Wedding Cakes 101

From a fondant-wrapped confection to a mouthwatering display of options, your baker will make your sweet dreams come true.
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Wedding cake shopping is the most delicious part of the planning, but it’s not always a piece of cake.

You don't hire a baker every day to make a show-stopping dessert to feed 200 of your nearest and dearest, so the details can be tricky.

For great tips on how to pick the right cake--and baker--for the occasion, read on for when to put your money where your mouth is.

Book early

Generally, aim to order your cake three to six months before your big day. The caveat: you also want to order it after you've nailed down certain details. For example, your venue should be booked, you should have an estimate of how many guests are attending and your color scheme and invitations should be chosen. These specifics help determine the size design of your cake.

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