How to Pull Off the Perfect Wedding CakeZoey
Over the past few decades, weddings have evolved quite a bit. But the one thing that remains a constant is celebrating by serving a stunning and delicious cake at the end of the night. There are dozens (hundreds? Thousands?) of choices when it comes to your cake – shape, size, color, flavor, accents – the list goes on. Here’s a few tips from the wedding experts to help you decide on the perfect cake and cake-cutting ceremony.
Choose a Unique Flavor
Run-of-the-mill wedding cake flavors can be a bit vanilla (pun intended). Instead, use your wedding cake as an opportunity to serve up something unique that really fits the personality of you and your husband. Lemon pound cake, raspberry cheesecake, tiramisu – these are bound to be way more memorable (and delicious!) than most other weddings your guests have attended recently. After all of the delicious food you’ve been serving all night, most people only end up having a few bites of cake anyway, so don’t worry if you choose an uncommon flavor that some guests may not love. If you like it, than that’s all the matters! If possible, you can even have different layers of your cake as different flavors so that every guest can choose what they like best.
Position in Prime Photo-Taking Spot
The wedding cake is one of the oldest traditions in the book. And like your big day, the cake-cutting ceremony happens in a flash. Don’t hide your cake in a corner of the venue – arrange it so that it’s displayed in a high foot-traffic location so every guest gets a chance to snap a picture and see what delicious treat is heading their way at the end of the night. And don’t forget, accessorizing your cake is key. Even the most stunning of cakes will fall flat if it’s not presented well. So whip out that sequined table cloth, pick out an adorable cake topper (may we suggest a few?) and get your cake ready for its moment in the spotlight.
Don’t Interrupt the Flow of the Party
Towards the end of the night, your guests have had a few cocktails, the dance floor is finally packed and the DJ is well into his set of special requests. There’s no need to abruptly stop the music and formally announce the cake-cutting ceremony. Instead, have the cake wheeled out towards a location near the dance floor, and slice into that deliciousness without interrupting the party. This will allow you to have more of a private moment with your hubby, instead of 150+ sets of eyeballs staring you down as they watch in silence. Just make sure to give a heads-up to your mom, grandma and any other guests that will definitely want to see the cake-cutting…and the photographer, of course.
Celebrate Every Year
What you use to cut the cake with can be just as important as the cake itself. These gorgeous serving sets will not only help set the tone for that long-awaited moment for the lovebirds on your big day, but you can break them out on your anniversary every year and relive the first time you and your husband cut the cake on your wedding night. Get them engraved with a custom message, name, initials or your wedding date for an extra special memento. These make a great conversation piece, and can be a great addition to your china cabinet when they are not in use. We believe that just because your wedding is over doesn’t mean you should stop celebrating your marriage.