Sticking to the big day budget can be exhausting and difficult and in this months Your West Midlands Wedding magazine we were asked to answer the big question in the Hot Topic experts advice section.
Q . My fiance and I are working to a tight budget with our catering, so would like to serve our wedding cake as the desert. We want it to look and taste like a final course though, rather than a plain piece of cake. What might fit the bill?
Sugarbliss Cake Company’s Answer :-
Your wedding cake designer should be able to recommend a number of different flavours, some of which are more suitable for a dessert than others. You could try a rich chocolate cake served with fresh strawberries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or perhaps a refreshing lemon curd cake served with raspberry coulis and a drizzle of fresh cream.
Whatever you decide, remember the cake will need to be taken away well in advance of the dessert for the caterers to cut up into pieces. This might mean your cake will only be on show at the reception for a short amount of time, so you might want to consider having a smaller or fake cake for display purposes only, with the cutting cakes or cakes in the kitchen.
Another lovely option is to have individual cakes on each table. A 10 inch cake beautifully decorated with flowers could work well as an alternative centre piece. When the time comes for dessert, the caterers could then bring bowls of strawberries and jugs of cream to go with the cake.