The wedding cake holds varying importance or different people, often depending on the extent of sweet tooth between you and your intended. But many people look no further than a white iced fruit cake for their big day, which are perfect for a minimalist or traditional theme, but for those of you that want to make more of a statement there are lots of creative options out there for your wedding cake.
And I know this for a fact because I have been ogling over the beautiful artistry of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium. This post does come with a bit of a warning, it will undoubtedly leave your mouth watering and your tummy rumbling – but it will also almost certainly give you inspiration and a few snippets of advice for choosing your own wedding cake from the very lovely Elizabeth herself.
“Even of you don’t have a particular cake in mind, or even a photograph, make a collage of all the things that inspire your style and take it along to your cake maker. Also it is important for you to know the exact colour scheme of your wedding before planning the cake. In terms of the cake decorations, a talented cake designer can match the details on your wedding dress, or the exact colour of your bridesmaid dresses if you provide a swatch of the fabric.”
“Gone are the days when wedding cakes were heavy, stodgy fruit cakes. Nowadays, you can choose from a variety of flavours, ranging from chocolate, vanilla, carrot cake and lemon to unusual flavours like banana, coconut and coffee and walnut. Fillings can range from plain vanilla butter-cream and chocolate ganache, to orange butter-cream, mocha butter-cream, cream cheese to Morello cherry. For a bit of variety, you can have different flavoured tiers to cater for different tastes.”
“As the cake will take centre stage at the reception, discuss possible display areas and how the table will be dressed with your wedding planner and cake maker. If for instance the cake will be iced in butter cream for a summer wedding, it is advisable not to display the cake in a hot room or place it near a window.”
Aren’t they beautiful?! If you want to see more of these fabulous cakes from Elizabeth head over to the Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium website…and please do leave some comment love for Elizabeth below. What is your favourite style or flavour for a wedding cake? Do you prefer traditional or unique?
Love, Aphrodite x