Thanks to Lauren Kitchens from Fancy Cakes by Lauren for answering this week’s reader question:
I’d like to tie in my cake to the overall “theme” and look of my wedding. What are some ways to do this?
It’s a good idea to think of the design choices you’ve made and find a common thread. Is it the color? A texture? A season? A style?
There will be a common design element that you have based your creative choices on throughout this entire planning process, and this will help determine the design of the wedding cake. Even if your wedding is simply “romantic” in style with nothing too loud to call a theme, you can still translate that style in the cake. More advice after the jump.
Collect pictures of your reception and wedding elements. Include the flowers, table linens, reception location, colors, bridesmaid dresses, your dress–you will quickly see a common thread that will tie it all together. And the cake design will call out to you and your cake designer.
Let’s say that you have an obvious theme of stripes or damask in your wedding. Either the dresses, invitations, table linens or all of the above translate into the pattern you love. This can easily be brought into the cake design as little or as big as you like, from a damask design on the sides of the tiers, to a striped ribbon around the base of each tier.
A good cake designer will listen to you and design a cake for you, not them. You will know if you fit creatively with your cake designer once you show them your general ideas for the cake and the reception.