Rebecca Twigley married her long time love, Chris Judd in this stunning J’Aton dress. Her gown took 300 hours to make and weighed 30kg stitched by Jacob Luppino and Anthony Pittorino of J’Aton channeling the 20s and 30s.
Things to know before meeting with your baker:
1) Go prepared with a good idea of what your wedding menu will be like. If your caterer is including other sweets it’s also good to bring along that menu as well. You will want to choose a cake that is in balance with your meal and other sweets. As a chocoholic I could easily serve all chocolate desserts, but it’s not everyone’s favorite, so you want to balance out the options.
2) Check to see if anyone in your intimate circle is allergic to anything specific. There is no way that you can accommodate everyone’s needs so just focus on those that are most important to you. If you suspect that you may have a guest that is highly allergic to the point of reaction your might want to let them know. Put the flavor of the cake on the dinner menu card which will give them a head’s up in advance. Anyone that is severely allergic will come prepared as they would in any social situation- but the folks that are “sensitive” will appreciate it.
3) When you meet with your baker try not to taste too many combinations at one sitting. It can be overwhelming to your taste buds and it can also be too rich for your tummy. As tempting as it is to play around with different possibilities, consult with the baker first to get a good idea of what direction you should go in and follow his/her lead.
4) Do not appeal to the lowest common denominator. It is often a mistake to choose a “safe” cake flavor that everyone will love. In fact it appeals to less people and as a result you get that “I don’t remember the cake” reaction.
5) Choose a cake that is different enough to be exciting to your guests but not so wacky that people remember it for it’s weirdness rather than good taste. I have seen flavors such as Bubble Gum, Saffron Butter cream, Purple Velvet- ugh! Different is good- weird is for Halloween.
6) Think about choosing a flavor that might have some personal significance. Was your first date over coffee? Perhaps a Cappuccino filling. Is your fiancee Italian? Fresh Cannoli filling will delight the parents. It is also a great opportunity when you are standing up before your guests for the cake cutting to share an insight like this. It makes the evening more intimate and it will make your guests appreciate your flavor choice as well.
7) Lastly, when all else fails, choose a cake flavor that you and your beloved will enjoy. A reality for most couples is you don’t really eat a whole lot at the reception due to all the socializing and picture taking. By the time you get to the cake cutting you can be HUNGRY, so go for a flavor that you will look forward to eating.
Source: A Simple Cake