Wedding Cakes: Questions and Answers

Here, a list of wedding cake questions and answers to help you determine your options for the big day and your wedding cakes pictures.

Q: How do I keep the top tier of the wedding cake fresh for my one year anniversary?
A: Your baker or caterer can remove the top tier of the wedding cake and wrap it in plastic for you to freeze. Once you get home, you transfer the cake into a container to shield against freezer burn.

Q: What are some wedding planning ideas for decorating the table where the wedding cake is displayed?
A: You can take inspiration from anywhere. For instance, use fabric in your wedding colors to drape the table top. Place votive candles around the table to add to the drama. Flower petals are also a great decorative touch. This will also add personality to your wedding cakes pictures.

Q: Are there any alternatives to the traditional wedding cake?
A: Some alternatives we’re seeing to the traditional wedding cake are personal mini cakes, petit fours, croquembouche, and even tired pastries (like ooey gooey cinnamon rolls). See additional wedding cakes pictures for more ideas.

Q: At what point during the reception should we cut the wedding cake?
A: The cake cutting usually takes place toward the end of the wedding reception. Yet, another great addition to your wedding cakes pictures. To keep these flowing, it’s best to have a pre-cut sheet cake used to serve guests.

Q: Should we have the baker slice and serve the wedding cake for us?

A: Most bakers offer a (separate) cake cutting service with delivery of the cake, which many couples take advantage of. This service can include everything from cutting the sheet cake to providing the utensils and plates to serving the cake to guests. Having the baker there to handle all the prep work and execution is a good idea (one less thing on your to-do list). However, you will want to confirm this before you sign a contract. Otherwise, you'll be left with the task of finding an additional person to cut and serve the wedding cake for you.

Q: What are some options for wedding cake toppers?
A: Wedding cakes pictures aren’t complete without the cake topper. Traditionally, cake toppers were plastic figurines of the bride and groom. Today, cake toppers can be recreated from just about anything. Some companies even allow you to send digital photos to customize cake toppers in the likeness of you and your fiance. Other ideas for modern cake toppers include monograms, florals and acrylic toppers with your name and wedding date.