Wedding cakes: everything you need to know about them

The wedding cake – modern or vintage – is one of the highlights of your wedding. That’s why there is so much you need to know about the selection, decoration and presentation of the cake for all cakes. We have summarized everything from A to Z to give you a complete overview and already wish you a good appetite!

First of all, it is about the size (one-story or multi-story) – depending on the number of guests and budget, this can vary a lot. In terms of taste, the wedding cake should above all include your favorite varieties, but also not be too fancy, so that guests can also find something to their liking.

The decoration is of course optically the alpha and omega, we have many tips and a photo gallery for inspiration for you. Important decision: who bakes the cake and how does it get to the location? And how would you like to stage the cutting?

A few background information on the customs complete our extensive article on wedding cakes – click on the topic of your choice.

1. Wedding cake prices: What does a wedding cake cost?

As so often, there is no specific answer to the question of the price of a wedding cake – it depends on the wedding cake!

As a rough guideline, you can count on € 2.50 to € 9 each.

2. What shapes and sizes are there?

The most obvious difference in the shapes of the wedding cakes is the number of tiers. The typical traditional wedding cake, as we know it from dream weddings, is 1-tier, 3-tier or 5-tier.

This variant is much easier to manufacture than a multi-tier wedding cake. You do not need a cake stand, there is no need to assemble it, and transportation is usually much easier.

However, this does not mean that such cakes have to look simple. With a beautiful ornament or a chic frosting, even wedding cakes with a simple shape can look very festive and beautiful.

The biggest disadvantage is that it becomes difficult to combine several flavors in one cake.

Heart shape – one-tier wedding cake

In addition to the simple, classic heart shape, which is a symbol of love, two fused hearts can also serve as a shape. Matching this is of course the color red, which can be very easily achieved with strawberries or other red fruits.

It also doesn’t always have to be a symmetrical heart. Hearts that swing downward are also very popular.

The big difference with the multi-storey dream cakes lies not only in the number of floors, but also in the way they are attached one above the other:

Self-supporting wedding cakes

The individual floors are stacked directly on top of each other without using a cake stand or a cake stand. Care should be taken to ensure that the floor is very stable so that the cake does not collapse inwards.

In the case of self-supporting cakes, only firmer fillings can be considered, especially for the lower floors (e.g. Sacher cake, butter cream, etc.), since these have to bear the weight of the upper ones.

To stabilize, wooden pens are often inserted into the cake, which absorb part of the upper weight.

Wedding cake with cake stand / wedding cake stand

Advantages of the free-standing cake stand:

Each can be cut individually and there is no need to “eat through” from top to bottom. Therefore definitely recommended if the top floor is to be frozen.

This variant also offers more space for decoration. So if a lot of decoration and decoration is desired, then this free-standing tier (or also the staircase or pillar tier) is preferable.

In addition, all floors can usually be transported separately and only put together at the wedding location. This of course makes transportation much easier.

The wedding cake stand can of course also be a visual highlight and bring your cake to bear even better.

Discover all information about the wedding cake stand (shapes, materials, etc.) in our detailed article:

The 3-tier wedding cake

The 3-tier wedding cake has a secular and a Christian interpretation of the meaning. Secular meaning:

  • Above: love. This should be as sweet as possible, which expresses the desire for ever sweeter love.
  • Middle: happiness. Much marzipan and more almonds are used here, which stand for happiness in marriage.
  • Below: fertility. A fruit cake logically goes with it. If you don’t want a fruit cake as part of your cake, you can also place the fruit in the filling on the bottom floor.

In the Christian interpretation of the 3 floors, they stand for the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The 5-tier wedding cake

Traditionally, we know the 5-tier wedding cake on the European mainland. Not only does it offer many pieces, it also has a Christian symbolic meaning.

Each individual floor represents one of the five phases of life: birth, communion / confirmation, wedding, birth of children and death.

Round wedding cake (classic)

Multi-tier wedding cakes are usually round. The classic form is the easiest to bake and fits perfectly on a cake stand.

