While your wedding cake is certainly a delicious treat for your guests, it can also be an opportunity for added guest entertainment as well. A new study found that 82 percent of all wedding couples hired an cake designer for their wedding cake design (also called a dessert table) in 2022. Yet the overwhelming majority of guests (over half) did not have an idea what kind of cake to order or even how much their cake was going to cost them. The good news is that cakes come in many sizes, flavors, and price ranges.
Depending on your wedding theme, as well as your sweet tooth, most wedding cakes are traditionally round, and there are three very popular varieties: the sheet cake with chocolate frosting, the chocolate fondant icing cake and the black velvet cake. The most popular kind of chocolate cake, which also tends to be more expensive, is the chocolate fondant icing cake.
This cake has a smooth chocolate cake and chocolate fondant icing that flow and cascades gracefully down the sides of the cake. Often this type of bridal cake comes in three parts: the bottom chocolate layer, the second chocolate layer with white fondant icing, and the cream chocolate layer which are the top layer with chocolate drizzle.
Other wedding cakes have several layers, although not as many as the traditional fruit cake. One of these cakes is the croquembouche, which is a long, tall, square-shaped cake that features multiple layers of bright red and yellow fondant that is layered and cascading down one side of the cake. In French, the word for croquembouche translates to “drip cake.”
Cake decorating, such as having floral cascade as the chosen type of frosting is also an important part of having a gorgeous wedding cake. At the top of the perfect cake, you will likely see a floral design like a bunch of flowers, sometimes all in bloom. The flowers are usually in white, pink, or lavender and are cut out using a fine tooth comb.
Sometimes, if the bakery owner has a lot of experience, they will be able to use sugar paste flowers as decorations, but if you really want to be authentic, real flowers can be used. Many brides’ flower of choice for this part of the cake is the rose, but any kind of flower arrangement will work. After the flowers are on top of the cake, a series of small cakes with petals made from fondant will be placed around the center.
There are a few other options for wedding cakes that aren’t quite traditional. For example, there is the Swiss cake, which is similar to the classic tiered cakes that you’ll find at most bakeries, except that they are usually round. A Swiss cake can have as much or as little decoration as the baker wants to put on it, and they are usually baked in a round or square shape. These types of wedding cakes are usually only limited by your imagination. Another interesting alternative is the tea-cutter wedding cakes, which look just like the classic tea-cutter cakes that are so common in tea houses, except they are cut in a more elaborate manner.
Now that we’ve discussed some of the more popular wedding cake flavors, we should probably discuss the traditional wedding cakes. One option that is still on the table for brides choosing a wedding cake is the traditional buttercream frosted cake. A slice of this delicious cake can add just the right touch to the reception.
Another traditional cake that is still popular is the wildflower wedding cake, which is shaped like a wildflower and is available in many different flavors. Another popular choice is the great stand-by all-white wedding cake which is just a white cake with layers of white chocolate
For couples who are budget wise and have a strict budget in mind, there are several ways to save money on your wedding cake without sacrificing quality or taste.
First, consider ordering a smaller cake than you originally planned. A smaller cake can still be beautiful and delicious, and it will save you money. You can also opt for a two-tier cake instead of a three-tier cake, or even a single tier cake.
Second, consider ordering cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake. Cupcakes are becoming increasingly popular for weddings because they are less expensive than a large cake and can be customized to fit any theme or color scheme. Plus cupcakes are a great alternative to the traditional wedding cake. Not only are they more affordable, but they can also be customized to fit any theme or color scheme. Plus, cupcakes are easier to serve than a large cake and can be made in a variety of flavors and sizes. When ordering cupcakes for your wedding day, consider the number of guests you will have attending.
In summary, when choosing a cake for your wedding day, consider the size, flavor, and decorations you want. Also consider ordering cupcakes instead of a traditional cake to save money and still have a beautiful and delicious cake.