When it comes to choosing your special Quinceanera birthday cake.
do you know what you want or are you confused? I've always found it overwhelming when it comes to picking a cake to buy. They all look so pretty. They usually look too good to eat.When considering what kind of cake you want for your Quinceanera, it's a good idea to make sure all your other decisions are made. Such as:
- Color theme
- Party theme
- number of guests
- date and time for delivery of cake
- cake topper theme
Cake baking and cake decorating is an art. That's why an elaborate cake can be very expensive. However, there are many ways to serve a beautiful very yummy Quinceanera cake to your guests, that won't break the bank. Think about what will your guests remember after your Quinceanera celebration is over? A very elaborate cake that tasted just O.K.? Or a beautiful cake that tasted sooooo yummy?You guessed it.
The cake that tasted soooo yummy. It's like anything else,people remember things that taste so good. I'm sure you remember your favorite candy or cake. You can probably remember what it tastes like without even eating it. A great way to make a simple cake look special is to have a pretty cake topper check out our popular ones.
So lets get started as to what's most important to you when deciding on your special Quinceanera cake.
* A good place to first get inspired in choosing the style of a cake you want is to find a cake topper.
you like. The design of a cake is never ending, but you have many less choices with picking a cake topper.
* First do some research and find out what style of cake you like. Look on the Internet. A good place to checkout is the Martha Steward Living site. Another good stie that has a lot of pictures for special occasion cakes is Sam's cakes site. The site has lots of interesting cake designs. Make sure you can check out the cake gallery.
If there are some bakeries close to where you live, check out the designs of cakes they make and sell. They might even give you some samples to taste. Supermarkets these day have a special section for custom cakes. Check them out also. You can go to the library and look at cake decorating books and what ever other books they have available on the subject.
Some of the things to think about is what kind of Quinceanera theme you're planning for your party. Do you want a theme to have a fairy tale look with twinkle lights and candles? Or do you want to have a seasonal theme, with colors that go with the season.
Check out our information on Quinceanera themes for your party. You have a never ending opportunity of choices. It's a good idea to co ordinate everything including your Quinceanera cake with your color scheme and theme for your fiesta.
But just like your cake decision. It's all about what is your priority. Looking beautiful or looking like a Hollywood Movie set.
Do you want to have a lovely celebration where the main purpose is celebrating the important Hispanic Quinceanera tradition when you make your transition from a girl to a young woman? Or, do you want to create an elaborate event that your parents and family are in debt after your celebration is over?
The memories won't be so sweet when there is a struggle to pay the credit card bills off. Think about making the right choices and getting the best you can within a reasonable budget. It takes a little more work, but in a long run it will be a win-win situation.
You will have a beautiful Quinceanera celebration and still have some money left over for your higher education fund. Plus your parents won't have the stress of being in debt after your Quince is over.
Let's get back to the cake decision: after you have completed your research and have some pictures of what you think you want your Quinceanera cake to look and taste like, the next decision is where can you get the cake you would like, made for the amount of money in your budget.
Is there a special baker in your family who would like to be the sponsor of your Quincanera cake. If there is such a person, make sure they are easy to work with. Otherwise, if they are difficult to work with, it's not worth the stress and possible last minute disappointment.
Let's assume you are fortunate to have a someone who is a great baker, now you will be ready to share with him or her just what you would like your cake to look and taste like. Tell them what color scheme you are planning on having. Make sure their schedule will works with your Quince celebration time line requirements. Plus, check out will he/she will need help getting the cake to your reception.
If you don't have someone in your family who is a baker, then you need to find out where you can have the cake of your dreams made for you and it still fits into your budget. Priscilla Mills' book,Quinceanera Connection:
Your Dream Celebration On Any Budget, can help you with choosing the right vendor and how to make the best deal where everyone is still a winner. The book and the eplanner will not only save you and your family lots of money, it's filled with lots of great hints.
You can always purchase a cake from a baker without the extra fancy decoration that cost so much money. Cake decorating is very time consuming. That's why they cost so much money. You can always have a basic cake made for your Quince and find someone in your family who could place fresh flowers on the cake or what ever ideas you got using ideas you got from the sources you have checked out.
In the book; 'Quinceanera Connection', Priscilla mentions that you could rent a display cake from a bakery and serve your guests cake cut from homemade or store bought sheet cakes. Or you could have a small fancy cake made for your photos and cake cutting and serve your guests the sheet cakes.
* Use your imagination, talk to some of your creative friends and family, you will be surprised what great ideas you will come up with.
In order to have the happiest, special dream Quinceanera celebration, you need to do your research and be organized and plan ahead to co ordinate your entire party just like you do when putting an outfit together or decorating a room. If you need help talk to people who have had their Quinceanera and they will give you lots of ideas.
* Ask Priscilla - she is the expert on how to have a dream celebration on any budget. Her ideas are fabulous. Either email her or leave a comment on her blog.Have fun while planning your dream Quinceanera on any budget.