Cake Design Process

What is involved in a Wedding Cake Design Consultation and Cake Tasting? 

Cake couture by Kirsten offers a personal and FREE of charge cake tasting to Brides and Grooms who are planning their dream wedding. Terms and conditions apply. 

When planning a cake for your big day you want it to be perfect! The wedding cake is not ‘just a cake,’ but rather a display piece to showcase the couples personality, often in a romantic or quirky way. 

Kirsten takes wedding cake designing very personally and endeavours to create a dream wedding cake for each individual couple. Inspiration is taken from a number of sources so Kirsten has put together a few question and answers to prepare you for the consultation. 

What will be discussed at the consultation? 

  • How many people will the cake need to serve and will it be served as a treat/coffee or dessert size portion? Often catering packages already include dessert so the wedding cake is generally served as a treat with tea and coffee or sent home with guests in small bags/packaging. 

  • Do you wish to keep the top tier? A tradition is to keep the top tier of the wedding cake to cut and eat on your first wedding anniversary or at the christening of your first child. This is a personal choice for the couple to make but please be prepared for the question as this will help determine the size of cake needed. 

  • Where and when will your wedding be? This is important to ensure the date is available and to arrange delivery and set up of the cake. 

  • Design of the cake. This is a major part of the consultation. You will be asked a number of questions so that Kirsten can draw up a sketch of your cake. Some questions you will be asked but not limited to are:  

    • Do you have a colour theme? 

    • Would you like a round/square/standard height cake? 

    • Do you want it to tie in with other decorations such as table centrepieces, the brides dress, invitations etc? 

    • Will you be using a cake stand? This will determine the size of the bottom tier. 

    • Please bring along anything that may assist with this process. Material swatches, invitations, pictures of bouquet/flowers, pictures of cakes you like will all help to make the process flow smoothly. 



At the consultation you can expect to receive a rough quotation of your cake. Please note that it may change depending on whether particular items such as decorations need to be sourced and priced. If you have a budget please speak to Kirsten at the beginning so that she can work with you to factor this important aspect in. 


Last but not least the Cake Tasting. 

You will have the opportunity to sample 8 cake flavours. This is a fun, relaxed and of course delicious experience for you and your partner to have as we all know how stressful wedding planning can be! 

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