Not only is your wedding cake a delicious way to indulge your sweet tooth, it also has the potential to add heaps of style and interest to your celebration.
The cake table often serves as a focal point during the reception, drawing admiring glances well before the ceremonial cutting of the cake. Whether you make a serious statement or opt for something subtle and understated, your cake will play a starring role in your wedding décor.
With this in mind, I’ve pulled together 5 stylish wedding cake trends that are a treat for the eyes as well as your taste buds…
Geode – A far cry from traditional white wedding cakes, geode cakes are covered in stunning edible crystals. I love the way these rocky confections compliment metallic hues like copper and gold.
Marble – Compared to more rustic naked cakes, marble wedding cakes seem to scream luxury and glamour. The look is achieved by kneading two different shades of fondant icing together to form a smooth finish.
Hand-Painted – A refreshing alternative to uniform piping, hand-painted wedding cakes are truly unique and often look almost too pretty to eat. Pair with hand-painted or printed watercolour details elsewhere for a dreamy, romantic look.
Lace – Classic elegance never goes out of style. For as long as brides continue swooning over gowns adorned with lace, it’ll keep appearing on wedding cakes too.
Botanical – Foliage is the new flowers, so instead of decorating your cake with pretty blooms, try trailing ivy, ferns or succulents.
If you want to include flowers along with foliage....how about something stunning like this from The Sweet Stuff.
Once you’ve chosen your cake, consider the rest of the table too. Flowers, candles, a beautiful backdrop, pretty garland or other decorative details will keep things looking sweet. For the ultimate in cakey indulgence, why not consider making your cake the central part of a delicious treat table?
Until next time,
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