Wedding Cake Flavours
As the designs and styles of wedding cakes change into icing and cake creations rather than simple tiered cakes, the flavours are also changing. It was once believed that the wedding cake should be white cake with white buttercream icing, but this has changed over the past few years and more cakes are being made in a variety of flavours and with a variety of different colors of icing.
In order to maximize flavour options at the wedding reception, many brides and grooms have opted for multiple cakes instead of one very large cake. These small cakes may serve as centerpieces for different tables at the wedding reception and may be made in different flavours, shapes, cake sizes and decorations. This allows guests the opportunity to go about the room and try the different flavours of cakes that the bride and groom have picked out. This is also a great way to bring together two families and two sets of friends as they mingle for different flavours of cakes.
White cake is a popular choice to this day and it is very traditional, but for those brides and grooms that enjoy being a little bit different from the rest there are a variety of flavours to choose from. Cheesecake has even become a popular choice for smaller weddings. Other varieties of cakes include meringues, baked Alaska, fruitcakes, chocolate cake, pound cake, angel food cake and even mousse cakes. If you really want to be different try out some of the following flavours before you decide on a traditional white or chocolate cake.
This is excellent if you are having an autumn wedding. The carrot cake has a bit of spice to it and is always moist. These cakes are often based on oil instead of butter and the cake can be prepared a few days in advance. If you donít like raisins, feel free to leave them out Ė it is your wedding after all. You can also choose to put pecans or walnuts in place of the raisins. Decoration ideas include white icing with pecans on the sides as well as cute floral arrangements of sunflowers and roses.
This is another great idea for an autumn wedding or winter wedding around the holidays. Consider decorating the cake with cranberry and greenery. The cake has a sort of rustic feel and the suggested icing is a cranberry buttercream.
This cake is a chocolate cake with a raspberry filling. Your guests will be astonished when the cake is cut and they see a beautiful ribbon of raspberry filling throughout the cake. The icing is a chocolate buttercream and the cake is decorated with chocolate curls and your choice of floral arrangements.
White Cake with Lemon Curd, Blackberry Curd and Pressed Flours
This cake is a very beautiful cake when completed. Even the slices are beautiful with ribbons of purple and yellow. The icing is white with purple accents along the edges of the tiers. Pressed and crystallized flowers of Pansies and Johnny-Jump-Ups complete the picture.