Tips around the wedding cake
If you want to serve a wedding cake on your wedding day, then we have collected a few tips for you:
The cake should not only look good, but also taste good!
In many patisseries there is the possibility of a tasting appointment. There you can taste the flavors and discuss the appearance of the cake. Afterwards, you will be given a cost summary. Most tastings have a fee, but in our opinion, this tasting is worth it in any case.
Prepare for the tasting
Beforehand, you should check out the patisserie’s website or Instagram account to see if you like the style. You can collect pictures of cakes you like so you can better discuss the look. Ask as early as possible when tasting dates are available and by when you need to reserve the wedding day. You can also let the patisserie know before the tasting if there are any allergies or intolerances and what flavor you like, e.g. chocolatey, fruity, etc.
Confirm the offer and pay for the cake in advance
Find out by when the offer should be confirmed and when the cake should be paid for. Many patisseries have limited capacity. Some people sometimes make wedding cakes “privately” without website but only private Instagram accounts. We advise against this so that the wedding cake remains stable and is professionally made and delivered.
Plan and budget delivery
Plan for delivery financially and in the day’s schedule. Are there refrigeration facilities at the venue or will the cake need to be stored in a cooler? You are not doing yourself any favors by skimping on delivery. Private cars are usually not high enough for delivery boxes or the cake is not standing straight. Please don’t make this delivery for yourself or a guest. If the wedding cake crashes, you’ve saved on the wrong end. Another advantage is that the professional patissier finalise and checks the cake upon delivery.
Discuss decorations of the cake
Often there are initials or flowers on the wedding cake. Who provides these, you as a couple, the florist or the patisserie? When and where will these be given to the patisserie?
Where is the front and how to cut?
Often on the wedding day there is a “nicer side” of the wedding cake. Do not put this side towards you, but towards the guests. Stand behind it for cutting, so everyone sees you and you are perfect in all the pictures. Also pay attention to how it looks behind you. Is there a nice wall or a fire extinguisher that will be seen in all the photos later? It’s best to plan the cutting in advance with the location, because on the wedding day you forget such things because of the excitement. It’s best to have the location provide only a knife, a cake server, a plate and 2 forks near the cake. Put all plates and cake forks for the other guests on another table if possible, so that the cake can enjoy its grand entrance without unsightly accessories.
Maybe you have a nice song for the entrance of the cake?
You then symbolically cut out a piece, this can be at the top or from the 2nd floor. Decorations like flowers are best left untouched so that everything looks good in the pictures. Afterwards, you can feed each other with a piece of cake. The rest of the cake should be cut by the service for the guests.
We hope you enjoy your cake tasting and the cutting on your wedding day!
Pictures from a shoot with
Wedding Planner Lore Ley Weddings
Photography Liebesleuchten Fotografie
Wedding Cake Just Nice – Tortendesign