What You Need to Know About the Wedding Cake Box

This might sound like such a simple thing, but the Wedding Cake Box is more complex than you could ever imagine. Wedding cakes come in so many different shapes and sizes that the cake box becomes more important than anybody would think. The cake has to be stored, transported, presented, and even cut before it is distributed. There are even cake slice favor boxes that you can use to give your wedding party a personalized favor. If you intend to freeze some of the cake for your memories then you will be considering a keepsake wedding cake box so that you will still have a great fresh taste for your first anniversary snack. This is why the wedding cake box is such a serious issue.Off-Set Square Wedding Cake

Different type Of cake Boxes

If you want to add special touches for all your wedding guests and for the wedding party as well, then you need the right cake boxes. Picking the perfect cake is step one, but don’t forget about picking the perfect cake box as well. Before you go out and make a decision on a box you need to know what is available.

Traditional decorative cake boxes – This type of box is the perfect box for storage and transportation of your cake. The last thing you want to happen is to find out that on the day of your wedding something horrible has happened to your cake. These boxes are made specifically for the cake that you choose and will protect the cake while it is stored and while it is transported from one place to another.

Memories box – This is also known as a top freeze storage box and it is perfect for the preservation of your first anniversary cake. These are specially made boxes that are used to preserve the freshness and taste of your wedding cake while it is frozen. You will not have to worry about freezer burn with these boxes.

Personalized cake boxes – If you are looking for a great way to say thank you to your guests and your wedding party, then you need these personalized boxes. These are boxes that are used for your guests and wedding party to take a slice of cake with them and you can have it personalized for each guest or member of your wedding party.

So now you know that choosing a wedding cake box is very important and there are different types of boxes for different reasons. You need to make sure you are getting what you want and that you get the correct boxes for all the different reasons that you might need wedding cake boxes for.

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Wedding Cake Toppers

Avoid buying one of those cheap plastic bride and grooms that you can find in discount department stores, and some bakeries. Your topper should be as special as your cake, and reflect your dreams and taste, not those of the baker.square_dotted_lace_monogram

Use your imagination, there are some really humorous cake toppers available, that you might enjoy. However you may want to think about whether or not it might offend some of the guests on both sides of the family, like grandparents and other older relatives.

There are military, and police cake toppers as well as cartoon characters, teddy bears, animals, sports themed toppers to name just a few, as well as the traditional bride and groom.

Maybe you would like a wedding cake topper to reflect interests that you and the groom share. Do you both love music, dancing, hockey or bowling? You can likely find a topper to recognize that. Did you know, that there are Harley Davidson cake toppers available?

Of course you can get doves, bells, gazebos and hearts to adorn your wedding cake.

Any of these paired with the bride and groom figurine would look wonderful.

Fresh, silk, marzipan or frosting flowers can make a spectacular wedding cake topper, that will have everyone talking about the beautiful cake.

Maybe your Mom and Dad still have their wedding cake topper or perhaps your mother-in-law has her mother’ topper. What a special significance either of these toppers would have, if used on your wedding cake.

It is possible to have a cake topper designed to your specific wishes. Marzipan artists can make figurines to resemble the bride and groom, or even a favorite pet. Churches, temples, your home or the car you just bought together, can all be created as a cake topper for your wedding cake. Swarovski Crystal will be offering some truly different but exquisite crystal cake toppers. I can’t wait to see those.

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Introduction To Wedding Cake Designs

The wedding cake design should not only reflect personal style, but also ideally be in sync with the menu and the décor of the wedding reception. The wedding cake should fit in the theme of the wedding reception.artistrybuttercream

Wedding cake designs can come in many forms, from the usual cream or white icings in conventional designs, to wholly non-traditional designs laced with vibrant artistry.

With the passing of time, wedding cake designs have evolved. Couples are now choosing cupcake trees with greater frequency, which was one of the foremost wedding cake ideas. Yet, some still have a preference for the conventional cakes for their wedding cakes.

The size and design of the wedding cake may depend on a number of things, like the size of the wedding budget or the availability of other desserts in the reception.

Today, one can find pastry chefs who offer infinite wedding cake ideas on icings, decorations, construction, and flavors.

