These ideas take the cake to your wedding day | Blue Mountains Gazette


People will often tell you that your wedding is all about your special day, the bride walking down the aisle, saying “I do”, heartfelt speeches and celebrating with family and friends, but don’t believe them.

The best part of your wedding is tasting delicious cakes even before your ceremony takes place.

Whatever your budget or theme, your wedding cake is the perfect opportunity to cap off your evening in style.

Like decorations, dresses and locations, wedding cakes stray from traditional styles and are designed to fit the unique personalities of the bride and groom, so it’s time to be original.

It’s curious how as soon as the word wedding is pronounced, the prices of the cakes seem to increase. The average price of a wedding cake in Australia is $533, but it’s still possible to save money on a wedding cake without sacrificing what you want.

You can order a simply decorated cake and add the extras like ribbons and decorations yourself, pick it up and eliminate shipping costs, choose a cheaper cake alternative like a “sheet cake” or even use your cake as a dessert option for your reception and save money on catering.

In fact, cakes don’t have to be cakes anymore and there are a wide range of alternatives you can choose from that will satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

Cupcakes are a great way to make sure everyone has their baked goods fix, while brownies and donuts also do the trick.

If you’re lucky enough to have a traditional ice cream shop, ice cream cake might be the perfect option, especially if you have a sweet tooth.

If you’re looking for a tastier snack, stacks of cheese wheels with crackers are gaining popularity, as well as pancake or sushi towers. Some savory options also make vegetarian or gluten-free options more readily available.

Your wedding cake says as much about your wedding style as your decorations and outfits, so why not have something unique and that shows who you are?

The choices are endless, so get started and get creative. Current trends seem to be an “all or nothing” approach with native floral arrangements full of interesting shapes and colors just as popular as bare cakes with minimal additions.

If you’re out of style ideas, an easy way to make your own cake is to simply use a cake topper. You can have a family figure or personal memories, or try a fun perspective by incorporating your favorite interests.

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