Floral Wedding Cakes
What’s not to love about a floral wedding cake? The trend to decorate cakes with flowers, whether real or gum paste, really became all the rage during the 1980s, when Martha Stewart showed us all how wrong we’d been doing weddings up to that point. Gone suddenly were the little bride and groom figurines made of porcelain or plastic that stood proudly atop cakes. Replacing them were mounds and cascades and accents of flowers of all shapes, sizes, and hues. The trend may have died down to some extent; today, we’re as apt to see a bride and groom cake topper – or a pair of birds or bicycles, or anything else the couple might fancy – as flowers. But flowers have not lost favor completely. In fact, florists are still busy preparing floral toppers for cakes that match the bride’s color palette and bouquet. Likewise, bakers are kept busy crafting handmade, sugar or gum paste flowers, or at the very least, custom coloring store bought gum paste creations to offset their beautiful cakes. There are a couple of points to remember when choosing to trim your cake with fresh flowers. First, make sure that the bloom you’d like to use is NOT poisonous. Wouldn’t you hate to send people to the hospital because they ingested a piece of your cake that had ivy on it? And secondly, if at all possible, ask your florist for pesticide-free blooms. Bug killing chemicals = not tasty. And finally, if it’s gum or sugar paste flowers that you’re after, remind guests that, although they are technically edible, it’s probably not very tasty or a good idea. If you want edible decorations, you should probably stick with real or marzipan fruit.
Since we’re inching closer and closer to Christmas it seemed like a good time to feature a green wedding cake.
Today’s cake is a five-tier creation and it is elegant and gorgeous and it would be incredible at a black-tie reception.
While I’m not a huge fan of the color green, this cake grabbed my attention thanks to its unique hue. It’s more lime green than evergreen but the addition of the sugar hydrangeas makes it perfect. Read More
Even though it is December that doesn’t mean you have to forgo the fresh flowers on your wedding cake!
There are so many lovely ways to embellish your winter wedding cake and today’s cake might be a new favorite.
I love the simplicity of this cake. The two tiers feature simple but seasonal icing in both white and chocolate (an added bonus for chocolate fans). Read More
I have a confession to make – I love Oreo cookies.
Which is probably why I had to choose today’s wedding cake to showcase. It looks like a stack of Oreos. OK, well it looks like a stack of Oreos to me.
I’ll also confess that I’m not a huge fan of naked wedding cakes. I’m too much of a frosting fan to purposely eat a cake that lacks frosting.
However, this naked dark chocolate cake is really stunning because of its lack of frosting. The white icing peeking out between the tiers adds just the right amount of drama to this cake. Read More
It’s November! There is no denying it now – we are celebrating all things fall!
For me, a fall-inspired wedding cake features dark hues with some pops of dark colors.
Take today’s cake for example.
I love the rustic vibe of this cake from the chocolate ganache icing that gives the cake a “woodsy” feel to the dark fruit and flowers used as accents. Read More
As much as I enjoy the occasional non-traditional wedding cake, for me it’s all about going back to the basics.
A simple white wedding cake.
I love white wedding cakes in part because they are a great canvas for whatever you might want to add.
This time of year – late fall – I love seeing gorgeous white cakes adorned with fresh flowers in dark hues. Black Magic Roses, Gerbera daisies in dark red, anything that is dramatic! Read More
As we inch closer and closer to Halloween I love finding cakes that fit in the season!
Today’s naked chocolate cake is perfect for fall (and even a Halloween-themed reception).
I’m normally not a huge fan of “naked” cakes – I love icing too much to serve a cake that is seriously lacking in that department.
But this cake is too pretty to dislike! I love the dark chocolate cake and the hint of light pink icing peeking out from between the tiers. Read More
Having recently celebrated my own wedding anniversary, it’s always fun to think back to my wedding cake.
It was eight (yes, EIGHT) tiers of heart-shaped cakes. It was massive. But it fit my wedding theme – which was hearts. Everything was hearts.
I like a cake that fits in to a wedding theme or incorporates something from the wedding.
Just like today’s cake. Read More
It’s finally here! Today is the first official day of fall.
And despite the on-going warmer temperatures, the leaves are starting to change and the nights are getting cooler.
Which means it’s time to talk about wedding cakes that are inspired by fall – especially those inspired by fall colors.
Just like today’s wedding cake. Read More
This week is the week! Fall officially begins on Wednesday!
Which means…we’re going to be talking a lot about fall wedding cakes.
Today seems like a good day to start that conversation. And this simple yet elegant wedding cake is the perfect cake to officially kick off fall a few days early! Read More
We’ve featured a lot of very bright and vibrant wedding cakes on this blog, but sometimes it’s nice to get back to basics.
And today that means an all-white wedding cake creation.
This all-white cake would work in all seasons and with any color scheme making it versatile and very elegant.
I love the simple satin ribbon around each tier of the cake and the white flowers add to the overall elegance of the cake. Read More