5 Things You Need to Know Before Baking A Wedding Cake
Baking a wedding cakes can be an unforgettable experience and a daunting task. These five top tips can help you take the stress out when baking this memorable cake.
Step 1 – Make a plan. There are likely to be images in your head, or Pinterest boards that feature elaborate 5 tier cakes. Now is the time to figure out how many people will attend and how many tiers will you need. To help you figure this out, use our handy guide on cake sizes. Next, choose the theme of your cake. Which flavours will you use and how will you decorate it.
#2 Try Baking Your Cake
Once you have decided on a cake recipe, bake it. This will avoid food waste and can be done around a special occasion or birthday. To find the perfect cake for your needs, check out our recipes for wedding cakes.
#3 Bake in Advance
Did you know that cakes can be frozen? It’s going to be a stressful time leading up to the big day. You can save your stress by baking your cakes in advance and freezing them. Advanced baking has another advantage: Fruit cakes will actually taste better the longer they are kept.
If you don’t have enough space in your freezer, wrap your cakes with multiple layers cling foil. You should freeze the cakes before you decorate them.
The cakes should be taken out of the freezer at least 24 hrs before the big event.
#4 Make sure that the cake structure is sound
You will need a structure to hold the cakes up if you have a tiered cake. You could use a thin cake board to support your cakes and cake dowels to insert in the middle of the sponge. Our video on how to insert cake dados into a cake shows you how.
It is worth it to have a fruit cake layer. It will make the cake more sturdy.
#5 Alternative Wedding Cakes
A giant wedding cake is daunting for many people. But if this worries you enough, why not try making something smaller like brownies and doughnuts? We have the ultimate brownie recipe and foolproof doughnut recipe you should try.
In the last few years, we’ve seen cupcakes replace doughnuts as the most sought-after wedding dessert. With this trend came the rise in popularity of the doughnut Wall – a spectacular backdrop to display your sweet treats at your wedding!