When it comes to desserts and cake flavors, we all have our favorites. So for a lot of us, choosing a wedding dessert can be pretty easy. Just choose your favorite, right? Well yes…and no. While I wholeheartedly believe you should choose the flavor you love the most, there’s a little more that goes into planning your reception dessert than your love for pie or chocolate cake.
- Find Your Baker
Finding the right vendor for your cake or desserts is very important. Like all other vendors, do your research and find someone that you can trust. Get their advice on designs, flavors and cost saving tips. If they’re an experienced baker like Cake-Aholics Bakery in Arlington (our local favorite), they’ll know what is best and what works!
- Don’t Overload
At this point in your planning you probably already have a more accurate guest count. Take that into consideration as you plan your desserts. This is really important if you’re planning on having more than one dessert. You don’t want to have a wedding cake to feed 150 and 150 slices of pie as well. Not everyone will eat both choices and you’ll end up with a ton of leftovers!
- Consider Your Guests
While you might be obsessed with lemon lavender cake, that flavor might not be a total crowd pleaser. Not everyone will take a piece. That’s why it’s also important to consider what flavors most people will enjoy. Make sure to still order your favorite flavor, but make sure to have a larger amount of something more common. This is where your baker can help as well. They will typically have a list of their most popular choices that never disappoint!
- Be Creative
If you’re a bride on a budget, you might need to get creative with your reception dessert. A huge seven-tiered, fondant covered, gold cake might not be feasible. Consider opting for a smaller, buttercream cake paired with other, more affordable desserts. Dessert tables filled with cookies, macaroons, pies, brownies, etc. are very trendy right now too!
While choosing your cake might not be the hardest wedding decision you’ll face, it is still important. Make sure to get advice from your local cake experts and have fun with it. After all, cake tasting appointments are really sweet!