But the cake that modern day couples are smashing may look very different from those of their grandparents.
White cake with white frosting and delicate white icing roses will likely always be the go-to design for the classic bride. And don’t forget the traditional bride and groom figurine on the top of the tiered cakes.
Many modern day couples are abandoning some of these traditions and bringing new and innovative cake ideas to their wedding receptions.
Having a theme inspired wedding? If you are planning to recreate a magical wedding fit for a princess and her Prince Charming, why not have a cake sculpted to look like a castle? Many modern cake decorators play the role of sculptor as much as they do bakers and can likely to have the ability to create any shape, no matter how crazy your request.
Fresh flowers are always a safe way to keep the cake classy and chic. Choose flowers in the same colors as the wedding theme or go for a classic topper of all white floral heads. Modern cakes aren’t always round and not always white. Experiment with chocolate icing or even add an ombre of colors. Some brides are opting for “naked cakes.”
No, not that kind of naked (save that kind of activity for the bachelorette party). A naked cake is simply one that isn’t covered in icing. The layers of cake are exposed and can create a pleasing look.
The cake can then be enhanced with icing layers and decorative toppers. Stacked cakes can be square or even a simple sheet cake will suffice for a more casual affair.
Don’t be limited by what you have come to believe a wedding cake should look like, but let your imagination be your guide.