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Choosing The Perfect Celebration Cake

When it comes to celebrations and parties, there are many parts that are considered a ‘must have’. Flowers or music are some of them but one that tends to be the main focus is the cake. You cannot have a birthday party, a baby shower or a wedding without a cake. Proof of its importance for a celebration is the fact that guests do not tend to leave before the cake is cut. Furthermore, it is a strong part of your event design and affects the general decoration and styling a lot. It is common knowledge that photographers love a cake, that is why it will feature a lot in your photographs, and of course you would want them to look fantastic. For all these reasons choosing the right cake for you and your event is a rather challenging project especially during the last few years with all the variety of styles, designs, and flavours, which is enormous. To make your life a bit easier here is a little help on how to find the perfect cake.

Start with the size of the cake but keep in mind that you cannot do that before you decide on how many it will serve. The amount of people that will be treated to the delicious delight is not just the guests on the day. It is a nice gesture to keep some cake servings for the ones that for personal reasons will not be able to attend your event. Once you have determined the number of people move on to the next step, which is finding your cake supplier.

There are many ways to find the ideal cake baker or confectioner for your event. One of the most popular is through personal recommendations. Moreover, you can always use social media platforms to trace local professionals and also get in touch with them. Another great and cost effective option is to attend shows and exhibitions such as wedding fairs. Many bakers exhibit their creations and you will have the option of a trial without committing to a non complimentary consultation.

Moving forward, it is time to decide on the design of your cake. Start with considering the general styling of your event as well as its colour scheme. There are many types of cakes you can choose from such as novelty cakes, naked cakes, fondant cakes, mini cakes and for the more alternative even cheese cakes! Go through pictures of suppliers presenting their work, research magazines and of course social media; Pinterest is a fantastic source of inspiration. If you feel like you are not particularly pleased with any of your findings do not feel disappointed. With the help of a professional and your imagination you can always design your very own cake!

Final step is choosing your cake flavour. A beautiful and impressive cake is, of course, what you will be after but the taste is equally important, if not more. Should the taste choice not be successful you will be left with a lot of cake that will sadly need to be disposed of. Classics are always the best option as they tend to satisfy everyone’s preferences; choose from vanilla, chocolate or fruit cakes. If you want to be more creative add fillings such as jam, buttercream or ganache. In the occasion of you not being able to make your mind up, different flavours for each cake tier is the way to go and a very popular one.

Last but not least, always keep dietary requirements in mind. If you are looking for a vegan or gluten free cake, for example, feel free to discuss your options with your chosen baker. Remember that most of them require that an order is placed at least 3 months prior to the event so do not wait until the last minute to decide on your cake. As long as you do not hesitate to express exactly what you are after or ask for any changes your celebration cake will be a delicious and beautiful creation.

Happy planning!

Lila x

*Images Source: Pinterest

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