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5 Top Tips: for how to choose your wedding cake!

5 Top Tips: for how to choose your wedding cake!

How to choose your wedding cake? A question that is asked by many couples planning their special day!

Wedding cakes come in many different sizes, shapes and designs! They have certainly come on a long way over the years…

Wedding cakes from the past
Old fashioned wedding cake

“Regardless of the size of your wedding, or even the theme, there are some traditions for the day that just can’t be forgone. One of these is, of course, the wedding cake. Special to guests and couples alike, a wedding cake is a tradition that dates back to the medieval ages. For your special day it’s important to choose the right cake for you!”


So, how do you choose your perfect wedding cake design?

Let me give you 5 top tips on design ideas to help you on your journey to choosing the perfect wedding cake, using some of my cake designs from the past few years to illustrate along the way..

1. To compliment your wedding venue

There are so many different types and styles of wedding venues, including:

  • Barns
  • Tipis/Marquees
  • Hotels
  • Local community/sporting venues
  • Pubs
  • Visitor attractions (eg Aquariums/zoos etc)

So, for example, if you are holding your reception at a rustic themed barn, then perhaps a modern, contemporary wedding cake would look a little out of place?

Silver Birch 3 tier Wedding Cakes in East Yorkshire by Julie's Cake in a Box

This rustic style ‘birch effect’ cake, complimented the tipi style venue perfectly. But would look equally at home in a barn setting too.

Football themed reveal wedding cake by Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshire

This football themed reveal cake was made for a wedding held at a local Football Stadium, but it could easily be redesigned to fit in with any style of venue.

2. To reflect your personality

When it comes to wedding plans, and life in general, are you generally known as being traditional, outgoing or maybe just a little bit quirky? It is important for your wedding cake to reflect you as a couple on your special day!

3 Tier Wonky Wedding Cake with Bride and Groom Topper

This quirky, wonky tiered wedding cake adds a bit of fun to the occasion!

Beach Seaside themed wedding cake, Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshire

Or maybe you would love a ‘beach life’ theme, for a more relaxed and chilled vibe?

3. To compliment your colour or theme

Whoever said that wedding cakes couldn’t be colourful? Whether it is the actual cake that has a colour or perhaps a splash of colour from the decorations, there is a cake to suit every colour scheme.

These hand modelled bride and groom foxes were the perfect topper for an Autumn Woodland themed wedding

Woodland Wedding Cake Toppers Fox Bride and Groom

The perfect choice for a colourful, Wonderland Themed wedding!

Wonderland 3 Tier Novelty Wedding Cakes

4. To include your interests and/or family/pets

Your wedding cake could include either a subtle, or very obvious link to your interests and/or your loved ones……

An understated front

Steampunk reveal wedding cake by Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshire

With a Steampunk revealed back

Steampunk Wedding Cakes in East Yorkshire
3 tier wedding cake with fun cake toppers, by Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshire

A fun cake, with hand modelled bride (with trainers and dumbells) and a groom (in his football kit), joined by their pet dog.

But can you spot the added extra peeking out of the bottom tier?

5. To Impress

Perhaps you would like a huge, tall or wide wedding cake, to be the centrepiece of your special day? But what if you don’t have huge numbers to feed? The perfect solution is to use dummy/fake tiers to add to the size of your cake without increasing portion sizes…..

5 tier wedding cake by Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshire

This 5 tier cake has a top dummy tier, to add additional height and ‘WOW’ factor.

Or, if you have a large guest list, you may wish to consider a multi-tiered cake, made entirely from cake?

Giant bespoke heart wedding cake by Julie's Cake in a Box, Beverley, East Yorkshire

A truly unique wedding cake, designed by the groom, sitting on a 24″ square custom made cake board.

I hope this has helped in your quest to choose a wedding cake of your dreams, or at least given you some ideas of where to start?

I specialise in Novelty wedding cakes, perfect for couples who are tired of traditional wedding cakes!

Why not take a look at my guide to choosing a Novelty Themed Wedding cake…..

Guide to Novelty Wedding Cakes, Beverley, East Yorkshire

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog – I hope you found it useful!

Julie Rogerson