How to Display Your Wedding Cake

Keep your cake safe and the centre of attention!


One of the highlights of a wedding is seeing the beautiful wedding cake that the bride and groom have chosen to share with their guests. Bearing that in mind, it’s important to display it well.

The wedding cake will be displayed from the moment you arrive until whenever you choose to cut it, which is usually no earlier than after the wedding breakfast has finished. This means the cake could be out for quite a while, so it needs to be in a cool, dry area, particularly if you have delicate decorations or a filling that is likely to melt.

Make sure your wedding cake is placed in an area where your guests are able to see it, but that it’s placed on a sturdy table. You don’t want a tipsy guest or over excited child running amok and knocking it over! Bearing this in mind, it’s a good idea to keep the cake as far away from the dance floor as possible.

Decorate the area around the wedding cake with table crystals, flowers and other pretty things to make it look even more beautiful and to help it stand out more. If you want to protect it from bugs or just keep an air of mystery about it before you cut it, you can drape it in soft tulle, which will help obscure the features and keep it even more of a surprise for your guests. This is a good idea if you want to see your guests’ faces as they see your wedding cake for the first time, as you can reveal it by removing the tulle in front of them. Just make sure that there are no delicate design details that can be damaged by draping it in cloth.


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