Learn These 9 Tips When Choosing A Wedding Cake

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If you’re planning a wedding, there are plenty of things to worry about. The cake is not one of them. But the prospect of choosing your wedding cake can be daunting if you’re like many people and have always considered yourself more of a cake eater than a baker. With so many different flavors, shapes, and designs available on the market today, it can make your head spin! Southern Bay Bakery has some helpful tips that will make the process easier:

Be mindful of your wedding cake budget

Before getting too excited about any particular wedding cake, take a step back and consider whether you can afford what you’re thinking. What is the best way to do this? Ask yourself how much money the cake will cost relative to all other wedding expenses. Does it fit into your budget? If not, don’t panic! There are plenty of ways for brides and grooms who need extra help prioritizing their wedding budgets. Just remember: sometimes there’s no such thing as having “too much” when it comes to love (or cake).

Leave time to taste cakes

Tasting multiple cakes will help you narrow down your options. Having a cake on hand that’s been sitting out for a few hours might not be the best representation of how it tastes when fresh. The same goes for eating at different times—from morning until night, food tastes different depending on its temperature.

Ask for a sample box

This is a great way to make sure you like the cake. If you are still deciding which cake flavor you want, this can help narrow down your choices. This will also allow your guests to see what kind of flavor(s) they like best. 

If the cake tastes good and looks beautiful outside in daylight conditions, imagine how amazing it’ll look under bright lights and surrounded by candles once the night falls!

Consider the number of guests you’ll be feeding

When choosing a wedding cake, one of the most important factors is how many people you’ll be feeding. You want to avoid ending up with a giant cake that will go to waste because there were too few guests at your reception!

If you have a small guest count and your budget isn’t huge, consider purchasing two smaller cakes instead of one large one—this way, each guest gets their slice without any leftovers going to waste. However, at Southern Bay Bakery, we can help you decide the cake size according to your lists of guests, add-ons, and more.

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Make sure your cake suits your venue

When choosing a wedding cake, it’s essential to consider how your venue will influence your choice. The cake’s size, shape, and flavor should be proportional to the space where it will be served. For example, if you’re having a small, intimate ceremony at home, then the cake could be more compact than if you were holding a big reception at a hotel ballroom.

Sometimes couples choose to go with two cakes: one for cutting and one for display (or even three). This way, they can get two different flavors without breaking their budget or making too many portions seem like leftovers.

Think about your wedding theme and color scheme

When you are trying to decide on your wedding cake, you should think about the theme and color scheme of your wedding. If you are having a themed wedding, consider a themed cake.

If your theme is rustic or woodland-themed, consider a rustic-style cake such as a fruitcake or chocolate mud cake.

If it’s a winter wonderland theme, choose one of these favorites: Creamy vanilla bean, Carrot spice & raisin with white chocolate icing, White chocolate cheesecake with raspberry coulis & fresh raspberries, and beyond!

Don’t be afraid to ask for the impossible

Asking for what you want is the first step to getting what you want. Feel free to ask for something different from what others have asked for. The baker may have yet to make this exact cake, but if there are similar elements, he or she can usually figure out how to make it happen! For sure, you can rely on Southern Bay Bakery for fabulous cakes!

Choose a venue that offers complimentary tastings

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the decisions you have to make as a bride, but one thing you don’t want to overlook is your cake. What kind do you want? How big? How many tiers? You’ll find answers to these questions and more at your wedding cake tasting!

When choosing a venue that offers complimentary tastings, it’s essential to ask them about their policies regarding this special event. Do they require appointments? If so, how far in advance should these be made? Also, consider whether or not there are any restrictions on how many people attend each tasting. It may also be helpful for you and/or your fiance (and anyone else who will be helping), if possible, to schedule two separate appointments—one for yourself and another for him/her.

Remember to book early

When it comes to wedding cakes, you’ll want to ensure that your cake is perfect. But take your time; booking early will ensure you get exactly what you want. Booking early also gives you more time to find a great cake designer and ensures that everyone involved understands your vision for the perfect wedding cake. If something goes wrong, it’s easier on your nerves if there isn’t much time left before the big day arrives!


The most important thing to remember is that planning a wedding can be stressful. So don’t worry if you can’t decide on a cake now. You have plenty of time! Keep these tips in mind as you start looking and sampling cakes; soon enough, you’ll find the perfect match for your big day. Don’t hesitate to contact the team at Southern Bay Bakery for help. We will be happy to create the right wedding cake for your celebration!


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