One of the most important decisions for your wedding will include picking out the perfect cake. In the past, all wedding cakes may have been "created equal" but now there are astounding varieties to choose from. While most guests forget many specifics about weddings, the wedding cake often stands out in their minds. Here are a few tips to help you find the cake that will impress your guests and make your wedding day perfect.

Taste Testing: Finding the Right Flavor

No longer are brides only limited to wedding cakes that are either yellow cakes or white cakes. There are so many flavors of cakes available that it may be hard to choose the one you like the most. Some flavors that are available for you to choose from include carrot, almond, chocolate, hazelnut and yellow-butter.

Complement With Icing and Fillings

When trying to choose the perfect cake, you also need to consider the variety of icings and fillings that are available to make wedding cakes both tasty and beautiful. When you are making a choice of icing, be sure to consider the temperature of the place where you will hold your reception. If you are having an outdoor wedding in the summer, some types of icing may melt and slide off the cake. So be sure to ask your cake designer to help you pick an icing that will be suitable and long-lasting. There are many new flavors of fillings and icings available as well. Fillings can range from raspberry, strawberry and key lime to mocha, chocolate and caramel. If you like more than one filling, consider using several that complement one another.

Abandoning the Ordinary

Many people only think of traditional round, tiered cakes when they think of wedding cakes, but why not abandon tradition for something contemporary and stylish. Maybe you have always dreamed of a cupcake wedding cake or a cheesecake wedding cake. You can make cakes of different types or shapes to match the theme of your wedding. If you are having a beach wedding, you could have a cake shaped like a sea urchin with decorations of icing starfish. A winter wedding may bring about visions of a cake shaped and decorated like Christmas gifts. No matter what theme you may have at your wedding, you can find a cake that is unique as you are. So feel free to abandon the ordinary and have a cake that breaks tradition.

Enhance with Decorations

Another way to make great wedding cakes is to have them match your wedding theme is by using decorations. You can choose decorations for your cake such as a specific cake holder, a cake topper or even fountains to go with your cake. If you are having a wedding outdoors, you may choose flower decorations for your cake or a cake topper that incorporates flowers. If your wedding is around Christmas, you may consider topping your cake with a star. No matter what your theme may be, you can use decorations to bring out that theme and enhance your wedding cake.

Remember, when choosing a cake, the most important thing is that you are happy with your cake. Wedding cakes are a beautiful part of any wedding, so be sure to find the one that fits your taste and adds a few ounces of beauty to your wedding day.