Ideas for a Unique Wedding Cake
Did you and your love fall for each other somewhere special? Did you do any travelling together before deciding to get hitched? Do you both love something very dearly and want it to be portrayed at the wedding? These are all thoughts to consider when deciding on a unique idea for a novelty wedding cake.
Wedding cakes are taking on new looks and bright colours these days. Inspiration for your wedding cake can come from anywhere and they are coming from everywhere. If you have a favourite colour, flower, animal or just about any other favourite thing, chances are someone has designed a wedding cake to incorporate your favourite themes. Here are a few ideas for your unique wedding cake:
Picture a beautiful white, three-tiered fondant frosted cake with little sugar daisies all over it. This cake design is excellent for an outdoor wedding in the spring or an indoor wedding that incorporates a lot of beautiful pastels. The little yellow daisies are sure to be noticed at your reception and the compliments you receive will be numerous.
Do you and your spouse to be love wine or the Tuscan countryside? This four-tiered cake is frosted with buttercream and each tier is lined with golden beads. Each tier also features grapevine leaves carefully crafted out of golden chocolate. Small little bundles of caramel-covered grapes adorn each tier and the top features a large bunch of grapes. Caramel tendrils complete this Tuscan cake.
Have you ever dreamed of having a cake with a China pattern of its own? Wedding cakes with a nineteenth century English pottery design features intricate scenes and bordering patterns. Each detail is repeatedly piped in chocolate all over a beautiful fondant icing. Wedgwood style cakes are absolutely beautiful featuring the baby blue of Wedgwood and stylish fern leaves adorn the sides of the cake with white beading and piped royal icing.
A cake that emulates an aspect of the bride’s wedding gown is sure to impress your guests. As gowns are moving towards incorporating bits of colour and accents of colourful flowers or embroidery, they are offering great inspiration on cake design as well. Cakes lined in beautiful ribbon bands and formed sugar ribbons are very popular. Consider using a shimmering colour from your dress or even your bridesmaid’s dresses. Scrollwork on the cake that matches the embroidery on your dress is also a very beautiful accent to a wedding cake.
White on White
Don’t underestimate the beauty of white. It may sound so simple, but it can add elegance to even the most casual wedding and not stick out like a sore thumb. There are many options when it comes to choosing a white as there are many variations of this simple colour. Once you have the size and shape down, you can then enhance the white with appliqués of the same colour, dogwood gum-paste petals, Meringue flowers in different shades of white, bits of freshly shaved coconut or blow sugar bubbles. You will be amazed at what you can do with white.