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Fresh flowers are often used to decorate wedding cakes. Keep in mind some flowers and greenery are toxic, or may have been treated with chemicals, dyes, and pesticides. Make sure it is understood who will be arranging the flowers on your cake. Some florists will not wait around for the cake to be setup, and some decorators charge extra for the service.
If you choose to use sugar flowers on your cake, be sure they are removed prior to serving. Many sugar flowers are made on wires or toothpicks, and although they are considered edible, they are not intended to be eaten. Sugar flowers can be arranged and kept for many years when displayed properly.
It is not uncommon to find artificial flowers, ribbon, pearls and other decorations on a wedding cake. Be sure the person cutting your cake knows what needs to be removed prior to serving.
Flavors and Fillings
There is no rule when it comes to cake flavors, just select something you will be happy to serve. Fillings, nuts and liquors are usually an extra charge, and some bakeries charge extra if the tiers are not all the same flavor. You should consider having at least one tier without a special filling to accommodate your guests who may be sensitive to seeds.
Use common sense when deciding where to place your cake table. Outdoor weddings can be beautiful, but your cake may not fare so well in the elements. Many insects are attracted to sugar, and sunlight can melt icing very quickly. If your cake display requires electricity, be sure there is an outlet nearby. The table must be sturdy, level, and ready for the cake upon delivery.
Serving the Cake
Don’t assume your caterer (or reception site personnel) will be cutting your cake. Make arrangements in advance, and be sure whoever cuts and serves your cake knows how to do so. A 16" round cake tier only yields 100 servings when it is cut properly. You may also need to supply plates, napkins, forks etc. unless your caterer will be providing those.