Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The "411" On Selecting and Ordering Your Wedding Cake by the Cake Contessa!


When should I order my wedding cake?

You should order your cake after you have a venue, picked your colors, and most importantly when you’re ready. Being ready doesn’t necessarily mean you know exactly what you want, but at least you’re ready to entertain the idea. We recommend a few different things. Are you set on a certain baker but your wedding is still 9 mouths to a year away? and its in the middle of wedding season then book it. Usually 6-9 mounts is plenty of time but it really depends on your date. However if you got engaged and getting married in 1-3 months it’s still ok to go ahead and call your favorite baker if it’s possible they will do their best to accommodate you.

Can my cake sit outside?

We understand that this is Arizona a beautiful place for a fall wedding, if it is October 3rd and your thinking the 70’s think again, Last October it was over 85. Many factors fall into place is it in the shade? Can it be brought outside right before? We do not recommend having your cake in the direct sunlight cake? ever, butter melts at 78 degrees. Also think about that before putting it in front of a window.

What other options besides cake can I use instead of a traditional wedding

There are so many options! Lollycakes, donuts, ice cream cake, cake balls, fruit tarts, All can be arranged to look spectacular!

I have dietary restrictions can I still have a cake?

We understand that today more than ever people are much more aware of food allergies. Just ask for exactly what you can have and tell your baker what you can’t. I’m sure they will come up with the perfect ~egg free, gluten free, nut free, non-dairy, no sugar dessert just for you.

Saving the top tier?

Do people really eat their top cakes after 1 year, of course they do! Are they still good? Yes when packaged correctly they can be quite tasty, Many couples also take them on their honey moon. And I have heard that they eat them on the plane with Champagne, How Romantic!!

What should I bring to my cake tasting?

Color swatches, any pictures of cakes that you have already found that we can incorporate into your cake design. We have several pictures and magazines. It’s great to also include your groom in this step of the wedding planning process. He will be excited to taste the cake.