How to Pick a Wedding Cake?
By Natalie Tsang
November 29, 2011
Did you know that wedding cake is often priced by slice? It can range as little as a buck a slice to well over fifteen. Have your budget ready when you begin talking to a cake baker.
I'm of the opinion that it's more important that a wedding cake taste good than look good. So here are some tips on picking the most scrumptious cake possible after you've booked a cake tasting.
1. Bring a notepad and a pen. Jot down notes as you taste.
2. Look at the cake and notice the frosting to cake ratio, how tall the cake is, and the color. Does it look appealing? While your actual cake may have more rosettes, sugar pearls, and flowers, does the cake itself look good? Is the execution shoddy? Are the layers even?
3. Taste the cake. You want to taste each of the components individually as well as all together. Once again, how do the flavors mesh?
4. Logistics. Is your wedding outside? Things humidity can effect how your cake looks. Frostings like buttercream, whipped cream, and meringue will melt in moist heat. However, cake usually tastes best at room temperature.
5. Get another opinion. Whether's it's your hubby or a friend, not everyone's taste buds are the same.