Of course marrying your soulmate is the sweetest part of your big day, but your wedding cake should be a close second. “The purpose of your wedding cake is twofold,” says wedding cake baker Elissa Buckley, Owner of d'Elissious. “First, it is the highly anticipated centerpiece of the reception, and secondly, it serves as the final note of your guests' meal.”
When you think of the dessert you’ll serve on your wedding day, what comes to mind? Do you envision an ornate, multi-tiered cake adorned with a custom cake topper? What about something more streamlined and modern? Or, do you want to ditch the cake altogether and shake things up with an easy-to-grab alternative, like cupcakes or a donut tower?
Finding the perfect wedding cake bakery for your big day is no small feat, and neither is deciding what you want your cake to look like. But the search is quite literally one of the sweetest parts of wedding planning. (See what we did there?)
Before you begin researching bakeries, answering a few key questions can help you gain more clarity about what you really want. First of all, do you even want a wedding cake? Some couples get really creative when it comes to wedding cake alternatives and other inventive wedding desserts. If you do want a tried-and-true wedding cake, which types of wedding cakes do you gravitate towards, and which designs might fit your theme? Do you and your partner have wedding cake flavors you adore or ardently dislike? How much of your budget did you allocate to purchase your dream wedding cake? If you tackle your search for a fantastic wedding cake bakery with these answers in mind, securing the right match will be much easier.