Tips for Creating Your Wedding Cake

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It comes as no surprise that planning a wedding can seem overwhelming, to say the least. From the tedious seating chart, to booking every vendor you need, it can take some of the fun out of the creation of your big day. However, it’s important that you don’t let the stress of wedding planning get you down, as you get to break your diet for the tastiest part of planning…the creation of your wedding cake!

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That spongy, delicious wedding cake is calling your name, and you have every excuse to answer. Although you are still planning out your wedding cake, know that this aspect will be a fun and delectable task that you will certainly enjoy taking part in. 

We know how many details go into the creation of a wedding cake! That’s why, here at Contagious Events, as Boston wedding planners, we have gathered the top tips to perfecting your big day sweet treat. So, be sure to continue reading, to discover some excellent advice:

  • Choose Your Bakery. From the mom and pop bakery that sits so comfortably on Main Street, to the large chain grocery stores, there are a myriad of options for you to choose from when it comes to selecting one to bake up your big day sweet treat. Research is key when selecting the best bakery for your wedding cake, so check those reviews, ask your friends and family about their experiences, and don’t forget to view their online portfolio. If you are looking for a little more solidarity when narrowing down your choices, take into consideration how they treated you on your visit there, as a good first impression is very important!
  • Select a Style. There are more wedding cake styles than we would care to count! So, when choosing the theme of your cake, it’s important that you create it to match your overall wedding vision.

    Here are some tips to inspire your wedding cake style:
    • Once you have chosen your favorite flavor, you can now begin with narrowing down your theme, you can choose wedding colors, add flowers, or even have it be more personal to you and your partner by choosing to incorporate elements that best represents your favorite memories together. 
    • Now, you can choose the shape of your cake, circle. Square, or another unique illustration, depending on your bakery’s capabilities, will assist with having your cake showcasing a one-of-a-kind appearance. 
    • Then, there is the frosting! For a more decorative substance, fondant is usually the way to go. However, if you would prefer a more simple cake, the soft buttercream frosting would do just the trick. Take your time and choose wisely!
  • Create Your Display. Your cake is finished and it’s time to let it shine among a gorgeous display! The display table should complement your cake masterpiece and not take-away from or even out-do it. You can decorate your table with a lovely linens, such as rosette or sequin, and even put lights around the outside, under or carefully placed among the top of the table, to bring everyone’s eyes to your lovely creation. Your table is the finishing touch to your cake and its cutting ceremony, so adorn it in a unique and beautiful way!

Creating the perfect wedding cake should not be so overwhelming that it gives you the wedding blues. These are just a few tips to assist you with planning yours.

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Here at Contagious Events, as a wedding planner in Boston, Massachusetts, we represent wedding planning that is unique to each and every one of our couples! So, if you are all set to plan your own big day, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Photo from Michael + Jerel’s Wedding, by Julia Cumes Photography

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