Cutting the wedding cake can be the pinnacle moment of the reception, so you’ll want to be cutting into something special, right? Why not change it up a bit? Everyone seems to want ‘naked cakes’ at the moment, but in lieu of absolutely everyone doing it, why not do something else? Heres some of the best options you have to choose from to keep your cake unique and most certainly, feel like you.
1. Colour Me Pretty!
Want to make your wedding cake POP!? The best way is with a bit of color. You can either have a solid bold color, something to match right in with all your wedding decorations and flowers. Or go completely rainbow and wow your guests with something truly unique and jaw-dropping. They’ll be salivating all night and will wait with anticipation for the cutting of the cake so they can share in a piece of your colorful celebration. A happy cake makes everyone smile!
2. Macaron Tower
We all know that a cupcake tower is a great alternative to a traditional wedding cake. There’s something special about everyone having their own personalized wrapped up piece of wedding magic! Plus, you don’t need plates or cutlery to enjoy it! But let’s go a little further, why not Macarons? Macarons are fast becoming a must-have in regards to party favors or side treats, but when you work up a mountain of them they almost look like a modern-day colorful Croquembouche and can be a great alternative to a traditional wedding cake. Here’s to something a little different.
3. Fresh Flower Decoration
For decades edible flowers have been a standard wedding cake decoration, and well why not? They are quite pretty. But in the last few years, there has been a surge in presenting your wedding cake with fresh flowers, straight from the florist’s selection for your bouquet and table settings. Fresh flowers of a wedding cake bring the surrounds into the dining experience and add a touch of natural flourish and grace to the cake, no matter what the height or size, perfectly linking in the wedding colors and feel.
4. Celebrate Your Theme
Regardless if your entire wedding has an obvious theme or just a hint of one, your cake can stand out as the glue that holds your theme together. Use the opportunity to show off your theme and style in whichever way you see fit and bring a little joy into the mouths of your guests by having your cake as the themes centerpiece. Cartoon or superheroes, topsy-turvy mad hatter, countryside, sea-side or French Moulin Rouge, the cake is key!
5. Keeping It Smooth
Whilst a traditional shaped, multi-layered tiered wedding cake can lend to being embellished with detail upon detail, sometimes the best way to decorate is to use the KISS factor and Keep It Simple Stupid. (no offence intended)
A smooth finish and minimal decoration ticks all the boxes when you work with ‘less is more’. The smooth finish of the cake stands alone as an impressive cake technique and then the little decoration you may have on top, or on the edges, shine even more, making this simple style of cake decoration, a showstopper never the less.
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