Friday, December 28, 2012

Let Them Eat...Well, You Know (Los Angeles Wedding Coordinator)

One of my favorites. That's the solar system etched carefully behind Beverly and Jean-Luc. Inaccurately, as one of the guests pointed out to the Physicist/Bride. Yeah, thanks, Dude.
Friday! I'm heading out the door for a catering tasting with one of my July Brides, which includes cake. Yay! I was skimming through the "archives" and came across something I wrote about wedding cake a little while ago. Enjoy:

I'm a big fan of Bridal Shows as a test kitchen for cakes, for a couple of reasons: 1. Lots of selection and lots of deals, for those of us on a budget. 2. How the cake tastes at the show is a good reflection of how it's going to taste at your wedding. Observe: It has been baked the night before, assembled that morning, delivered to the venue, and set on the table. In other words, it's been hanging out for hours. How does it taste?  Dry? Chewy? Crumbly? Keep moving. No matter how pretty it looks, or how cheap it is, bad cake is just sad.
Now about those leftovers. Not everyone is going to eat the cake. I know, it's heresy, and I feel the same way. But they might be full from dinner, or drinking, or simply will not tear themselves away from the dance floor. Or just don't like cake.  I couldn't tell you my last wedding where the cake was completely gone by the end of the night.

In one way it's kind of like the bar - you want to make sure there is more than enough for everyone. But in another's a waste. Couple of tips: Let your baker know if there are less guests than expected, and talk to them about going the next level down (say, 125 to 110). And let your guests (or your wedding planner) take some with them. Ask your bakery if they have any extra containers they can give you, and place them strategically on each table. And take a couple of slices with you back to the hotel. Nothing says breakfast pick-me up like Red Velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, right?

How is your wedding going? I would love to talk to you about it and see how I can help make sure you have YOUR best wedding. I'm around Saturday or Sunday, just email or call, and we'll set up a time to talk. Have a great weekend!

See you at the end of the aisle, 

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
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