Unconventional Wedding Cakes
In today’s wedding world, it seems that most wedding cakes are unconventional. It’s almost unconventional to have a white on white wedding cake! But in an unconventional wedding cake might refer to the design, the topper, or the flavors featured. Regarding design, one popular unconventional style today is the topsy turvy, asymmetrical design. Stacked cake layers give the illusion that the cake could spill over any minute, when in fact, the cake is balanced and level. Unconventional toppers are another way that a couple may make their cake unique. The couple who loves Angry Birds, for instance, can feature the adorable characters perched atop their cake. Can’t last a minute without your cell phone? There’s a wedding topper for that, too. Prefer Goth to Victorian? No problem. A talented baker can help you realize your dream cake. But you might opt for traditional design and toppers, and still find ways to be unconventional with flavors – even savory alternatives to wedding cakes, like “cakes” made of wheels of cheese, or layers of savory meet pies, might stand in for a conventional cake. So, express yourselves! In cake! And send us pictures.
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
It’s been a really long time since we’ve showcased a cake that could pass as a groom’s cake.
But today we have a perfect groom’s cake!
This naked chocolate stout cake would be the ideal cake for the groom. (Of course it would also work as a non-traditional wedding cake, but we really like the idea of a groom’s cake). Read More
The temperature outside might be chilly, but that doesn’t mean your cake needs to be covered in icing!
Today’s featured cake is the perfect winter wedding cake in all its dark and dramatic glory!
I love the idea of chocolate wedding cakes – and even though I love chocolate icing, this rustic cake with minimal icing is lovely. Read More
If there’s one color I love to see on a wedding cake it is blue – specifically a light blue that was made famous by a particular jewelry company.
Today’s featured cake is that lovely shade of blue and the addition of a lace overlay piped onto the cake takes it to the next level for sure.
This cake is elegant and classic and it could also fill the role of “something blue” at the wedding. Read More
As much as I love the traditional white wedding cake, every now and then it’s nice to mix things up and think about non-traditional cakes.
The idea of a black frosted cake might seem odd to some but I think it’s a great idea for an elegant winter wedding.
A black and gold cake would be a bit too dramatic in the middle of summer. Read More
One of my favorite treats to whip up has to be Rice Krispie Treats – all ooey and gooey with extra marshmallows.
It’s an easy dessert to make and it’s guaranteed to please even the pickiest of dessert eaters.
So, how fun would it be to serve a Rice Krispie wedding cake? This has to be one of the best non-traditional wedding cake ideas I’ve seen. Read More