Jan 18 2016

WEDDING CAKES ADVISE

In todays blog from wedding hand, where you can make your own free online wedding website. We give out some hints on tips on wedding cakes and confectionary, hope you enjoy the blog and find it useful when deciding on your wedding cake!

 

CAKE AND CONFECTIONARY SUPPLIERS
The wedding cake is an edible sculpture which is often the centre piece of many a wedding reception. The cake may often be photographed almost as much as the bride and groom themselves! Modern takes on the wedding cake are cup cakes and even pork pies with cheese and grapes. So there is now a real variety of choice if you want to put a different slant on the traditional wedding cake.
ESTIMATED COST
Depending on style, design and number of tiers. The cake cost can be anywhere between £200 and £1000.
THE INITIAL ENQUIRY AND MEETING
Ask to see the portfolio and find out if you have to choose an exact design or if they make cakes individually designed.
Most cake makers will let you have tasting session, which is a great idea (as long as it doesn’t interfere with the wedding diet too much)
Check how long it will take in advance to make the cake. A fruitcake with ingredients like Brandy will take a while to mature to perfection. Cakes such as sponges can be prepared the week of the wedding.
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PROFESSIONAL ATTITUDE TO WEDDINGS?
Most wedding confectionary companies will be more than willing to help you in your decision to choosing the perfect cake for your day. They should be able to talk you through the different cake choices as well as all the different fillings that are available.
Check where the cakes are baked and that they have all the appropriate hygiene and health and safety certificates that go along with preparing food.
TOP TIPS
• Save money by having the bottom ties as a ‘dummy cake’ basically icing cased around a fake base. This way you have the grandeur of a wedding cake but without the cost. This is also good if you have small number of wedding guests but still would like a traditional cake.
• Check if the top tier is include in the initial price. Some bakers have a separate charge for the intricate top section of the cake.
• Look for your own cake toppers. There are some great choices of unique cake toppers online, at reasonable prices.
• To keep costs down, why not ask a family member to make the cake or bake your own cake and ask if the cake maker can simply just ice and decorate the cake for you.
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FAQ WHEN BOOKING A CAKE SUPPLIER
• Check if they provide the stands for the cakes and if this will entail an extra surcharge.
• If any guests have any food allergies, ask if your cake maker can take these into consideration.
• Always ask who will be making the cake and how long before the wedding the cake will be made.

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