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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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Mini Wedding Cake with Rainbow Sprinkles

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I love the idea of having a small wedding cake for the newlyweds but giving the rest of the guests a chance to enjoy a dessert bar full of sweet treats.

And if you’re going to go with that plan, you should consider having a fun wedding cake – something like today’s featured cake!

I love this one-tier wedding cake with the gorgeous Tiffany-blue icing and whimsical sprinkles on top. Read More

 
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Dark Chocolate Wedding Cake

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Can you feel it? Fall is almost here!

And that means it is time to start talking about dark and dramatic – and in today’s case – chocolate wedding cakes!

I love the dramatic look of today’s cake – a tower of dark chocolate icing adorned with a few white flower details.

It’s the perfect cake for a fall wedding. Read More

 
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Wedding Cake with Gold-Dusted Berries

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A quick, cursory glance at today’s wedding cake and you might think “OK, it’s a pretty white cake with some fresh flowers.”

But look closer. This cake has a feature that is unique and one I wouldn’t have thought of on my own.

This cake is adorned with gold-dusted berries and they look like mini pine cones.

In fact, that’s what I thought they were when I first saw this lovely fall-inspired wedding cake. But oh no, they’re gold-dusted berries. Read More

 
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Chocolate Wedding Cake

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It’s that time of year again – when I am finally over summer and just want it to be fall.

I need cooler temperatures, warm sweaters, and pumpkin spice everything. A chocolate cake would be nice too!

I love the idea of having a chocolate cake as your wedding cake. It’s so non-traditional – even if I keep seeing it mentioned on wedding websites. Read More

 
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Naked Wedding Cake with Berries and Flowers

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It’s been a bit chilly around here in the evenings, which makes me think about fall.

Oh how I love fall. It’s my favorite season – full of apples, sweaters, and all things pumpkin spice.

Of course I know we still have weeks of summer left. That’s how it is in August and September in the Midwest. We get teases of fall for weeks. Read More

 
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Gold Wedding Cake

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I don’t know about you but I’m still glued to the television every night watching the 2016 Summer Olympics.

I’m cheering on Team USA every night (although I will admit to rooting for Usain Bolt the other night!).

And since we are winning a whole lotta gold medals in Rio, I wanted to find a gold wedding cake to keep with the Olympic theme. Read More

 
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Wedding Cake with Fresh Fruit

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One of my favorite things about mid-to-late summer is the abundance of fresh fruit at my local market. Peaches, plums, cherries, berries, and more.

And I can’t think of a better way to showcase all those gorgeous fruits than on a lovely white wedding cake!

People don’t often think about using fresh fruits as an embellishment on a cake, but it really is genius. Read More

 
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Patriotic Wedding Cake – Red, White, and Blue!

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been glued to the television every night watching Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games.

So that got me thinking about red, white, and blue wedding cakes – of course! – so my mission today was to find a patriotic-themed cake in honor of Team USA.

I think this cake fits that bill! Read More

 
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Naked Bundt Cake with Flowers

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Ah, bundt cakes. The ubiquitous cake of the 1950s and 1960s.

They’re so retro that they’re cool again – just ask my mom. She loves to bake bundt cakes for family birthdays, complete with homemade chocolate drizzle.

Imagine having a bundt cake as your wedding cake – now that would be cool. Plus, they’re basically the original “naked” cake, with only a drizzle of frosting. Read More

 
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Floral Wedding Cake

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I’m a big fan of fresh flowers on wedding cakes.

My own wedding cake was adorned with bunches of Black Magic roses and those dark red blooms made the white cake really pop!

Today cake goes floral in a really big way!

The three tier cake is almost taken over by bright flowers, but oddly enough it works without being “too much.” Read More

 
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