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Wedding Cake Tips and Ideas

Wedding Cake

It takes imagination and an artist to design a wedding cake worthy of the pedestal on your wedding day. It should be a masterpiece on display. Your wedding cake must perfectly convey your theme with colors and designs. These tips and ideas should help you create a wedding cake from fantasy.

Choosing the Talent

So much is invested in the creation of this one magical day. It deserves better than risking it to an amateur. Google can be your best friend when it comes to locating local bakers, but the advice of your wedding venue is a little safer and easier. You could spend countless hours reading reviews and flipping through online galleries or you could choose a trusted cake designer on the preferred vendor list at your venue. Wedding venues with connections can help you find quality services and extra savings.

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Designing the Wedding Cake

Designing the wedding cake is a pretty sweet part of planning. A consultation and tasting with your wedding cake designer is an opportunity to sample flavors and fillings, and shape the masterpiece. Your wedding theme, colors, invitations and décor will be part of designing the wedding cake. Imagine all of the details of your wedding day in a cake. A professional cake artist can build the number of tiers you desire and sculpt your wedding cake to match your design. The actual design is usually created by sketches or photographs of different elements of your wedding theme. You will need to pick a shape and height, and count your guests to calculate the scale of the project. If you want a tower with fewer guests, you might consider filling some layers with dummy cake. A professional cake designer normally has model cakes for you to manipulate during your consultation. This gives you an idea of size and shape. Once your wedding cake designer has the sketches and photographs to create your vision, you are ready to order.

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Wedding Cake Themes

The wedding cake can easily convey any theme. If you are considering a rustic garden or earthy theme, thin the icing to let the layers show through, add fondant wild flowers, candy berries and lots of greenery. The wedding cake can represent the season with the palette of color. Spring and summer mixes pale blue, fuchsia, pink, white and a variation of hues. Colorful roses and white hydrangeas add the perfect touch of summer to wedding cakes. Fall evokes the imagery of golden leaves and earthy themes. Change up the colors and the flowers, and marble the icing or go boldly bare without any icing at all. Rough textures and rich colors can be achieved with red velvet cake, fall flowers, apples, cranberries, pears, pomegranates, fruit, figs and a drizzle of caramel. Add more of the fall with the flavor of pumpkin spice, gingerbread and apple spice. Disney-inspired themes can be fun and open a door to more creative cakes.

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Crystal Ballroom North Tampa

Regardless of the season, theme or flavor of your masterpiece, host your magical moments at Crystal Ballroom North Tampa. Crystal Ballroom North Tampa masters the art of creating fairy tale weddings in an elegant ballroom designed to match the theme of your imagination. The all-inclusive venue includes all of the furnishings, décor, fine china and services to create an unforgettable ceremony and reception. Meet with master designers and pick and plan from a treasure trove of décor. Walk the red carpet to the fairy tale that awaits you at Crystal Ballroom.


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