Square / square wedding cake

Square cake shapes are also popular with the multi-tier wedding cakes. They look chic and offer many variations.

Whether flat or square in the shape of a cube – the angular shaped cakes can also be placed nicely offset to loosen up the picture even more.

Heart shaped wedding cake

Multiple hearts on top of each other – that makes something special. You can have them placed directly one above the other or offset. There are various cake stands with which the cakes can be presented, for example, in a circle upwards or ascending to the rear.

Modern and unusual wedding cake shapes

If you do not want to have the classic shapes, you can also use the teardrop shape or the octagon (octagonal). Or you mix different shapes: square at the bottom, round in the middle and heart-shaped at the top.

An eye-catcher are also ruffles that provide that certain something around the wedding cake. This further enhances the classic shapes and can also be contrasted in color.

The arrangement of the individual levels is usually pyramidal. But there are also shelves on which the cakes are placed or rotated. For example, this looks very good with square wedding cakes.

Of course there are also cakes that are particularly original and the shape fits perfectly to the theme wedding. Like the  princess-on-the-pea wedding cake  for a fairytale wedding or wedding cakes that look like real wedding dresses:

3. Wedding cakes: tastes, colors and plating

Now it goes to the delicious content of the wedding cake. Here a lot depends on your personal preferences – but also think of your wedding guests with regard to allergies.

Allergies and Co .: Best to ask on the wedding invitation for allergies or intolerances, so that you can also prepare for wedding cake. A small tart without gelatin for vegetarians or vegans. Or special muffins for guests with lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance. You can also provide an extra cake for diabetics.

Your affected guests will be thrilled to be able to participate in the cake fun as normal!

Flavors of the wedding cake

The possible flavors for a wedding cake are almost endless. Make sure that there is at least one flavor “classic” without alcohol in your wedding cake.

Some confectioners offer the opportunity to try a few flavors by arrangement. So you know in advance what you can look forward to.

Please note when choosing:  season, cake shape, guest preference (allergies, diabetes, vegan, alcohol). It’s best to label the individual floors so that not everyone has to ask.

The following types of cakes are among the most common wedding cakes:

Creamy-creamy & fruity-fresh wedding cakes

Loose, airy, fluffy – cream cakes are well received on every festive table. The delicious calorie bombs can only bear their name if the whipped cream is at least 60 percent.

  • Gentlemen’s cake – not so sweet, thanks to the dark chocolate coating
  • Prinzregententorte – the popular layer cake with chocolate butter cream
  • Butter cream cake – the classic in a German (without egg, but with pudding), French or Italian variant (egg-sugar mass)
  • Mocha cake or Tiramisu cream cake – easy enjoyment for coffee fans
  • Cheese cream cake – easy and light and very varied with fruit
  • Quark cream cake – chilled a great refreshment on hot wedding days
  • Philadelphia cake – without baking: a “refrigerator wedding cake”
  • Black Forest cake – the German cake par excellence and always a highlight
  • Peach and passion fruit cake – refreshing summer cake with an exotic note
  • Caramel popcorn cake – a fancy flavor

Chocolate-nutty wedding cake fillings

  • Sacher cake, Mozart cake – delicious specialties from Viennese cuisine
  • Nougat cream cake – a real treat for chocolate fans
  • Chocolate almond cake – simple and addictive
  • Walnut cake – wonderfully creamy and to melt away
  • Simple sponge cake – if you like it classic

Alcoholic wedding cakes

  • Champagne cake – an exclusive seduction for the late evening hours
  • Punch cake – rum and chocolate couldn’t be better combined
  • Amaretto cream cake – fine, creamy almond flavor with coffee and Co.
  • Eggnog cake – Easter classics like grandma’s

If you choose different tastes for the individual floors of a multi-tier wedding cake, then pay attention to the following points:

  • The lower floor is usually the largest (except for a cake stand with floors of the same size). So you have the most pieces of the taste.
  • If you want to freeze the top floor (to give it up for the baptism of your first child), then of course they will not try it at the wedding itself. So there is no taste for the celebration.
  • Take the taste that you definitely want to try yourself into the floor that you will first cut at your wedding cake. For self-supporting cakes, this is always the top floor.
  • If the cake should also contain a few “unusual” flavors, then a more traditional flavor should be chosen on at least one level.

