Use Ribbon for Wedding Cakes

Wedding cakes are becoming equally as important as the dress and venue. If you want an elegant but memorable one than you need to know how these ideas on how to use ribbon for wedding cakes.

There are a number of fantastic ideas on how to use ribbon for wedding cakes the question is which is the right one for you? All you need to do is figure out exactly what type of style you are going for with the cake itself. You can get round cakes, square cakes, tiered cakes and even themed cakes. The world is your oyster when it comes to your selection. In most cases it is better to use ribbon in conjunction with a more classic style. It will add that sense of sophistication and elegance to complement your wedding day.

One of the most popular designs with wedding cakes at the moment is black and white. This is a simple yet beautiful way to combine the ribbon. The best way to go about using the ribbon is to have your cake completely frosted in either white or black icing. From here you should choose a ribbon (preferably lace) of the opposite colour. This ribbon can then be placed around the edge of the cake to give it that sophisticated look. In some cases lace ribbon is also being used with cupcake designs. Cupcakes are also a trendy choice for weddings, the cupcake itself can be wrapped in the ribbon and will look absolutely gorgeous sitting on top of a cake stand. They are a popular choice because each guest will be able to have their very own cupcake, rather than having to wait around for a slice of cake to be cut for them.

Bows are another trend that can be found when using ribbon for wedding cakes. Again the ribbon is normally in a different colour to that of the frosting. It is simply placed around the bottom of each tier on the cake. Depending on your preference you can include a delicate bow on each tier, or have a massive one that stands out on the very top. Traditionally the ribbon will be placed around the bottom of the tier, but nowadays it is being wrapped around the middle, down the sides and used in a number of different ways. At the end of the day, it is only there to enhance the cake and make the decorations on it pop. Which is why you have creative license to use a ribbon on your wedding cake in a way that you see fit.

Look Splendid in White

A white wedding is the norm usually for weddings and most brides choose white for their wedding gown. Other colours are also worn, especially pastel shades, but mostly it is white. It would help if the following tips are kept in mind while choosing a wedding dress.

• Choose a dress according to the location. A short dress may not be suitable for a church wedding and a trailing dress will not suit a wedding on the beach.

• The fabric is also important. Most fabric can be worn throughout the year, but some fabric like organdie and linen go well in summer, while velvet and silk may be more appropriate for winter.

• Keep a budget for the dress in mind so that you can straightaway eliminate all the dresses out of your price range and save yourself the time and effort. Also you should know that you will have to pay extra for shipping, taxes, alterations, lingerie and embellishments, and these will all add up to a fair amount.

• Schedule your appointment with the dress salon and let them know roughly what you are looking for. It will help them to keep samples ready.

• Let the salon make recommendations. Sometimes an expert at the store may help you pick out just the dress you want.

• Visit the salon during the lean hours when the sales people will be more relaxed and the trial rooms will be free. If the salon is crowded, the attention of the sales people will be divided and they may not be able to make valuable suggestions.

• Take just one or two friends with you, or you will end up with many clashing opinions and no dress.

• Don’t go in with a dress size in mind. Wedding dresses are usually smaller in size.

• Most dresses take from five to eight months to be delivered and therefore you must shop in advance. Don’t buy a smaller dress promising yourself that you will lose a little weight. It may not happen and further, it is easier to take in a dress that is a little large than try and get into a smaller size.

Shopping for a wedding dress is usually once in a lifetime event. Enjoy the whole process.