Where to start

This page will help guide and advise you through the process of procuring your wedding cake. If you do have a question not answered here please, feel to email Sinead at info@toptier.ie

Your wedding cake will be one of the main focal points for your wedding. Guests will view your cake as a centre point of a reception and many of your pictures will be centered on your cake. Furthermore, your wedding cake can tie together your wedding colours, the appearance and the atmosphere you’ve worked so hard to create.

Where to start!

First, analyze the following:

  • number of guests
  • what design, style or number of tiers
  • what colours and decorations should be included
  • what type of cake top (if any) will you be using

After you have thought about the above you can contact Sinead to arrange an appointment. I recommend you arrange this meeting at least six months prior to your wedding. During this consultation I will guide you through the following:

  • The size, shape and number of tiers of your wedding cake
  • The design, theme and colour scheme of your wedding
  • Preferred flavours and fillings
  • Decorations
  • Estimated Costing

Helpful tips

  1. Choose a cake that’s compatible with the venue’s style, the season, your wedding dress, the flower arrangements, or the menu. If you would like coloured accents (such as sugar flowers or ribbon), please bring a sample fabric swatch with you.
  2. Have a multi-flavoured cake! This is a great option if you can’t decide between one flavour and another, or if you want to give your guests a selection of cakes to choose from. If you will be having three layers of cake, you could have a layer of chocolate biscuit, a layer of fruit cake and a layer of madeira cake, something for everyone!
  3. Have a wedding cake with an unusual shape. At the moment, one very popular style is to have a wedding cake that resembles a stack of presents. This is a fun cake, and generally has two or more square layers, is heavily decorated and tied with a bow.
  4. For a modern looking wedding cake, think about having your layers made in different shapes. For example, a square layer, a heart shaped layer and an hexagonal layer would make your cake modern indeed.
  5. If your wedding will be having a colour scheme, decorate your cake to suit. If your colour scheme will be rose pink, you could cover your cake with small, romantic, pink rosebuds, either real or made of icing!
  6. For a special touch, talk to your Sinead about using some of the detail on your wedding dress to make decorations for your wedding cake. If you take a picture of your dress to Top Tier they should be able to copy some of the lace, beading or other decorations from your dress onto your wedding cake.
  7. Personalize your cake by having your, and the groom’s, initials intertwined in icing on your cake as decoration.
  8. Add some accompaniments to your cake for your extra sweet-toothed guests. Chocolates, fruit, sugared almonds or lilies can be placed on your guests’ plates for a decorative touch.
  9. The look of the moment is a wedding cake decorated with fresh flowers. Some favourites include roses, calla lily, carnations and pansies. These flowers can be made into cascade designs or other styles. For a simply stunning look, have one single, perfect, bloom on your cake, such as a lily or orchid. Using fresh flowers to decorate your cake looks great and need not cost a fortune. If you’re using fresh blooms, triple-check with your florist that they have not been sprayed with pesticides. Make sure all inedible decorative elements are removed before the cake is sliced and served.