If you’re newly engaged and about to embark on your wedding planning journey, the topic of your wedding cake is guaranteed to steal the spotlight at one stage or another. Amidst the excitement, you’ll quickly discover that there are numerous myths and misconceptions surrounding wedding cakes that may sway your crumb inspired choices. As a luxury wedding cake maker in Scotland, I’ve been in the industry long enough to know what’s a myth and what’s not which is why I’m here today to shed some light on the truths behind the tiers.

Myth 1: Wedding Cakes Need to be White

Long gone are the days when wedding cakes were limited to the traditional white icing (or fruit cake sponge, for that matter). Here at The Kilted Cake Company, I’m all about embracing the imagination, offering a spectrum of diverse and distinctive designs to align with your own individual style, colour scheme and wedding theme. Whether you have your heart set on a subtle hint of colour or a full block vibrant masterpiece, I’ll work with you to transform your vision into an edible reality.

Myth 2: Wedding Cakes Need to be Small

Small doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on style. As a skilled wedding cake artist, I can get super creative when it comes to a smaller wedding cake, using spacers and dummy tiers to add height and interest, resulting in a statement look that elevates your intimate celebration. Long story short, your wedding cake can easily be a focal point, regardless of its size.

Myth 3: Using Dummy Tiers makes Wedding Cakes Cheaper

While some couples may believe that incorporating dummy tiers reduces the cost, it’s a myth. Here at The Kilted Cake Company, each tier I create (whether edible or dummy) requires the same level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. My commitment to quality remains unwavering, to ensure your wedding cake is a luxurious masterpiece from top to bottom.

Myth 4: Wedding Cakes are More Expensive than Celebration Cakes

Contrary to popular belief, the cost of a wedding cake reflects the comprehensive service provided. Beyond the delicious layers, your order includes hours of admin, sketching, samples and consultations. You may be surprised to discover that a 90-portion birthday cake from The Kilted Cake Company would cost the same as a wedding cake without the additional services. Essentially, you invest in the experience and expertise that makes your wedding cake a true work of (delicious) art.

Myth 5: It’s Cheaper to Make your Wedding Cake Yourself

The allure of a DIY wedding cake may seem tempting, but the reality is quite different. At The Kilted Cake Company, I understand the intricacies involved in creating a show-stopping wedding cake. Factor in the cost of specialist equipment, premium ingredients and the time spent in the kitchen (when you could be planning the rest of your big day) and you’ll find the investment in a professional wedding cake maker is not only cost-effect, but much less stressful.

As you navigate your way around the world of wedding planning, The Kilted Cake Company are on hand to offer our expertise and guidance on all things cake-related. I’ll work with you to ensure your wedding cake is not only a treat for the taste buds but a visual focal point that adds a personal and luxurious touch to your event, one tier at a time. You’ll find all the edible inspiration you could ever need waiting for you over on our Instagram!