How to choose your wedding cake

Here are our best tips for making choosing a cake the highlight of your wedding planning journey.

Give yourself plenty of time to plan

Allow 3 to 6 months for planning your cake design. This should give you enough time to decide on the style and flavour of the cake and to find a baker to make it. Ask the baker how much notice they require; if your wedding is in spring or summer you may need to order 4 months in advance as this is the busiest time for them.

Where to find your cake design inspiration

Inspiration for your cake design can be found in many places, but for starters you should ask yourself some questions about the location and style of your wedding. Is the wedding inside or outside? Is it in a church or on the beach? Is it formal or relaxed?

A formal church wedding suits a cake design with a strong ‘traditional’ aesthetic. For less formal weddings the cake design can be less conventional. Location-themed cakes are on-trend with some couples choosing seashell decorations for a beach wedding, or fresh flowers for a park wedding.

Get your creativity flowing by researching current trends in wedding cake design online, viewing websites such as Pinterest and looking at bridal magazines.

How to choose your flavour

Picking the flavour of your wedding cake is one of the few opportunities in life where you get to try lots of different cakes in one sitting . Most cake makers offer cake tasting sessions.  You can use the theme of the dinner menu to dictate the cake’s flavour – for instance a Middle Eastern or Italian themed meal would suit an orange or almond cake. Bridebox make some great suggestions about how to successfully taste wedding cakes.

 Selecting a cake designer

Word of mouth is a very effective way of finding a cake designer so ask your newly married friends for recommendations. Philippe Erramuzpe, the owner of Philippe’s Catering suggests asking the opinion of “a photographer or a videographer. They usually have tasted a lot of cakes.”

You can get an idea of a company’s suitability by looking at the testimonials and gallery on their website. It is also a good idea to talk with them and ask them if they have the skill necessary to reproduce your vision. Keep looking until you find someone you feel a rapport with and can trust to get the job done.

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6 thoughts on “How to choose your wedding cake

  1. Jools

    Hi, I really enjoyed reading this post. It is well set out and super easy to scan and pick out the information I am most interested in. It is also clear and concise, there is no babble it just gets right to the point. There are heaps of good ideas here that I never would have thought of like checking out the current trends or considering the location when choosing the cake. Very informative and I found the links helpful. 🙂

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  2. cakealiciouscakes948

    I really like your post! It has a positive vibe to the post but professional at the same time. I really enjoyed reading it.
    If I were going to be getting married anytime in the future this would be a great post for advice. I would never have thought about asking a photographer or a videographer for their recommendations, that’s such a good idea.
    Your post is easy to read and clear. It sets out all of the things you would need to think of when choosing different aspects of a wedding cake.

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  3. cakealiciouscakes310 Post author

    Thank you for your lovely comments! I’m glad that you think that the information would be useful for a spouse-to-be. I have to say that I am pretty impressed by the amount of quality information, and great ideas, available on the web about this topic.


  4. Sarah Bye

    Good morning!

    This was a fantastic guide to help me start choosing a wedding cake… I’m sure all brides-to-be know how stressful weddings can be; and if I am honest I didn’t even know where to start. Your guide was easy to read and didn’t overload me with unnecessary information. The fact you linked me to relevant parts of the website and other web pages saves me a lot of time too.

    Thank you for writing this guide, I know I found it useful, and I am sure many more brides-to-be will also.


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  5. newbiesbridgeclub458

    Hey, I really liked this blog post! I agree that it’s super easy to read and navigate to the important points. also the pictures are great and draw the eye. The writing over all is very up-beat and friendly but also with a professional tone which I this is great! Well done on a great post! You have obviously done lots of research and are well informed on the topic- it is a very helpful and informative post.

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