How much does a wedding cake cost?
Wedding cake prices vary depending on size and style. If your cake is to be served as dessert, then the slices may be larger than smaller “take-home” slices, or where wedding cake is served as another course – as a second dessert. Cake prices can start at $5 per person for a simple design.
How big should my wedding cake be?
Your wedding cake can be as small or large as you like. Larger cakes will be more of a statement piece and add a decorative element to your wedding reception. A single tier square cake will have more portions than a round cake. As a guide, a round 12″ cake can serve 56 guests and square 12″ can serve 72 guests. Your cake maker can help you determine the best size for your wedding based on your design.
What flavour should my wedding cake be?
Traditionally wedding cakes were fruit cakes, however most cakes today are a mud cake, chocolate or vanilla flavour. Some couples opt for other variations such as gluten free. Multi tiered cakes can also be a different flavour for each layer.
What decorations should I have on my wedding cake?
The options are limitless! Consider your wedding theme, flowers, colours and budget. “Naked” cakes are popular and a cheaper option. Fresh flowers matching your bouquet can also be used. Otherwise, elaborately iced cakes can look amazing.
What if I need more cake?
If your dream cake design doesn’t have enough serves, you can also order a sheet cake. A sheet cake is usually a single layer cake of the same flavour as your decorative cake that the kitchen can cut up and serve to your guests.
What’s the best way to cut a wedding cake?
If you have a multi-tier cake, the best layer to cut is the bottom, this is the most stable. You might also like to keep your top tier for your first wedding anniversary.