Food and Drink, Planning

Wedding Cakes – Part 1

I think it’s fair to say that pretty much everyone at your wedding will be looking forward to tasting the cake. It will be put out on display during the wedding breakfast to tempt your guests, until it’s finally time for you to cut it and everyone can enjoy a slice (but not before you!)

When choosing the design of your cake consider the theme of your wedding. Think of the lace detail on the bridal gown or the the flowers you’ve chosen or the colour theming throughout your wedding.

autumn_colours__83741-1453996878-1280-1280Photo Source: The Cake Store

Have a think as to what you’d like your cake to look like. For example, would you rather have the cake covered in velvety smooth fondant icing or have a naked cake filled with delicious buttercream? Both are look lovely but obviously you have more design options with fondant icing. For instance, you may not want white icing but coloured instead or marbled icing which is very on trend right now.


img_3256Photo Source: Liggy’s Cake Company

Metallic cakes are also very fashionable right now and look really impressive. You can opt to have a little bit of metallic detailing as seen above or a whole tier.

beatrice-new2Photo Source: The Abigail Bloom Cake Company

Another cake trans that has grown in popularity recently is the semi naked cake. The buttercream round the edges seals in the crumbs but still looks lovely. This would look really nice for a rustic wedding.

72-square-semi-nakedPhoto Source: Cake Couture 

Instead of going for a rounded cake or squad, go for something a little different and unique, like this pillow cake (as seen below). I love the look of it and the icing detail is amazing.

pillow-cake-with-ruffles-and-frills-elizabeths-cake-emporiumPhoto Source: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium

You also need to consider what flavour to have your cake, or you could go for a different flavour for each tier. Do you want to go for the traditional fruit cake or something different like red velvet or lemon drizzle? Or you could go really adventurous and have salted caramel apple cake or coconut and lime. Another option is instead of having just one cake, have a few small cakes or one tiered cake and a couple of flat cakes, all different flavours. A great way to decide on a flavour or flavours is to go for a cake tasting (surly its got to be the best and tastiest part of planning a wedding!)

imgp9321-1Photo Source: Sweet Cheeks Bakehouse




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