While it may not seem as important as your wedding venue, flowers, or actual day attire, your wedding cake is essentially the centrepiece of your wedding reception meal. The process of selecting your wedding cake is a beautiful experience that should complement the joy of your wedding journey. But with the various shapes and sizes, different flavours and fillings to choose from, it's understandable that it could feel like an overwhelming task for some. How then, should a couple go about choosing the perfect wedding cake for their big day? Zee & Elle are a boutique cake shop specialising in a range of artisanal cakes in Singapore, and we’ve put together these tips to help with ensuring sweet success on your search.
Decide on your budget
Before you and your partner start shopping around for wedding cakes, decide on a set budget or budget range. Make it easy for your bakery or cake designer to work with you by letting them know what your actual budget is. The price of a wedding cake usually depends on the servings needed and the complexities of the design. We recommend having an honest and open discussion with your cake designer who can advise on what would work best for you.
Consider the height of your wedding cake to your space
Your wedding cake is a work of art and not just food alone. Hence, it is important to take into consideration the size of your venue. If your wedding will be held in a large ballroom for instance, you might require a taller cake to make an impression. That said, you don’t always need to have more cake to do this - iced dummy tiers can simply be added to create more height without affecting the outward appearance of your cake.
Choose a cake only after you've decided on a theme
Choose your wedding cake after you’ve decided on a theme for your wedding, not the other way around. You may think you know exactly the kind of wedding dress and design theme you would like rolled out across your wedding celebrations. But in reality, many end up with a change of mind over the style of their dress after actually trying the dresses on. Such a situation could have a huge impact on the whole theme of the wedding.
Leave your wedding cake selection until after you have nailed down the dress and the venue. That way, you can have the assurance that the style of your wedding cake will fit in along with your wonderful celebration.
Choose a reliable cake maker
Finding the right bakery for your wedding cake is a vital factor. Do your research and visit the online portfolios of cake designers you’ve shortlisted to get real customer feedback, in addition to viewing images of their past works. A good cake maker will be equipped with a creative eye and have the expertise to help with deciding on a unique design for your wedding.
A wedding cake is one of the highlights of any wedding and deserves to be chosen with care. We hope these tips provided will come in handy for a seamless experience when searching for the ideal wedding cake of your dreams.
Looking to find out more? Reach out to the team at Zee & Elle for information on our range of artisanal cakes and cake delivery services!