How to choose a wedding cake? (2021)

groom and bride slices wedding cake

The cutting of the wedding cake is the most awaited moment of the day. A lot of time and energy usually goes into selecting a wedding cake. Choosing a wedding cake requires serious consideration. There are many different types of cakes, fillings, decorations, and shapes you can choose from these days – it’s easy to get confused by all the choices! Many couples wonder how to do this or how they can order their own wedding cake.

What size wedding cake do I need?

One of the first questions that usually arises is the size and steepness of the cake. To understand how big the cake needs to be, you need to know how many people will be at your wedding. You want a large enough cake for your guests, so if there are a lot of people, make sure it is larger than average. Generally, 120-140 g per person is recommended for a large celebration. Larger cakes can come in several tiers and will look very nice and impressive at your wedding! It’s also possible to get just one small cake or even several small cakes!

Taste of the wedding cake

A sponge cake is the base for most wedding cakes. But if you want a more stable cake, you can make it with biscuits. The filling of the cake depends on how good that flavour will taste to the couple getting married. You should choose a custard or cream filling if they prefer something sweet, but if they are not sure what they want, you can go with a sponge cake with no flavour filling which is better for many people because there are not any allergies in it. A classic wedding cake would be made at home and have fresh cheese or cooked cream as the fillings inside it.

piece of the wedding cake


A cake can be decorated with cream. Wedding cake decorations should be romantic and simple. You can use natural materials like flowers, leaves, fruit or berries to decorate the cake. The design of the cake should match the theme of your wedding. You can also decorate it with mastic figurines, macaroons or meringue biscuits made by yourself, as well as wafer paper or edible flowers. In most countries there are 4 seasons. For a summer wedding, we recommend using berry and fruit cakes; for an autumn wedding, we recommend using orange and red decorations.


We hope that the tips we’ve provided in this blog post will help you find a cake for your wedding, and if they don’t, let us know. Our team of experts can show you how to make one yourself! You may need more than 15 minutes to read through each tip we provide here, but with all the information we have given you about choosing the perfect cake for your big day, it should be simple enough – no matter what size or taste. If you want our team of pastry chefs at Emma’s Classes to walk you through making a custom-made cake from scratch by hand just give us an email anytime!

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