Wedding Cakes: Choosing The Right Taste

By: Michelle Davis

One of the most important decisions for your will include picking out the perfect cake. In the past, all may have been “created equal" but now there are astounding varieties to choose from.

While most guests forget many specifics about , the often stands out in their minds. Here are a few tips to help you find the cake that will impress your guests and make your day perfect.

Taste Testing: Finding the Right Flavor
No longer are brides only limited to that are either yellow cakes or white cakes. There are so many flavors of available that it may be hard to choose the one you like the most. Some flavors that are available for you to choose from include carrot, almond, chocolate, hazelnut and yellow-butter.

Complement With Icing and Fillings
When trying to choose the , you also need to consider the variety of icings and fillings that are available to make both tasty and beautiful. When you are making a choice of icing, be sure to consider the temperature of the place where you will hold your reception. If you are having an outdoor wedding in the summer, some types of icing may melt and slide off the . So be sure to ask your designer to help you pick an icing that will be suitable and long-lasting.

There are many new flavors of fillings and icings available as well. Fillings can range from raspberry, strawberry and key lime to mocha, chocolate and caramel. If you like more than one filling, consider using several that complement one another.

Abandoning the Ordinary
Many people only think of traditional round, tiered when they think of wedding cakes, but why not abandon tradition for something contemporary and stylish. Maybe you have always dreamed of a cupcake or a cheesecake wedding cake.

You can make cakes of different types or shapes to match the theme of your wedding. If you are having a , you could have a cake shaped like a sea urchin with decorations of icing starfish. A may bring about visions of a cake shaped and decorated like Christmas gifts. No matter what theme you may have at your wedding, you can find a cake that is unique as you are. So feel free to abandon the ordinary and have a cake that breaks tradition.

Enhance with Decorations
Another way to make great wedding cakes is to have them match your wedding theme is by using decorations. You can choose decorations for your cake such as a specific cake holder, a cake topper or even fountains to go with your cake. If you are having a outdoors, you may choose flower decorations for your cake or a cake topper that incorporates flowers. If your is around Christmas, you may consider topping your cake with a star. No matter what your theme may be, you can use decorations to bring out that theme and enhance your wedding cake.

Remember, when choosing a cake, the most important thing is that you are happy with your cake. Wedding cakes are a beautiful part of any wedding, so be sure to find the one that fits your taste and adds a few ounces of beauty to your wedding day.

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