Things to consider when choosing your cake:
1. Will it be used for coffee or dessert?
If you decide to serve your cake with coffee, we generally recommend that you cater for around 80% of your guests, as it is generally served on platters rather than individually.
If you are using your cake as your dessert, we suggest doubling the amount. You may want to check with your reception as to how they will be serving it; a smaller service may suffice if it is to be served with something else.
2. How big do you want it to look?
When considering the size of your cake, consider the look you wish to achieve. If you are after a simple and dainty cake, but need to feed 400 guests, it would be unwise to make the cake to feed everyone. Instead keep the look you want and order kitchen cake to feed the rest of the guests. This is covered in the same finish as the main cake and nobody will know the difference!
At the other end of the scale, if you only have a small amount of guests, but like the look of a grand cake, you can! We can replace some of the tiers with "dummy" cakes and nobody would be able to pick the difference between the fake one and the real one, and you won't be stuck with lots of excess cake.
3. Theming your cake
It is quite popular for couples to theme their weddings and the cake is no exception. We like you to come in with your wedding portfolio or scrapbook. We ask you to bring in pictures, invitations and colour swatches. All of these items will help us create a perfect cake for your occasion. And if you don't have anything, don't worry we have you covered - we have hundreds of pictures, designs and ideas to help you on your way.
To give you an idea of the cost of your cake is quite complicated, but here are a few important things to remember that will affect the cost.
Our cakes vary in price according to the design, complexity and the number of servings.We can create a cake to suit your style , tastes and requirements. You can choose from our extensive range of designs, or we can work with you to create your own design. Get in touch with us to setup an appointment and cake sampling.
If you are having an outdoor wedding, you might want to consider the type of finish you have on your cake. Cakes often react to changes in the temperature. There would be nothing worse than having a chocolate covered cake, outside in the middle of summer; unless you like fondue!
"I hope you have found this helpful, now you're ready to design your cake!"