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Top tips for choosing your wedding cake

We can't wait for the wedding season at Crumplebury.

At Crumplebury, we can’t wait to start welcoming prospective couples to our brand new venue, supporting them in their wedding preparations. The wedding cake is a truly special part of the process; it takes centre stage at the wedding reception, and since it’s there to be eaten, the flavours are just as important as the decorations. The past decade has seen couples opt for the rustic ‘naked’ wedding cake style – but whilst trends are set to come and go, there are fundamentals of wedding cake design that will always remain. So, what exactly do you need to keep in mind when choosing your cake?

 

Wedding cake tasting

Undoubtedly one of the most exciting parts of organising your cake is the tasting. We highly recommend that you book a tasting consultation so that you can discover the best complementary flavours and structures. It also provides you with the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like, whilst looking at a portfolio of good examples.

 

Your guests list

Perhaps the most important consideration when planning your wedding cake is looking at your party size. Put simply, the more guests you have, the more cake you’ll need! A party of 200 guests or more could require up to 5 tiers. If you’re looking to invite a large amount of guests, you could have a smaller cake crafted purely for decoration, followed by sheet cakes (of the same flavour and colours) to be consumed by your guests. This will also help you to stick to your budget.

Choosing your fondant

The fondant that tops your sponge needs more consideration than many couples initially realise. From buttercream to ganache, it’s worth exploring all options to get an idea of what suits you best. Ganache, for example, is typically darker in colour, which may not appeal to all; but nevertheless, colours can be added with flower decorations. Weather and conditions can also play a part in your decision; if you’re getting married in the height of summer, for example, it may be best to avoid buttercream and whipped cream.

 

Cake style

It’s wise to consider the overall style of your cake once you’ve already chosen the theme and aesthetics of your venue decorations. This way, you’ll be able to design your wedding cake around your existing choices, ensuring that it can still make a statement whilst avoiding any clashes of colour or texture.

 

Cake toppers

Many couples are opting for slightly more unconventional cake toppings these days. From the traditional ‘bride and groom’ figurine, many are going for personalised clay models, garlands of seasonal flora or special items that have been passed down in the family. This is your chance to really add something personal to the cake, and can be as minimal or interesting as you like.

 

Once you’ve considered all of the above in your wedding planning, you’ll be on your way to creating a wedding cake that not only makes a statement, but also fits in beautifully with the surrounding décor and satisfies both you and your guests. At Crumplebury, we’re getting closer to the day that we can finally open our doors to prospective couples. Keep an eye out for our grand opening in autumn 2019!

Joe Evans - Owner

 “It has been wonderfully exciting to create Crumplebury. To carefully craft the perfect events space and with the help of some very clever people, witness our vision becoming a reality.”

Keeley Evans - Owner

“It has been wonderfully exciting to create Crumplebury. To carefully craft the perfect events space and with the help of some very clever people, witness our vision becoming a reality.”

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