Come tomorrow, your wedding guests may not recall the train of your wedding dress or you and your new hubby's first dance song, but trust us on this — they will remember just how scrumptious your wedding cake confection was! Big day desserts should wow the crowd, but also tote a melt-in-your-mouth, yummy taste that you and your sweetheart adore. But with so many choices out there (buttercream, fondant, whipped cream — oh my!), what's a bride to do?
Superstar baker Lauren Bohl White of A White Cake is here to save the (big) day. We've called in Lauren to give us the lowdown on designing the wedding sweets of your dreams. And now, we're passing along her undisputed do's and don'ts of choosing your cake confection.
Before the fondant-frosted stress gets you feeling overwhelmed, know that choosing a wedding cake is really not as scary as you may think. Just follow Lauren's advice for a sugary sweet success story!
One of her top tips? "Do a little research," Lauren says, advising brides-to-be to have an idea of their likes and dislikes ahead of the first meeting with their baker. "Have a look through some magazines, look through Pinterest. But if you don't know, that's okay. We'll look through portfolios and go from there." Remember, your baker is here to help you have the yummiest big day possible, so don't be scared of asking for a little guidance.
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As for the flavor, Lauren wants brides to remember that it's impossible to please everyone — so don't stress about doing so. "If you both love cappuccino espresso cake with hazelnut cream, do it," she says. "Not everyone may love coffee, but if that's what you both love, great." Okay, who else thinks a cappuccino cake sounds amazing right about now? (Thanks for tempting us, Lauren!)
Above all, Lauren stresses not to get overwhelmed by the confection craziness. "It doesn't have to be over the top," she says. At the end of the day, a wedding cake is technically just a dessert. And in our opinion, sugary goodness should always be just as fun as it was when you were kid!
Hungry for more? For all of Lauren's dessert yays and nays — including what wedding cake trend this baker deems a major don't — check out the full video above.