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Getting married has never been more exhilarating


And you thought the commitment was the scary part!

Getting married is often referred to as "taking the plunge" or "making a leap of faith," and for some couples that's exactly what the wedding is all about — plunging and leaping, running far distances, or walking very slowly across a tightrope.

The brides may be wearing white and the grooms may have pre-"I do" jitters, but there’s not much else about these extreme weddings that’s typical. These couples braved snowstorms, deep water, hazardous heights, and other adrenaline-rushing scenarios with one goal: to get married in a big, bold way.

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While most weddings are standard fare — ceremony, reception, dinner, and dancing — many of these extreme weddings are without frills and fuss. Consider the underwater wedding complete with scuba gear and flippers, the endurance runners saying "I do" while completing a marathon, bride and groom hunters posing for their wedding photos with their weapons, and a couple scrambling to say their vows despite a blizzard that dumped lots of snow on their wedding day.

Most of these thrill-seeking couples exchanged vows under circumstances that most would consider downright crazy. While these ceremonies are exciting, there’s also the fear of the unknown and something going wrong. After all, no one wants to get married on a mountain and then need to be rescued, right? But for the brides and grooms living these extreme realities, over-the-top weddings are risks worth taking. These tense and exhilarating events are just extensions of how they live their lives.

Read on to see how brides and grooms test their limits and their love in extreme weddings. Would you ever get hitched in an extreme way?

For more beautiful bridal content, visit The Daily Meal's Ultimate Wedding Guide!

Extreme Cake Makers

Welcome to the world of extreme cake making, where bakers dream up ever more elaborate creations. Will sugar craft specialist Eloise's gravity defying cake turn into a cake-tastrophe?

Series 1 Episode 2

Cornwall-based team Phil and Christine hope to scale new heights with a five foot long lemon and elderflower cake designed to look like a leaping fish, and using over 17lbs of sugar paste

Series 1 Episode 3

Michelle is producing a six foot long miniature steam train made entirely out of cake, and Karisha has been commissioned to make a wedding cake with nearly 900 edible iced flowers

Series 1 Episode 4

Molly Robbins embarks on a cake designed to be the same shape - and size - of a Shetland pony, while wedding cake specialist Suzanne Thorp is tasked with a cake that's over two foot tall

Series 1 Episode 5

Molly Robbins like to push the boundaries. She's been asked to create a five-tier cake themed around Alice in Wonderland, complete with an edible Cheshire Cat and a pouring teapot.

Series 1 Episode 6

Molly has a very tall order - a celebration cake complete with 50 edible peacock feathers and 3000 gold flowers - for a flamboyant customer to help him celebrate 35 years as a drag artist

Series 1 Episode 7

For one lucky little birthday girl, Extreme Cake Maker Michelle Wibowo is creating a five foot edible Wizard of Oz mural out of Genoese sponge and covered in painted icing and sweets.

Series 1 Episode 8

Chocolatier Tracey Kindred has been tasked to produce a gruesome two foot tall wedding cake that pays tribute to the bride and groom's love of all things Gothic

Series 1 Episode 9

Nastassja Lusengo is commissioned by a client to produce a cake inspired by a geode rock split open to reveal shimmering sugar crystals carved into the cake's interior

Series 1 Episode 10

Karisha Pithwa takes inspiration from Bollywood to create a seven-tiered wedding cake covered in 1000 fresh and silk flowers the cake will also include a hand-piped henna design

Series 1 Episode 11

Eloise has received an order for a four foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty made entirely of cake - but with 10 kilos of icing, will this lady be able to stand on her own two feet?

Series 1 Episode 12

Molly's best friend and cat lover Liz is turning 30 so Molly has come up with the purr-fect birthday surprise - to bake her a cake that will look identical to her two favourite cats

Series 1 Episode 13

In Chelmsford, one of Eloise's returning customers has ordered a cake that is edible for both humans and dogs - but can Eloise avoid this tricky task turning into a dog's dinner?

