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6 WAYS TO BRING YOUR WEDDING CAKE TO LIFE AND GIVE IT THE SUPPORT IT DESERVES

Updated: Mar 22, 2021



Lily wedding cake
Lily wedding cake at London venue

Having booked your wedding venue and perhaps started to go over your choice of menu, it'll soon be time to think about the star attraction - the cake!


When visiting your venue, did you ask about the cake and where it would be placed? If so, did you leave happy that everything was under control, or doubtful? Your host, when asked, may show you a table and suggest a position. However, they won't know how heavy it will be when finished and, depending on the design, what additional support or space it may need. If you're left feeling uneasy, wouldn't it be better to address your concerns and avoid disaster on the day?


To guarantee you cake shines as it should, Fond of Cakes offers to contact your venue host or planner-completely free-when you book your wedding cake. This way, you can get on with the exciting stuff, whilst we worry about the cake. Consider it all part of the service!


To make things even easier, I've listed the top 6 tips on where and how to show your cake once it's delivered:


TIP 1

CREATE IMPACT

Placing your cake in the middle of a room, in front, or at the top of a staircase will instantly catch the eye of your guests. Perhaps there's a mirror you could use? positioned in such a way that every angle is seen from afar? All these options are effective and create a sense of space. More importantly, it will give your photographer a good backdrop for those stunning photos.



TIP 2

CREATE GLAM APPEAL

Make your cake sparkle by adding some fairy lights, some ribbon or bunting; anything that attracts the eye of people as they enter. Should your cake be studded with dragees, embellished with gold leaf, or dusted with lustre, this can only add to the drama.


TIP 3

MAKE IT FIT AND STABLE

Think - what’s the best fit for your cake and theme? Will it be wooden, glass or metal? Select anything that matches your design and will stand the weight of your cake/s. You should always invest in a high-quality cake stand and Fond of Cakes happily sources these for you.


Semi-naked wedding cake
Semi-naked Autumn wedding cake with personalised bride and groom toppers at Lulworth Castle, Dorset

TIP 4

LEAVE SPACE - CREATE A GOOD BALANCE

Make sure you leave enough space around the cake for decorations, such as goblets, cake knives and mini cakes. A cake that takes up the entire space may look a little in-balanced.


TIP 5

CHOOSE A LOW TRAFFIC AREA

Your cake should seen, not touched, until you come to cut it. That means making absolutely sure that your guests won't be falling on top of it. Although not always possible, it's worth placing your cake where there's less foot traffic. Speak to your caterer and/or event organiser as they'll ensure your cake survives and this will put you at ease.


TIP 6

LET THERE BE LIGHT, JUST NOT TOO MUCH!

Light up your cake with defused light, not a beaming spotlight. You don’t want to wash it out and blind yourself when ready to cut. Similarly placing it in front of direct sunlight or the hottest part of the room won't do it any favours. If you have no choice but to place it in front of a window, ask your venue where the sun comes into the room.


I hope you found these tips useful and look forward to setting up your cake without any glitches.

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