Make a Date with the Right Baker
Choosing a wedding cake that shows off your personality
By Kimberly Lord Stewart
Other than the dress, the wedding cake is perhaps one of the top decisions to make for your wedding. It should be a fun experience; after all, it’s cake. But the flavor choices and design options can be a bit daunting when jumbled in with all the other decisions on your list. Wedding cake experts say there are two things to keep in mind: find a baker you are comfortable with and choose flavors and designs that reflect your personality.
“The bottom layer is the common denominator,” says Vancura. “It’s a base cake that everyone likes.” The chocolate? “We [she and her fiancé, Alex Read] are both passionate about chocolate,” she says. And the red velvet cake, which is more unusual, has become a recurrent dessert for special occasions throughout their engagement, so it has personal meaning. “The cake was amazing, but what sold us was how comfortable, knowledgeable, and honest cake designer Michelle Brietzke at La Momo Maes [in Longmont] was during our first meeting.”