Series 1 Episode 14

In Lancashire, Molly is bringing her latest commission to life - a two foot square beach scene complete with jelly sea, crispy marshmallow rocks and dozens of hand carved bathers

Series 1 Episode 15

Londoner Nastassja's latest commission is a salted caramel cake, with a super-sized fist made from rice cereal and marshmallow that will burst through a drum that's also made from cake!

Series 2 Episode 1

In Lancashire, Molly has received a commission that will push her baking skills to new heights as she attempts to build a life-sized edible cow cake for the Bakewell Festival

Series 2 Episode 2

In this episode, husband and wife Christine and Phil Jensen design and build two cakes for Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall - but will they get the royal seal of approval?

Series 2 Episode 3

For one lucky birthday boy, Molly Robbins is making a two-foot-tall dinosaur-covered cake complete with royal icing volcano. And Karisha produces a seven-tiered carousel wedding cake.

Series 2 Episode 4

It's a family affair as sugar craft specialist Eloise Durrant attempts to make her daughter (and biggest critic) a spectacular mermaid birthday cake to celebrate turning nine

Series 2 Episode 5

In Penzance, husband and wife team Phil and Christine receive a commission that gets their engines revving as they attempt to make a cake that doubles up as a remote control Mini

Series 2 Episode 6

Karisha faces her worst nightmare. Molly's in her element with a Teddy Bears' Picnic themed children's cake, and it's tears of joy over Suzanne's A Midsummer Night's Dream birthday cake.

Series 2 Episode 7

Molly combines Man United, Chihuahuas and peanut butter in a surprise birthday bake. Nastassja aims to impress a childhood friend and Phil and Christine create a fruitful masterpiece.

Series 2 Episode 8

Ben mixes his love of tattoos and baking in a romantic wedding cake. Phil and Christine go overboard with a replica of a Cornish ship, and Eloise brings rainbow magic to a Pride Festival.

Series 2 Episode 9

Eloise attempts a life-sized, gravity-defying dress cake, Nastassja goes sugar crystal crazy with a towering gemstone birthday cake, and Molly makes a first birthday extra special.

Series 2 Episode 10

Penzance bakers Phil and Christine attempt their tallest bake to date. Eloise tackles some heavy lifting for a gym opening, and Nastassja makes a birthday cake that's out of this world.

Series 2 Episode 11

Eloise aims to bring back happy memories with a 1940s themed birthday cake. Molly attempts an edible coral reef, her most detailed design yet, and Nastassja realises a baker's nightmare.

Series 2 Episode 12

Tattoo artist turned cake maker Ben faces a huge challenge. Molly takes the plunge with a scuba diving dog cake and Nastassja creates a ruffled wedding cake inspired by flamingos.

Series 2 Episode 13

Michelle tackles three illuminated jellyfish cakes Nastassja creates more than 300 rose petals and Karisha channels her inner princess and superhero for a birthday cake of two halves.

Series 2 Episode 14

Phil and Christine push boundaries with a steampunk flying machine, with real smoke! Nastassja goes speaker crazy for a DJ's 30th birthday cake, and the pressure's on for Suzanne.

Series 2 Episode 15

Molly must please her harshest critic with a keep fit-themed birthday cake. Karisha has a design-conscious christening cake recipient, and Michelle attempts a wedding dress illusion cake.

Series 2 Episode 16

Suzanne creates an intricate Jacobean hall cake. Nastassja makes a lavish stained glass inspired wedding cake, and Molly recreates the Las Vegas cityscape, complete with a light show.

Series 2 Episode 17

Molly surprises a cheese makers' party with an imitation cheese wheel cake. Phil and Christine go galactic with an anniversary cake, and Suzanne brings an exotic bird wedding cake to life.

Series 2 Episode 18

Phil and Christine get everyone talking with their innovative bake Ben tackles a cake in the shape of Aston Villa Football Club's stadium, and Eloise digs deep with a tree inspired cake

Series 2 Episode 19

Ben delivers an edible beer barrel cake. Molly uses her skills as a make-up artist for a stunning birthday bake, and Karisha adds thousands of hand piped stitches to a wedding cake.

