Lemon, chocolate, Victoria, fruit, red velvet, lavender, cupcake… For many (grooms included) one of the most enjoyable parts of wedding planning is deciding on the cake. Not only do you get treated to countless samples of some of the finest sponge based delicacies around, but you can also have this decadent dessert exactly tailored to you and your partner!
As many a discerning wedding guest will tell you, perfection in taste is of the upmost importance, however this doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice show-stopping design. Over the years we have seen some truly stunning bakes adorn our cake table, so for all brides and grooms unsure how far they can truly push their sponge based dreams, we have put together our ultimate cake inspiration.
Stylish couples the world over have been choosing to adopt glorious metallics into their big day, and what better way than to decorate your breathtaking wedding cake with gleaming golds and shimmering silvers. If overused metallics can be a little overpowering, therefore bakers such as Foxwood Wedding Cakes choose the subtle approach and contrast a single metallic band with other simpler layers. If you are only after a hint of this trend why not ask your chosen cake maker to edge decorative flowers with a touch of rose gold for a soft romantic look.
The Top Tier
Although many couples are choosing to forgo tradition with their sweets, there is and will always be a place in our hearts for an exquisitely decorated classic wedding cake. Delicately crafted sugar flowers, beautiful butterflies and carefully piped lace designs make this one of the most impressive styles of wedding confectionary and the strong icing casing also means that this style is a great option for those of you hoping for summer heat on your big day.
Easy for guests to eat whilst mingling, cupcakes offer a variety of options for creative brides and grooms. Decorate with cute toppers, fresh sprigs of herbs and pretty flowers or keep it simple with a swirl of delicious icing. Cupcakes also make it easy to give your guests a few flavour choices helping you keep all cake lovers happy.
Naked cakes have been a popular choice for a while now and we are seeing no sign of the trend coming to an end. These cakes are often decorated with fresh fruit or flowers giving them a charming rustic appearance. This style is a good choice during the cooler months such as spring and autumn as summer heat can sometimes cause some stability issues. Fortunately naked cakes look delightful when decorated with spring blooms or autumnal leaves and berries and are a lovely choice for unstructured boho brides and grooms.
All White on the Night
Depending on your wedding style, simplicity can sometimes be the most effective choice. A look we love which never goes out of style is a simple textured white or cream cake beautifully decorated with fresh greenery, berries or the prettiest roses. Although this style of cake can be made in any flavour, couples often opt for gentle lemon, earthy carrot cake or rich toffee apple to complement the wholesome English country garden styling. For those with a slightly sweeter tooth, other flavour choices which work well include red velvet and also white chocolate.