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Modern Wedding Cakes

 

The term “modern wedding cake” may mean different things to different people. Here at A Wedding Cake Blog, we take the term to mean anything with a contemporary feel; a cake that eschews the traditional white on white, piped and buttercreamed and trimmed with swags or roses. Modern may refer to a bold use of color, or a contemporary decor or shape. It may also refer to choosing something other than the grand, traditional tiered cake – a cake of macarons, for instance, or an assortment of individual cakes. Modern means that you are updating the tradition: perhaps you aren’t entirely throwing it out. You’re just giving it a breath of fresh air.

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Naked Sprinkles Wedding Cake

naked sprinkle cake

I will admit that I have a love-hate relationship with “naked” (non-frosted) wedding cakes.

On one hand I love the elegance and modern vibe of the cakes.

But on the other hand I’m a frosting kind of girl – the more the merrier. So a cake that purposely lacks frosting is suspect.

However, I do love this naked wedding cake if only because the cake batter has sprinkles baked in, giving it a very spring-y, colorful vibe! Read More

 
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Confetti Wedding Cake

confetti cake

So my wedding cake obsession of late has been fun and whimsical cakes covered in sprinkles.

It’s not that I like eating sprinkles (I don’t – it’s the texture) but I looove the way they look on cakes. And when they’re used on wedding cakes it is so unique and non-traditional that the cakes always go in the “win” column.

Today’s featured cake is no exception. Read More

 
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Simple Rainbow Wedding Cake

simple rainbow cake

It’s been raining a lot around here lately – you know, spring showers and all. Which of course has me thinking about rainbows.

I love the idea of a rainbow wedding cake – especially a subtle cake like this one.

On the outside it looks like your standard white wedding cake but when you slice it, you get every color of the rainbow! Read More

 
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Sunflower Wedding Cake

sunflower cake

Sunflowers are my absolute favorite flower.

Sure, I love roses as much as the next person but sunflowers are just so darn happy. It makes them really hard to resist.

So imagine my surprise when I saw today’s wedding cake – it’s all sunflowers! Read More

 
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Rose Gold Wedding Cake

gold sprinkle cake

Right now I’m a huge fan of sprinkle wedding cakes!

I think they’re fun and whimsical and perfect for a spring or summer wedding.

And today’s cake? Well, it’s rose gold and sprinkles so it’s practically perfect.

Yes, it’s true. I love rose gold. Read More

 
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Rainbow Wedding Cake

rainbow cake with fruit

Spring is the season of rainbows. All you need is a good rain shower and some sunshine and viola! You’ve got rainbows!

Of course spring is also the perfect season to incorporate rainbows into your wedding cake too.

I love the fun themeing of this rainbow wedding cake. Read More

 
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Wedding Cake with Sprinkles and Bows

sprinkle cake with bows

There’s something about a wedding cake decorated with sprinkles that I’m loving this spring!

I don’t know if it is the whimsical nature of the sprinkles or the fact that it’s a fun way to add some rainbows to your big day but I really love this trend.

If you’re going to use sprinkles on your wedding cake you can either go big – and decorate the entire cake with sprinkles – or go more subtle, like today’s cake. Read More

 
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Sprinkle Wedding Cake

sprinkle cake

Happy spring!

The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and this gorgeous cake is perfect for a spring wedding.

I’m a big fan of whimsical wedding cakes – you know, the cakes that don’t take life too seriously. After all, your wedding should be full of fun and whimsy.

And nothing says fun like a cake covered in sprinkles! Read More

 
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Wedding Cake with Crystallized Sugar Candy

rock candy cake

I’m always looking for something different and unique when it comes to wedding cakes.

Today’s cake fits that bill … and then some!

We all remember eating rock candy as kids, right? Those sticks covered in crystallized sugar that almost broke our teeth? Now as grownups maybe we’ll get a stick of rock candy with a fancy espresso – a stick of sugar to sweeten the coffee.

But what if you could have rock candy on your wedding cake? That would be amazing! And delicious. Read More

 
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Green Wedding Cake with Floral Cascade

green cake with cascade

This week we’re thinking about all things green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day!

And while it isn’t easy being green when you’re talking about wedding cakes, it is quite pretty.

Also, you can’t get more “spring-y” than green. That’s one of the things we love most about spring – everything is turning green!

Today’s cake takes a unique turn with the color green as it’s more of a lime green than a “grassy green.” Read More

 
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