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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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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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Winter White Wedding Cake

white cake with orchid

There’s no denying it now – winter is almost officially upon us.

It’s December and that means holidays, cold weather, and snow. But it also means festive holiday weddings!

And to beat those winter blahs you’ll want a stunning winter wedding cake – like this gorgeous cake I’m featuring today. Read More

 
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Naked Chocolate Wedding Cake

naked choclate cake

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

 
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Black and Gold Wedding Cake

black and gold cake

Sometimes when looking for wedding cakes to showcase I run across a cake that makes me go “hmmm” and “wow!” at the same time.

Today’s cake is that cake.

I’ll admit I never thought about having a black wedding cake when I was planning my wedding all those years ago. But I can see how it would work when looking at today’s cake. Read More

 
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Dark Wedding Cake

dark wedding cake with fruit

Fall and winter are the perfect time of year to think about a non-traditional wedding cake.

I’m talking about a cake that isn’t topped with white icing – a dark wedding cake.

Today’s cake would be the perfect late-fall or winter cake with its dark icing and fall fruit embellishments.

It’s not often that you think about a dark color of icing for your wedding cake color but this cake would absolutely work if you have bright fall colors as part of your wedding color scheme. Read More

 
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One-Tier Pink and White Wedding Cake

pink and white cake

I really like the idea of having a separate centerpiece cake just for the bride and groom to cut and enjoy.

And then you can have other small cakes for the guests or a dessert bar. Something different and a bit out of the ordinary.

Today’s cake would be ideal for that concept.

This single tier cake is perfect for the new couple – you could even have it at the “head” table and then set up other cakes and desserts elsewhere. Read More

 
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Porcelain Owl Cake Topper

owls

It seems that wedding cake toppers are not always the “in” thing when one is looking at wedding cakes on a daily basis.

Most of the time you’ll see cakes with fresh flowers as the topper or nothing at all perched on top of the cake.

But I’m a traditionalist when it comes to wedding cakes (also known as “old fashioned”) and I love a good wedding cake topper. Read More

 
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Chocolate and Caramel Wedding Cake

chocolate naked cake

So here we are a few days post-Halloween.

Have you had your fill of chocolate and sweets yet? No? Good because today’s wedding cake is ah-mazing!

Check out this ooey and gooey chocolate caramel wedding cake.

While I’m not normally a fan of “naked” wedding cakes this chocolate creation has delicious caramel, salted peanuts, and chocolate ganache between each layer.

There’s no need for icing!

This cake is gorgeous and decadent and it’s perfect for a fall wedding!

This cake was created by pastry chef Jason Schreiber. You can find it here.

 
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