A wedding cake’s design can be a reflection of personal taste. A couple with a passion for cars or motorcycles can have wedding cakes reflecting the same; a small motorcycle accompanying the miniature figures of the couple atop the cake, for example.

The flavor of the wedding cake is another important aspect. No flavor is off-limits for the modern wedding. One can have cheesecakes, mousse-filled cakes, pound cakes, vanilla, chocolate or sponge cake.

Today, one can find competent bakers with the ability to create the lacy look of the bride’s dress with frosting or the use of pearls. With frosting, these bakers can duplicate the look of any part of the reception’s décor. Also, couples can have their initials entwined in the cake with frosting.

In Bermuda, wedding cakes have a little green tree as a cake topping. Following the wedding, the newlyweds can plant the same tree in their garden, and symbolically watch it grow with time.

Then there are other options like adding edible fruits, chocolates or nuts around the cake. This will augment the designs on the guests’ plates. For that matter, one can also use edible roses, lavender or oregano as designs, or non-edible flowers as cake toppings.

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Wedding Cake Prices

The wedding cake is a big part of the reception, let alone the wedding itself. That said, it’s always a good idea to know where you stand by finding out the average wedding cake prices and what you’ll be expected to pay.512lg

First and foremost, you should realize that most bakeries charge per “slice” rather than per “cake. This system will allow you to easily determine how much the whole cake is going to cost, not to mention how much money you can spare for custom designs and cake icing.

Here is a Rundown of Wedding Cake Prices:

Simple Cake: A simply made cake with just a few decorations, cheap icing, and a basic design will cost about 1 to 2 dollars per slice. If it’s a small wedding with only about 100 or so people, you can spend about $250 to $300 and get a elegant cake that’ll please everyone.

Not-So-Simple Cake: A wedding cake that has multiple tiers, better icing, a nice design, and beautiful decorations will run about $4-7 per slice. If the guest list is long, the total cost will climb quite quickly: $5 per slice multiplied by 500 equals a massive $2500.

Complicated Cake: A 3 or 4 tier cake with the works — tasty icing which won’t bleed, elegant designs, fabulous decorations, etc. — can cost anywhere from $8-12 PER slice. If you’re on a budget, then this is pretty much out of the question. Then again, if it’s a wedding of only about 50 people, you can spend $10 per slice ($500 total) and really dazzle your guests.

3 Easy Ways to Get Lower Wedding Cake Prices

1. Sacrifice some of the fancy-schmancy designs & decorations to get a lower cost per slice.

2. Choose a cheap, easy-to-manage icing like butter cream rather than fondant.

3. Use an online step-by-step guide to bake & design the cake yourself. Rather than paying dollars per slice with a private bakery, you’ll pay just PENNIES!

Now you know exactly what to expect, as well as how to save, when it comes to wedding cakes & wedding cake prices.

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Wedding Cake Jewelry

The wedding cake is one of the most important elements in today’s weddings. No longer a simple white affair, the cake has become almost as key to the wedding as the bride’s gown. Accordingly, brides want their cakes to be absolutely spectacular, and many are even ordering special wedding cake jewelry for decorations.cake

Jewelry for the cake is a very popular type of accent and design concept. It takes the place of the more traditional fresh flowers or frosting decorations. Wedding Cake Jewelry is particularly popular as the cake topper, instead of the old fashioned bride and groom figurines.

Brides and their bakers can find many ways to use cake jewelry to create a one-of-a-kind confection. The effect of the cake should enhance the bride’s overall look and style. Brides who are wearing crystal bridal jewelry sets love the idea of adding some sparkle to their wedding cakes. For brides who have chosen the more demure look of bridal jewelry sets handcrafted from pearls, there are also some gorgeous cake decorations available to coordinate.

Nothing is more fabulous than a crystal and rhinestone crown perched atop your cake. This is one of the most fantastic types of cake jewelry, as well as the most regal and fabulous. A large glittering crown will make your cake look fit for royalty. This is a cake topper that is likely to be chosen by brides who don’t quite have the guts to wear a full crown on their own head, but love the look. Having the cake wear the crown allows the bride to choose a more delicate tiara for herself while still getting to use a big crown in her wedding design. It is the proverbial chance to have your cake and eat it too!