In general, make sure that there is something for every wedding guest.

In her video, Sandy from braut.TV gives tips on what you should consider when choosing the flavors of a wedding cake:

The color of the wedding cake

It looks great when the color of the wedding cake or its decoration is perfectly adapted to your wedding colors. Maybe a possible motto can also be found.

Give the confectioner color samples of napkins or fabric samples so that he can orient himself and everything looks harmonious.

If you use real flowers for the wedding cake decoration, these should be matched to the flowers of the room decoration or the bridal bouquet.

If it fits, decorate the floors in different colors or adjust them to the taste of the respective floor. Example: yellow for the vanilla taste, red for the strawberry taste etc.

If you want a white wedding cake, then with the right decoration it can be an eye catcher without any color. A great example of this is this wedding cake in white

colors. Maybe a possible motto can also be found.

Give the confectioner color samples of napkins or fabric samples so that he can orient himself and everything looks harmonious.

If you use real flowers for the wedding cake decoration, these should be matched to the flowers of the room decoration or the bridal bouquet.

If it fits, decorate the floors in different colors or adjust them to the taste of the respective floor. Example: yellow for the vanilla taste, red for the strawberry taste etc.

If you want a white wedding cake, then with the right decoration it can be an eye catcher without any color. A great example of this is this wedding cake in white.


Gradient colored ombre cakes

A relatively new trend: the ombre look. Especially with the wedding cake, your wedding color can find its place on the cake in different shades.

The coating of your wedding cake is of course crucial for the look.

In the case of floors stacked directly on top of each other, you have the choice of stacking and then topping or topping each cake individually and then stacking – this leaves more space for e.g. B. different color coatings.

Marzipan and fondant are, of course, more stable than cream or cream. However, they are not suitable for cream cakes because the moisture would soften the marzipan or the sugar mass.

Wedding cake with fondant

Tastes very sweet, but has no taste of its own. For this, it can be rolled out very thin and there is a nice smooth look. For wedding cakes, fondant is mostly used, which can simply be seen as a somewhat firmer frosting.

This is usually a gumpaste, which is used to make the wedding cake. The sugar mass can also be used to model decorations and ornaments such as flowers that are placed on the cake

Fondant is a good alternative to marzipan, which is made from almonds, especially for nut allergies.

Similar to fondant, the royal icing is also used to coat the wedding cake or to spray decorations (e.g. roses). It is also suitable for attaching decorations to the cake. It usually consists of protein and powdered sugar.

Marzipan wedding cake

Marzipan is made from rose oil and almonds and therefore has a symbolic meaning. The marzipan stands for love (roses) and happiness (almonds), but the slightly bitter taste of the almond should also indicate the bad times that the bride and groom will master together.

In contrast to fondant or royal icing, marzipan is never snow-white, but always has a slight shade of yellow. Marzipan is relatively insensitive and offers good adhesion for other wedding cake decorations.

But marzipan is not so easy to process and is a matter of taste, so maybe not the right thing for every guest. The compromise: marzipan as an ornament that can be removed.

Cream / cream wedding cake

Matching the wedding cake filling, you can choose cream or cream to cover your cake. The disadvantage: Both are not very dimensionally stable, especially at hot temperatures. In the worst case, even the decorative elements could sink into the cream.

Wedding cake with icing / chocolate coating

The simple variant that everyone will enjoy.

Without topping: the naked cake

Some couples prefer a wedding cake without a fondant. The naked cake, the wedding cake without a coating, is just the “naked” cake and thanks to the decoration (eg with real flowers or different fruits) it still looks great. The vintage look makes the naked cake a trend and conjures up some variety in the wedding cake looks.

