01 Apr 2015
Here are some more tips on wedding cakes!
Consider the weather
If you are planning to have an outdoor wedding in a hot climate, don't order a cake that may have meringue, cream and buttercream. They melt. What you can do is ask your baker about the summer icing options. You can opt for a fondant covered cake, which means you do not even need to refrigerate.
Replicate exactly what you see in magazines?
The magazines have editors, food stylists and assistants who work non-stop to give the cakes a perfect look. These people generally spend hours fixing the dripping, sweating, sagging or leaning, which may happen to a cake. Sometimes they even use Photoshop for fixing it. They can also create cakes from stuff, which isn't edible. In fact, most of the cakes in the magazines are actually iced pieces of Styrofoam that definitely doesn't taste good. Thus, expecting your baker to be able to replicate what you see in the magazines would be a bad idea.
Adornment costs raise the price of the cake
When it is about decorating, remember that adornment costs is going to raise the rate. The cheapest option is fresh flowers or fruits. Your florist may apply it for a minimal amount. On high end are the delicate sugar paste or gum paste flowers, which are hand-made. But the bottom line is all the adds ons whether it is chocolate folded flowers, marzipan fruits or lace points are going to raise the price of the cake.
Opting for a mini cake isn't a good idea
The idea of a mini cake isn't a good idea for many bakers. Not only will each cake need to be decorated, each of them will need its own box as well. But these boxes aren't available in mini-cake sizes. The bakery needs to make individual customized boxes for transporting these cakes. Just imagine how many boxes you will need to have then! Ultimately, this turns to be a time-consuming and costly affair. Rather passing around the cake on silver trays by waiters is a good option.
I love making cakes. I would be happy to design a cake especially for you. For more information, ideas and tips on wedding cakes in Brisbane, stay tuned to my blog!