Lest face it. A party isn’t quite a party without a cake. Although we don’t fully understand the origins of a birthday cake.
It does not matter if its a first birthday party or a 21st birthday celebration. The appearance of a cake covered with lit candles on it. One candle for every year of age – sends the room into a trance. Or a frenzy. Sometimes both.
Even 30th, 40th and 50th birthdays have cakes, although lets face it, there often simply isn’t room for all of the candles, and even if there was, would we be able to blow them all out? So we make do with one or two or so.
What about weddings? Glad you asked. Can you imagine a wedding without a wedding cake? The horror! The trauma! The hungry guests. Not something anybody wants to contemplate.
Now a cake has several important components. You all want a good cake for your event don’t you? Thought so. In order for your cake to be good all of these areas need to be addressed. And for a cake that is truly superb, nay, bordering on the sublime perhaps, all of these need to not only be addressed, but to be darned good. And then some. So what then, are they, and how do we make our cake the best it can be…
Drum roll please……
Now this part is really really important. It has to look good. Look the part. The colors need to match the theme for your event. When something is important get a professional onto it if you want a professional looking birthday, wedding or christening cake. Don’t forget to order a backdrop around which the rest will sit. Bonus : Choosing a professional cake maker can give you some really neat theme choices as well
Shall we sit our cake on a flat plat? Or a lovely ceramic cake stand? Or a colored disposable cake stand. The key point here is make an effort and make it look good. A good online cake stand shop will be a good place to start for this. Perhaps even an online party shop that sells themed party supplies. Or you could spend hours walking around the malls. Enough said.
The icing and the cake toppers
When they say, “that’s the icing on the cake”. What they really mean is that the icing is considered the bonus. The special part. When you look at a cake the first things you see are the physical presentation, and, looking down on a cake, the toppers and the icing. While many cakes will look great with only a selection of candles, brightly lit, on them, for an added wow factor there are a few neat choices to consider. One is having an edible image – a picture printed on a cake. Stock standard cartoon images are a dime a dozen in the supermarket but if you want a photo, or a custom image on your cake online is the best place to look.
Next we have toppers. These are mostly seen at weddings. Popular cake toppers include small figurines of a bride and a groom, or wedding rings…but a hot new idea is taking the wedding cake market by storm. Custom and personalized wedding cake toppers. Individually cut into acrylic, the only limit really is your imagination. Names, phrases, love hearts, wedding rings, dates….all in your chosen font and acrylic color.
Impressive indeed, and guaranteed to make any wedding cake into a statement.
More for a birthday than a wedding, so if a birthday is being held whatever you do don’t forget the candles for the birthday cake. For basic candles the supermarket is a good option but if you want something special, perhaps novelty candles or even a custom candle for a cake, online is the way to go.