The wedding cake decision has evolved beyond "Chocolate or vanilla?" With multiple layers, different types of frosting and even the question of sweet or savory, a tasting is necessary for a couple to ensure they're getting the cake of their dreams.

The wedding cake decision has evolved beyond "Chocolate or vanilla?" With multiple layers, different types of frosting and even the question of sweet or savory, a tasting is necessary for a couple to ensure they're getting the cake of their dreams. Jan Kish of La Petite Fleur walked Columbus Weddings through a typical tasting and shared items to consider when choosing a cake for your nuptials.

Come ready to sample. Kish offers guests eight or nine cake flavors to start (from the 20 or so flavors she offers; not all will be available at each tasting). "If they want to taste something that's on the list that's not on the plate, they can request a sample cake for a cost," Kish says.

Identify any dietary restrictions. "We do have vegan and gluten-free available," Kish says. Let your baker or cake studio know ahead of time, so those options are ready for tasting.

Consider multiple flavors. "Rarely do we have a couple want a cake with all the same flavor," explains Kish, who does just one or two cakes a year in that style. Oftentimes, couples combine several cake and frosting flavors and layers.

Try a twist on chocolate. "Most of the time, chocolate ends up somewhere because America is still in its chocolate phase," Kish says. Looking for something a little more unique? Kish offers a chili chocolate cinnamon cake.

Have a tasting party. If you want the fun to last beyond a tasting, let your family and friends in on the action. "Couples might order five or six different cakes and have people over to taste them," Kish says. "I think that's fun."