If an elaborate crown on your cake isn’t quite what you have in mind, there are still plenty of other wonderful jewels for your cake. Crystal and rhinestone flowers make stunning accents when placed on the tiers of the wedding cake. They are so eye catching that you will not need to use more than a few per tier. A very sophisticated look would be to use an array of crystal leaves dripping down one side of the wedding cake on a diagonal.

Brides who prefer pearls need not be left out of the fun. A very popular cake design is to decorate the base or top edge of each cake tier with faux pearls. It is a simple and classic treatment for a wedding cake. Pearls arranged in a diamond like pattern all over the cake is another beautiful design, and it works very well for a summer wedding, as it can mimic the fresh and pretty look of Swiss dot fabric.

There is another way to use pearls as cake jewelry that ties in with another current trend. A circlet of pearls, or pearls and crystals, designed in a wreath shape makes a wonderful cake topper. Stand it up on its edge for the best effect. To really make the look special, you can have your monogram inside the wreath, perhaps in a contrasting color to make it stand out.

Jewelry isn’t just for brides anymore! One of the best parts about cake jewelry is that you will end up with a special keepsake from your wedding that you can display or even wear. This is a terrific way to not only make your wedding cake spectacular, but to also create a lasting memory as well.

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Wedding Cake Server Sets

The cake at your wedding is probably the most elegant part of your decorations and will really bring the whole theme together with its beauty and tantalizing looks. You need to compliment this stunning cake with wonderful accessories that will impress your guests and also serve a function at this vital part of your ceremony. The wedding cake has so much symbolism around it because the celebration culminates around the first slice that is cut out of it and the good luck that surrounds the whole mood of the process. Since you and your spouse will be cutting the cake, you will want to have some very stunning yet useful utensils to cut the cake with and, at the same time, add some flair and personal style to your ceremony and this tradition of cutting the cake. Here are a few examples of some great products you can have at your own wedding.

Reflective Heart Serving Set:68700777_77f42898bf

This set truly reflects the love between you and your spouse with its mirror like surface that will show your smiling faces and the beauty of your wedding cake when it is laid beside it. The knife is sleek and safe so that you can have a great experience cutting and serving your cake (both for yourselves and your guests). The serving utensil is in the classic shape of a heart to symbolize the love that you feel and the eternal bond that you have entered into.

Winter Wonder Cake Serving Set:

This set has a knife and server that are decked out in full winter décor to match your winter theme or any other theme you think that they might fit into. The knife and server are both made of silver and have white handles. They each also have pale blue ribbons with shimmering snowflakes attached to add a touch of style and personality. These would look great next to a white cake in between two ice sculptures. You can even get creative by sprinkling snow-like substances such as shaved ice or confectionary sugar. This set provides so many opportunities for you to make your wedding truly reflect your personality.

Flower of Love Serving Set:

Colored in deep red hues contrasted against silver surfaces and elegant crystal handles, this set will undoubtedly light up your wedding while they reflect light from your elegant reception hall. The red flowers represent both love and eternity which are the two things that you want to convey most of all to your guests so that they, and you, will remember these two important things forever in your life together.

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Wedding Cake Decorating Tips

Creating a wedding cake or anniversary cake for a large party requires careful planning due to the size of the task.  The first step is to formulate an image of what the cake will look like.  Before you launch into your own dreaming, consult with the wedding or anniversary couple, first to find out if they have any specific expectations or preferences.  They may give you full discretion or may want to be closely involved in the designing.  Once you have done this, you can create your design, perhaps referring to recent magazines and books for current cake decorating tips.two_tier_square_wedding_cake pc

Once you have chosen recipes, flavors, colors and decorations, plan for the following steps.  Usually each step can be carried out on one or more different days:

  1. Prepare a trial cake to test your concept and practice techniques.
  2. Plan how the cake will be displayed.
  3. Do the big shopping trip for the project, purchasing ingredients, display accessories etc.
  4. Bake and store the cakes.
  5. Prepare and apply icing and decorations.
  6. Drive the cake to the party location and prepare the display.

How Cakes are Tiered or Stacked

A tiered cake appears to be a single tower, but in fact consists of several cakes joined together.  Cakes can be stacked directly on top of each other or separated by pillars or columns.  When cakes are resting on top of each other, you need to insert dowels through the center of the cakes to provide structural support.  Doweling can be purchased at your local hardware store or at a cake supply shop. You can learn how to work with doweling from cake decorating tips online or in books; but unless you are a very “handy” person, it would be wise to try it for the first time with an experienced baker or in a cake decorating class.

