Wedding Cake Ideas
Posted on 24 September 2019
Wedding Cake Ideas
Planning a wedding can be stressful, but it can also be really fun! If we had to choose a top 5 list of what the best part of planning a wedding is, cake tastings would definitely be in the top 3! You know you want to choose a cake that is going to not only look beautiful but taste incredible too! Something your loved ones will definitely remember after the ceremony is over. We're salivating just thinking about it! So lets get into some wedding cake ideas for you!
Traditional White Wedding Cake
You can't go wrong with tradition. White or off whites have been the traditional wedding color for centuries. And the wedding cake is no exception. The traditional wedding cake is usually classified by being a 3-4 tier cake with white frosting, white decor and usually has white/vanilla sponge on the inside (but chocolate is a excellent choice as well!) Decorate your traditional wedding cake with white flowers, ribbons, or pearls to add a touch of elegance that separates this from your average cake.
Fun and Colorful Wedding Cakes
The traditional wedding cake may have all white frosting, but who says you have to stick with tradition? Incorporate your wedding colors or wedding theme into the cake presentation! Choose frostings that match up to your decor and have your baker design frosting flowers that match your bouquet! Add a little texture design for an extra pop! It's going to look so pretty you won't even want to eat it (except you totally will)!
Contemporary Wedding Cakes
Look at this new take on the marble wedding cake! Rather than decorate your wedding cake with flowers and frosting ribbons and pearls, go for a more contemporary look! Take inspiration from subtle patterns and textures. Use muted but stylish colors rather than bold bright ones. Note how this baker decorated the first tier to look like marble, the third to look like copper and the middle section to appear as an off- rose gold bronze for an eye catching pop. It's unassuming but very modern and trendy! Not to mention delicious!
Floral Wedding Cakes
Incorporate real fresh flowers into your wedding cake design! Really wow your friends and family when they see these gorgeous flowers you've picked to adorn the cake. Choose colors that fit your wedding theme or the same flowers that were in your bouquet to continue the trend. If possible, choose edible flowers like violets for a little extra yum! Frosting flowers can be very beautiful and intricate, but nothing beats the beauty of real floral decor!
Ribbon Wedding Cakes
A trending wedding cake look is that of the draping ribbon. This can literally be a real ribbon or better yet a frosting ribbon that gracefully spills down your wedding cake like a Miss America sash. Here you can see this couple has incorporated their wedding color, some real white roses and a ribbon with music notes on it. These could just be from a random song or could even be as intricate as their first dance song! How creative!
Nature Wedding Cakes
If you're having an outdoor wedding, a farm house wedding, or perhaps somewhere out in the forest, a nature themed wedding cake could be exactly what you need to stand out from the rest. Rather than big frosting flowers, ribbons and such, choose nature themes like pine leaves, pine cones, rustic colors, things that match your surroundings or adhere to the season your wedding is taking place. In the cake above, the baker has created a four tier wedding cake with intricate pine trees etched into the frosting and fake pine leaves along the side. The tree stump it sit upon could very well be a fifth tier of cake in which case that's very clever!
Fruit Wedding Cakes
Stand out from wedding cakes of the past with a gorgeous cake with fruit decorated all over! Go for strawberries, orange slices, blueberries, or take it up a notch with some unconventional fruits! Fruit on wedding cakes adds a pop of color and is also a delicious addition to what is already sure to be a scrumptious cake. It's a very modern take on the standard wedding cake look!
Simple Wedding Cakes
Sometimes all you need is a smothering of delicious frosting to make the perfect wedding cake. Decorations can make your wedding cake look outlandish and beautiful, but for the couple that isn't baking a cake for a big show, a simple yet delicious wedding cake will do just fine! Skip the fancy ribbons, flowers and exotic fruit and get a cake that is unassuming but so delicious!
Intricate Wedding Cakes
If you want a cake so fabulous, so designer, so instagrammable you don't even want to cut into it, then an intricate wedding cake may be the perfect choice for you! Go big and bold! Lots of cake tiers, gorgeous frosting or real flowers, ribbons, pearls, maybe even a band of gems to add some sparkle! You've never been one to lack creativity and you want a cake that people will be talking about even after the wedding. For the posh princess bride, she needs a wedding cake that would make Marie Antoinette herself jealous!
Perhaps you're not a fan of the tradition whipped cream frosting and sponge cake taste, substitute the expected cake for a tasty cheesecake! Cheesecakes can be plain, drizzled in strawberry syrup, adorned in fruit or made to be extremely decadent with cookies, chocolate drizzle, white chocolate shavings and so much more! Cheesecakes are incredibly versatile and can be made to please any taste or theme!
A recent trend has been forgoing the traditional wedding cake for gourmet wedding cupcakes! Stick with a colored theme, decorate with fruit, flowers, or sprinkles, or mix it up and make various flavors, colors and decor so that everyone can choose a cupcake that makes their particular mouths water! Cupcakes are easy to distribute, easy to eat, and can be so much fun! And in some cases, you can save money on going for cupcakes rather than a 5 tiered cake too!
Chocolate Wedding Cake
Traditionally, you'll see that most wedding cakes are vanilla or white/off white. Very seldom do you see a chocolate wedding with chocolate frosting too! If you're not a fan of vanilla frosting or just really have a sweet tooth for decadent chocolate, choose chocolate frosting over traditional white and get a cake that will put your guests in a chocolate coma!