The cake tasting is traditionally supposed to be one of the most fun parts of your wedding planning. Movies always show happy brides sitting contentedly among hundreds of samples with their nearest and dearest, and why shouldn’t it be like that? But before you start wedding cake tasting there are a few things you can do to really make the most of the experience,
Choose the Right Cake Company
There’s no point tasting wonderful flavours if you’re not a fan of a cake company’s style and designs. Narrow your choices down to two or three before you go cake tasting so that when you find the perfect flavour you have your dream design to match.
Eat a Light Meal
Don’t come to a cake tasting on a completely empty stomach; you don’t want to give yourself a headache from too much sugar. Equally, don’t come having had a large meal. Make sure you’ve left plenty of room for dessert but have enough stamina to try lots of different flavours.
Have a “Must-Try” List
Cake tasting is a great balancing act. While you don’t want to restrict yourself too much by convincing yourself you need to have a traditional fruitcake, you also don’t want to confuse yourself by trying every flavour under the sun. In our consultations alone we have 34 flavours to choose from, which can leave brides spoiled for choice. Think of your immediate family and their likes and dislikes, and narrow down your list of flavours to between five and ten.
Forget the Diet
While we cater for all kinds of dietary requirements, we advise brides to forget any wedding diets when they walk through the door. The last thing you need when eating delicious cake is to feel guilty.
You only get to go cake tasting once (depending on your shortlist) so enjoy the experience and worry about the wedding diet tomorrow.
Bring the Right People
It’s best to only bring one or two people with you to your cake tasting (we advise that at least one of them is the groom!) as too many cooks in a kitchen can, again, get very confusing.
Bring people who are going to have fun – don’t bring someone who doesn’t have a sweet tooth or who isn’t a big foodie – and make sure you trust their opinion. You wouldn’t take someone unreliable dress shopping, and your wedding cake shouldn’t be any less important.
That’s the whole point, isn’t it? The wedding planning experience is supposed to be fun, but somewhere along the line somebody decided it needs to be stressful. Couples should be walking out of their wedding cake tasting with a big smile on their face having had a really great time!
Guest post by Marie Sinclair of GC Couture
Image of Madonna Wedding Cake from GC Couture