“Designing my wedding cake: where do I start??”

“Designing my wedding cake: where do I start??”

A well-designed cake not only tastes good, but is elegant enough to double as reception décor. Consider if your wedding cake will be a centerpiece of your reception or an accent to the décor. Where will it be placed in your reception area? Browse pictures of wedding cakes online to pull inspiration for your own cake design.

Next, consider your cake flavor. Do you have any favorites—maybe even ones that bring back special memories? Some standard wedding cake flavors include vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, and lemon. However, the possibilities are limitless when working with a bakery that provides custom-designed wedding cakes. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box on your flavor choices.

How many cake flavors can you choose? More than a couple of flavors in a single tiered cake can present issues for the serving staff, so keep in mind that less is sometimes more when you’re narrowing it down.

Some 2016 wedding cake trends to consider in your design choices:

A break from tradition – color, strong silhouettes and detailing are in demand

A cake that tells the couple’s story – photos of the couple, silhouettes that tell a story

A naked cake (no outside icing) – With so many rustic weddings at the moment, it is a popular choice

Metallic accents – Bold colors and gold are not normally a combination you would associate with a wedding, but they are very fashionable choices for wedding cakes in 2016.

Cakes with lace – lace is a popular choice when it comes to all aspects of a bride’s wedding reception, including the cake.  Edible lace adds an elegant touch to a wedding cake.

Pretty in Pink – Pink continues to be a trend for 2016 and is perfect for brides who are looking for a romantic wedding cake.

Decadent dessert table – Rather than opting for one cake, brides are requesting a dessert table with indulgent treats, non- traditional flavored cakes and scrumptious fillings

At Sweet Events we pride ourselves in taking the time to work with each couple to make their wedding cake the cake of their dreams!

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