Mmmm wedding cake. Finding the perfect wedding cake will probably be the best part. I’m drooling just thinking of all the samples I’ll get to eat!
We haven’t discussed the type of cake we’d like, so long as it’s yummy that’s all that matters. But there are a few things we have discussed: cost and decor.
Cost: Due to elaborate decoration and tiers, wedding cakes can get very expensive. Many couples are opting instead to have a dessert table with a variety of desserts. While this is a great alternative, I’m a bit of a traditionalist. I want to cut into the cake with my newly wed husband in order to symbolize our first (and easiest) joint task in marriage damn it. But with such a large guest list, are we really willing to fork over more than $500 for some sweet bread and icing?
Instead, we will order a mini tiered cake, just for cutting into (and for us and the head table to eat) while we will order the same cake in sheets that will be cut in advance and served to guests. This cuts the cost dramatically, and everyone still gets a piece of the yummy cake. Mind you we will also have a dessert table because more dessert is always a win!
Decor: Simple but sweet. No flower piping, no bright colours and NO (I repeat absolutely NO) nasty fondant. Don’t get me wrong, fondant is great if you want a sculpted look, but we can’t stand that nasty sugary gummy stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth paste. I don’t care if you think that ‘a fondant done right tastes amazing’ cause that’s a lie. It’s all just gross. Plus, with me being a cupcake baker (yes that’s right I am, check me out at Mulberry Tree Cupcakes) there is no way I could use anything other than the traditional and beloved buttercream (and you can bet your pretty behind I never ever ever use fondant on my cupcakes).
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