Choosing your #wedding cake can be a harrowing experience – you want it be beautiful, and say something about you. You want it to be an expression of your theme. But with so many choices, how does one choose? Should it be a trendy or classic design?
Regardless of which way you choose to go, your wedding cake doesn’t have to be 5 tiers high and have lots of baubles and beads to be beautiful.
Your inspiration should come from within – you can choose to include flowers, the color scheme of your bridesmaids dresses, the lace from your dress, a design from a piece of jewelry, your favorite colors or patterns or any combination of a thousand other ideas. The key is to keep it simple and your cake will be elegant, 1 tier, 2 tier or 5 tier!
Here are some trending styles and #tips to get you started:
- The classic buttercream frosting is an all-time favorite that everyone looks forward to. It has a much richer flavour and looks more realistic on a wedding cake. If you prefer a flavoured icing, talk to your baker about what would go well with the type of cake you choose.
- There are many fun shapes to choose from – round, oval, square or a combination. Your baker can help you decide what size cake you need based on the number of guests you will be serving.
Metallic cake sheens are stylish, art-deco and have an old-timey feel. Using geometric for a more modern touch or a delicate lacy touch makes them opulent and elegant. Gold metallic lace or delicate designing will create the elegance you seek. Consider fine edible glitter if you want the right touch of magic!
Rosettes & Ruffled Cakes
For a fun, yet sophisticated look, try sugar ruffles or rosettes. The look is light and airy and needs very little added detail. Add fresh flowers on each layer or top layer – sugar flowers work well too!
Naked or Deconstructed Cakes
Show off the inside of your awesome cake! Depending on the season, talk to your baker and add berries for a summer wedding, and seasonal fruits such as apples, persimmons,pears, or even blood oranges in fall or winter. The layers will look absolutely scrumptious!
Traditional White Wedding Cakes
White wedding cakes are the epitome of classic and traditional – a fresh, new way to do a white wedding cake is to add interesting all-white accoutrement, for example, piped embroidery, cascading flowers, beads, pearls, petals, etc. If you like non-traditional, hexagons and ovals or even a combination will add that touch of individuality.
Painted Wedding Cakes
One of the newest trends on the wedding cake scene are painted wedding cakes. These cakes are as unique as your imagination! Have fun – get inspired! Stained glass, marbelized, artsy – the sky is the limit. Be sure to check with your baker and his artistic abilities. Stick with one shape and keep the tiers simple. Top with flowers, cake topper, doves. Drape some ribbons from a large bow at the top or sprinkle with pixie dust!
Lace Wedding Cakes
Lace Wedding cakes remind us of the most stunning wedding gowns imaginable. Why not have your baker copy a pattern of lace from your gown?Talk to your baker and decide which details from your dress you would like to highlight on your cake.From white or ivory fondant lace appliques wrapped around each tier a and a few simple sugar-mould buttons, choose from all white or a soft hue to compliment your theme.
Woodland Wedding Cakes
Capture the outdoors – spring, summer, winter or fall, these earthy, whimsical wedding themes are trending! To get the look, choose a color to match your season, then accent it with fresh or lifelike sugar flowers and leaves. The display can really help you carry out the look here too. One pretty idea is to order a simple white cake and place it on top of a wooden tree ring decorated with moss and leaves.
Geometric Wedding Cakes
For a chic, contemporary reception setting think patterns! Squares, chevron, geometrics, stripes are a fun, fresh twist. Get your inspiration from some of the trending patterns in fashion. Be sure to stick to a simple color paletteso your colors don’t compete with the design.
Sugar Flower Bouquet Cakes
Fresh and sugar-mould flowers work best on on a soft color cake base, such as ivory, peach or mint. Finish off the tiers with a gold or silver metallic trim, or even a beveled lace treatment, for a look that’s simple, sophisticated and classic.
Creative Wedding Cakes
A creative cake is limited only by your imagination, your baker’s skills – and of course your budget. From tiered cupcakes to elegantly designed fairytale cakes and everything in between, this is your special day – make the cake special too!
Ombre Wedding Cakes
The possibilities are endless – whether light to dark or dark to light, the ombre effect is tres chic – done in the right colors, this effect can be both subtle and stunning!
Buttercream Wedding Cakes
For a down-to-earth, homemade look, there is nothing better than slathered buttercream frosting with flecks of vanilla bean and some imperfections! Rustic iced wedding cakes are tried and true traditions and look so scrumptious!
Alternative Wedding Cakes
Boozy bundt cakes, decadent chocolate, black forest with amaretto flavored filling and almond-cornmeal pound cake with mascarpone cream and strawberries are all excellent chioces for alternative cakes. Design your own flavors – so sophisticated and so original!
Wedding Cake Trio and Quintet Tables
Cake trios, quartets and quintet tables are an excellent choice if you have a big crowd to please or simply can’t make up your mind.
Having more than one cake makes it very easy to choose multiple cake flavors, giving your guests some mini-deserts to choose from! They will love it! Keep it simple – 2-4 deserts per person should suffice.
Monogrammed Wedding Cakes
The styles and possibilities are endless – displaying your new monogram is as unique as the two of your are – get creative, get bold and it off!