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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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White and Rainbow Wedding Cake

rainbow cake with heart

Since we’re in the dog days of summer it seems like a good time to showcase another simple rainbow wedding cake.

Rainbows and summer go hand-in-hand, right?

I love the simplicity of this cake. It’s not fussy or over-the-top. It’s just a simple two-tier white wedding cake with a little bit of color added thanks to a cute little cake topper. Read More

 
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White Cake with Fresh White Flowers

white cake with white flowers

I love an over-the-top, non-traditional wedding cake just as much as the next non-traditionalist. But I also love simple wedding cakes that are both elegant and gorgeous.

Take today’s wedding cake as an example.

There isn’t a lot going on with the cake but that’s what makes it special. The ‘wow’ factor is in the cake’s simplicity.

A stark white tiered cake topped with fresh white blooms. It’s simple and beautiful and makes a statement by not being over-the-top. Read More

 
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Red Polka Dot Wedding Cake

red polka dot cake

I am a huge fan of all things polka dot. There is something so fun and yet classy about those polka dots.

Plus, it’s fun to say (and type) polka dot. 😉

While my favorite polka dot combo is black and white, I am loving today’s wedding cake featuring red and white polka dots! Read More

 
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Lace Wedding Cake

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Lace-inspired wedding cakes are a trend I could definitely get behind, especially for summer weddings.

I love the idea of incorporating lace into the design of one’s wedding cake.

You could even take a sample of the lace from your wedding dress and have the design appear on your cake. Read More

 
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Wedding Cake and Cupcakes

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I love the idea of serving cupcakes at a wedding reception.

They’re fun and functional. And everyone loves cupcakes!

But what if you want to serve cupcakes but still have a traditional wedding cake to cut too? Simple – serve both!

This is a fun concept – have a small, one tier wedding cake as the “main” cake – basically for the couple to cut – and then surround it by gorgeous cupcakes. Read More

 
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Multi-Tier Unfrosted Wedding Cake

unfrosted cake

Today I’m showcasing another naked, unfrosted wedding cake simply because it’s like nothing I’ve seen before.

Not only is it part of the whole “naked wedding cake” trend that just keeps hanging on (what do you have against frosting??) but look very closely at the cake.

Do you see what I see?

Yep! That’s right! Star Wars Lego figurines.

That. Is. Awesome. Read More

 
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Wedding Cake with Sprinkles

sprinkle wedding cake

We’re halfway through summer and I’m still loving wedding cakes with sprinkles!

I don’t know what it is about these cakes – other than they are fun and whimsical and sometimes even elegant. And, they’re totally not what you think of when you think “wedding cakes.”

After all, sprinkles are the kind of thing you find on a child’s birthday cupcake.

But I am loving this trend and I hope it sticks around. Read More

 
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Red, White, and Blue Wedding Cake

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Happy Fourth of July!

While I hope you’re enjoying a family cookout and lots of fireworks, it seemed only appropriate to showcase a patriotic red, white, and blue wedding cake today!

I love the abstract look of this cake. It’s modern and fun with that all-American vibe thrown in for the holiday. Read More

 
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Summer Wedding Cake

cake with flamingos

Strangely enough (or maybe not so strangely considering my love for all things warm and tropical) I adore flamingos.

Yes, they’re odd looking – tall, pink birds – but they make me think of warm climates like Florida. Which makes me think about summer.

So it seems only fitting that I am in love with this summer-themed cake, made complete with the addition of adorable flamingos. Read More

 
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Naked Wedding Cake with Pink Peony

cake with peony

Sometimes, less is better.

For example – when it is 95 degrees outside with 1 million percent humidity, it’s better to be in a bathing suit than a business suit. Less is better.

The same can be said of wedding cakes. When it’s hot and humid outside sometimes the last thing you want is a wedding cake with a whole bunch of icing. Read More

 
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