Why do you need a wedding cake designer?


If you’re planning your wedding at the moment you may being wondering why you need a wedding cake designer. We all know weddings can be costly and everyone wants to save money where they can, right?! Buying your wedding cake is a once in a life time purchase which you don’t want to get wrong! Let’s be honest, it’s not an everyday purchase and can seem pretty daunting.

This is where the professionals come in!


The Wedding Cake of your dreams


Most brides have dreamt of their wedding day since they were little, tottering around in their mum’s high heels playing dress up. So planning your wedding day and choosing the perfect wedding cake is sooo important; after all you’ve been dreaming of it for so long!

For this reason it’s really important to make sure you DO choose a wedding cake designer with not only the passion for creating beautiful wedding cakes but also the expertise.



It’s so lovely when friends or relatives offer to make your wedding cake for you. You’ll want them to feel included in the wedding planning and obviously not want to hurt their feelings by saying ‘no thank you’. Of course the temptation of saving money may be hard to resist, but you MUST resist!


What will you get from a wedding cake designer?


Of course, like most purchases you get what you pay for. A wedding cake designer will have much more experience in making bespoke wedding cakes than, say your aunt Alice. That is exactly what you’ll get from a wedding cake designer – expertise and experience. Their expertise is vital in ensuring your wedding cake is the centrepiece of your reception; as you always dreamed it would be.


This is why you DO need a wedding cake designer!


A bespoke wedding cake is a work of art.



There are so many elements to consider when making a wedding cake that a friend or relative may not be aware of. It’s not as easy as making a Victoria sponge to go with your cuppa on a Sunday afternoon, as lovely as that sounds. There are the flavour combinations. Ensuring that flavours are paired perfectly, because your beautiful wedding cake needs to taste as delicious as it looks.



Then there is the decoration. Using fresh blooms on your wedding cake, well that’s a whole other ball game! You need to be aware of the positioning of the flowers and how different flowers compliment each other. Knowing how to safely attach fresh flowers to the cake and which are not suitable (some flowers are poisonous) are both crucial points to be aware of. The list goes on.

Your wedding cake designer will already be aware of the complications that come with using fresh flowers on a cake. They will advise you, guide you and take the stress and worry away.



The structure of your wedding cake is another hugely important element to your wedding cake. I know that something like this may not have even enter your thoughts when thinking of your wedding cake. Why would it! Don’t worry, your wedding cake designer will make sure each tier of your wedding cake is correctly stacked and supported to prevent them sliding or the whole cake collapsing.


After dreaming and planning your wedding cake for so long you do not want to see it end up on a heap on the floor!


Where to display your wedding cake


Where you display your wedding cake is another factor to consider. We all dream of basking in glorious sunshine on our wedding day but a blazing hot summer’s day could wreak havoc with your wedding cake if you are not prepared. Your wedding cake designer will consider the time of year when designing your wedding cake. They will ensure that the buttercream wedding cake you’re dreaming of doesn’t end up a melted mess on the table!



Don’t forget, your wedding cake designer will also be able to advise you on how you can style the area around your cake to turn it into a real show piece. Gone are the days of wedding cakes stuck in the corner of the room. Let’s style up the most important cake of your life! A blog for another day I’m thinking!



When choosing your wedding cake designer you need to be confident that they can transform your ideas into the work of art you imagine for your special day. I know it’s a cake but let’s not forget that wedding cakes are works of edible art.

How will you know that your wedding cake designer can confidentially create your dream wedding cake? To find the right cake designer you’ll need to consider what kind of wedding cake you would like. Research cake designers, look at their websites and social media pages, such as Instagram and Pinterest where you’ll see their work. Looking at their previous work will also give you an idea of their style and whether this fits with the look you want for your wedding cake.

It’s really important that your wedding cake designer works in the style you like. If you want a beautiful, timeless lace design there is no point asking a cake designer who specialises in 3D sculptures to make your wedding cake. The two styles just won’t marry together well.


Nic's Slice of Heaven three tier white wedding cake with lilac sugar roses, Farbridge, West Sussex

Elegant white wedding cake with sugar roses at Farbridge wedding venue. Photo | Nicki Feltham Photography


Invest in a wedding cake you will remember forever


As you can see it is so important to choose a  wedding cake designer that you can be confident will create a wedding cake that will not only taste amazing but will be the beautiful centrepiece you always dreamed of.

Investing in a wedding cake designer will leave you with wedding cake memories to treasure forever.

If you are planning your own wedding and are dreaming of a luxury wedding cake to wow your guests and delight their taste buds I’d love to hear from you and start designing a beautiful bespoke wedding cake with you.



Nic's Slice of Heaven single tier buttercream cake decorated with macarons

Buttercream and macaron cake. Photo | Fiona Mills Art Photography