“A birthday party without a cake is not a birthday party at all.” Same goes with weddings – a wedding celebration is not complete without a cake. As special as the rings, wedding cakes play a huge part at a wedding reception, mainly the cake cutting ceremony. It is a tradition, and one of the first tasks the newlyweds perform together as husband and wife. The cake cutting ceremony symbolises their commitment to providing for each other. We’re a team of DJs in Sydney who specialises in weddings, so we’ve used what we know best to present to you: Our top 3 tips when choosing your wedding cake!
Choose a cake once you have decided your wedding theme
You want your cake to be appropriate and in theme. From the venue, dress, colour, to everything in between – your cake should “belong” to your wedding. Make sure that when you schedule your appointment with your cake master, be prepared to bring along some inspiration like photos of your wedding dress, photos of your theme, motif, etc.
Have a set budget
The cost of wedding cakes can vary depending on the height, frosting, complexity of Design, and so on. Make sure to have a budget in mind and stick to it. During cake tasting, you can easily be overwhelmed with all the sugar booze in your bloodstream, and end up ordering a cake that is beyond your budget.
Do some research about frosting
Fondant or Buttercream? Buttercream tastes great! But if you want to see a smooth and more detailed finish, opt for a fondant covered cake. Buttercream is best if your reception is indoor while fondant can hold up much better against the heat if you’re doing an outdoor wedding.
Yes, we’re more than just a team of musicians. Being a Sydney DJ team for years, we regularly speak with different suppliers, and we get to experience the different types of cakes also (lucky us!). Take these tips on board in your hunt for the perfect cake. But wait, there’s more! Taking what you’ve learned here will be even more powerful when once you’ve discovered these 5 hacks for wedding planning! These are some pro-tips we definitely recommend you check out. Enjoy all of the tastings ahead!