Happy Valentine’s Day! What better day to share our wedding cakes with y’all than today? I mean hello, one of the top things I think of when it comes to valentines day is sweets!! Re-looking through all of these cake pictures definitely makes me want to pull our top-tier out of the freezer, and eat it tonight! Too bad we are saving it for our one year anniversary!
Here a few of the main topics to think about when ordering cakes! I will add in a few tips that might help you out when picking your perfect wedding cake!!
One of the best parts of wedding planning was getting to try out the different food and cake vendors! You basically get full meals or full pieces of cake out of these meetings! While I am not a huge sweets person, I do like to splurge on special occasions! So we wanted our cake to not only be pretty, but to taste really good too!
So tip # 1: Even if you think you know where you want your cake from, go to a few different places to test. More cake consultations = more free cake!
When it came to flavors, we didn’t want to pick just one! So after tasting a ton of different flavors, we got down to three. The classics, vanilla, red velvet, and chocolate. (They all had fancier names than that… but let’s be real, I don’t remember them.) Since I don’t like chocolate, we chose to do our wedding cake in alternating levels of red velvet and white. (Yah, yah… I’m a weirdo, I know!) Then made his grooms cake chocolate, because that is his favorite!!
Tip #2: You do not have to pick just one flavor, this is y’alls day! So do it however you want!
This is a huge topic, some people really think that cake size matters… and some don’t! To us, it wasn’t all about size. We mainly wanted it to be eye-catching, so we went with mid-sized to cut on cost! We had a pretty large wedding, with 280 people attending. So we knew a mid-sized cake wouldn’t feed everyone. So that brings me to my next tip!
Tip #3: To cut cost on your cake, choose a smaller-mid sized cake! Then order extra sheet cakes to balance out the amount of cake you need for your guests! No one will know the difference!
As much as I love looking at couple’s wedding cakes, it is almost more fun to see the grooms cake! They tell you a lot about the groom and his personality, plus, you can do some really fun and detailed things! Jonathan knew he wanted a replica of Texas A&Ms baseball field, Olsen Field as his grooms cake. Since he played baseball there for four years, this was pretty much a no brainer! Plus, it was a huge part of both of our lives honestly!
Tip#4: Let him have a heavy hand in this! This is one of the few things that Jonathan really cared about! From what I have heard from other friends that are recently married or engaged, is that most of our guys don’t have a ton of opinions when it comes to wedding planning! So give them the things they really do care about! Like cake!
There are a ton of fun cake topper options these days! From the classics, to wood and acrylic cutouts, monograms to replicas of the bride and groom. It can be hard to pin down exactly what you want. Etsy is a great outlet to find the perfect option for you, and a great place to customize!
Tip #5: If you are having a hard time picking a topper, consider all the other elements of your wedding, and choose a topper that fits! For us this was easy, we had wooden cutouts on the head table, behind the dj, and in our Photo Booth! So adding one as the cake topper, was just another piece to tie it all together!
One Year Anniversary Tradition
There is a fun tradition we were told about, where you save the top, and smallest tier of your wedding cake for your one year anniversary! We thought this was really fun, and something we wanted to do!
So Tip #6: Do your research when it comes to how to save the top tier! If you are immediately leaving for your honeymoon, then make sure whoever is in charge of your cake, has done their research! Send them detailed instructions if you need too! Our cake vendor explained the best way to do it (in their opinion of course) to my mom, who was in charge since we left the next day for our honeymoon! So hopefully it still tastes good this coming November!
Cake Vendor: 2tarts Bakery
Cake Topper: The Duo Studio
That pretty much sums up all I have when it comes to wedding cake tips and tricks! I think that both the grooms cake and the wedding cake says a lot about the couple! It’s one of my favorite details to check out at every wedding! If you have a clever cake tip, leave it in the comments down below! I would love to hear them! As always, thanks for stopping by!