Wedding Cakes: How To Get A Cut Above The Rest

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Tasty tricks to picking out the perfect wedding cake for brides-to-be.

Once the bride and groom choose the cake they want, can some other relative come in and change it to his or her own liking (like a mother or mother-in-law)?

AN: The bride and groom are our clients so there is no real recourse. In our contract, only the bride, groom or wedding planner (if they have one) can make changes to the cake. A mother, mother-in-law, or anyone else can't call to change it. The bride and groom should choose the cake they want, regardless of a relative's allergies. They should pick the flavors they like and focus on making the cake personal to them. It's a celebration of them as a couple. It shares a piece of them, and a piece of cake, with their guests. If the guests don't like it, they don't have to eat it. The couple can offer another dessert option like cupcakes that can be made to accommodate.

What is a groom's cake?

AN: The groom's cake is usually a surprise. A bride may call it in or she may want to come by the shop with payment using a different card so she can keep it a surprise. The cake designer has to be in on the surprise. He or she has to be thoughtful with calls to the groom that may blow the surprise. The groom's cake may be set up and kept in a different room or put on display at the dinner the night before. It is customized to reflect the personality or a particular theme that is specific to the groom's passions such as a beer bottle cake, storm troopers, the couple's dog, a NJ Devils cake, motorcycles, cars and more.

What is the strangest request you have had for a cake?

AN: We made a tree cake for a Central Park Zoo wedding. I met the bride's mother and she wanted something that would impress her son. She wanted the cake to reflect the couple's personalities. They like the outdoors and hiking. She wanted something mammoth that would also impress her friends. We used real trees and parts to make a crafty and elegant cake. It looked really interesting and it was personalized to the requests made. It also fit the setting and reflected the environment. Although it was offbeat and non-traditional, it was great fun to make! Keep reading...

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