Series 2 Episode 20

Phil and Christine grapple with flamingo anatomy. Eloise goes the eggs-tra mile to surprise a friend with a giant egg shaped cake, and Molly has one day to create four realistic cat cakes.

Series 2 Episode 21

Eloise creates a seven-tiered pavlova wedding cake. Michelle puts eight-year-old Aidan on a holographic trampoline birthday cake, and Molly tries to beat her previous charity auction best.

Series 2 Episode 22

Sugar artist Michelle proves her imagination knows no bounds Molly hopes to make a rhino fan's fourth birthday wish come true, and Suzanne tackles her biggest floral commission to date.

Series 2 Episode 23

Rosie lights up a party with her neon fireworks crate cake. Phil and Christine go geometric for the opening of a prestigious new store, and Molly gets pink and girlie with a birthday cake.

Series 2 Episode 24

Molly creates a classic wedding cake with an agricultural touch. Phil and Christine tackle a towering choux bun tree cake, and it's a fright night for Ben as he creates a scary goblin cake.

Series 2 Episode 25

Molly makes her spookiest cake to date as a centrepiece for a Halloween party. It's back to school for Rosie and her suffragette cake, and Eloise creates a black and white masterpiece.

Series 2 Episode 26

Phil and Christine channel the summer of love Eloise creates a giant edible Prosecco bottle and Nastassja attempts her first ever blooms for a daisy christening cake.

Series 2 Episode 27

Suzanne attempts an Elvis-inspired jukebox cake. Michelle battles to make real tea pour from a suspended teapot cake, and Molly aims for a white winter wonderland masterpiece.

Series 2 Episode 28

Nastassja creates an elephant christening cake. Phil and Christine's wedding cake reflects an unusual tale of love on the high seas, and Suzanne goes sweet on shoes for a store opening.

Series 2 Episode 29

Rosie goes regal for a prestigious cake show. Karisha brings the small screen to a glamorous wedding cake, and Eloise makes dreams come true with a working carousel cake.

Series 2 Episode 30

In the biggest cake show on earth Molly's going for gold with an orangutan and tortoise cake Ben has a dark take on Snow White Christine and Phil live sculpt a six-foot seahorse cake.

Royal Wedding Special

The extreme cake makers make extreme cakes with royal wedding themes, to coincide with Prince Harry marrying Meghan Markle, including a caricature cake of Harry himself

Series 3 Episode 1

Former helicopter pilot Rosie battles to create a trio of teddy bears for Armed Forces Day. Nastassja's feathers are ruffled as she produces a flamboyant hanging flamingo cake

Series 3 Episode 2

Karisha creates an edible assault course with a working zip wire. Molly makes a splash with a three foot-wide floating duckling cake. Rosie goes retro with a Space Hopper cake.

Series 3 Episode 3

Rosie is caught on the hop with a running man birthday cake for a friend. Molly's set the mammoth job of creating a Gothic wedding cake. Phil and Christine get green-fingered.

Series 3 Episode 4

Phil and Christine go wild with a bathing baby hippo for Penzance's Mazey Day Festival. Eloise has a double challenge for a baby shower. Molly makes afternoon tea with a twist.

Series 3 Episode 5

Phil and Christine tackle a puzzling bake as they attempt a giant jigsaw. Suzanne goes off kilter with a wonky castle cake. Ben battles to keep his tractor birthday cake on road.

Series 3 Episode 6

Eloise is moving heaven and earth for her latest commission. Molly dabbles in fiery fondant for a St George's day dragon cake. And Karisha needs 2000 sugar flowers.

Series 3 Episode 7

Karisha heads to Blenheim Palace to make a 10-foot crystal wedding cake, Rosie's in her element with a bouncy castle cake, and Eloise makes a double-decker bus birthday cake

Series 3 Episode 8

Michelle bakes big for a retiring architect with a cake model of his last project. Nastassja goes for gold with a lovely caramel wedding cake, and Molly makes an edible makeup box.

