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When choosing your Wedding Cake

Planning your wedding cake and deciding which type of wedding cake you would like takes time and consideration: begin with looking at pictures of weddings cakes, there are many portfolio’s out there and you can see trends for 2018 and start to have ideas of what you both would like.

Choose your Cake design:

All cakes some in different shapes and styles, decide what you love, how many tiers, the design of your cake and bring in your own personal creation to your wedding cake. If you are a serious fashionista, there is no doubt you have been living on Pinterest since you got engaged, you will have endless inspiration, you can easily make a statement by opting for something modern or going for a more classically elegant creation. In 2018, the trends are having anything from a marble effect and colour drip to geode cakes, the cup cakes are fading slightly this year.

Choose who will make your cake:

You will get lots of help on this from friends who may have used suppliers for their wedding day, others may look online, use local suppliers or your venue can give you recommendations too. Make sure you visit the wedding cake supplier, taste your options, see their designs and creations, they must be a registered supplier: some venues may not accept a cake where the supplier is not HSE compliant. You are dealing with food so it is very important that you source your cake from a reputable supplier. Check out their reviews and social media platforms.

What size Cake to order:

This is your own personal choice and how many guests you are inviting; how many will actually be there on the day. Typically, a 3 Tier cake would suffice for numbers up to 140 guests and this would be measured having a 10”, 8” and 6” inch cakes. You can also increase sizes of cakes to suit numbers and have 12/10/8 inch cakes. The fillings inside is your own personal choice, lots of guest love the chocolate biscuit cakes, red velvet, lemon drizzle and fruit cake can be tradition also. You will get a lot of portions from the chocolate biscuit and fruit cakes in comparison to the sponge or soft cakes.

Cost of wedding cakes:

You cannot put a price on any cake as they all depend on what ingredients go into each cake, the finishing touches; be it iced flowers, type of icing, size and style of cake. As Emer in Goya’s bakery says, there is a lot of labour of love put into her cakes. Cakes can range from €350 upwards depending on all the details and delivery is normally included within a local radius of your venue. Every cake maker charges different prices and this can be due to quality of ingredients, the skill involved and size of cakes. Consider your venue also, if there is a large banquet suite, a small cake will look lost in the room.

Tasting Cakes:

Make sure you taste different options and arrange a tasting with your supplier, they will be very happy to organise this for you. It is nice to have different cake tastes for your guests by having lots of flavours from red velvet, chocolate, lemon drizzle, fruit, chocolate biscuit or champagne and strawberries.

When should you book your wedding cake:

You should definitely book your wedding cake supplier at least six months before your date, as with all wedding suppliers, they are very busy and tend to get booked up in advance, so to avoid disappointment, do book 6-8 months in advance of your wedding date.

Tip of the week:

Get your venue to hold some of your wedding cake for you, you as a couple will be very busy on the night of your wedding and may not get a chance to taste your wedding cake, so do make sure you ask your wedding planner to save some of each tier for you!

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