9 Must-Know Tips from Cake Designers

About to choose your cake? It’ll pay to keep these points top of mind.


    "If you’re finding it difficult to settle on a cake flavour, opt to have a different one for each tier. Chocolate is always a crowd pleaser, but citrus flavours – think zesty lemon or sweet orange – are also beautiful, especially in summer months." Emma Hogg, Strawberry Sky

    "Cut your cake either after speeches or during the meal. You’ll have a captive audience and slices can be served for dessert. If you wait too long, some guests might have left or will be too busy dancing." Maureen Keene, City Cake Company 

    "Start the cake-designing process at least three months before your big day. Suppliers can be booked as much as a year in advance, so start making enquiries the moment your colour scheme, attire and venue are confirmed to avoid disappointment." Edmund Koh, Ed’s Cake & Coffee House

    "A beautiful cake doesn’t have to cost the earth. Opting for buttercream icing and a non-traditional flavour, such as lemon or red velvet, will satisfy guests and keep costs down." Karla Goodwin, Bluebells Cakery

    "Often, your cake is the focal point of your reception, so make sure it’s a fitting reflection of your celebration and you as a couple. Ask your cake designer about the ingredients they use; quality touches can make all the difference." Alison Lythgow, Cakealicious

    "Before you choose a cake designer, ask to see photos of their work and testimonials from previous clients – this will go a long way towards helping you decide if they can create your cake exactly the way you want it." Sondra Vicelich, Sweet Bites Cakes 

    "The world of wedding cakes is a wonderful but sometimes overwhelming place. Utilise the expert advice of your cake-maker: they will be able to advise you on what flavours, structures, sizes and embellishments will work best for you and your celebration." Alana North, Eve’s Pantry 

    "Make your cake memorable by choosing an off-the-wall flavour that’s distinctively delicious – think lime coconut or white chocolate and passionfruit." Sondra Vicelich, Sweet Bites Cakes

    "When it comes to deciding on your cake, keep it simple by choosing what you love. An experienced cake designer will be able to convert your favourite icing, colours and flavours into a creation that you truly love." Tanya Hugyecz, Decorada


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