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Selecting Wedding Cake Recipes

Have you ever considered wedding cake recipes? After all, most people don’t put much thought into the cake that is meant to be eaten, and instead focus mostly on the exterior design of the cake instead. The reason that the recipe for a cake always matters, however, has a lot to do with the taste of the cake and the fact that it has to be able to hold up under the demands of the frosting. This is particularly true where a wedding cake is concerned because it often has layers and tons of decorative work. So, how can a baker go about choosing the right recipes? It all begins with the essential design of the cake in question. Will the cake have to survive being stacked up in many tiers and layers? Will it be frosted with a very heavy icing, such as a rolled fondant? What flavors will the bride and groom prefer? All of these factors are essential in choosing the appropriate recipes for the cake and icing, and it is often quite difficult to make these decisions because it is hard to know which factor is the priority. First of all, it is important to always remember that the cake is meant to be an enjoyable and delicious dessert, and this means that the baker should encourage the couple to select their cake based solely on this factor. It is tempting to make the cake more of a display than a food item, but that is missing the point. Picking the flavors and textures should be the essential issue, and only then should they move on to a discussion about the design. At that point the couple will be told about the cake decorator’s personal preferences in icing or frosting in order to help them understand if there are any limitations due to their flavor choices. What does that mean? Well, if a couple opts for a very delicate white cake, this may be unable to hold up under the weight of a heavy, rolled fondant frosting. The couple may have to choose a different sort of decorative theme if they really want a truly delicate cake with their decorator’s traditional look or style. The next thing that has to be considered is the general structure of the cake as well. Most wedding cakes are going to be put into tiers; and though these might be round, rectangular, or square, they will still need to be able to withstand the pressures of this scenario. A good baker can often make nearly any sort of cake a tiered cake, but the assembly process can become particularly challenging when a cake struggles under the weight of icing and of the manipulation necessary for stacking up cakes. This means that the final deciding factor around any recipes for wedding cakes and icings is the way that the completed cake will look. Although many people get it backward and ask the baker all about the look of the cake before […]

Save Money on Your Wedding Cake

Wedding cakes are expensive.  Wedding anything is expensive.  It seems like once you attach the word “wedding” itself to anything, the price automatically doubles.  Well, one place you can save some dough is on the cake.   On a visit to a local bakery in my area, I saw the most mouthwatering display of cakes and pastries I have ever seen in my life.  Having been to this bakery a few times, I knew the prices were relatively reasonable.  I grabbed a list of their wedding cake prices and after further inspection realized that the same cake, displayed differently (in tiers) and for a different purpose (a wedding), was double the price.  Here are my suggestions for locating a good cake at a great price.  First find a good local bakery that offers cakes and pastries in different sizes.  Why?  The last thing you want to do is go in and say “wedding”.  If the bakery offers small cakes and pastries, you can go in and buy one to sample before you place an order for your big day.   Never ask for a tasting.  The tasting only gives the bakery salesperson an opportunity to sell you a dream of a cake that is probably too big for your budget anyway.  After adding up all the extras for basket weave icing and individual flowers, your cake will probably be an overdone monstrosity that doesn’t even match the atmosphere of your event.  And, requesting a tasting is a dead give away that the cake is for a wedding.  No one ever asks to sample a cake for a birthday or family reunion.   Get a price list in advance and go home to review it.  Don’t discuss anything in the bakery. You don’t want the staff to overhear you gushing about chair covers and lavender overlays. Be willing to make some concessions.  Who says a wedding cake has to be tiered?  If you really want to save some money, go for a well decorated sheet cake.  These are just simpler to put together by the bakery staff and they have less logistical challenges.  You can always jazz it up with fresh flowers (pesticide free) the day of. Get someone to pick up the cake for you.  If the bakery’s delivery fee is too hefty, assign the task of picking up the cake to a couple of responsible, non-accident prone people.  Have them bring the cake directly to the reception site the day of. So here is my final price comparison for a cake for 100 people.  A tiered wedding cake is $ 395.  Add $ 15 for columns, $ 35 for a wooden base, and an extra $ 25 if you want a basket weave treatment on the frosting.  Any extra roses or sugar flowers can cost anywhere from $ 2.50-$ 10 each. So in the end we have a cake that will easily cost close to $ 5 per serving.  Try my tips and instead order two sheet cakes that […]

Best Wedding Cake Stands

Wedding cake is the most important desert in a wedding ceremony. The cake is normally large, multiple layers and beautifully decorated with fresh cream and icing. Most of the time, small statue of bridge and bridegroom is included on the cake. Other accessories such as kitty cat couple and crystal dove pairs are used to decorate the cake. Wedding cake stands are used to support the multiple layers cake. Here are some of the best wedding cake stands around. Round Gallery Stand The first one on the list is the Round Gallery stand. This type of stand is made of metal and glasses. It features a shredded frosted glass plateau with sculptured metallic design. It does not cost much and very affordable, just around $ 50, to have this simple but elegant wedding cake stand. [wpramazon asin=”B007D0CDOG”][wpramazon asin=”B005PQX9Q6″] White Horse Carriage Stand This type of stand comes in multiple tiered. A 3-tiers wedding cake stand will have three layers of cake on it. The iron design for the stand includes white ceramic horses and carriage with folding plate. Some of the common colors are lime green, champagne, pearl white and date red. [wpramazon asin=”B01IEMX63I”][wpramazon asin=”B01HITV7SO”] Roman Romance Stand This artistic stand is inspired by the roman romance story of everlasting love. The most important feature of this beautiful stand is its scroll work. The scroll pattern featured with wave’s movement embossed on the sides of this stands. It is also attached to the top perimeter for creating a remarkable presentation for the cake. [wpramazon asin=”B000UOETMG”] Silk Wedding Flowers Stand Silk wedding flowers stand displaying multiple tiered buffer servers with chrysalis glass plates. The top is decorated by a few single pieces of metal finial. The bottom part of the stand is also decorated by two pieces of folded silk cotton. [wpramazon asin=”B01CVM5YKU”][wpramazon asin=”B01LSAKAG4″][wpramazon asin=”B01HYTKEMS”][wpramazon asin=”B00SXWT7HE”][wpramazon asin=”B00YU0IUEY”] There are many other type of stands apart from the one mentioned above. However, the best wedding cake stands are simple but elegant and beautiful.