When you tier with columns or pillars, you can use a cake separator set.  When you look around at your local cake decorating supply center, you will see there are many options and accessories for creating a tiered cake.

Ideas for Choosing Decorations

The most important cake decorating tip for weddings and anniversaries has already been mentioned:  consult with the celebrated couple! Given that you know their likes and dislikes, here are some ideas for decorating a wedding cake:

  • Consider using fondant if there will be an outdoor wedding – fondant is more durable than buttercream and can withstand higher temperatures.
  • Use colors, flowers, embroidery, and ribbons etc. inspired by the bridal flowers and dresses.
  • Borrow themes from the couple’s lives and families.
  • Flavors, colors, and symbols can originate from the place of marriage or honeymoon.

For an anniversary cake, consider some of the above ideas – and the ones below:

  • Writing is appropriate on anniversary cakes.  You can record the year of the anniversary and/or write “Happy Anniversary!”
  • Find out and use the symbol connected to the anniversary, for example, silver for the 25th.

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Wedding Cake Serving Sets

Wedding cake serving sets usually come with a cake knife and a cake server. The blades of both of these items are usually made from stainless steel, but some models can be silver or pewter plated for added visual effect. The handles of a cake serving set is where most of the stylizing is done. Handles come is crystal, silver, pewter, composite materials, plastic, and glass.square_cake008

The cost of the average wedding cake serving set will be somewhere around $30 to $50. The actual price that you pay will depend on the materials that the cake knife and cake server are made from, the handle design that you select, as well as what vendor you buy it from. If you want to maximize the value of your cake serving set then you may want to consider registering for your serving set when you register for your wedding china. By doing this you will be selecting a cake serving set that will match your wedding china, which in turn will allow you to use it more than once.

In addition to matching cake serving sets to wedding china you also have the option to match the set’s design to the theme of your wedding. There are many different styles of themed wedding cake serving sets that you can choose from. A few of the more popular serving set themes include beach themes, contemporary themes, Baroque themes, and antique themes. To find a serving set that will match your wedding’s design, look for a handle design that elegantly reflects one element of your wedding’s design such as a color, a pattern, or an icon that relates to the theme of your wedding. For example if you have a beach theme for your wedding then you may want to look for a wedding cake serving set that has starfish on the handles.

If you prefer a more elegant style for your wedding cake serving set then you can always opt to buy a silver cake knife and cake server set. These sets will tend to cost more than the average wedding cake serving set, but their elegance, beauty, and heirloom quality make then well worth the added cost. Another advantage of buying a silver wedding cake serving set is that you can have it engraved with the names, initials, and the anticipated wedding date for the engaged couple. Engraved cake servers make a great bridal shower gift, and a great memento from the couple’s wedding.

After the wedding is over many couple’s don’t know what they should do with their serving sets. If they have matched their wedding cake serving set to their wedding china then they can store the wedding cake serving set as another piece of their silver and china set. On the other hand if they have a novelty or engraved wedding cake serving set that they don’t want to use again, then they may want to create a shadowbox display that includes the wedding cake serving set, their wedding cake accessories, and other small decorations from their wedding. This shadowbox display will allow the newlyweds to proudly display memorabilia from the best day of their lives.

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Creative Ideas For Groom Wedding Cakes

A Groom Wedding Cake is an American Southern tradition. The cake is traditionally a gift from the bride and it can be served at different occasions during preparations for the wedding or afterward. The whole point is that the wedding will have two cakes for the groom and bride. There are many differences between the two. First off it is normally a dark type of desert like chocolate or one that has liquor. Also the confection has a masculine theme to it.Green with Envy, 4 tier square fondant cake, thick green ribbon and orchids in the same color to match

The interesting thing is that unlike the main cake this one can be served at the rehearsal as well as the reception. It also is a tradition that the cake is not even eaten at the main festivities but is cut up and wrapped to be eaten later. This is tied with a legend that if a single woman sleeps with a slice of the groom cake beneath or near her pillow, she will dream of her own future groom. This tradition is now making a big comeback breaking into the mainstream. If this is something you want to do as a bride, here some ideas and suggestions to help you find the perfect cake for your groom.

