Your Wedding Cake

My top wedding cake tips for you on keeping things affordable, wedding cake alternatives, top-tier storage tips & more … listen now!

Your Wedding Cake episode dated 3/1/17

As promised, I have a full recap of “Your Wedding Cake” for you to enjoy!

Wedding Cake Tip #1

If you’re looking to keep it simple & affordable, go for a smaller sized tier cake, and supplement with sheet cakes.  This will be lots less expensive than a huge tiered cake that serves 150 people.   The sheets hide behind the scenes until it’s time to serve, and no one knows the difference between sheets & tiers once the cake is cut & on plates!

Wedding Cake Tip #2


Do we need a cake topper?  No!  Totally unnecessary.  I personally love the look of fresh flowers to decorate your cake – here’s a picture of mine 😉

See, so simple!  Our baker decorated with leftover flowers from our centerpieces & bouquets at no extra charge.

If you DO want a fun cake topper, head to Etsy where you will find 1,000,000+ options – just search “wedding cake topper”.

Wedding Cake Tip #3

Do we need to supplement our wedding cake with an additional dessert bar?  Absolutely not.  It’s an added expense that is totally optional, so if you’re looking for sweet & simple, stick with just the cake.

Wedding Cake Tip #4

How do we keep the top layer fresh to enjoy on our one year anniversary?

Find an airtight Tupperware container (link below to a quite good one on Amazon, although you can certainly stick with something you already have on hand).

Snapware Airtight Food Storage Cake Keeper


You’ll want to wrap the cake in a layer of plastic wrap, again with a layer of foil, and store inside the airtight container in your freezer.  Follow these steps and your cake will be like brand new on your one year anniversary!

* CRITICAL REMINDER – remember to designate someone in charge of making sure the cake gets taken home from the venue!  This is so easy to forget, and it would be heartbreaking to have it accidentally thrown away, or cut & served on accident.

Wedding Cake Tip #5

As promised, a link to the Wedding Dessert Pinterest Board I mentioned on today’s show!  Get lots of visual ideas for brainstorming how your wedding cake will look.  Click the board title or image below for more!

Wedding Cakes & Sweets on Pinterest

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Wedding Cakes + Sweets on Pinterest, click image for more!

I’m re-recording the “DIY Dessert Bar” show I mentioned in today’s episode, and will have a link to it available in Fall 2017 – stay tuned!

Any questions about today’s show?  Stories from your cake tasting or wedding dessert shopping adventures?  You know where to find me, cheers friends!

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Kara Lamerato, Producer & Host of the Wedding Planning Podcast


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