What’s one of the most anticipated parts of your wedding? The cutting of the cake of course! You can be sure that your guests will be taking tons on pictures of your cake for their Instagram and Pinterest accounts, so you’ll want to make sure your cake both looks and tastes amazing. Here is a guide to selecting the type of cake that will wow you and your guests on your big day.
Types of Cakes
One of the most traditional types of wedding cakes is those made with buttercream frosting. This frosting is white or off-white in color and can be great for large banquet or dining hall receptions. Floral wedding cakes have become hugely popular in recent years. Brides are looking for creative designs and are opting for different color schemes instead of traditional white. The effect is realistic looking flowers draping down a tiered cake. Some couples are requesting for more modern cakes that truly turn baking into an art form. Modern style cakes come in multiple colors and often represent the couple’s theme. They use fondant to make ribbons, bows, and even seashells and pearls.
What’s Your Style?
After you think about all of the different types of cakes, consider which type would fit your wedding best. If you would like to include your wedding colors in your cake, consider incorporating it into your cake with edible flowers. If you’re planning on making your wedding more of a unique experience, go for a fondant cake that you can personalize according to the vibe and decorations at your wedding.
Looking for a way to update your traditional cake? This year, you can look for intricate lace designs to be the hottest new trend along with geometric patterns and personalized, hand painted designs. Ask how you can use different frostings, fondant and food colorings to creative a wedding cake masterpiece!
You can select a flavor that correlates with the season of your special day or simply select one of your favorite combinations. Some popular favorites are chocolate devil’s food cake with chocolate or vanilla frosting, red velvet cake with vanilla or cream cheese frosting, and yellow butter cake with chocolate frosting or chocolate ganache. You can also add fruit layers to these cakes, such as a layer of strawberries or raspberries.
You can always consult with your event stylist at the Liberty House, Stone House, The Ryland Inn, and Celebrate at Snug Harbor for creative and delicious ideas for your cake. Don’t be afraid of trying something different – your guests will remember your distinctive flavors and style way more than a traditional cake!