Plan to order your cake six months in advance. If you're
marrying during peak wedding season (June–October) in
Michigan you may have to order it even sooner, especially
if you want a big-name confectioner.
Do your research on Wedding Cakes.
Turn to bridal magazines to find styles and confectioners you love. Make a list and seek recommendations from friends or brides in Michigan.
Wedding Cake Types
The traditional wedding fruit cake is still the most popular in Michigan, although you are not limited to fruit cake by any means. Other options available consist of chocolate, white or orange mud cake or sponge cake among others. If you wish to keep the top layer of the wedding cake it must be fruit cake. You can still have other cake types for the lower layers. Wedding cakes that are flavored with liqueur, such as Grande Marnier, or cappuccino flavoring will add a touch of sophistication to your Michigan wedding.
Wedding Cake Toppers
You can choose a traditional looking bride and groom topper or something more whimsical and fanciful for your wedding cake. They can be made of plastic, ceramic, or porcelain. Many Michigan brides enhance their wedding cake toppers with the use of fresh flowers. In fact, fresh flowers are often used as cake toppers and decorations alone! When choosing a topper, be sure to balance its size and weight with the size of wedding cake.
How to Choose a Wedding Cake Provider
Word of mouth is still a great way to find a wedding cake supplier in Michigan. Ask your friends, relatives and associates for recommendations. Lacking a good word of mouth referral you will need to shop to compare quality and pricing of wedding cakes. Even with a good word of mouth referral it is not a bad idea to shop around since the wedding cake will be one of the focal points of your wedding reception decor and since the cost can vary greatly from one cake decorator to another.