The wedding cake is always one of our favourite features of your big day and as with every part of your wedding, there are lots of different options for you to choose from. Here at Southend Barns, we have seen wedding cakes ranging from the traditional tiered fruit cake through to fun and flamboyant donut walls – a deliciously different alternative!
The wide variety of options can be daunting – so with the help of our in-house chefs at Roots Catering, we have put together some of our favourite wedding cake ideas to make your decision that little bit easier.
Do we have to pick one flavour?
Simply put, no. Some couples still opt to keep the traditional fruit cake for the top tier (so that it can be cut again on their 1st anniversary), but each tier can be handcrafted to a flavour of your choice. Keep it personal, choose the flavours that you and your partner like to eat – after all, you are the most important guests!
We’ve seen wedding cakes in all different flavours, ranging from biscoff and white chocolate to strawberry and champagne or a deliciously zesty lime and coconut cake plus many more. Make sure you go on a cake tasting with your preferred suppliers so that you can be sure of your decision ahead of your wedding day.
A themed cake can be a fun addition to your day and can be something unique to you and your partner. Be imaginative or keep it simple, the choice is yours. We have seen everything from beach themes and bohemian floral cakes to superhero inspired cakes.
Does it have to be a cake?
Many couples choose to go with something other than the traditional wedding cake and we love seeing these new ideas. One of our favourites is the ‘cheese tower’ – where you and your partner can build your perfect savoury cheese ‘cake’. Our chefs at Roots make an incredible cheese tower complete with figs, grapes and extra garnishes.
Another option is to go for a macaron tower or pair a traditional cake with macarons. Queen Bees has created some fabulous macaron masterpieces for our couples here, in a variety of colours, flavours and some with personalisation too.
Our executive chef’s speciality, the croquembouche (or a profiterole mountain) is a truly spectacular wedding day indulgence. The light pastry, fluffy cream filling and deliciously rich chocolate topping is definitely a showstopper.