Themed Wedding Cakes
A themed wedding cake may be just what you’re looking for to set your cake and reception apart. While a themed cake would be a natural fit for a wedding that also invokes a theme – say an “Alice in Wonderland” wedding, or a renaissance wedding – a bride and groom may also choose a theme for their cake based upon the a favorite amusement park ride or a preferred hobby, a favorite location, or a season or holiday. For the couple enjoys the daring fun of an amusement park ride, we’ve seen cakes that immortalize attractions like Disney’s Splash Mountain – fun! Likewise, the bicycling-enthusiast couple might prefer a cake that shows a mountain bike ride. Less specific would be the couple who incorporate images and items from the ocean into a beach cake, which might include gum paste shells and star fish, sand-like or pearly finish, and maybe a sand castle topper. Finally, if your wedding takes place near a beloved holiday or season, like the Fourth of July, or autumn, or Christmas time, consider incorporating themes that echo those holidays or times of the year. A July wedding cake might be decorated with stars and sparklers, while autumn might show off colorful marzipan leaves and chocolate twigs and acorns. Christmas might inspire the use of traditional garnets and greens, or cool and snowy blues and silvers. If there is a theme that you love, consider celebrating it with your wedding cake. It will make your day even more memorable, for both you and your guests.
With much of the country coming out of a very deep freeze, I think today is the perfect day to dream about a beach wedding.
And if you're planning a beach-themed wedding, you're going to need a cake that has a tropical vibe – just like this beautiful creation!
I love how this cake plays on the ocean theme with alternating layers of blue icing for the sea and sand colored icing. It really makes me want to head to a beach right this minute.
As pretty as this cake is, it's also beautifully simple and doesn't go too far in the decor department. Read More
I have begrudgingly accepted the fact that it's not going to get warm anytime soon and snow is very, very likely here in the Midwest.
And so, I decided to share a cake that evokes that wintry feeling – the snowflake wedding cake.
You have to admit, even if you aren't a fan of snow this is a beautiful cake.
It's a six-tier stunner frosted with Swiss meringue that really looks like snow. And the royal icing snowflakes grow in size from top to bottom, giving the effect of falling snow. Read More
Today is the first full day of fall and I have to admit I'm completely obsessed with all things pumpkin right now.
\Maybe it's the chill in the air or the changing color of leaves, but if I could have a slice of pumpkin pie with a cup of pumpkin coffee all would be right with the world.
And then I thought how perfect pumpkins would be at a fall wedding! Read More
Today is your lucky day – even if it is Friday the 13th!
I discovered that there is a lot of old folklore on the interwebs about how getting married on Fridays can bring bad luck, but I say pish posh! Go ahead and get married on a Friday. And if you're feeling especially lucky, throw all caution to the wind and get married on a Friday the 13th! (In case you're wondering, there's still one more for this year – December 13, 2013). Read More
Today I wanted to feature a patriotic, All-American cake. Something red, white, and blue.
Let me tell you, it's amazing what you can find when you Google “patriotic wedding cake.”
My favorite cake that I found during my search was this beauty. I love the bright colors of the bottom blue tier and the top red tier. I also love the stark white tier in the middle, accented only by a red, white, and blue ribbon.
I think this cake would be perfect for a Memorial Day wedding, or a Fourth of July wedding, or even a wedding in the middle of September. Read More
After sweltering and nearly melting in last week's heat wave, I had to find a cake that made me think of cooler temps, and this super cute Snowman Couple cake is it!
I love the simplicity of the cake itself – just white frosting and some gorgeous snowflakes accented with red berries which make the whole cake just pop!
But what really made me smile were the adorable snow people standing atop the snowy white cake. Seriously – how cute are they, dressed in their snowperson wedding best? Who knew Frosty could be so handsome? Read More
How fun is this cake if you were thinking about having a Christmas in July wedding? It's kind of perfect, really.
Now I'm not sure how many people have a Christmas in July theme for their wedding, but it would be a lot of fun especially when it's a million degrees outside. Your guests could be enjoying a fun winter wonderland complete with this red, white, and pink creation.
I especially love that they've used the red and white Read More
Time for another fabulous themed cake. This one falls in the “juxtaposition of things that definitely don’t remind you of cake, but it’s so pretty you can’t help yourself” category.
I think this cake is absolutely beautiful. The Japanese characters are flawless, and the gumpaste flowers are incredibly lifelike. But the star of the show is the assortment of gumpaste sushi that adorns the top of the cake.
Wrapped in Read More
I love when old things are new again.
I remember when I was growing up that there was really no such thing as a stacked wedding cake. It was the era of plastic columns and rigid structural work. The first few times that I saw the rig that held cakes together, it was kind of like strolling “backstage” at Disney: the magic was gone. The Mickey Head was off the guy, and he was Read More
You know we love us some Disney here at A Wedding Cake Blog. In fact, as I write this, I am entertaining a visit on Wednesday to Epcot and reliving a jaunt to Magic Kingdom last week! Sigh. I heart living in Florida.
But I didn’t come here today to make you green with envy. Oh no. I came to show you a FABULOUS cake.
DisneyRob tapped me on the shoulder a while back and asked me if I’d like to feature his cake on our blog? And I said, Read More