What to Look For in Cakes?
2011 Cake Trends
The trend for this year and following year is to break the mold of the old or traditional while still adhering to it. The tiered system seems to be here to stay for a time, but with a bit of a twist as well. If you are keeping up with any type of media you know that cupcakes are the new affordable cake. Mostly in terms of it being less flour and less dense and of course less work for the baker. If you do not have enough cupcakes to go around or you don’t want to have all cupcakes then you compliment the cupcakes with a sheet cake of the same flavor or another flavor all together. The beauty of cupcakes is that they are usually arranged in a tier for maximum display anyway and then you have your three to eight tiered wonder.
Other ways of showing off your individualism is to forget the cake altogether and have your and your new spouse’s favorite desserts either served on a tray, dessert cart or even in some sort of tiered system. Don’t forget, you can have a fake cake with pre-sliced cake for your guests, which will save you time and possibly money or have the fake cake as mentioned earlier for the pictures and cutting (Usually the baker of the fake cake will put some real cake pieces and guide the wedding parties’ hand to the exact spot of the real cake in the cutting for the cake ceremony). After the official slice is cut, that fake cake is rolled to the back and the slices are brought out almost immediately or cut from sheet cakes and brought out for your waiting guests.
Speaking of the cutting ceremony, did you know that initially (when weddings were smaller), that the bride was the one who cut the cake alone and then fed a slice to her husband first. He fed some to her, but then she would continue to cut and feed her wedding guests until they were all served. That’s not really being the center of attention in my book. It sounds like she became the wife to everyone right off the bat to me, just because she got married. That’s not fun or fair, I don’t think. That traditional went out the window fortunately when guest lists got larger. As the guest list broadened, as did the cake, the new spousal couple cut the cake together and then the knife was given to someone else to continue cutting and dishing out the cake to the guests. That is a much better solution, I think.
What to do first?
Decide on the number of guests, which will determine the size needed. Then decide on the type of dessert that would make you both happiest, then the design, and then the flavor. Maybe the flavor could go second, but if one person wants cake and other wants dessert, you can see why I put them in this order. Once you have decided the first three options, you can then go out and try to find the cake of your dreams within your budget.
How to Find Your Perfect Cake?
If you are not going with a white cake, but you want to match it with your wedding dress and your wedding partner’s attire or just something that you both like, make sure you take a color swatch that you would like the cake to match, along with pictures of cakes that you have liked in your lifetime or cakes that you have liked in recent times.
What are you looking for?
Ron Ben-Israel says when choosing your wedding cake that location, fashion, nature, or the menu have to come into the equation. Depending on where your reception will be held, it is probable that some of the elements of design will have to come from the usage of a certain hall. Fashion denotes the elements within the bride or groom’s wedding attire. Nature, would be any number of things, whether the reception will be held outside during the summer. (If you have a cream cheese frosting, you will need to take into account how long the wedding cake may be waiting in the sun (for both health reasons and melting of the frosting). And fourth the rest of the menu and whether or not the cake you choose flows well from the menu served prior to the cake.
- Importance of Taste – In the early 生日蛋糕網購 days before sugar was added to flour it became the norm as a major ingredient in the wedding cake, fruits were used. Fruits, as you know can be turned into liquid libations the longer they sit in the open air. Fruits also denoted a bit of richness, both of flavor and of money. The person who could afford a fruit cake was usually of the elite or royalty. Ah, that must be why William and Kate had fruit cake for their wedding cake to denote their wealth and royalty. Makes sense now, doesn’t it. If you think about it most of the wedding cakes will have a fruit center anyway: Think raspberry, cherry, or even pineapple.
- Important to whom? The importance of the cake should be between the two people getting married. What they want the cake to represent, maybe as part of their courtship or what they foresee their lives together to be. That is how the cake is chosen with the wedding couples’ taste-buds and what they want their first cake together to represent. After all the importance will denote the style of the couple and that is what is important.