If you are planning to have a wedding with a vintage theme then a vintage wedding cake will obviously be the centrepiece of your wedding reception. Having a vintage wedding is not just about wearing a vintage bridal dress. To make your wedding becomes a truly vintage event, everything from the wedding car to the wedding invitations must jive with your theme. Here are some tips to help you choose a vintage wedding cake for your big day.
Research the era that you have chosen.
All vintage wedding themes need a single era to take its inspiration from. After all, you can’t have a wedding dress from the 1920′s, a groom dressed in Renaissance garb and wedding invitations that belonged to the Victorian period. To make your vintage wedding theme work, everything must belong to the same period. Before you can have your wedding cake decorated, you need to research the styles that were in vogue during your chosen period, from clothing trends to architecture.
Decide on the vintage details to add to your cake.
Once you have a good idea about the prevailing designs during your chosen era, it’s now time to decide how you will use this theme to decorate your wedding cake. Would you prefer adding small details to your wedding cake or would you rather opt for full-blown embellishments? For instance, you can simply add edible white pearls around the tiers of your cake to give it a vintage touch. Or you can have your entire cake done in black and white to make it look completely retro.
Choose the right size.
The decoration of your vintage wedding cake is not the only thing that you will need to consider. Naturally, you will also need to make sure that the wedding cake will be enough for all of your guests. This is why it’s important to have a final guest list before you contact your chosen baker or cake shop.
Consider the temperature.
Temperature is probably not among the top things that you think about when choosing a wedding cake but it is actually one of the most important factors to consider. No matter how beautiful your vintage wedding cake is, it won’t be any good if it melts even before you have cut the first slice. Whipped, butter and meringue cream typically do not do well in hot climates. So if you are looking for a vintage wedding cake that will last throughout the reception without needing refrigeration then it’s better to choose a cake covered in fondant.
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