Photo: Troy Grover Photographers
1. Don't choose an inedible color. Reds, royal blues, purples, and hot pinks are least favorites. They will stain guests' lips and tongues, and even worse, if the groom smashes cake in the bride's face, it can permananetly stain her wedding gown! A safer option is to use those colors in other ways like fabric riboon or the flowers.
2. Don'f ask a friend to bake the cake. We said it before, and we'll say it again, it's better to politely decline the offer than be disappointed with the cake later. Plus, do you really want someone who is uninsured, unlicensed, and uninspected?
3. Don't choose a traditional cake topper. Unless you want to incorporate you mom and dad's or grandparent's bride and groom cake topper as your "something old," avoid it. Gather inspiration for your piece of art from our board here.
4. Don't pick up the cake yourself. It may be more budget-savvy to pick it up yourself, but leave it to your cake baker that way he/she has the appropriate boxes, packing materials, and tools for touch-ups.
5. Don't overlook the cake stand and table. It's not just about the cake, it's how the cake is presented. Be sure to designate an area in your reception space. Gather more inspiration for your dessert display from our board here.
6. Don't forget to schedule a time to cut your cake. Normally, the cake is cut an hour before the reception ends, but if you don't want to interrupt the dance floor, cut the cake at the beginning of the reception after you make your grand entrance while all eyes are still on you.
7. Don't forget to eat your cake! After you've made your rounds of thank you's, it's important to take some time to sit down enjoy your dinner and a drink (or two) as well as a slice of cake.