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 50 to 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 Yorkshire, meaning there’s a wedding cake for every taste and budget. For something classic, Botham’s of Whitby are experts with a piping bag – and having made cakes for 150 years, they’ve earned their stripes. If you’re after a cake with a little more quirk, Harrogate’s Blossom Tree Cake Co have made baking into an art form with immaculately executed innovative designs. Cake not your calling? Savoury is in style: the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Co make multi-tiered cheese centrepieces with all the wow factor of the classic sweet.

Published in: May 2016

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