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Basics of Decorating a Wedding Cake

Basics of Decorating a Wedding Cake

As the centerpiece of many conventional weddings, a wedding cake is essential. It is an integral component of various wedding traditions such as the ceremonial cutting process and the delighted couple sharing the first bite.

Considering the amount of attention that it receives, you want to ensure that the wedding cake is properly decorated. This involves being prepared with a clear decorating plan prior to embellishing and frosting the cake. With time, dedication and effort, you can have an unforgettable cake that looks as good as it tastes.

Planning

An important aspect of planning cake is a meeting between the couple and baker to discuss ideas, requirements and expectations. Couples often have specific features that should be included in their cakes such as the wedding theme; floral arrangements color preferences and the venue. These details are useful for visualizing a suitable cake for the wedding and decorating it perfectly.

The flowers that the bride and groom plan to use can be included as decorations to match the floral arrangements of the day. It is also important to be aware of the number of guests that are expected to attend the wedding. This may influence some of the cake decorating choices, including the size and number of layers.

Budget

Estimating a budget is crucial to cover the costs of ingredients and decorations that will be used. For a bride and groom that already has a budget, making an effort to stay within the limits will determine how much can be accomplished. Regardless of what the budget may be, there are affordable designs and wedding cake decorating solutions to accommodate every financial situation.

Venue Location

The location of the venue gives you an idea of the type of wedding that is being as well as pertinent information like temperature and weather conditions. For example, butter cream or other forms of cream frosting may not be ideal for an outdoor wedding during the warmer seasons because of exposure to the sun. Frosting that is likely to spoil under such conditions can be preserved by placing layers of fondant. This also helps to keep the frosting looking even and smooth.

Seasonal Elements

Seasonal elements can be used to accentuate a wedding cake. Consider the season and time of year when the wedding is being celebrated. With insight regarding the type of features that will be displayed at the wedding, they can be coordinated to match the season and general motif. A winter themed wedding, for example, may inspire the inclusion of liberally spread white icing, snowflakes, glitter on the cake.

Leveling the Cake

A cake that is not even or smooth is not a visually appealing sight when it is displayed and is the main focal point. Wedding cake experts prioritize the levelness of cakes and usually check on how flat the cake is after it has firmed up and cooled.

Quick Tips

  • Depending on the couple’s preference, a stand or supports may be used for the cake. Multi-tier cakes require adequate support to maintain stability.
  • While frosting the cake, the external layer should always be smooth and even.
  • Stack the cake and consider using fondant to complete the cake or create decorative shapes.
  • Different borders and designs created as well as additional decorations that range from edible glitter to flowers.

 

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