Select your wedding cake style
Begin your search for your cake designer about six months before the wedding, even sooner if you want an in-demand pro. Some bakers' schedules start filling up about a year in advance.
It's best to start considering what you would like soon after you've chosen your reception site and the style of your wedding.
It may help to look at photographs in magazines and books or online for inspiration. Think about the flavour and the style you desire to help narrow your focus. The ideas you find may help you come up with creative ways to incorporate your favourites so they fit your wedding.
Try to see samples of the kind of decorations you want, such as gum-paste flowers or marzipan fruits. The right baker will be able to not only carry out your wishes, but tell you if your vision for your cake is realistic.
Choose a cake that's compatible with the style of the venue, the season, your gown, the flower arrangements, or the menu. If you want colourful accents you can give your baker fabric swatches.
Ask recently married friends and family members for their recommendations. Many caterers, reception sites, photographers and florists have favourite bakers.
Taste your wedding cake
As you start setting up appointments, ask for each baker's tasting.
At tastings, clients are invited into the bakery to sample exemplary cakes, ask questions, and review photos.
As for the flavour of the cake, you can see the different colours. Often the layers are white or yellow cake, but there's no reason they can't be chocolate, lemon, carrot, or hazelnut. The fillings are another way to bring in more flavour. In addition to traditional creams, you can select jam, lemon curd, fruit purees or chocolate fudge to complement the cake.
Anyway remember! The flavour of the cake should be as good as any dessert you'd serve to guests. Do not compromise taste for the look of the cake.