10 Wedding Cake Wonders to Wow your Guests!
All decisions, from the floral arrangements to the signature drink you will serve after the ceremony, should come together in perfect harmony in order to transport you and your guests to the fantasy dream you have been picturing in your mind since you got engaged (or even earlier for some of us)!
The sheer amount of considerations you need to keep in mind can feel incredibly overwhelming, so deciding on the key pieces could help inspire all other decisions. The cake is a huge focal point of the wedding that so many couples look forward to displaying during the reception, and the cake-cutting moment is an iconic and endearing one that we often immortalise in photographs. It is truly a special moment that every couple enjoys, captures and treasures. So, choosing the style, theme, and colours of the cake could really clarify what you’ve imagined for your special day.
Nowadays, contemporary couples are daring to be bold with their choice of cake and the trends are vast, unique and totally dependent on the identity of the couple. Look through this blog to give yourself some fresh ideas.
1. Geometric Designs
We have seen geometric shapes infiltrate the design world in so many different facets of our day-to-day lives, from geometric-patterned clothing to odd geometric shapes used in interior design. They can be seen everywhere, and now, they’ve made it into the wedding scene, particularly in the fashion of bold and contemporary looking tiers. It makes for a truly modern-looking cake.
2. Elevated Naked Cakes
Naked cakes are basically cakes with little to no frosting, with all the beautiful layers of your confection exposed in a rough and rustic style. If you like this idea but are not yet convinced it’s sophisticated enough to have at your wedding, elevate it. Your baker may add some drips, use different colours in the layers and top every tier with interesting arrangements to transform a simple-looking cake into a fantastic work of art.
3. Deconstructed Tiers
This could be THE trend of 2019. Meghan and Harry put this style on the map at their royal wedding and many couples around the world are just loving this beautiful way to display a wedding cake. The alternative design brings multiple cakes that are complementary in style, displaying them at varying levels to create a dynamic exhibit. Aside from the massive design factor, it’s also a clever way to offer your guests a choice of cake, whether you’d like to cater for allergies or dietary restrictions or to have a variety of flavours to tempt your family and friends.
4. Tiers of Cheese
A literal cheesecake (and we do mean wheels of lovely cheeses stacked upon each other making up the “tiers”) might be a bit too outlandish for most couples. However, if you and your partner are die-hard cheese lovers, you will quickly be salivating at this incredibly innovative savoury idea.
5. Copper Cakes
Copper and other metallic sheens are trending with enthusiasm in the wedding circuit – it’s daring and ultra-stylish. You could pair it with interesting graphics on one tier, have it as a drip on another, or just use it as a statement base to carry your cake.
6. Tall Tiers
If you want to add a subtle modern twist on a traditional cake, you could just play with the sizes of each tier. Requesting skinnier, taller tiers has a delicate and sophisticated appearance that doesn’t stray too far from convention.
7. Vertical Ruffles
Ruffle cake designs have long been fashionable amongst wedding designers. Ruffles add an elegant aspect to a cake that simply exudes romance into the atmosphere. A current trend, however, is to dramatise the ruffles by having them vertical rather than horizontal. It may seem like a minor change, but it has a major effect!
8. Botanical Cakes
Instagram tags like #urbanjungle have been gaining a rapidly increasing following in recent years. It’s the rise of the houseplant culture, and if you and your partner feel connected to this movement, you will love botanical cakes. The baker can be requested to paint delicate plants on your cake, etch it with hints of gold, or incorporate actual plant stems into the design.
9. Boldly Black Cakes
It might not appeal to every couple out there, but the boldly extravagant, inky-black cake is a sleek look that will definitely make a statement. This ultra-glam design could be dusted with a metallic gleam or trim to enhance the effect.
10. Single-Tier Cake
The epitome of minimalism in a baker’s world; the single-tier. It doesn’t sound as thrilling as some of the other trends on this list, but, sometimes, less is more! Just imagine one large, multi-layered cake standing like a strong pillar, subtly demanding attention from your guests. This works so well for smaller weddings and can be combined with any of the above trends to make it pop.
Planning the details of your wedding may feel like an immense and never-ending list of decisions to be made. Don’t let the stress of planning the event take away from the magic you should be feeling instead! Contact Sarah Young and her team of qualified and experienced experts to help you connect with the joy and love you deserve to feel.