Your Wedding Cake Planner – 7 Step Guide to Help You Choose Your Wedding Cake

By Jan Littlejohn

RESEARCH
Look at as many bridal magazines, Internet sites and Cake magazines as you can, to get ideas on designs and colours

TASTE
Try lots of different flavours to find out that you and your future husband prefer

COLOUR
Consider your wedding style and or theme, and what colours you are having and how you want to incorporate that into your wedding cake design.

SHAPE
Think about the shape you want your cake to be. Have you considered how many tiers you will have. You will need to combine a mix of the style of your wedding and the number of mouths you need to feed.

ROLE
Will your cake be the only dessert you serve your guests, or will it be surrounded by other sweets on a dessert table?

BUDGET
How much money do you want to spend on your wedding cake? If you are like most brides, your wedding cake will ring up at approximately $3 to $6 per slice. Before you schedule an appointment with your cake designer, sit down and work out what realistic figure you and your budge can afford.

TASTING
The best part about shopping for a cake decorator has got to be the cake tasting

BUDGET TIPS
Have only a small wedding cake for cutting and another out the back to serve to your guests

If you have your heart set on a four tier cake you could hire a tiered plate stand and use iced cup cakes co-ordinated to match your wedding colours.

Instead of having your cake decorated, ask you cake decorator to ice it only and use your bouquet as the top decoration. Be careful that your flowers have not been sprayed with any chemicals

Jan Littlejohn is a one of Australia’s most respected Civil Celebrants for all occasions. Jan Littlejohn will share with you her expertise, knowledge, tips and resources that have been published around the world – visit www.ceremonieswithstyle.com.au