It is the wedding cake that leaves the most pleasant aftertaste from your wedding, so you need to make it perfect! But just a few failed decisions — and the impression will be irrevocably blurred. To keep you from disappointment Chanfashion put together a list of mistakes that can ruin your wedding cake.
1. Taste mix
Trying the tasting sets, you can get carried away: trendy and fresh matcha, tropical fruits, classic drunken cherries, an elegant combination of pear and blue cheese — “let’s mix flavors, it’s so hard for us to choose” 🙂
Unusual, new combinations can cause an attack of real taste catharsis, but not always. There is a high risk that the combination will be tasteless or the ingredients will simply drown each other out. A good pastry chef will simply refuse such an experiment without proper preparation, and a not very conscientious (or simply inexperienced) one can put the end of your wedding at risk due to an inedible cake.
So that guests ask you for the contacts of the confectioner who made such a gorgeous wedding cake for a long time, try to stop at one thing. You can check with the confectioner what taste they order most often: such a little trick will not only help you decide, but also guarantee that the products will be the freshest, and the master has already filled his hand and mistakes are excluded.
If you can’t resist a variety of tastes, then replace one large wedding cake with a composition of several: for example, one large two-tier and two single-tier cakes of an unusual shape. Each of the desserts can be with its own unique taste. So you will save yourself from a mix of incongruous tastes and please your loved ones with a variety 🙂
2. Wrong delivery
A long search for wedding cake decor references, choosing a confectioner, tastings — all efforts can come to naught because of one bump on the road. In no case do not neglect the importance of the correct delivery of the cake to your location. This is clearly not a business that can be entrusted to guests or girlfriends, because they are unlikely to have experience in delivering such fragile and massive cargo.
The ideal option is to entrust the delivery of the confectionery and calculate when the wedding cake is in the refrigerator at the location. If something happens to the cake on the road, then a professional will be able to immediately correct the situation on the spot. Be sure to talk about this moment with the confectioner before concluding the contract and there will be at least one less reason for stress 🙂
3. There is no such thing as too much decor.
Fashion trends in the design of wedding cakes can turn your head! The effect of amethyst, geometric shapes, “naked” cakes with natural flowers, velor coating, unusual shades… Eyes run wide from such beauty 🙂 And how can you stop at one option when you want the best for your wedding?
In the decor, it is very important not to overdo it so that your cake does not look like a Christmas tree, not in the best sense of the word. When creating a design, do not hesitate to consult with a confectioner: perhaps he will be able to extract common features from the different design options that you like and put them together into a coherent picture.
By the way, you can transfer some of the design details to the sweets from the candy bar: this way the cake will not be too overloaded, and you will be able to implement all the ideas. Look for inspiration in our article about the most beautiful wedding cakes!
4. Good things
The most offensive and embarrassing thing is to leave one of the guests without dessert due to incorrect calculations.
It is better to count on 150–200 grams of cake per guest. In addition, add a margin, up to a kilogram — suddenly one of the invitees wants to take another piece. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about the leftovers: you can give the cake to guests with you.
Please note that the number of servings is affected not only by weight, but also by the height of the cake. For example, a tall, cylindrical cake with a small diameter can be divided into fewer pieces than a short, wider cake of the same weight. Be sure to consult with the confectioner how to choose the right ratio of height and diameter so that no one leaves the wedding without dessert.
5. Last minute
With such an important detail as a wedding cake, it is better not to risk putting everything off until the last moment. Good pastry chefs can be overwhelmed with work, especially during the height of wedding season or other holidays. In order not to be left on the eve of the wedding without the cake of your dreams, order it at least 3–4 weeks in advance, and start looking for a confectioner even earlier. It is better that you have time to slowly choose the best option that will suit you both in taste and in appearance.
Do not forget: the best confectioners you will find in the Chanfashion Catalog 🙂
6. Important details
Even the most delicious cake is first “tasted” with the eyes 🙂 And we are not only talking about its decor!
Little things are important in serving a wedding cake: on which cart it will be taken out, with which knife you will cut and with which spatula you put the pieces. Don’t forget to choose a beautiful wedding cake cutlery set as this is an important ceremonial moment that will be photographed. Do not forget to give the pedestal for the cake to the confectioner in advance, because rearranging it in the restaurant will not be easy and risky.
By the way, it is also important to think about the background against which the cake will be cut. To do this, you can use a photo zone or a ceremonial arch.
7. Chemical experiments
Chemical colors may look very tempting, but nothing beats the taste of natural ingredients! The whole world is moving towards naturalness and sustainability, and the fashion for wedding cakes is no exception.
Flavors, flavor enhancers and bright colors cannot be compared with natural berries, fruits, Italian cream and real cream cheese — their fresh taste will conquer you, you just have to try. Believe me, for the sake of rainbow cakes, you should not sacrifice taste.
In addition, natural ingredients are much safer for allergy sufferers and young children.
8. Improper storage
Melted cream, melted chocolate and deformed decor — this is clearly not how you imagined the cake of your dreams. To avoid such a fiasco, be sure to talk to the manager of the banquet hall in advance if you will be given space in the refrigerator to store the wedding cake. It is very important that meat, fish and other products are not stored in the same refrigerator with it, which can not only transfer the smell, but also become a health hazard.
It’s important to remember that high temperatures aren’t just for summer brides: even in a cold winter, the room can be hot enough for the cake to deform while waiting.
The wedding preparation does not end with the perfect cake 🙂 Use our Bride’s to-do listto make sure you didn’t forget a single important detail!