When it comes to planning your wedding, choosing a wedding cake is, rather refreshingly, one of the easier decisions you will make. It's also one you can really have some fun with.
Traditional or contemporary, one tier or five, it's really up to you and rarely can it go catastrophically wrong. To help you make a cake choice that's right for you, I’ve compiled some knowledge around one of my favourite subjects…yes you guessed it cake!
After all, your cake although a small part of the overall day it’s actually quite an important decision to get right. Not only is it a key culinary element in your wedding day but it’s also going to be highly photographed on your special day for you and your new spouse. Plus, if you place your cake proudly on display, it becomes a part of your décor and doubles up as a style element.
So if you are looking for some cake inspiration – you are in the right place. These are the wedding cake styles that will never go out of fashion.
Simple never looked so good! Minimalist wedding cakes appreciate that you don’t need to do a lot for your wedding cake to stand out. As they say, less can be more!
Minimalist cakes can make their own statement and are perfect for couples who prefer clean lines and simple design. But simple doesn’t need to be boring! With modest yet beautiful features, your wedding cake can still become a gorgeous feature that will have your guests talking. A hint of gold, some beautiful flowers, or perhaps a touch of greenery makes the perfect additions to sleek white frosting or fondant.
Minimalist cakes suit couples who are having a more intimate or smaller wedding and those who prefer a more timeless touch to their overall wedding theme.
By definition a rustic wedding cake is a country inspired cake with little to no frosting. The decoration is often a little boho and sometimes quirky, with a styled tablescape that mainly features a rustic, wooden cake stand, fresh greenery, edible fresh flowers and fruits.
Rustic wedding cakes offer a simpler and more homely aesthetic that look eye wateringly delicious and will have guests scrambling over one another to get a slice.
More and more couples are opting for effortless nuptials. From garden weddings to barn receptions, rustic weddings are easily an industry wide popular choice with couples going crazy for rustic charm with pretty details.
It’s also incredibly versatile as a cake trend and leaves lots of room for you to stamp your personality and own style into your cake. After all you’re going to be the one eating it! Whether you decide to go for a naked cake, exposed buttercream, to style with vines, flowers or fresh fruit. There’s plenty of room for creativity
If you and your other half can’t help but exude classic elegance, a more stately cake with grand layers will suit you best. Elegant designs for wedding cakes are sophisticated and regal. These cakes wow guests and take central place at the wedding reception as part of the décor.
The easiest way to portray elegance through your choice of wedding cake is to choose something without too much design or contrasting colours that can distract from the cake’s overall design.
Elegant cakes come in all manners of styles, shapes and sizes and are suitable for all themes, colour schemes and budgets but typically have something that little bit special about them whether it’s a botanical element, some gold leaf, tall layers or striking deep complimentary colours.
Your wedding cake will be a focal point and one of the most visual parts of your wedding reception and is still very much a tradition as much as it is a photograph opportunity. Capturing a moment in time that you can relive again and again.
Designs vary from the traditional and timeless to the bold and show stopping, from tiered extravaganzas to minimalist and even micro wedding cakes. Whatever your wedding style opt for a bespoke cake that will reflect your tastes and personalities. A professional wedding cake maker will create cakes that not only wow on the exterior but also taste just as amazing too.