A wedding cake is so much more than just eggs, flour and sugar. A beautiful, well-crafted wedding cake makes a stunning centrepiece for your wedding décor, gives you a sweet send off into married life and forms an integral part of your big day traditions. But sometimes a wedding cake can be even more than that. Here are five ways that your wedding cake can take on a new significance.
Incorporate Elements of Your Dress
If you’re having a beautiful lace pattern on your dress or veil, why not have it mirrored in your cake design. A bespoke wedding cake design can incorporate any pattern you like, within reason, and tying the two together could be really special, particularly if your dress or veil is an antique or family heirloom.
Your Wedding Cake Could Be Your Something Blue
No room for something blue on your dress or outfit? Your wedding cake could be your something blue. Whether you’re going for a pale pastel palette or a rich and bold hue, your wedding cake can serve a double purpose.
Take the Opportunity to Create a New Monogram
Your wedding day signals the start of your life as a new family unit, so why not celebrate the start of your married life and have a monogram designed with both of your initials. Monogrammed cakes make an elegant and truly personal statement, and unveiling your own monogram on your wedding cake would be an amazing surprise for your guests.
See if Your Designer Will Use an Old Family Recipe
Choose a flavour that makes it feel even more like all your birthdays have come at once! Even if it’s just for one tier, why not up the sentimental value of your cake and see if your designer will use a valued family recipe.
A cake that tastes so familiar but still has all the grandeur and intricacy of a traditional wedding cake is bound to make a delicious and emotional treat. Make sure that you save that particular tier for close family members who will immediately recognise the taste, and surprise them with that first bite.
Be Creative With Your Cake Topper
Whether it’s an adorable replica of the two of you or something symbolic that represents your life together, a well-chosen cake topper can add a much-needed personal touch to your wedding cake. Once you have an idea of what you would like, talk to your designer as they may be able to incorporate the topper into the design more seamlessly than just placing it on top of the cake.
There are many ways to make your cake more bespoke, unique and meaningful. Whatever you do, the most important thing is that it represents the two of you. So, how are you going to make your wedding cake really matter?
Guest post by Marie Sinclair of GC Couture
Marilyn Wedding Cake with Lace Detail and Audrey Blue and White Wedding Cake: GC Couture
Monogrammed Wedding Cake: Flickr by Sweetfacecakes (CC BY 2.0 License)
Cutting Cake: HBA Photography
VW Camper Van Cake Topper: Neil Walker Photography