Wedding Planning Tips

2013 Wedding Trend: The Return of Cake

After a few years of cupcakes and cake pops showing up at almost every wedding, it looks like wedding cakes are back. More couples are choosing to stick with tradition and are choosing tiers over individual servings.

Wedding Cakes

There are a few reasons for the shift. One is that couples really want the grandeur of a tiered wedding cake. A big wedding cake isn’t just dessert – it’s also a major part of a wedding’s décor. This means that while couples might spend more on the cake, they’re potentially spending less on other decorations.

Wedding cakes are also regaining popularity because couples don’t want to be part of a trend. By stepping away from trends like cupcakes and cake pops, couples are hoping their weddings will be timeless and classic.

This isn’t to say that cupcakes and cake pops are completely out this year. They’re still popular choices, and can be a cost-effective alternative, especially if you’re feeding a lot of guests. Other takes on the concept are also being used a lot more. These include donut towers, pie tables, and cookie tiers.

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Wedding Planning Tips

Get a Wonderful Wedding Cake

When it comes to your wedding day, the cake maybe isn’t the most time-consuming item to sort out – but it’s certainly important to the extent that you want to get it absolutely right.

So how do you go about ensuring your cake – set to appear in hundreds of wedding day photos of your big day – is absolutely right for you?

Checklist for Your Wedding Cake

  • Make a scrap book of photographs of cakes you admire and keep referring to them to see which cake you like best. Try and picture this with your chosen color scheme and theme
  • If all of the above work, then it’s time to alert the individual who is preparing the cake for you. Try and give them as much notice as possible (after all, if they’re good they are going to be pretty booked up anyhow)
  • Don’t just stick to traditional cake flavors. You really can have any flavor you like, you know. It’s your big day. Cinammon, lemon, mint – they’re all there for the taking!

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