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Tips for a show-stopping wedding cake

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Wedding cake

Size up
First off, consider how many guests you’ll be serving, and design your cake accordingly – three tiers will typically serve 100 guests.

Right On Time
Don’t leave it to the last minute to get your order in. Three to six months in advance gives plenty of time for the cake to mature and decoration to be finished.

Style School
When ordering a cake, do your homework. Keep things chic by opting for a cake design that matches the style and colour scheme of your wedding.

Taste Test
Think you have to stick to tradition? Think again. If fruit cake isn’t your thing, there are hundreds of alternatives: whether coffee, citrus or chocolate. If you’re stuck for ideas, a cake-tasting session is a great way to sample flavours and find out what works for you.

Best Bites
We’ve no shortage of specialists in the North East, meaning there’s a wedding cake for every taste and budget. For something classic, Celebration Cakes by Julie are experts at sleek, stylish cake design. If you’re after a cake with a little more quirk, Chester-le-Street’s Mrs Bou Cake bake sweet designs in far-out flavours: think piña colada and apple crumble. Cake not your calling? Savoury is in style – Blagdon’s Northumberland Cheese Company and Tynemouth’s The Deli Around The Corner make multi-tiered cheese centrepieces with all the wow factor of the classic sweet. 

Published in: May 2016

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