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Published on 14 October 2022

How to choose the right cake for each occasion?

What audience are you buying for?

Audience

You will definitely not buy the same cake for a baby shower, a teenage girl’s birthday, a leaving party or a wedding. So before you set your mind on any design or flavour, you will need to identify the audience you are buying for. Doing so will allow you to eliminate a lot of possibilities from the get go and allow you to concentrate on finding the perfect cake within your determined category. For example, when buying for a teenage girl’s birthday you might want to look into colourful or trendy styles and check novelty or shaped cakes. When looking for a cake for your Nan’s 90th birthday, a more traditional chocolate cake adorned with fresh fruits and cream might be a better choice.

Choosing the right flavour

Choosing the right flavour

If you are buying for someone’s birthday or special occasion, you should ask them what flavour they want as they will be the focus of the celebration. If you are buying for an occasion that does not revolve around someone in particular, we would advise you opt for a flavour that would suit as many people as possible. Vanilla and chocolate are safe bets if you are not sure about what your audience will enjoy. If you think the party’s attendees will enjoy something a bit different you could opt for a trendy flavour such as Lotus biscuit or maybe look into fruit based cakes.

Picking the right shape

Picking the right shape

Although there are many different cake forms, some are more popular than the others for certain events. The most popular cake form is round as it fits with most celebrations. If you are unsure of what to choose, go with a round cake. A heart shaped cake will be perfect for a romantic evening, a wedding anniversary or valentine’s day. A tier cake would best compliment a large occasion such as a wedding or important birthday such as a 50th birthday. A fun shape would probably be better for a birthday or for celebrating something really specific. Like a dog bone for your dog’s birthday party or a car shaped cake to celebrate the obtention of a driver’s licence. A rectangular cake would be ideal for a party with high attendance as it is easier to cut and share.

Pick the right size

Pick the right size

Depending on the amount of people attending the party, you will have to purchase a bigger or smaller cake. So make sure you know the amount of guests that are expected to take part in the fun before ordering your cake. You do not want to order a 3 tier cake for 4 people or a little valentine’s day cake for your nephew’s birthday party.

Hopefully, our little guide will help you buy the best cake for your upcoming celebration. It might seem a bit scary but as long as there is cake, people should be happy!

And remember that no matter what occasion you are shopping for, Cakes & Bakes can help. Visit our website to find the most delicious freshly baked cakes available for delivery in London and within the M25. If you cannot find your dream cake on our website, get in contact with us and we will do our best to make your dreams a reality!