2 Jun

Simple Tips to Avoid Wedding Cake Disasters

Your wedding cake should be one of the stars of your big day. After all, a lot of time and effort will go into choosing the perfect flavor combinations, and settling on a stylish design. But there’s many a slip that can befall a couple when choosing their wedding cake. Naturally, you go into the planning process with some definite ideas about what you want, but sometimes, those ideas can lead you astray, and can result in a wedding cake disaster that could mar an otherwise beautiful day. So, consider these simple tips to help you avoid any potential wedding day disasters.


Color Combinations

Chances are, you have chosen a color theme for your wedding, and naturally you will want your cake to reflect that theme. But there are a couple of important points to consider when choosing the colors for your wedding cake. First, you must make your color choices clear. Provide swatches if you have something specific in mind. Mixing food coloring is an art, and a good baker will need specific information in order to deliver the color scheme you desire. Bring along samples of the colors you want to your planning meeting, and ask if they can be matched.

© Nyk + Cali, Wedding Photographers

© Nyk + Cali, Wedding Photographers

Colors to Avoid

When choosing the color scheme for you wedding cake, keep in mind that there are certain colors to avoid. Some food coloring tends to stain everything they come in contact with, and at a wedding there is nothing quite as embarrassing as a bridal party with bright blue tongues and stained fingers and clothing. The chief offenders are bright colors like Royal Blue, Purple, and Hot Pink. Work with your baker, and ask what colors tend to leave stains and put them on the list to avoid.

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Flavor Combinations

When it comes to choosing the flavor combinations for your wedding cake, let your taste be the guide. Don’t let yourselves get hung up on what your guests may, or may not, enjoy. This is your big day, and you should have the cake you want.


Trust The Baker

Once you have reviewed designs and flavor profiles, let your baker do their job. The better you prepare them with information for what you want, the more you’ll love your cake. Providing photos of what you want to include is the most helpful way to create the cake of your dreams.


Keep it Simple

It’s not unusual for couples to want to go overboard with their wedding cake design, but be careful. The more extravagant you get with your cake’s design, the more chances there are for something to go wrong (and the higher the price of the cake!) Remember, less is always more, and you don’t want to end up with a cake that is so cluttered  with design elements that it becomes an embarrassment.



Cutting the wedding cake should be one of the highlights of your wedding reception, and you want that cake to be everything it can be. That being said, it is all to easy to suffer a wedding cake disaster that mars the big day. These few tips should help you avoid any wedding cake disasters, and ensure that your wedding cake is hit with you and your guests.


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