Series 3 Episode 9

Michelle works animal magic with a life-sized Koala cake, Molly supersizes her sponges with a fast food cake and Nastassja makes an anniversary cake inspired by Roman columns

Series 3 Episode 10

Molly tackles a giant white shark birthday cake. Eloise's cake for Essex Pride goes up in rainbow coloured smoke, and Nastassja makes a sea urchin-inspired baby shower cake.

Series 3 Episode 11

Phil and Christine work magic creating not just a fairytale cake, but a whole enchanted landscape. Eloise tackles an 18th birthday cake that's just the ticket: a tube train cake.

Series 3 Episode 12

Rosie preps a three-foot-long cake to look part dragon and part boat. Nastassja takes on an intricately decorated time piece cake, and Karisha faces a tricky balancing act.

Series 3 Episode 13

Nastassja makes a spiral cake from salted caramel, mango and passion fruit sponge. Molly bakes a fudge cake for Blackburn Hospital. Eloise attempts her first animal creation.

Series 3 Episode 14

Molly makes a hand-painted giraffe cake from gluten-free vanilla sponge. Ben creates a two-foot-wide scale model motorbike, and Nastassja takes on her tallest commission to date.

Series 3 Episode 15

Karisha aims high with a hot air balloon cake with a suspended basket, Molly makes a staggering Hawaiian themed tropical bar, and Ben sculpts a stunning vintage Mini wedding cake

Series 3 Episode 16

Phil and Christine make a stunning three-foot-long, life-like swimming turtle cake. Ben is asked to make a working windmill cake. And Karisha tackles a challenging Hula Girl cake.

Series 3 Episode 17

Molly attempts a mammoth build with a 100 kilo life-sized baby elephant. Phil and Christine capture the nautical charm of a prestigious hotel. Ben makes a birthday boy see double.

Series 3 Episode 18

Cake engineering boundaries are pushed as Suzanne's birthday cake for a very special 12-year-old hangs in the balance. Phil and Christine grapple with a tiered forest cake.

Series 3 Episode 19

Nastassja gets her groove on with a spectacular exploding champagne bottle birthday cake. East meets west as Suzanne is asked to make an extravagant pink wedding cake.

Series 3 Episode 20

Molly turns to the silver screen to bring a touch of glamour to a 100th birthday celebration. Rosie creates a Bollywood cake. And Eloise heads west for a Canadian wedding cake.

Series 3 Episode 21

Rosie battles to stay on track with a replica steam engine cake. Eloise uses nature as her inspiration. And Molly's away with the fairies for a first birthday cake.

Series 3 Episode 22

Phil and Christine tackle a Thunderbird 2 cake Eloise takes opulence to new heights with a 40th birthday cake that includes a working gin fountain and Suzanne channels the 80s

Series 3 Episode 23

Eloise creates a two-foot high edible slot machine for a 90th birthday Karisha tries to suspend a ten-tiered wedding cake from a ceiling Molly puts some muscle behind her cake.

Series 3 Episode 24

Karisha tackles a boxing themed cake for a charity event Molly attempts a giant squid birthday cake Phil and Christine make an astonishing solar eclipse wedding cake.

Series 3 Episode 25

Molly proves 'that's the way to do it' with a replica Punch and Judy cake, complete with edible characters Phil and Christine create a picture perfect working projector cake

Series 3 Episode 26

It's full speed ahead for Rosie with a vintage car cake for an 80th birthday party Suzanne attempts to defy gravity Christine and Phil tackle a personal African inspired bake

Extreme Cake Makers' Christmas

Some of the elite cake makers return for a festive special. The group go to great lengths to make the perfect festive pieces. Watch Christmas dreams come true through these edible masterpieces.

Series 4 Episode 1

The extreme cake makers make a precarious high-flying showbiz sponge, a Remembrance Day centrepiece with 75 sugar poppies, and a replica tank cake

Series 4 Episode 2

Molly bakes two huge cake guinea pigs complete with party hats and presents. Rosie tackles a five-foot wide Egyptian mummy, and Suzanne takes on a monochrome cake challenge.

