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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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Whimsical Wedding Cake

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OK, here we are. In the middle of January. It’s cold and snowy and we need something to cheer us up!

Well I’m happy to report that I found something – this wedding cake!

How can you not smile when you look at this fun and whimsical wedding cake? It is decorated with whoopie pies for crying out loud.

Whoopie pies. On a wedding cake. My day is complete. Read More

 
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White Wedding Cake with Pearls and Flowers

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There’s a fresh blanket of snow around here today, which has me daydreaming about spring and sunshine and flowers.

So of course that means that I had to find a cake that featured a bright, springy flower!

This elegant white cake with the peach flowers is the perfect antidote to a gloomy winter day.

The multi-tiered white cake features classic white icing that could have been boring but for the addition of the different sizes of pearls. Read More

 
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Comic Book Wedding Cake

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Happy New Year!

Since we’re just a few days into 2016 it seemed like a good time to ease into the week … especially for those of you who might have been enjoying time off for the last week (or two).

So today’s cake is all about fun – check out the superhero wedding cake!

Now granted, they’re mixing Marvel and DC Comics which might be a big superhero no-no, but we don’t care. This cake is COOL! Read More

 
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Rainbow Cake

cake with candy dots

As we move deeper and deeper into the dreary, gray months of winter it’s always nice to showcase a cheery and bright wedding cake.

Take this lovely rainbow cake. I love the elegant yet whimsical take on using rainbow colors to decorate the cake.

The cascade of rainbow candy from the champagne glass is so much fun. Read More

 
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Simple One-Tier Chocolate Wedding Cake

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I love simple wedding cakes.

And if that simple wedding cake happens to be a chocolate wedding cake that’s even better!

This one-tier chocolate cake would be ideal for a small, intimate reception.

Or it would be great if the bride and groom want to have their own cake while letting the guests enjoy a dessert bar filled with sweet treats like candy, cupcakes, or even mini cakes. Read More

 
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Green and Red Wedding Cake

green and red cake

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here so it seemed like a good day to find a green and red wedding cake!

I love this cake. It’s fun and modern and whimsical. And it would be great for a winter wedding.

The three-tiered cake features bright green icing one the top of the tiers which really makes the cake pop. Read More

 
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Dark Chocolate Wedding Cake

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Chocolate cakes as wedding cakes is a trend I can completely support.

I love the idea of serving up something nontraditional – like this dark chocolate wedding cake.

It’s so dramatic and unexpected which makes it perfect!

Of course a cake like this would be great at a winter wedding when it’s cold outside. Read More

 
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Green Wedding Cake with Sugar Flowers

green wedding cake

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

 
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Chocolate Wedding Cake

choclate naked cake

It’s that time of year when I think about chocolate – a lot.

I love the holiday season for all the sweet treats that are available and if they’re chocolate, that makes it even better!

Which brings me to today’s featured cake. It’s a naked chocolate cake but what stood out most for me was the scalloped icing.

While we know I’m not a huge fan of cakes without icing if you’re going to serve a naked wedding cake it might as well look gorgeous too. Read More

 
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Modern Gold and Black Wedding Cake

gold and black cake

Sometimes it’s fun to break from tradition and think outside the cake box, especially if you’re looking for a fun and modern twist for your wedding cake.

Take today’s cake for example.

It has several modern details that make it the perfect cake for your ultra chic and modern wedding reception.

The three-tier cake uses black ribbon to accentuate the tiers, while some fancy detail work makes the bottom tier stand out. Read More

 
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