Choosing a Cake Designer & How to Decorate Your Cake
Choosing a cake designer for your wedding can be a daunting task, but here are some steps you can follow to find the right one for you.
- Look for recommendations: Ask your friends, family, and wedding vendors for recommendations. You can also look for reviews and ratings online. Try Google and Facebook to start!
- Check their portfolio: Look at the cake designer's portfolio to see if their style matches the aesthetic you're looking for. Do they have experience creating wedding cakes?
- Schedule a consultation: Schedule a consultation with the cake designer to discuss your vision for the cake, the size of your wedding, and any dietary restrictions or allergies. This is also an opportunity to taste their cake flavours and see if you like them.
- Ask about their pricing: Make sure you understand the cake designer's pricing structure, including delivery fees and any additional charges for decoration, set-up and other special requests.
- Consider their communication and responsiveness: A good cake designer should be responsive and willing to answer any questions you have throughout the planning process.
- Check their availability: Make sure the cake designer is available on your wedding date and can accommodate your timeline.
- Read the contract carefully: Make sure you understand the terms of the contract, including payment terms, cancellation policy, and any other important details.
By following these steps, you will find a cake designer that can create a beautiful and delicious wedding cake that fits your style and budget.
Decorating a wedding cake with flowers is a beautiful way to add that soft romantic look. It's also a great way to inject some colour. Here are some steps to follow:
- Choose the right flowers: Choosing flowers that compliment the wedding theme, colour scheme, and the cake design are really important. Make sure the flowers are safe to use on a cake and pesticide-free. Common flowers used for cake decoration include roses, peonies, dahlias, and thistle.
- Prepare the flowers: Cut the flowers with a clean pair of scissors or a sharp knife, leaving about 1-2 inches of stem. Remove any thorns or leaves that may be touching the cake. Rinse the flowers gently with water to remove any dirt or debris.
- Create a base: Create a base for the flowers to sit on. You can use a small flower pick or create a ring of floral wire covered in floral tape. The base should be small enough to fit on top or side of the cake without being visible.
- Arrange the flowers: Arrange the flowers on the base in a way that looks natural and balanced. You can create a cascade of flowers or a simple cluster. Use floral wire to attach the stems to the base if needed.
- Finish with greenery: Add some greenery, such as eucalyptus or ferns, to fill any gaps and add texture to the arrangement.
- Place the flowers on the cake: Gently place the flower arrangement on the top or side of the cake. If the flowers are heavy, use dowels to support the base and prevent it from sinking into the cake. Alternatively, with flower picks, these can side directly into the cake itself which can make life easier!
- Serve and enjoy: Once the cake is decorated, it's ready to be served and enjoyed by the wedding guests. Just be sure to let venue staff know that there are real flowers on the cake and that these are for decorative purposes only.
I have included some local cake designer names below (featured in the pics above) that I have worked with in the past: