Wedding Cake Designs Ideas

A part of your wedding planning is to consider wedding cake designs ideas.

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wedding cake designs ideas

When hubbie and I were married, an acquaintance from my husband's work was very kind to make us a wedding cake. It was a round, 1 tier, white, traditional wedding fruit cake.

Today, however, there is a huge move away from the traditional fruit cake mix. Now with items such as plates and pillars to hold the tiers, the structure of the cake is where the strength is and the cakes themselves can be lighter in consistency.

Common choices for cakes are still carrot cake and chocolate or vanilla sponge cake. Although by no means are you limited to these choices. In fact, you can choose nearly any flavor you desire. It is best to work with your baker to know what options you have. If you are planning to serve the cake to your guests though, it is important to pick flavors with universal appeal. This is the reason why chocolate and vanilla remain so popular for cakes made for weddings.

At the end of the day, it is the couple's choice and most are looking for the simple and elegant styles and creating memories with unique wedding cakes.

wedding cake designs ideas

Click and Print this Wedding Cake Designs Ideas Page. It's free! Print off as many as you like as you go about your wedding planning and choosing the best wedding cake to suit your day!

Here are some factors to consider and help you refine your choice.

Wedding Cake Designs Ideas According to:

Shape of the Wedding Cake

Wedding cakes can be made in a number of shapes.

  • Round Wedding cakes - can be 1 layer, but are often tiered with the layers becoming smaller as the tier rises. You can also cut up your 3 tier wedding cake, package it and use this as your wedding favor.
  • Square - can be the same as above
  • Cupcake Wedding cakes - This has become a very popular and unique wedding cake idea. The cupcakes can be decorated according to a particular colour or theme and arranged simply on glass layered plates. It is a huge success and the cupcake wedding cakes can also be given easily as a wedding gift/cake - perhaps placed in its own box, or with a patty pan with a note from the bride and groom. If I were to have my wedding again, I think I would go with this wedding cake design idea.
  • Mini wedding cakes - Instead of having cupcakes, you may choose to have mini cakes on displays. There are so many styles, tastes and specialty little cakes to think of or choose from - every wedding cake will be a unique wedding cake!
  • Fondant Wedding cakes - fondant icing used to decorate wedding cakes can be skillfully styled with different colours and is useful to tie in with any theme.

Colour of the Wedding Cake

What colours do you have in mind for your wedding party? Well, include that colour in the cake decorations, flowers or other unique wedding toppers you may include. For cakes with multiple tiers you can have a different tastes or colours for each tier. Use the more common flavors on the larger cakes and as the tiers, or levels get smaller, choose the more exotic cakes flavors.

Theme of the Wedding

Having decided on a wedding theme early on in your wedding planning can help even in the choice of your wedding cake. Depending on the theme and location of your wedding, you can choose a cake that suits. Winter - see the page on winter wedding cakes for ideas. Also, the type of reception venue and the type of catering involved can help you make a wedding cake decision. Perhaps you are having an outdoor finger food reception - well a cake that can be handed out in small boxes or a truffle on a stick would be ideal.

Perhaps for an autumn theme you may choose perhaps the pinecone pyramid box with chocolates inside as pictured below.

With fondant the ideas are endless as long as you find a baker who can keep up with your imagination.

Decorations and Wedding Toppers

Wedding Toppers are a fun way to add personality on to your cake as well as include your theme. Not only that - you can also use a wedding topper for nostalgia - a topper from your family if they still have it. Think about monogram wedding cake toppers?

Your cake supplier will have many wedding cake designs ideas for you. Make an appointment with your baker to sample a few of their creations and find the combination that works for your taste buds and your budget. And be sure to have one place to keep all your wedding planning notes. Print this Wedding Cake Designs Ideas Page. It's free! Print off as many as you like as you go about your wedding planning and choosing the best wedding cake to suit your day!

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