We have put together more inspiration for you in a detailed article:

Vintage wedding cake: The Semi Naked Cake

Another form of naked cake is the semi-naked cake (“half-naked cake”) – here the cake is only covered very thinly and shows a super nice vintage look for the wedding cake.

Dripping coating: Drip Cake as a wedding cake

A special way to garnish the wedding cake: the glaze is applied so that it runs down the cake like drops.

We have more examples for you in a separate article:

The frilled cakes are made with fondant or butter cream. The wavy ornament looks like ruffles and is designed more or less evenly as desired.

Fault Line Cake

The latest pie trend is the Fault Line Cake. It looks like the cake has a line of tension or line of interference in the middle.

Crystal cake

The crystal cake (also called geode cake) is a visual highlight: with small, glittering crystals, the wedding cake becomes a real treasure.

Photo cakes

A photo on the wedding cake always makes it a very individual highlight of the celebration. The picture is also completely edible.

Motif cakes for the wedding

Motif cakes are 100 percent individual and unusual. They do not necessarily have to be made in the form of the object to be displayed, but can also make a great motif by color design and decoration.

The motifs usually represent something that connects the bride and groom. It can be something from the moment they met, a common hobby or dream.

Popular motifs for motif wedding cakes are:

  • bride and groom
  • The classic heart in different colors and possibly decorated with other motifs
  • Something related to the common sport (soccer, tennis racket, golf bag, etc.)
  • A Bible with the saying
  • Something that indicates an upcoming event (stroller, house, etc.)
  • Allusion to the honeymoon destination

You can find more ideas for special motif cakes for the wedding in our detailed article:

4. Wedding cake decoration: cake figures, cake toppers & decorations

When it comes to decorating, you have an almost infinite choice. It also gives the wedding cake its finishing touch and should fit perfectly into your wedding decoration.

Whether classic, modern, playful, puristic or funny – the cake must definitely suit you and your celebration. If you celebrate a theme wedding or have a special theme, this can be picked up super when decorating the cake.

Newlyweds, hearts or doves? Porcelain, sugar paste or marzipan – you have many options for the cake figure or cake topper.

The so-called cake toppers are currently very popular. For example, individual lettering, pennant chains or other motifs are placed on the wedding cake.

Real flowers and candied petals are currently very popular for decorating wedding cakes.

CAUTION: Please make sure that the flowers used are absolutely pesticide-free and non-toxic! It is best to take flowers from the farm garden or, best of all, only edible flowers. Alternatively, you can also switch to sugar flowers.

Other decorations for the wedding cake:

  • Real fruits (e.g. strawberries covered with white or dark chocolate)
  • Sugar pearls, sugar brilliants, sugar hearts
  • Edible bows (e.g. made of chocolate)
  • Silver leaf, gold leaf
  • Satin ribbon (chic but impractical as it has to be removed before cutting)
  • Decorations made of marzipan, sugar mass, Massa Bianca

There are many great embellishments, but not everything should be on one cake at the same time. There is often less here. There is a large selection of decorations in our wedding shop in the category “Cake Figures & Cake Decoration” .

And take a look at our wedding cake picture gallery , you will find many more inspirations.

5. Unusual formats of the wedding cake

The increasingly popular, modern alternatives to the large wedding cake are small, sweet nibbles such as cupcakes & Co. , which are also beautifully presented on a cake stand like a traditional wedding cake.

The advantage of these small snacks is, among other things, that they look less bulky and guests can eat them while standing without problems. In addition, you could offer countless flavors, which is not possible to the extent even with a multi-tier wedding cake.

Even if cupcakes, cake pops, chocolates and the like may not look as impressive as a wedding cake. The finger food shows its strengths at the latest when the wedding cake is cut. Because no matter how many have already eaten, the others still look just as appetizing as at the beginning.

If you serve cupcakes, macarons, chocolates, brownies, cake pops, push pop cakes or petit fours instead of a classic wedding cake, then logically the traditional cutting is no longer necessary, which may even be appropriate for one or the other.