The first thing to think about is what flavor you want to use. The point is to use a cake that your groom will enjoy as well as your guests can enjoy. Since tradition mandates that you use dark flavors there are a couple of routes that you can go down when picking a flavor. First go with the classics. Chocolate is a common favorite and there are very few people that don’t like this flavor. It also meets the requisite dark cake requirement. The other traditional dark cakes would be ginger cake, coca cola cake, or even carrot cake. These all have great flavor and are not too sweet. A more interesting route to go is with fruit flavored cakes. It is important to make sure that you use dark fruit if you want to use a fruity flavor. Then a novel suggestion straight from the south would be Cool-Aid cake made with grape or fruit punch cool aid.

Now you need to think about the theme for your cake. This will most likely be the easiest part. You have been with your groom for quite a while so you should know his hobbies and interests. If he has many interests then focus on the one he spends the most time or most enjoys. The beauty of the cake is that you can make it look like anything you want. It can be a baseball and bat if he is interested in baseball or a golf ball if he is interested in golf. In the end you can use your imagination. It can be anything that your groom likes. One example I’ve seen is a model of the Millennium Falcon starship from Star Wars

Another thing to think about is where you want to serve the confection. For example, one of the places it is served is at the wedding rehearsal. This way it will serve as great refreshment for wedding participants. The other venue of course is the reception. Use your own judgment to see where the cake will best be used. Also try using a matching cake serving set to add something extra to the cake. You can even think about giving it its own cake topper.

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10 Most Unique Wedding Entrance Songs of All Time

For weddings, you just believe that the bride will be entering to the same, old, traditional, “Bridal March” or “Here Comes the Bride” song. For most couples that are planning their wedding, this is not a song they truly like, however wedding entrance songs are nearly never discussed. Many couples through the ages have done precisely the same thing. In today’s weddings, the couples believe they are a unique couple and many of the younger generation want unique wedding entrance songs.

The 10 most unique wedding entrance songs are a matter of flavor, but most of them are still a bit on the conservative side, just more contemporary in fashion. For instance, “Love Train” by The O’Jays or “Celebration” by Kool and The Gang were well-known songs a couple decades ago and every generation knows them, so they would be among unique wedding songs.

They have lyrics and music that can get a crowd dancing, but it might shock grandma to see the bride coming down the aisle to this. Don’t be surprised to see her clapping by the time you get to the altar, though. They can make a wedding fun, take the stress off and for the right couples, with outgoing personalities, they can make their wedding an pleasant and memorable event. Certainly, it will be unique, too.

“Heaven Must Have Sent You” by Bonnie Pointer or “I Knew I Loved You Before I Met You” by Savage Garden are a couple of amorous songs that make appropriate, yet special wedding songs, for instance. You have to think of personal taste and the guests, so most brides and grooms have older relatives to consider.

That’s not to say that some don’t pick something on the other extreme for unique entrance songs. Romantic songs that say how you feel about each other can make superb wedding entrance songs and some couples always refer to it as “our song”. After all, it’s a day of expressing your love to each other, even if the complete wedding guests doesn’t necessarily see it the same way.

“St. Elmo’s Fire” by John Parr or “2001 Space Odyssey Theme” by Richard Strauss are unique wedding entrance songs that are mainly effective for night-time, outdoor theme weddings, official contemporary weddings and you can use special effects, such as tiki torches or a disco ball to complete the theme. Picking great wedding songs are simpler, if you have a special theme to your wedding.

“It Had to Be You” by Harry Connick, Jr. or “The Best Is Yet to Come” by Frank Sinatra will be crowd pleasing, unique wedding entrance songs for all ages. The elderly relatives will in particular love them and for reflective weddings, they express romance, love and individuality.

Of course, for the most unique wedding entrance songs, “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osborne or “Tribal Dance” by 2 Unlimited fit the bill for some couples. These are not for everybody, but some of the younger hip-hop crowd, or the heavy metal rockers might enjoy wedding entrance songs like these, so don’t be shocked if you know somebody that mentions them.

When it comes to wedding entrance songs, these ten most unique wedding songs are a example. It is pretty much dictated by the tune that most signifies the way you want your day to be remembered.

September 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Wedding Cake Recipe. Leave a comment.