We’ve talked about a lot of serious subjects when it comes to wedding planning, but today, we’re going to talk about one of the most fun parts: cake tasting! Personally, I think cake tasting is the best part of planning, because, you know…free cake.
The first tip for cake tasting: bring your groom. A lot of wedding planning is really serious, stressful work for both of you, and I’m sure you’ve probably snapped at him a few times. Take him and make it a fun outing! I mean, it’s pretty hard to be angry or stressed when you’re chowing down on some delicious cake, right?
To begin, you need to figure out what you need. How many people are coming to the wedding? What kind of style are you looking for? Do you want multiple tiers? Multiple cakes? (Our wedding cake ended up including both multiple tiers and two smaller cakes on the side.)
Next, you’ve got to find tastings. Some bakeries schedule group tastings on their own, so you should call around and see when those are. Other bakeries schedule individual tastings by couple, so you can call and set up appointments for those. Have fun with it, it’s meant to be a good time.
After that, you need to set your budget. The last thing that you want to do is spend way too much money on your cake and end up missing out on other things you wanted at your wedding. Some couples choose to use a small cake for them, and then do a larger sheet cake or even cupcakes for guests. This is an easy way to save money, but still keep that top layer for your first anniversary!
The best part of your cake will be in the details. The kind of frosting, the perfect flavor, beautiful decorations and even your topper. It’s those small things that will pull your cake together, make it work, and make it beautiful for your day.
Cake tasting with my fiancé was fun and hilarious. It was a great way to escape from the stress and struggle of the planning process, spend some time together and just enjoy ourselves. Although, we may or may not have argued over who was going to get to finish off the last piece of the cake we liked the best. Enjoy yourself and don’t take it too seriously, because at the end of the day, your cake isn’t the biggest or most important part of your wedding. You and your fiancé are.
And, just a tip from the thousands of television shows I’ve watched featuring weddings, spring for the delivery fee. I know you’ve all seen a show where a wedding cake was ruined on the big day because it fell, or got smudged. For me, it’ll be a matter of keeping my nephews out of the icing. So wish me luck, because those little monsters love cake.