How Do I Choose a Wedding Cake Design?

You’ve secured your wedding venue, decided on what you’ll be wearing and have an idea of the style of wedding you would like. However, when it comes to choosing a wedding cake design you might be at a loss. There are so many ideas to choose from, just how do you whittle it down to a design that you really like and that’s good enough to take centre stage at the wedding. 

I have listed 5 things to consider that will help you choose a wedding cake design.

1. Wedding theme and colours

One of the best places to start is to look for designs that incorporate your wedding theme or colours. Your cake should compliment your overall style and theme and stand out for all the right reasons. Rather than being a burdensome after thought, your wedding cake should be a beautiful extension of the style you are going for. Remember, after your guests have finished swooning over you both, one of the other highlights of the day is the cake cutting. Your cake will be photographed almost as much as you so it needs to be special. 

Many of the cakes I make are decorated with the couples wedding flowers which is a very simple way to ensure the cake ties in with the decor. 

2. Personal style and taste

Much of what you decide will come down to this point – your personal style and taste. If you have a Pinterest board or are keeping a notebook, is there a common thread between the designs you like? Do you like a more classic and elegant style, more traditional or simple? Is it a rustic style that mostly draws your attention? Or do you want something more elaborate, bold or fun? This is where you can let your personalities come out and really make your wedding cake design unique to you.

3. Look for inspiration

Inspiration can come from anywhere! There is so much scope for it in your wedding plans and especially when choosing a wedding cake design. For example, does your wedding venue have any interesting features about it? Perhaps it has gilded wall designs, domed ceilings, intricate wood panelling or marbled flooring? Are there any unique embellishments, pearls or embroidery on your dress? Have you chosen a unique selection of wedding flowers? Do you like the idea of a cake shape other than round? Look at magazines, and online and make a note of what you are drawn to the most as this is a good indicator as to the style of cake you want.

4. Talk to your cake maker

Don’t forget, your cake maker is there to help you achieve the wedding cake design you are thinking of. An idea may sound good in our heads, but always check whether or not it can be achieved and what alternatives can be offered to arrive at a similar result if not.

Look at your cake makers portfolio beforehand to see if they have done a style of cake that you like. It would also be a good opportunity to see what type of cake your budget can get you.

5. Think about size

If you are serving your wedding cake as dessert, you will want to have enough portions for each guest. However, if you are serving the wedding cake later in the evening, not everyone may want a slice. If this is true, you can afford to choose a cake with less servings than the number of guests. You may want to consider reserving the top tier for yourselves, or sharing it with the guests who could not attend. Your cake maker will be able to inform you on the number of servings each tier will provide so that you can make an informed decision.

I hope this article has been helpful in answering ‘how do I choose a wedding cake design?’ I am happy to discuss with you any other questions that may arise after reading this, so please do feel free to get in touch.

Bianca x

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deidre j
2023-10-01
It was a pleasure working with Bianca to create our wedding cake for the day. She took an enormous amount of time and effort to ensure she was delivering exactly what we were looking for. She's extremely professional, kind and overall joy to work with. The cake was immaculately put together and got set up on the day with the utmost care. Bianca ensures that the couple does not have any stress and works directly with the venue/coordinator for delivery and set up. All you need to do is share what you're looking for and Bianca delivers 10/10.
Olivia
2023-09-19
Bianca was amazing, aside from the cake being beautiful and SO delicious, she was an amazing supplier as she just handled everything herself such as communicating with the venue and getting the cake set up there. I had zero organising to do on that front, which trust me when you get to that stage is EXACTLY what you need from a supplier! She was amazing, can't recommend highly enough.
Anthoulla Nicolaides
2022-10-30
Our experience with Beez cakes was amazing, very friendly and professional. From beginning to end the communication was great, we always felt that Bianca was looking after us. On the day the cake looked incredible, it was beautifully moist & had delicious flavours of chocolate and vanilla. We had lots of compliments about it afterwards. A huge thank you to Bianca and her team, we would recommend them 100%. A&M ❤️
Aaron
2021-09-13
Perfect cake for our wedding, loved the Raspberry and White Chocolate flavour! Bianca was great to work with - so professional and friendly.
James Gillard
2021-08-30
Beez Cakes provided our wedding cake in May 2021. The sample cakes were the best we tried, and the cake on the day exceeded expectations. The service provided was brilliant - really responsive and accommodating to our needs, and made for an all-round great experience. Would definitely recommend
Natasha Hoare
2021-08-09
Myself and my now husband! wanted to use independent suppliers for our wedding especially during the covid pandemic. When I found Bianca from Beez Cakes I knew she was the cake artist I wanted. Bianca was easy to contact and also sent us some cake samples because we weren’t able to meet face to face. Then we had a phone call and talked about what we wanted and what flavours. When our cake arrived on our special day, it was exactly what we wanted. I would recommend Beez Cakes to everyone looking at getting a cake for any occasion! Thank you Bianca!!!
Shahira
2021-07-29
Had our wedding cake done by Bianca and the it was amazing! She was very friendly and professional. Very impressed with the quality and taste of the cake. Would recommend you purchase a sample box to get an idea of what she offers, and they all taste amazing! Would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants a lovely cake for any occassion! :)
Emma Black
2021-02-18
Beez Cakes are absolutely stunning (and delicious)! The packaging and presentation is wonderful and the customer service is outstanding, I couldn't recommend them enough. Thank you Bianca
bamboochef
2020-09-15
Great service ordering a gift box of 8 arty cakeiscles for an arty loved one in these “covidious” times. The recipient loved the gift and devoured the cakiscles almost immediately. Thanks Bianca!!

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