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Food for Thought while shopping for Wedding Cakes

While you might already have a few thoughts in mind for how you would like your cake to look on your wedding day, it is still a good idea to do a little research to help you make a decision. There are lots of couples who are really making a statement with their choice in wedding cakes today. You too can add your own unique spin on a wedding cake or keep it traditional. Either way, there are a few tips that you can keep in mind as you try to find the best possible cake to suit your tastes - as well as your budget.

To begin with, it is always a good plan to start looking at some possible options in terms of design. There are lots of wonderful bridal magazines and websites where you can research hundreds, if not thousands of wedding cake designs to help give you some ideas. This is also a good time to get some of the terminology down for the upcoming appointments that you make with bakers. Knowing how to articulate your ideas or design plans into words can be a great help while you work to piece a beautiful cake together.

One of the best parts about looking for wedding cakes is setting aside time for cake tastings. This is the time to try out any flavors that you are unsure of and talk with your potential baker about some of the flavor profiles that might work together. Keep in mind that there are a wide variety of cake flavors, fillings and frostings that you can choose from as you build your dream cake.

Once you have a few flavors in mind, talk with your baker about the style and structure of the cake that you are thinking of. Some couples will opt for wedding cakes that compliment the season in which the wedding will be taking place, while others will keep the design and structure traditional, even taking on the look of the bride's wedding attire. You want the cake to be a focal point, however it still needs to be able to blend in with the wedding as an integral part.

Pricing is a key factor when choosing wedding cakes for many brides and grooms to be. Generally speaking, the more involved and complicated a cake might be, the larger the price per slice will rise. Fondant icing or the addition of molded shapes and sugar flowers will cost quite a bit more than a cake frosted with buttercream. Finding a decent balance between design and your budget will be where a good line of communication between you and your baker will come in handy.

From the display options to the topper, you will surely have a lot to think about as you design your special confections for your wedding day. With so much to choose from, it can start to get overwhelming. However, as long as you remain focused and know what you want, you should be able to have a great time shopping for wedding cakes. When you make an informed decision, you are guaranteed to end up with a cake to be remembered for a lifetime.