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It’s A Piece Of Cake!

Sep 01, 2018

For a bride, there is nothing quite as romantic as having a bespoke wedding cake for her wedding day. A bride’s choice of cake may be inspired by the traditional classic fruitcake or she may favour something more sophisticated and contemporary or even quirky and whimsical enough to take centrestage.

A cake as hantaran
Photo courtesy of Arifah Hot Oven

An elegant cake
Photo courtesy of Salty & Co Desserts

For the bridal shower
Photo courtesy of Salty & Co Desserts

Today, wedding cake designers approach their creation as painters do on a canvas. Inspiration can come from anywhere – wedding invitations, menu, colours, nature and even fashion such as details from a bride’s gown. Wedding cakes should not only be ornate and beautiful to look at but delicious and delectable too.

A take on gold
Photo by Cliff Choong Photography, courtesy of The Quirky Taste

Homage to the Orient
Photo courtesy of The Quirky Taste

Cakes as part of a centrepiece
Photo by SA Wedding Studio, courtesy of The Quirky Taste

Designed according to the colour theme
Photo courtesy of Arifah Hot Oven

When it comes to that special day, choosing a cake designer is just as important as choosing a wedding gown. Asking the right questions will enable you to make an informed and comfortable choice.

  • Ask to see a portfolio - this will give you an idea if their creativity and style suits you.
  • Custom designs – is there an additional fee for a custom design? Can the designer produce an exact bespoke design from your choice of pictures and ideas?
  • Cake preparation - when will the cake be baked? Your wedding cake should be as fresh as possible for your guests to enjoy.
  • What about delivery and set up - it is important to know how and when the cake will be delivered. Will there be extra charges for delivery? Who will be setting up the cake?
  • Tasting - ask if they are willing to provide you a small sample before you make your choice.
  • Cost - a cake designer should be able to provide a quote for the creation, delivery and setting up of the wedding cake, including the amount of deposit required.

Cupcakes
Photo by Dljephoto, courtesy of Salty & Co Desserts

Desserts
Photo by Dljephoto, courtesy of Salty & Co Desserts

Cupcakes that form part of a dessert bar
Photo by Mphotoo, courtesy of Elysium Weddings

 

Tip : Share your ideas with your cake designer and let him or her do the rest. Have a look here.