Choosing a wedding cake is often a favorite wedding planning activity for couples, especially those with a sweet tooth. Although picking a wedding cake sounds like a lot of fun, it can be tricky due to the many things you have to consider. You and your significant other will need to create a budget, choose a design, and decide on a flavor, among other responsibilities.
Wedding cakes can take up a significant portion of your budget. During the selection process, you will see just how much time, hard work, and talent goes into each wedding cake. If you are investing in a wedding cake for your special day, you should make sure it is exactly what you want. The following will help you navigate the process of finding the right cake for your wedding.
Research your design ideas
Even if you have had a particular design in your head for years, chances are another couple has had a similar design. This is good news for you, as you can find plenty of examples online to discuss with your baker. Search websites using specific keywords to see if you can find the design you have envisioned. Once you find something you like, ask your baker to get creative and make something original for your wedding.
Be honest about your budget
Talk with your baker about your desires and be honest about your budget. Your wedding cake designer can tell you what can be accomplished within your budget. The designer can come up with some realistic design ideas for your cake. If you are on a tight budget, consider an oversized statement such as a sugar flower instead of piped designs.
Remember that portions will dictate size
The number of people you are planning to serve is more important than the number of tiers you want on your wedding cake. If you have a small number of guests, you can use dummy tiers. However, these dummy tiers are not free and may not be necessary. Choose a wedding cake that is realistic when compared to the number of people attending your event. You don’t want to end up paying for a large cake that you will not eat.
Consider a designer’s style
Make sure you find a baker with a style you like. Some designers work with buttercream and fondant, while others may work with fondant alone. Each wedding cake designer has a style of their own, so you should ensure it matches the look you want for your wedding cake.
Ensure the quality will match the price
If you are looking to save money, be flexible with your designs. If you don’t care about the quality or design of your cake, you can probably find one rather cheaply. You will get the quality for which you are willing to pay, whether that means you have a unique wedding cake or not.
Choosing your wedding cake should be a fun adventure and picking the right bakery is the first important part of this process. The professionals at Belmar Bakery in Amarillo, Texas can help you design the best wedding cake for your event. We specialize in decorated cakes of all sizes, shapes, and flavors. If you would like to learn more about having a wedding cake designed for your event, call us today at (806) 355-0141 or Contact Us via email. You can also fill out our online form for a personal Cake Quote or our Wedding Consultation form for more information. Visit us in person to see what we have to offer at 3325 Bell St. in Amarillo, Texas.