The second part of our series bringing you tips and tricks for Summer Weddings. Missed the first post? Summer Wedding Tips Part 1
My Mantra: Summer = Hot Weather
#4 Fondant vs. Butter cream (and other Summer cake ideas)
Talk to your cake baker about their concerns for the wedding cake. If you have always wanted butter cream or cream cheese icing, you may need to bend a little to ensure a tasty desert. Especially if you are having a tent reception, the type of cake is very important. Fondant is a better choice for icing because it holds up much better in the heat. Even the inside of the cake matters. Strawberry filling, although indicative of Summer-time, may lose consistency within the cake.
As candy buffets gain popularity, I have seen a wide variety of candy used. Some couples choose to do different candies of the same color. My personal favorite was a nostalgic ‘penny’ candy bar, with wrapped candies from the days of corner candy stores. Regardless of your candy buffet theme, keep in mind that chocolate melts (unless you’re an M&M of course!) and that guests do not want to take home a melted mess. Choose hard tacks, jelly beans, gummies, and even lollipops to make your sweet expression of thanks.