Come for a cake Tasting
Taste is very important to Sweet Joy and we pride ourselves on using fresh ingredients and real butter! Come for a Cake tasting, this allows you to taste the quality of the cake as well as an opportunity to discuss needed details.
Select a Style
Deal with the cake after all decisions about dress style and reception decor have been made.
These elements can serve as a blueprint for the design and structure of your wedding cake. Choose a cake that’s compatible with the style of the venue, the season, your gown, the flower arrangements If you want colorful accents (such as sugar flowers or icing ribbons), give us fabric swatches.
The cake should be part of the wedding, not a glaring sideshow.
Consider the Weather
If you’re having an outdoor wedding in a Summer, stay away from Cream Cheese icing, meringue, and buttercream: They melt.
Ask your baker about summer icing options; You might want to go for a fondant-covered cake — it doesn’t even need to be refrigerated
It’s All in the Details
When it comes to decoration, adornment costs run the gamut. The most inexpensive option is flowers that, in some instances, can be applied by your florist for a minimal fee but keep in mind that fresh flowers may wilt especially in hot weather.
On the high end are delicate gum paste or sugar paste flowers, which are constructed by hand, one petal at a time. But here’s the bottom line: All add-ons – including marzipan fruits, chocolate-molded flowers, and lace points – will raise the rate. (For the record, we think it’s worth the cost!)
Get It On Display
Your cake will likely be on display before it’s cut and consumed. Make sure there is a designated cake table that allows the most elegant presentation possible.
A round table is perfect for round cakes, but a linear cake design may call for a rectangular table. Figure out your options. Once you have a cake table, have fun dressing it up: Drape it with sumptuous fabrics and decorate it with motifs, colors, and flowers to match the cake (your florist can help).
This is important for us because many times we come to the venue and they have a little table in the corner with a table clothe thrown on and no real effort put into it… you pay a lot of money for this cake and you want it to be displayed properly, ask the venue and wedding planner to make an effort with the cake table like they do with the main tables.
After the Wedding
Avoid freezer burn! Even if you take the most painstaking packaging measures, eating the top tier of your cake on your first anniversary sounds far better than it tastes. Think about indulging on your two-week or one-month anniversary, and treat yourself to a fresh cake in the same flavor when you’ve survived the first year. If you must adhere to tradition, wrap the cake in plastic wrap, then bag it in an airtight baggie. Stay away from aluminum foil – it might not protect against freezer burn as well as plastic wrap because it’s not an airtight material.