Take The Cake At Your Next Bridal Shower

by : Christopher Smith

Bridal showers are exciting. Few occasions on earth are happier than seeing one of your beloved friends get married to someone he or she loves. With this joy, however, comes a great deal of work. Showers require preparation, and lots of it. You have to send out invitations, get the house ready, and of course provide refreshments which will often include a bridal shower cake. This last task, however, can be lots of fun if you're willing to make the cake yourself. Be creative with your cakes and you'll be sure to have a hit.

Before you start thinking about bridal shower cake ideas, be sure that you really know what the couple prefers. It is no use planning a spectacular, lavishly decorated affair if the couple is low key and prefers intimate gatherings. Similarly, a very small, simple cake may not suit more extravagant types. Choose an idea based on your couple's unique preferences.

A key decorating bridal shower item is the cake. Will it be a beach wedding, or in a park?? If so, you may want to go with a themed shower cake. Personalizing the cake just for the bride and groom is always a special gesture, or you could choose to decorate the cake with romantic and traditional items such as hearts, flowers or wedding bells.

You'll also need to decide what flavor the cake should be. This largely depends on the brides personal preference. Does she prefer plain yellow cake, or chocolate? How about both, or perhaps a different flavor altogether? Rest assured that there are almost as many flavors of cake as there are cake decorations.? For some cake ideas, check out the baking aisle in your local grocery store or your favorite online cooking site.

Eventually you will wish to choose what size your cake is. Bridal shower cakes, needless to say, come in all different sizes. The size you choose will depend on how many people will be attending the shower. Make sure to ask your guests to RSVP so you will know how much to cake to have.? It's always a nice idea to cake a slightly larger cake than you need so the leftovers can be sent home for the bride and groom.

The bridal shower cake can be used quite effectively as a centerpiece, especially if it is decorated and has a message of best wishes written on it.? Some popular phrases for cakes are "Happy Shower", "Congratulations", and "For The Perfect Couple".? If you're planning to have more than one cake, consider using them in different areas as decorations until it's time to serve them.? Just make sure to keep them out of reach of small children who might be curious about them.

Whatever kind of cake you choose, remember that it is not the cake that counts; it's the sentiment behind it. Bridal shower cakes are a wonderful aspect of a celebration, but the celebration truly is the best part. Don't get too stressed out in trying to choose. Remember how special the occasion is, not just for you but for the bride, the groom, and all their friends and family. Your shower will truly be memorable that way.