not a wine barrel. Although I saw more than one guest closely inspect it to make sure! It was funny to see in person; looked like a barrel but smelled like delicious cake! I don't always eat cake, but in this case I had to try it! FYI - It was just as good as it smelled!

Speaking of eating, every couple should have a plan before they cut the cake. Ask your venue how much time they need to cut it. If you want it served for dessert you might need to cut it after the salad, or near the beginning of dinner, so it's plated and ready. You should also decide if want to invite guests to watch, or quietly cut it yourselves? Will you feed each other at the same time or take turns? What kind of music will be playing? If you want people to notice you should play some fun and different music, but if you want it to be more intimate just have the dinner music continue playing. Anthony and I cut our cake to Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me," yes, I can't believe I agreed to that! Guess whose idea it was? ;) The #1 thing that you should have planned BEFORE you cut the cake is how messy it will be! You should both be on the same page about how much cake smooshing (if any) there will be. Ladies, if your afraid your new husband will be too tempted to mash it in your face, let him go first! Guys, be careful, you don't want to be sleeping on the couch on your wedding night!

Cake Kiss

Awww, didn't Vicki and Adam have the sweetest frosting kiss? I love the kiss photos, as a true romantic they're my favorite. Mmmm, after looking at all that cake I need a snack now...

1 comment:

Gwendolyn Tundermann Photography said...

I love the wine barrel cake! Awesome! I also love cake smashed in the face!! That is always the moment of truth. I love anticipating that moment, wondering "Will he? Will she?" It's just so much fun!