b'3-8 MONTHS CAKE & DESSERTSThink beyond the traditional white wedding cake! Dontbe afraid to exper-iment with bright colors, bold shapes, minimalist designs, and more.Five things to know1.Plan 1.5 servings of cake foreach guest. If youre having a dessert bar, order less cake.Fondant is a type of icing that2.is perfect for creating sculp-tures and adornments, and is often draped over the cake for a smooth finish. However, its clay-like consistency doesnt agree with every couples taste.Traditionally, the top tier of3.your wedding cake is kept frozen and eaten as a celebra-tion on your first anniversary. Some cake shops may provide a box or wrapping for the top tier, so be sure to ask if this is included.4. You should start researchingbakers in your area eight months before your wedding and try to place the order about four to six months before.5. Most bakeries will be willing to host a taste test for you and your fianc. However, some may charge a fee or limit the number of flavor samples. TASTY BAKERY / JESSICA BITTEL PHOTOGRAPHY150TODAYS BRIDE|3-8 MONTHS UNTIL I DO|CAKE & DESSERTS'