The first things that need to be taken into consideration when beginning to look at wedding cakes is the budget that has been allocated for the cake and how many guests will be at the wedding. Once this information is to hand then the rest of the planning regarding the cake can be begin. There are many different options that are available for wedding cakes and it may start to seem overwhelming so it is important to have a starting point to begin from.
Traditional simple wedding cakes are usually fruit cakes covered in marzipan and the cake is usually tiered. Decorations such as ribbons can be added to the cake and the couple might choose a ribbon that matches the colour scheme of the wedding. Fruit cake can be an acquired taste so having a sponge cake instead may be an option.
There are also a wide range of more modern cakes that have become popular in recent years. An example of this is instead of having a large cake that needs to be cut before guests can enjoy a slice, having a cupcake for every guest. These too can be decorated to match the wedding colour scheme and they can save a lot of time on the evening as guests can just choose their own cake from the selection available.
While it may be more expensive, a custom made wedding cake is the preferred choice for many couples. This allows them to incorporate all of the features that they want for the cake and also gives them an opportunity to work with the baker to come up with the final design for the cake if this is something that they wish to do. The wedding cake will often be the focal point of the reception so it is important that it is exactly how the bride and groom want it to be.