Extreme Cake Makers

Molly bakes two huge cake guinea pigs complete with party hats and presents. Rosie tackles a five-foot-wide Egyptian mummy, and Suzanne takes on a monochrome cake challenge.

Series 4 Episode 3

Michelle creates a three-foot-wide rotating planet earth cake. Phil and Christine tackle their smallest wedding cake to date. Molly makes a regal leopard cake.

Series 4 Episode 4

Karisha makes a fashion cake with handbags that can be picked up. Molly makes a lifelike donkey. Phil and Christine tackle a six-foot replica of Stonehenge.

Series 4 Episode 5

Ben makes a caricature cake for another cake maker's birthday. Nastassja creates an unconventional wedding anniversary cake. Phil and Christine plan a lorry cake with edible rotating kinky boots.

Series 4 Episode 6

Molly digs deep with a stunning two-foot square allotment cake for her Gran. Nastassja makes a glamorous amaretto and red velvet birthday cake. Rosie makes a Big Ben replica.

Series 4 Episode 7

Molly bakes a cake replica of a prize catch for a 50th birthday. Suzanne makes a 30th birthday cake for a modern art fan. Eloise creates a stylish sponge for a catwalk launch.

Series 4 Episode 8

Ben commissions a cake 'take' on a much-loved motor for a surprise 21st birthday cake. Suzanne delves into circus history. Eloise is going ɺll in' with a Craps Table cake.

Series 4 Episode 9

It's unicorn fever: Eloise uses all the colours of the rainbow to make a stunning 10th birthday cake, Rosie tackles a rocking unicorn cake, and Molly conjures up a dappled delight.

Series 4 Episode 10

Nastassja attempts an edible baby's mobile cake. Rosie helps celebrate Lorraine Kelly's dog Angus's special day, and Phil and Christine create a romantic wedding cake.

Series 4 Episode 11

There's animal magic in this episode, in the shape of a golden eagle cake and a baby tiger cake. And an elegant bespoke wedding cake puts Suzanne's skills to the test.

Series 4 Episode 12

Rosie makes a working roulette table cake with an edible croupier. Nastassja makes a revolving boat cake for Noah's ark-themed first birthday, and Molly creates a giant butterfly cake.

Series 4 Episode 13

Phil and Christine make a leg-shaped cake to celebrate a friend's recovery from a broken ankle. Michelle makes a six-foot-tall tree cake, and Nastassja tackles a four-foot-tall wedding cake.

Series 4 Episode 14

Ben makes a cake that requires military precision. Molly tackles a tricky T-Rex fourth birthday cake. Michelle makes a technically challenging cake for her husband's IT company.

Series 4 Episode 15

Ben makes a shark's head as a surprise for a 60th birthday. Molly sculpts a cake replica of Queen Anne's summer house. Nastassja tackles an unconventional wedding centrepiece.

Series 4 Episode 16

Phil and Christine attempt a juggling sea lion cake. Molly must reach for the skies with an entire airport theme for her next cake, and Nastassja takes a walk on the wild side.

Series 4 Episode 17

Eloise is asked to make a replica of a vintage sewing machine Phil and Christine tackle a scale replica of a local hotel, and Suzanne's bringing big top fun to a first birthday

Series 4 Episode 18

Molly turns savoury into sweet with a giant pizza cake for an Italian restaurant. Ben battles gravity to create a rocket cake, and Suzanne creates an elegant wedding cake.

Series 4 Episode 19

New cake maker Zoe joins the line-up and tackles a swan lantern cake. Molly crafts a surprise birthday cake based on New York City. Phil and Christine feel the need for speed.

Series 4 Episode 20

Zoe makes a skydiving cake with an edible parachute. Suzanne tackles a modern asymmetric wedding cake. Ben creates a ⟚y of the Dead' skeleton tattoo in cake form.

Series 4 Episode 21

Nastassja brings a touch of sunshine to a sweet 16th, with a cake with a tropical vibe. Cake art meets street art for Rosie. Molly faces a new challenge with a giant spider cake.

