6 Tips to Help Choose the Perfect Wedding Cake


Organizing the perfect wedding cake for your big day is certain to be quite exciting with endless opportunities to get a perfect style.

Here are six tips to help choose the perfect wedding cake:

Calculate a sensible budget

A wedding is expensive to organize and it helps to set a sensible budget for the different elements. While a wedding cake is a great focal feature on your special day, it is also critical to look at the cost of other things like music, catering, venue, outfits, flowers, etc. Set a realistic budget that won’t impact other aspects of the wedding, while still being big enough to be enjoyed by the guests at the reception.

Decide on the cake theme

Give a lot of thought to the details of your wedding and match it to the theme of your wedding. All aspects of your wedding should tie in and that includes the wedding cake. A cake is easily designed to complete other aspects of the theme like your flowers and colors.

Get inspired

Use Pinterest and other sites to get an idea of the wide-ranging styles of wedding cakes. Get inspiration from what is out there and use it to create something a little more unique. Whether classic or uniquely styled, there are endless opportunities to design your perfect cake.

Use something like Pinterest to collect pictures of the most interesting cakes. A useful function of this collection pictures is to show a cake designer to see if they have the skill and imagination to provide your preferred style of cake.

Cake samples

Visit several wedding cake designers and ask for cake samples. It is usually a benefit to visit the bakeries able to provide cake samples to get a better appreciation of the taste of the cakes they provide. By sampling early you will have a good idea of the end product and this gives confidence in knowing you and your guests will love it.


While you are at the cake store, you might want to look at the availability of cupcakes which make a perfect gift for guests to take home. Cupcakes or similar take home food are great for wedding meals that consist of traditional 3-course meals which don’t leave much space for desserts. But, for those hoping to create an amazing focal piece for the wedding reception area, the large and distinctive wedding cake is the preferred choice. Most reputable cake shops can create a cake to match your specific instructions.

Mix up cake sizes

Give your wedding guests more choice by having a varied mix of cake sizes from a full-size wedding cake to mini cupcakes and cake toppers. By giving a choice of cakes you are more able to match the tastes of even those guests that aren't keen on a wedding cake.

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