But if you don’t want to do without it and present the delicacies on a cake stand, you can set up a small real wedding cake on the top floor. Then the question arises, who gets the “real” wedding cake because there are only a few pieces of it.

These unusual forms of the wedding cake – in English sweet buffets – are also a great addition to the candy bar or a classic wedding cake, which can then be a bit smaller.

Cupcakes as a wedding cake

Like so many wedding trends, the trend of cupcakes as a particularly unusual wedding cake variant became known through the weddings from the USA and England (where they used to be called Fairy Cake).

Cupcakes are similar to muffins, but are mostly made of softer and sweeter dough, with a glaze and are nicely decorated. In order for the cupcakes to be presented nicely, you need a cup cake stand. You can find a large selection of cupcake stands on Amazon .

Tip: Let your wedding guests decorate the cupcakes themselves.

Simply place bowls with a few different chocolate beans (possibly in the colors of the wedding), chocolate sprinkles and other edible decorations next to the cupcakes – a great program item.

Price: approx.2.20 € per cupcake

Brownies as a wedding cake

The wedding cake can also consist of brownies. The chocolate delicacies can also be beautifully decorated and are a delicious addition to cupcake or cake pops.

Cake pops instead of wedding cake

Cake pops can decorate the actual wedding cake, but can also be offered individually as a cake insert. Children especially love the small cakes on a stick – perfect for snacking.

Cake pops are also offered in the form of wedding cakes or in the design of the bride & groom (wedding dress / suit). It looks funny and is a real highlight on the cake board.

Price: from approx. € 1.50 per cake pop

Push pop cakes

Push pop cakes are a slightly different variant of cake pops. Like the ice cream from childhood, here cake is pushed out of a round plastic tube and eaten layer by layer. These consist of cream, fruits, cakes and everything else your heart desires. Funny and still a real eye-catcher for many.

Macarons as a wedding cake

The Macaron is a French meringue made from almond flour – also an original idea as an alternative to the classic wedding cake. Macarons have a diameter of about three to five centimeters and are therefore ideal finger food. The filling is special and can consist of everything from butter cream to caramel.

Macarons backsets can be found at Amazon, for example .

Wedding cake with donuts

Ice cream cake for the hot summer wedding

Anyone who serves the “wedding cake” as a dessert is also welcome to have it made from ice. In summer this variant is unbeatable and wonderfully refreshing!


Let a confectioner create a combination of a wedding cake and ice cream cake for you – your guests are guaranteed to be delighted. The lower two floors form, for example, the classic cake, the third floor is then made of delicious ice cream.

Here you have to make sure that the ice melts quickly and therefore the cake has to be “cut” quickly. In addition to the cake forks, small spoons and bowls should also be within reach.

Petit fours

The small French cakes can also be served at the wedding. The mini tartlets can be decorated great in the look of the wedding and are also a sweet guest gift.

Candy bar instead of wedding cake (or to complement it)

A candy buffet that is becoming increasingly popular even at weddings. The trend from the USA not only makes children’s hearts beat faster … glasses, bowls and plates full of goodies make guests spoiled for choice. A sweet decoration and color matching the wedding complete the picture. Perfect addition to sparkling wine reception.

You can also find a great selection of delicious sweets in our wedding shop .

Suitable glasses, bowls and shovels for the candy bar can be found at Amazon, for example .

You can find more ideas and tips in the separate article Candybar at the wedding .

Wedding biscuits

Wedding cookies are often used as a gift, but can also be placed with the wedding cake. Your names, desired motifs or colors make the wedding biscuits individual delicacies at your snack buffet.

You can read more about this in our detailed article:

For example, you can have your own biscuit stamp made by Etsy !

Grooms cake or groom cake

The grooms cake is a tradition that is popular in the United States and is still relatively unknown in Germany. This is an additional, small extrator cake that is specially made for the groom.

The purpose of the groom cake is to give the groom a decision, when so many wedding decisions are strongly influenced by the bride.

