Cake tasting part is an important and thankfully fun wedding planning activity. This is the point where you need to make the decision on what flavor of cake you would love for your wedding cake. Cake tasting can at times be overwhelming given the long list of flavors that you have to choose from. At Sweet Inspirations we offer the ultimate guide on how to pick the best wedding cake.
Don’t Taste everything in one day
Most cake vendors obviously have more than 5 types of cakes with various frostings and fillings per tasting. This translates to a lot of sugar and by the time you are done with the third tasting you will likely not want to taste another piece of cake. Word of advice, spread out your tastings and avoid doing them on one day.
Take detailed notes
At the cake tasting stage, you probably have an idea of the style and design of the cake you want. Bring along photos of samples and notes to help the designer get started with the sketch. Remember to take notes so that you can compare notes with the baker after completing all your tastings.
Don’t arrive Hungry
If you arrive at the bakery with an empty stomach chances are that you will think every cake is delicious and your stomach might dictate your opinion rather than your taste buds. Eat a meal before heading for the cake tasting so that you are able to taste the cake as opposed to scoffing it down just to get full.
Taste different flavors separately
In order to sufficiently differentiate the various types of flavors, taste each piece separately starting with the lighter cakes and ending with the richer, denser cakes. The baker should be able to suggest the order for you to taste each cake.
Get creative and trust
After having a taste of all the flavors, you are free to mix and match your favorites and ask your baker to suggest other combination. Don’t shy away from trying unusual combinations if it is what you and your partner really like. At sweet inspiration we have a variety of combinations to try and also provide expert advice on the same.
Stay Hydrated during the process
It is advisable to drink enough water throughout the tasting to stay hydrated and maintain a cleansed palate. Having a neutral palate will allow you to better differentiate between the different flavors and textures.
Wedding cake tasting day should be a fun experience and every couple should take advantage of it.