The cutting of the cake is an important part of your wedding day – but what if you don’t want to go down the traditional cake route? From rainbow sponges to giant cheesecakes, we’ve come up with some unique ideas to make your wedding cake stand out from the crowd.
Wedding Ideas: Wedding Cakes
In today’s wedding industry, your wedding cake has no limit (except your imagination!). From cupcakes and Oreo towers to naked cakes and cheese slabs, check out our top 10 ideas.
Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday uses up our milk, flour and eggs in preparation for lent – otherwise known as the perfect excuse for a pancake feast. Whether you like them with lemon and sugar, fruit, Nutella or honey – there is a pancake for everyone. Why not share your pancake love with your wedding guests, and serve them on your big day.
Victoria sponge, chocolate, madeira or red velvet? Buttercream, icing, or jam? The endless variety of wedding cakes makes choosing just ONE a very challenging process. The increasing trend of a dessert table means that you can incorporate a variety of tasty treats into your big day – perfect for couples with a sweet tooth.
Fitting well with next season’s relaxed country style for weddings, “Naked Cakes” were a huge trend at this season’s National Wedding Shows. Composed of layered madeira sponge and buttercream, decorated with fresh berries or flowers and dusted with sugar – this style is not only visually stunning but unique from the “traditional” wedding cake.
Cakes by: Meringue Girls and Le Papillon Patisserie.
Anyone listening to Simon Mayo’s “Confessions” on Radio 2 yesterday would have heard the tale of an amateur wedding cake maker attempting to make a croquembouche, using their dog’s collar and PVA glue to hold it up.
If you’re looking for an alternative choice for a wedding cake then a wedding pie is perfect for you! Savoury pies are becoming increasingly popular and is a great choice if you’re planning to marry in the Autumn/Winter season as it creates a warm and cosy atmosphere. This idea would defiantly link in with a country themed wedding or if you’re getting married in a barn as it is an informal choice for a wedding cake. There are hundreds of flavours to choose from but my personal favourites include cherry, coconut cream, blackberry and apple pie! You will love these pies as they can come in different sizes, flavours and can be arranged to be put in tiers so they look like an actually wedding cake. They can also be decorated with flowers and other decorations to link in with your wedding theme.
Most couples love to decorate their weddings with two contrasting colours and brides could take forever choosing a colour scheme but why just stick to one? Its all about the colours of the rainbow so if you love colour go big and bold! Adding rainbow themed objects is a great way to add bursts of colour into your day without going over the top and can look very stylish. For the bridesmaids dresses choose plain white but then accessorize with different coloured shoes and flowers, this looks very elegant but with a quirky twist and will look effective in the photographs.
Everyone wants the wedding cake to stand out so choose a rainbow creation to spread the happiness and consider this fantastic rainbow one for a cake cutting you’ll never forget! A colourful sweetie table is great idea and not just for the children! You can display the different variety of sweets in vintage jars so your guests can choose their own pick and mix to take home with them as a little treat. This is a superb idea as it is a quirky twist from the normal entertainment and creates a relaxed impression. You can choose lots of different sweets from jelly beans, smarties, sherbet saucers to pear drops which will defiantly please the guests.Read More