In some cases, the groom chooses the cake himself. The bride can also surprise the groom with a grooms cake.

The grooms cake is often a simple little cake in the flavor that the groom wants (something stronger, like dark chocolate in contrast to the light wedding cake, is often chosen here).

If you want something a little more unusual and individual, then the Grooms Cake can also be a great motif cake that is specially made for the groom.

When choosing motif cakes, it should represent something that is important or means a lot to the groom. It can be a hobby, favorite film, club or song.

More ideas for motif cakes as Grooms Cake:

  • For the athlete: a tennis racket, soccer, etc., a soccer field or alternatively the logo of the favorite club
  • For the passionate diver: diving goggles or a marine landscape
  • For the mechanic: a great sports car
  • For the man with the green thumb: A garden landscape with a working male as a cake figure

6. Buy a wedding cake or bake it yourself?

Here we would like to show you the individual advantages and disadvantages and give you tips.

Would you like to have your wedding cake created by the confectioner or cake designer? If you want a smooth process and little preparation stress, then this is certainly the best choice. In addition, it will taste delicious, arrive at the location without a cold chain break and will also be a visual highlight.

You should have the following ready for your first appointment:

  • Inspirations: It is best to collect magazine clippings or photos from the Internet early enough to show how you imagine your cake. So you have a good basis (you can also find great photos in our wedding cake picture gallery ).
  • Filling and decoration: butter cream or cream cake, chocolate or vanilla flavor, flowers or hearts? Think together beforehand what kind of cake would you like best. But of course be open to the upcoming advice.
  • Number of guests and time:  How many guests should the cake be for? When should it be cut? Is it the main dessert or only part of the sweet table?

What you should ask the confectioner:

  • What flavors are available?
  • Are there any restrictions in the design or can we choose the design of the wedding cake entirely ourselves?
  • When is the cake made?
  • Can fresh flowers or other decorative elements be used? When do they have to be on site?
  • Can the cake be delivered to the location? (Clarify the time in advance with the location!)
  • How long can the wedding cake be without cooling?
  • Can we borrow a suitable cake stand and if so, when should it be returned?
  • What is included in the price? (Delivery, cake stand, assembly of floors, etc.)

If you like to bake for your own life, it is understandable that your own wedding cake is particularly appealing to you. But please consider carefully whether you really want to do this stress before the wedding!

You know yourself that a cake cannot be conjured up in no time. Basically, it is not advisable to take care of baking the wedding cake yourself.

If you absolutely want to bake the cake yourself: get support from friends or family. Maybe you have a great cake recipe as a family tradition.

Maybe you happen to have talented (hobby) confectioners in your family? If they also agree to take over your wedding cake, you can save yourself the cost of a professional cake, but you should also be able to live with an imperfect result or transport damage.

Consult together what you imagine and coordinate everything exactly.

7. Transport and storage of the wedding cake

If you have your wedding cake baked by the confectioner / cake designer, you should inquire whether delivery to the desired wedding location is possible.

This saves you a lot of effort, especially with more complex cakes, even if it will cost a few euros more – it is definitely worth it!

If a delivery is not offered, note the following:

  • Cream and cream cakes, in particular, are very susceptible to hard braking and rapid acceleration. So drive really smoothly and plan a few more minutes.
  • The cake must be chilled during the journey (especially in the hot wedding months) and should under no circumstances be exposed to direct sun. If the cake gets too warm, the coating and decoration can become soft and the cake can collapse. This risk is much greater with self-supporting wedding cakes than with the transport of individual floors.
  • Individual floors should be transported in separate cake boxes and only assembled on site.
  • Only attach decorative elements and decorations at the celebration location (if possible). This applies all the more when it comes to decorations made of cream or cream.

Some confectioners also offer thermal transport packaging (usually made of polystyrene), which can be very helpful on hot days. In combination with cold packs you are well equipped with it. For large wedding cakes, such transport boxes are expensive and therefore rarely found.

