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Personalized cakes and other desserts can make any celebration special. Desserts and cakes for occasions aren’t just about taste; they’re a thoughtful gesture. Taking the time to plan out and transform an ordinary treat into something unique shows just how much you care and is sure to create lasting memories. However, it can feel overwhelming to plan out a custom dessert, especially if you haven’t done it before. There’s pressure to get every detail exactly perfect. This checklist can help you organize your ideas and come up with an unforgettable personalized cake or dessert for any occasion.

Consider the Occasion

Before you start thinking about potential dessert options, figure out the important details about the event first. Start by locking down a concept. This could be anything from a simple color scheme to a movie or hobby-related theme. The type of event, such as a birthday, graduation, or anniversary may also play a large part here. Use this concept to inspire dessert design and flavor, as well as decorations later on.

Once you have a concept, determine how formal or informal the event is going to be. While this doesn’t necessarily have to dictate what kind of dessert you choose to serve, it could have an impact. For example, if you’re hosting a fashion-inspired event, you’ll probably want a lighter dessert with a clean, chic design rather than something more rustic.

Then, figure out how many guests will be attending your event. This determines how large your dessert needs to be to comfortably serve everyone, or if you’ll need multiple desserts to get the job done.

Choosing the Dessert and Design

When planning a custom dessert, it’s important to think about who the dessert is for first and foremost. Ask yourself what type of dessert they like, including their favorite flavors. Let’s say you’re planning a custom dessert for a child’s birthday. Kids often prefer simple, classic desserts and flavors along with fun, colorful designs. A carved chocolate cake or vanilla cupcakes might be a good choice.

As you’re planning, consider injecting symbolism into the design. Whether it’s the flavor, filling, topper, or other decoration, adding a nod to the occasion and what makes it special for the guest of honor can make a big impact.

Create a Custom Cake with Frost

The cake artists at Frost Artisan Bakery love getting the chance to bring a creative vision to life. In addition to an array of delicious desserts, we also offer custom and tiered cakes upon request! We can’t wait to help you celebrate. Start planning desserts for your event by contacting us today.