A wedding cake is no longer an after dinner after-thought. Put it front and centre and serve it directly after your ceremony with your canapés. Here are some lovely cake flavours and styles to try.
It’s important that the cake you choose looks (and tastes) as good inside as it does outside. Choose a flavour such as Lemon Raspberry if you don’t want anything overly sweet, then emphasise the pink colourway with fresh flowers on top.
A simple design on the outside is crying out for something interesting on the inside. A layered cake with a scrumptious filling inside will surprise and delight your guests.
Incorporating fruit into a cake helps to add a fresh element – and cuts through all the rich icing beautifully. A Lemon Blueberry combination offers a delicious, slightly tart option that errs away from the sickly sweet.
A Champagne cake is the ultimate grown up choice, plus the colourway is beautifully subtle and sophisticated.
If you’re not into cakes at all, then a ‘Cheesecake’ will definitely suit your palate. Incorporate different types of cheese into a tiered cheesecake and top with fresh fruit. The best news? Use any leftover cheese (particularly cheddar or Edam) in toasted sandwiches as a midnight snack.
In terms of styling, Ombre gives a lovely finished look that easily ties in with any colour scheme.
Or incorporate the metallic look onto your cake. The key here is to keep the cake relatively plain (in different colours, if you like), then add a touch of metallic as the ‘wow’ factor.
Fresh flowers add interest and a lovely design element to a plain white tiered cake. Mirror the styling with your dress code − so keep the flowers quite ‘stiff’ and formal for black tie affairs.
For a wedding in the garden, opt for slightly more ‘casual’ styling (with a bold pop of colour) so that the cake looks like it is overflowing with flowers.
The semi naked cake is a great option if you like cake, but don’t love all the icing. The look is slightly more rustic than other cakes – but still allows you to add any design elements you would like.
The simplicity of a white-on-white colour scheme is understated yet elegant – the perfect complement if other elements in your wedding have been quite “fussy”. It also gives you free reign to really play up the flavour and design inside the cake.
Having cupcakes allows you to serve numerous flavours – plus guests don’t need to wait forever as someone painstakingly cuts a 4-tier wedding cake. Have a small cake on top for you to cut – and remember that the cupcake cases are as important as the cupcakes themselves to finish off the look.