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.
While we’re huge fans of traditional wedding cake with flowers and cake toppers and all that jazz, we do love a dramatic, non-traditional cake.
Like today’s dark and dramatic cake with black icing.
This cake, featuring honeycomb design on the dark icing would be perfect for a winter wedding – or even an early spring wedding. Read More
What’s better than having your cake and eating it too? Having your cake AND cake pops and they’re both super fun and covered in sprinkles.
Yep, today’s wedding cake is a two-for-one deal. You get this lovely spring-inspired wedding cake decorated with confetti and pretty flowers and on the side, a whole bunch of cake pops covered in nonpareils (or sprinkles, as we like to call ’em). Read More
Happy day after Valentine’s Day! Since we’re all about celebrating all things loves, we’re still celebrating today.
And today’s featured cake is topped with hugs and kisses!
This simple yet elegant naked vanilla wedding cake is made even lovelier with the addition of the “xoxo” cake topper and a few bright blooms. Read More
If you’re looking for a non-traditional wedding cake – and you happen to enjoy celebrating Mardi Gras – this king cake is the perfect cake!
King cake is often associated with the Epiphany at the end of the Christmas season, but in New Orleans it’s associated with Mardi Gras (which happens to be right around the corner!) Read More
If there’s one fruit that makes me think of all things summer it is the strawberry.
It could be the dead of winter (like right now) and if I buy strawberries at the store I feel a little more hopeful about warm weather that is coming down the pike.
Which brings me to today’s wedding cake. This lovely, simple one-tier cake adorned with strawberries. Read More
Now here’s something you don’t see every day. A wedding cake adorned with a rainbow of British stamps.
This cake is my new favorite cake.
First, I love stamps. As much as I love all things technology, there is something to be said for “snail mail.”
I used to write to my pen pal (who just happens to live in England!) every few weeks when we were younger. I had boxes of letters, all with lovely British stamps. Read More
I’m not sure how I feel about today’s featured wedding cake.
There’s almost too much going on for one cake. I love the light blue icing and the sprinkle layers. I also love the deep red ribbons between tiers.
But the red flowers with peppermint candy centers? Those are pretty too. But put together – it just seems so busy at first glance. Read More
Purple is my absolute favorite color. It’s the color of royalty and it’s my birthstone.
And had I given it much thought, I would have added purple to my wedding color scheme all those years ago. Like, maybe by having a purple wedding cake.
Just like today’s featured cake.
This lovely, muted purple cake is stunning. Read More