Cake. Cake. Cake. Cake. Cake.
I am definitely convinced that the tastings are probably one of the best parts of the entire wedding planning process. I mean if you’re going to spend a significant amount of money on a cake, then you better get exactly what you want— right?!
For us, we have decided to go with a two-tier cake that will feed 35 && do cupcakes for our guests. It came in WAYY under budget which really made us happy. We decided to go with Bethel Bakery in Bethel Park, PA. Oh em gee, talk about some incredible cake. I have been getting them there my ENTIRE life && I couldn’t imagine using anyone else. PLUS, I heard they offered a pretty awesome cake tasting opportunity. It didn’t disappoint.
We got to try 5 types of cakes with different fillings. Did you know how many there are? OMG. Yellow cake, almond cake, chocolate cake… raspberry filling, buttercream filling, even MANGO filling. It’s enough to make any bride on a strict meal plan begin drooling. No kidding– SO good.
But here is the thing– I am the kind of person that would do a cake tasting and then go into the bakery and buy a dozen cupcakes just for me LOL! I am less than 5 months away from the wedding and a sucker for sweets–so I needed a plan. I went in prepared and have a few tips I can pass on to the brides out there Sweating for the Wedding like myself 🙂
- Workout before. I made the proud decision to work out BEFORE the cake tasting. I pressed play && 30 minutes later, I burned a TON of calories && I felt amazing. Knowing you got that kind of workout makes you feel way less guilty about shoving 5-6 different types of cake into your mouth 😉
- Don’t go hungry. Have you ever gone grocery shopping on an empty stomach and ended up buying all kinds of things you don’t really want or need? Tasting wedding cake on an empty stomach is a similar experience. If you arrive hungry, you’re more likely to think each cake is the most delicious cake ever baked and your stomach will dictate your opinion more than your taste buds. Eat a meal before a cake tasting so that you are able to actually taste the cake rather than scarf it down.
- If you don’t like it, don’t finish it. I think so often times, we feel like we need to eat something in order to not make someone feel bad. But look, if you don’t like it– don’t add the extra 200 calories because you don’t want to hurt feelings. Just move on to the next.
- Drink water. Often times our bodies THINK we are hungry but its really because we are dehydrated. Keeping the water coming will keep you away from the bakery once the tasting is over.
- Remember it’s OKAY. This is your wedding. Tastings are part of it. And did I mention you’re human? Just because you try a couple pieces of cake doesn’t mean the world is falling apart. You already worked out, hell– eat a salad for lunch to make yourself feel better 😉 Sitting there and feeling bad about it takes away from the experience.
ENJOY IT. I’ll be writing a post on how we found the cake that was right for us in the near future so you can go in prepared!