Series 4 Episode 22

The cake makers pay tribute to women past and present. Molly represents women engineers, Michelle makes a baby shower cake, and Karisha celebrates International Women's Day.

Series 4 Episode 23

Karisha plans a make-up box cake Nastassja tackles a surprise birthday cake and Rosie faces a career first, combining sugar craft and technology

Series 4 Episode 24

Molly faces a new animal challenge in the form of a koala cake. Nastassja conjures up a magical forest cake. Phil and Christine tackle one of their most OTT commissions to date.

Series 4 Episode 25

Rosie creates a spectacular dancing girl cake. Phil and Christine capture the spirit of a Victorian style photo shoot. Michelle helps celebrate a baby gorilla's first birthday.

Series 4 Episode 26

Phil and Christine fuse English country garden and elegant Indian style for a spectacular wedding cake. Molly tackles a Noah's Ark cake. Zoe gets her groove on.

Series 4 Episode 27

Eloise faces her animal nemesis when she's asked for a cute baby penguin Rosie must sculpt a vegan chocolate cake Phil and Christine tackle an elegant peacock wedding cake.

Series 4 Episode 28

Michelle creates a two feet tall dragon cake. Eloise makes a zebra striped cake with ultra-realistic fruit. Karisha places 10,000 sugar gems on to a wedding cake by hand.

Series 4 Episode 29

Michelle makes a cake for Parkinson's UK for their 50th anniversary. Rosie's feathers are ruffled by a gravity defying eagle cake. Nastassja creates a dramatic wedding cake.

Series 4 Episode 30

Molly reproduces two Briard dogs in wedding cake form for their owners' big day. Zoe tackles a hyper-real commission, and Nastassja creates a special surprise for a baby shower.

Extreme Cake Makers

Cake makers compete at the prestigious Cake International cake show. Ben Cullen makes a lifesize Ringmaster Cake. Molly makes a six foot square seascape complete with a mermaid.

Extreme Cake Makers

Suzanne makes a cake to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the first published recipe for a ɻride Cake'. Eloise looks stateside for inspiration. Rosie's aiming for organised cake chaos.

Extreme Cake Makers

Phil and Christine celebrate a friend's recovery with a leg-shaped cake, complete with a chocolate plaster cast. Nastassja's wedding cake includes traditional Ghanaian Kente patterns.

Wedding Reception

Let’s get the party started! It’s time to celebrate with the people you love most, and we’re here to help you choose the best venue, pick a perfect menu, and fine-tune the timeline so your wedding reception is totally seamless – and totally unforgettable. Raise a glass to the newlyweds!

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10 Printable Wedding Checklists for the Organized Bride

There really aren’t many things in life that rival the excitement of getting engaged, but once all the initial butterflies wear off, reality sets in &mdash and the realization of how much work you have ahead hits like a ton of bricks. Without proper wedding checklists, planning out your perfect day can be a recipe for a huge meltdown &mdash especially if you’re a type A personality.

Girl, it’s time to break out that printer and print off some checklists. They’re going to help you get organized and make sure everything is in order so you can sleep soundly at night.

We’ve gathered 10 of the best checklists and wedding guides out there. Download them, print them or just pin ’em to your Pinterest board.

The ultimate wedding checklist

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The Perfect Wedding Guide absolutely delivers on its promise: behold, the perfect wedding checklist that helps you plan the entire process. If you’re a bride tying the knot in six months, though, don&rsquot worry Aisle Perfect has a six-month checklist.

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The wedding budget

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Lemon Leaf Prints has a beautiful rose-gold checklist specifically for tracking your wedding budget, including estimated and actual spending costs, tackling every part of your planning process right down to the thank-you notes postage.

The wedding registry checklist

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Before you head over to the registry department store of your choice, be sure to print off a wedding registry checklist. This one from PopSugar has it all, from dinnerware to tools.

