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Planning Your Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake

Your wedding cake should be a masterpiece on display at your perfect celebration. It should tastefully convey your theme and personality with design and flavors. Since your wedding cake is such an important part of your wedding day, you should choose a professional cake artist to create it. These tips will help you on your journey to planning the perfect wedding cake.

Choosing a Cake Designer

Shopping around for a cake designer can be time-consuming, but is the sweetest part of planning. Since wedding cake design is an art, you are on a journey to discovering an artist. This master baker must be able to roll out fondant and sculpt every tier of deliciousness without error. You will be looking for experience, just as much as talent. This will require tasting several flavors and fillings, and exploring a gallery of samples. Look for a photo album full of creations. A couple images on social media indicates inexperience. You will be investing too much in this perfect day to risk the wedding cake to an amateur. You could spend countless hours reviewing Google or you could choose a preferred cake designer that has a trusted relationship with your wedding venue. Hiring vendors through your venue can save you time and ensure your moments receive the finest.

Wedding Cake

Planning the Details

A tasting is the opportunity to consult with a professional cake designer to sample a variety of cake flavors and fillings, and plan all the flavors and fillings for each layer. The best cake designers will be able to customize your cake on the inside and the out. Do not settle for a cookie cutter cake designer. You are hiring a cake designer because you want something uniquely designed according to your imagination. Choose the flavors and fillings, and share your vision for the shape of the masterpiece. Envision your wedding theme, colors, invitations, centerpieces and wedding dress. Imagine all of the details of your wedding day in a cake. Working with a professional cake artist will build the number of tiers you desire and sculpt your wedding cake to match your design.

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Designing the Wedding Cake

Developing a couple sketches and photographs with the designer will help you bring your theme into your wedding cake. Before you go too far with design, you need to scale the masterpiece. Choose the shape of your cake and the number of tiers with your guest count in mind. If you dream of the Eiffel Tower, but only have 75 guests in attendance, additional tiers can be created with dummy tiers. A professional cake designer should have models for you to manipulate during your consultation. This gives you an idea of the size and shape.

Wedding Cake for the Season

You can always let the season design your wedding cake. Rustic summer and spring weddings have an earthy tone. Consider a semi-naked wedding cake with thin icing that lets the layers show through. Marbled fondant with rough edges can add texture. Get creative with wild flowers and a light palette of color that mixes pale blue, fuchsia, pink, white and a variation of hues. Roses and white hydrangeas are summer blooms that will add the perfect touch of the season. Fall wedding cakes are portrayed with rich color, red velvet layers, fall flowers, apples, cranberries, pears, pomegranates, fruit and figs. Consider an elegant white cake with smooth edges, minimal designs and a few seasonal flowers for a winter cake.

Wedding Cake at Crystal Ballroom Ocala

Crystal Ballroom Ocala

Crystal Ballroom Ocala creates fairy tale celebrations in a ballroom designed just for you. Bring imagination to Crystal Ballroom and meet the preferred cake designers. Create a wedding cake from fantasy with a professional cake artist, and design your entire ceremony space and reception ballroom with Crystal Ballroom designers. Walk the red carpet to the dream wedding that awaits you at this beautiful destination wedding venue.


We invite you to discover the
Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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