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Centre of attention – The Cake Table

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Weddings call for a lot of details to be planned. Amid the flurry of fancy clothes, invitations, seating plans, rings, vows and flowers, it’s easy to overlook the cake table. If you’re saying ‘Cake table?’ like it didn’t occur to you that your caterers would do anything but plop your designer cake down next to the other desserts, read on to find out the importance of the cake table – and how you can make it a focal point for your entire reception.

Decorating the Cake Table

You may not realize it, but the wedding cake will be ogled nearly as much as the bride’s dress – and everyone wants a photo op near the cake table. There is much more you can do than leave the table plain white. The key to making the cake table work with your other décor is to use your overall wedding theme as a guide. Here are some tips to a beautiful cake table:

  • Don’t use a table at all! Place your wedding cake on a stand that works with your wedding theme. For example, for a wedding held at a winery, you could place the cake on a wooden cask; for a country or farm wedding, put the cake on a wagon.
  • Lay the table with a tablecloth that incorporates your wedding colours – whatever the pattern, the colours must be an exact match to your wedding colours. You can have lots of fun with fabric here – damask, lace, tulle, silk, velvet, the textural possibilities are endless.
  • Decorate the wedding cake table with flower petals, flowers, or greenery. One money-saving tip is to transfer some of the flowers used in the ceremony, like the aisle runners or urn flowers, for instance, to bedeck the cake table later.
  • Use elegant food items, like candied almonds in fine china bowls, or sugared fruits such as lemons, pears or berries, to festoon the cake table.
  • Photo collages make a nice backdrop for the cake; try a large, black and white print of the bride and groom, or various photos of the bride’s family (see photo courtesy of com)
  • Work with your wedding theme, using items that complement it. For example, for a beach wedding, you could incorporate shells or coral.

Tips for the Most Beautiful Wedding Cake Table

Following these tips will ensure your cake table steals the show at your wedding! It’ll be so nice, your photographer might just decide to go into food photography as a new career.

  1. Choose a solid foundation. Make sure the cake table is stable, can hold a lot of weight, and won’t topple over if someone accidentally leans on it.
  2. Keep the cake table out of the elements; direct sunlight, for example, can melt the icing. So can candles for that matter, so be careful how you decorate.
  3. If you have a non-traditional wedding cake – such as cupcakes, or several cakes that don’t stack on top of one another – elevate them above one another, on cake stands or fabric-draped, sturdy boxes of different heights, for visual appeal.
  4. Consider a backdrop for the cake table that matches your overall theme. Backdrops can be created with anything from balloons to lights to plants or flowers; just make sure they don’t completely steal the show from the cake itself.

Wedding Cakes you can’t do without…

Wedding Cakes you can’t do without

Sweets make any occasion special. Be it a birthday party or an engagement, the day is not over until sweets are served. And if it’s your wedding, it is just not complete without your special wedding cake.

Choosing from an array of delicious wedding cakes it often gets really confusing to decide which one would be perfect for your day. Let a wedding cake decorator help you with finding the one that is just perfect for you.

Whether you are throwing an elaborate reception or a small formal one with your close ones, your wedding cake form an integral part of the ceremony. The cake design and size should be chosen to match the theme of the venue decoration, taste and style of the bride and groom, number of guests and most importantly your budget.

Hottest Wedding Cakes Trends of 2013

The wedding cakes are at focal attraction of your wedding. It takes the centre stage and draws the attention of all the guests present as you and your partner cut the cake with all romanticism. 2013 has seen a rise in newer trends when it comes to wedding cakes:

pageHeight Shows Long Lasting Togetherness
The taller cake you choose the longer life you would live together. This is a new trend that many couples are opting for. Multi-tiered cakes are in this wedding season.

Rustic and Vintage Look Goes Contemporary
The rustic & vintage style wedding is back with a bang in 2013. This style is not just about the venue decoration but also about the wedding cakes. Wooden stands, messages written on dried leaf are loved by all. Rustic color such has brown, pastel shades of green, orange, and blue are back again.

page1Metallic Wedding Cakes Add a Little More Glamour
Metallic wedding cakes popped into popularity in 2012 and it continues the trend in 2013. Sometimes, no matter what you do, your wedding misses that Midas touch. To add a little glitz and glam you need the touch of Gold, Silver, Bronze, Copper or any other metallic shade. The center table would shimmer and shine with your cake.


Mini Wedding Cakes to Surprise Your Guests
This crazy idea is new and is loved by many couples. Instead of one large cake, you can keep mini wedding cakes of multiple colors and designs on the centre table. Your guests will have an option to choose as per their taste.

Wedding Cake Toppers
Some of the best things in life come in small packages. One such small yet very important part is the wedding cake. With wedding cake topping you can give a personal touch to your wedding cake. Starting from fresh fruits to Figurines, Candies, or laces – the cake toppings are used to decorate the wedding cake as per your choice.

The highlight of your wedding is the ceremonial cake cutting moment. You must capture these moments by hiring a professional to take wedding cake pictures.

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