Cream and cream cakes should best be stored in the refrigerator with a hood. The refrigerator is not the best choice for fondant or marzipan cakes, as the wedding cakes can draw moisture there. In this case, a cool room (e.g. basement) is more suitable.

Do you have a fridge in the wedding location? There is the best place for short-term storage. Just ask when the wedding cake can be delivered.

This may save you transportation on the wedding day, which is usually stressful enough. And in case something goes wrong, you would have an extra day to find a workaround.

8. Cut wedding cake – where, how, when?

The cutting of the wedding cake should ideally be a separate program item so that this event is really celebrated. In addition to the visual arrangement, it is also important that the music matches the highlight and thus emphasizes the moment again.

After the announcement, you should allow yourself some time until all the guests have gathered nearby and can watch the cut. According to superstition, the more happiness is shared, the more wedding guests are there when cutting.

Then you can play suitable music and let it drive in.

Possibilities for staging the wedding cake

  • Very popular: Drive the wedding cake into the darkened room with glowing sparklers (make sure that the sparklers are not too close to the wedding cake, otherwise small soot particles can land on the cake)
  • In combination with the wedding speech and / or a short speech by the groom
  • Special Effects: There is also the special fireworks for wedding cakes for use in closed rooms – that really puts your beautiful cake in the limelight.

Our tip: If you decide to have fireworks or sparklers, then be sure to ask your location beforehand whether this is possible at all (observe fire protection regulations!).

There is no standard answer as to when the wedding cake should be cut. Depending on how you plan your wedding, it can make sense either way. Simply weigh the individual points against each other and find the best time for you.

There are usually 4 ways in which the wedding cake can be cut, depending heavily on how the wedding day is planned:

  • At the champagne reception
  • With coffee and cake in the afternoon
  • As a festive dessert after dinner
  • As the opening of the midnight buffet

Each of these variants has the following advantages and disadvantages:

Cutting the wedding cake at the champagne reception:

Cutting the wedding cake at the champagne reception allows many wedding guests to take part in this beautiful moment, even if they are not invited to the wedding party.

The big disadvantage here is the cost, because more guests means a larger cake at the same time.

Cutting the wedding cake with coffee and cake in the afternoon:

If coffee and cake are planned immediately after the wedding, the best way to plan the wedding cake is after the champagne reception. This variant is particularly useful if the wedding takes place very early.

If other cakes are offered at the cake buffet, the wedding cake can be a little smaller.

As a festive dessert after dinner:

If the wedding takes place in the afternoon, there is usually not enough time for cake before dinner. Then the wedding cake fits perfectly as a dessert.

However, there should be some time between dinner and serving the cake so that the guests are not too full.

Cutting the wedding cake to open the midnight buffet:

In some areas it is a tradition that the wedding cake is cut by the bride and groom at midnight. This also opens the midnight buffet, which can consist of desserts as well as hearty dishes.

But as nicely as you can stage the cutting of the wedding cake at midnight, some guests (for example with small children) would probably miss the spectacle at this time.

In the event that there was dancing before the wedding cake, it may take some time afterwards until the dance floor fills up. Therefore, the midnight cake is not recommended for an early party night. 

You should also note the expected alcohol level of the wedding party. If you have a lot of friends and relatives who like to drink, an earlier date might be more appropriate.

The first piece is usually not cut out at the top, but at the very bottom! Because – as with so many customs – that should bring bad luck.

If you want to freeze the top floor for freezing (wedding use), then cutting on the bottom floor makes more sense anyway.

With a wedding cake where the floors are directly one above the other, the cake cannot be cut differently than from the top floor. In this case, the misfortune will surely turn a blind eye. cheap formal dresses

Wedding cutlery

© Etsy / YOURuniqueSTUFF

For eating the wedding cake , we can recommend this cute wedding cutlery consisting of two forks with Mr. and Mrs. lettering.

A real highlight not only when cutting and eating the wedding cake!

Even later, these special forks are a nice souvenir of your wedding. Just use them on your wedding day or for special occasions where there are cakes.