The wedding decor checklist

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By now, you’ve settled on a theme and an aesthetic for your wedding, but what are all the items you need to pull it off? Junebug Weddings‘ checklist has it all listed on a stunning printable.

The “how to word your wedding program” checklist

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If you’re not sure how to even begin writing your wedding program, let alone know all the elements it should include, let Invitations by Dawn help guide you.

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A version of this article was originally published in January 2013.

Here are ten tips, from the experts, to keep your wedding cake from a summer meltdown.

&ldquoI would recommend an all-white, ivory, or other pale neutral color scheme for cakes during outdoor events when the heat and humidity may be a concern. Black and other dark colored decorations will be the first to run on a cake in warm weather.&rdquo &mdashHayden Campbell of Ashley Bakery in Charleston, South Carolina.

&ldquoI use edible wafer paper to make my flowers and love its versatility. It has the look and feel of paper, is light and airy, and the possibilities for decorating with it are endless! I love wafer paper especially for flowers because it will not melt or wilt in the heat as sugar flowers can. You don't have the long drying times for the flowers to be ready to use. They are also lighter than sugar and that can be a great advantage if making large and oversized flowers.&rdquo &mdashBree Stanfill of Vintage Soul Cakes in Pooler, Georgia

&ldquoIn the summer, you want to avoid placing any extra weight on buttercream cakes like gum paste flowers, fondant appliques, fondant bows, etc. We suggest for buttercream cakes in the summer to have light buttercream scroll work or sugar veil appliques.&rdquo&mdashJackie-Sue Scelfo of Gambino&rsquos Bakeries in New Orleans, Louisiana.

&ldquoSummertime is also at a higher risk of bugs and debris flying around that would adhere to your cake, so keep that in mind as well.&rdquo &mdashHeather Singleton of Party Delights in Rolesville, North Carolina.

&ldquoThe 'naked' cakes are really in right now and work perfectly for summer! Since there is no icing on the outside, there is no chance of having a melting problem if sitting outside We try to avoid any chocolate or white chocolate decorated cakes during the summer at an outside event. Chocolate and heat do not mix well so the chocolate can start to sag if it gets too warm.&rdquo &mdashSamantha Moline of Flour Power Cakery in El Cajon, California.

&ldquoEven fondant cakes are not fool proof. In high heat, a cake that has been refrigerated will express air and cause air pockets to form under the fondant - these will cause the cake to bulge in places as cakes come to room temperature. If they are not visible on the front they can be popped with a pin and gently pressed out but depending upon the design that&rsquos not always possible. That&rsquos when a well-placed flower here or there comes in handy!&rdquo &mdashRachael Louw of Sweet Traders in Huntington Beach, California.

&ldquoMost people prefer buttercream-iced cakes, however, rolled fondant icing can hold up better during the summer months. All bakeries have different buttercream recipes so just ask how their buttercream holds up in the heat. They will recommend which buttercream is best to use.&rdquo &mdashJennifer Stevens of Ambrosia Cake Creations in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

&ldquoDon&rsquot be afraid to ask your baker to use faux tiers for your wedding cake. If your cake carries too much weight that can also be a recipe for a melting, leaning disaster. So not only will faux tiers only help your cake stay in place, but also, it may help accelerate the cutting of your cake, as no outside cake will need to be disassembled but only the faux tiers removed for a straight bottom tier cut. Remember, only your baker knows how that cake was assembled and the tricks of carrying and disassembling it.&rdquo&mdashKaren Vazquez of Kakes by Karen in Naples, Florida

&ldquoWe like the cake table to be ready when we deliver our cake. We really don't like anyone to move the cake once we set the cake up. However, if everything is outside then you really don't want the cake delivered until just before the wedding. If it is outdoors, be sure to have a canopy over the cake table so there is some type of shade.&rdquo&mdash Scelfo of Gambino&rsquos Bakeries.

&ldquoIndoors, the venue should definitely use the air conditioning and it should be set to a very cool room temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the guests arrive, the door will be opening and the room temperature will go up considerably.&rdquo &mdashCampbell of Ashley Bakery.

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