What should couples look for when choosing a wedding cake? Anything they should avoid?
They should try a bunch of different flavors of cakes and know what they like. You really want your wedding cake to represent you as a couple. Avoid worrying about your guests likes and dislikes. Go with what you love and your guests will be thrilled.
What are some current trends in cake flavors, decorating and shapes?
Thanks to all the wonderful cake shows out there people are going for nontraditional cakes. I think this is really fun. Personally I care more about the cake being delicious than anything else. But I love the artistry, and people like Sylvia Weinstock and Ron Ben Israel are making museum-worthy cakes with a ton of flavor.
What are the hottest cake alternatives right now?
Croquembouche made with either cream puffs or macaroons is a popular elegant cake alternative -- although they are considered traditional wedding cakes in France.
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I loved that they had two cakes. William chose the chocolate biscuit cake because it was a childhood favorite and the other was a gorgeous traditional work of art. It is so important for the cake to represent you as a couple and I think this modern two-cake approach really represented William and Kate.
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