This blog is all about wedding cake inspiration and covers some of the styles and flavours you could opt for. It also includes key questions to ask your cake maker.
The first thing you need to do is think about the style of wedding cake you would like; traditional, modern, fun or quirky? Think about your wedding venue. If your event is going to be in a grand room then a statement cake is needed so it doesn’t get lost in the room.
Wedding cakes no longer have to be iced and white. There are a variety of styles and options available to you. If you don’t want fresh flowers on your cake then why not opt for sugar flowers or if you are a massive fan of chocolate then opt for a totally chocolate wedding cake. Macaron towers, cheese or naked wedding cakes are all great alternatives to a traditional cake. Cupcakes and miniatures are always popular at weddings and would also be a great addition to your evening buffet. If you want to have the traditional cake cutting ceremony then you can still have a small top tier cake to cut.
If you opt to serve the cake as a dessert, either cut it before you sit down for the meal or after the main course. It can then be plated up whilst the speeches are taking place. With Asian weddings, the cake is traditionally cut upon the bride and groom’s entrance into the venue.
There are some important questions to ask your cake supplier:
- Will they deliver and set up the cake for you? Will there be there an additional charge to do so?
- Who provides the cake cutting knife and stand? When will they need to be returned by?
- How long will the cake last and how do you store it?
Wedding Cake Flavours
There are such as variety of flavours on offer and there is no reason why you can’t have a different flavour for each tier. If you do this then consider having the more popular flavours as bigger tiers and any unusual flavours as smaller tiers. That way all of your guests should have a flavour that they want to try.
Here is a list of some alternative cake flavours:
- Champagne and strawberry
- Lemon and blackberry
- Chocolate and orange
- White chocolate and raspberry
- Chocolate orange
- Amaretto fruitcake
- Blueberry and coconut
- Banana and chocolate chip
- Chocolate and Baileys
- Cherry and coconut
- Pina colada (coconut, rum and pineapple)
- Chocolate and chilli
- Lime and coconut
- Red velvet
Wedding Cake Inspiration
When it comes to planning weddings, most couples are visual and so I have put together some pictures to give you some wedding cake inspiration. From the traditional to the colourful, mini and statement cakes, there is something for everybody.