When choosing your wedding cake, here are some crumbly points to consider:
When should I order my wedding cake ?
We normally tell our Brides and Grooms to place their order as early as possible with us, to avoid disappointment. Some brides order their cake at least a year in advance! Sugary Crumbs is busy all year round but the busiest times are from April to October - being peak wedding season. Please contact us regards our availiability to see if we can accomodate your request.
All cakes are home baked the week of your special day, which maximises taste and freshness - with fruit cakes, we do ask for at least 3 months notice. This gives the fruit cake time to mature which will enhance its flavour.
Sugary Crumbs NEVER pre freeze cakes to use at a later date, uses packet mixes or buys pre-baked cakes or bases.
What style of cake, traditional, contemporary or fun ?
Would you like the cake personalised/themed to you and your groom with a hobby you share ? Design can also be influenced by fashion, your wedding dress, your wedding location/venue, or where your Honeymoon will be, etc.
What filling/s would you like ?
Would you like a stacked cake, tiered cake, cake on a split stand, individual cakes or cupcakes ?
Sugar flowers or fresh flowers ?
What shape - round, square, oval and many more to choose from ?
What colour/s ?
How many people do you need/want to cater for ?
Will you be serving it with tea/coffee or as a dessert to form part of your wedding breakfast (hence larger slices) ?
Will you need extra pieces to forward to friends, work colleagues or relatives that are unable to attend ?
If there is no limit then anything is possible, however there are a few options if you are on a budget:
Go for a simpler design, the more detailed a cake design the more expensive it will be.
Having a smaller cake and then a large plain iced cake in the kitchen to cut, may reduce cost.
Having cupcakes, which can also be used as favours and place settings, with your guests name piped onto them. A tower of cupcakes looks stunning !
If you are having a tiered/stacked cake, why not have some of the tiers as dummies, made from polystyrene but decorated to match. It looks like a 4/5 tiered cake but without the price tag !