The wedding cake

Cream wedding cake: beautiful design options and tips for choosing

An impec­ca­ble wed­ding cer­e­mo­ny always ends with a sump­tu­ous wed­ding cake. This is the oblig­a­tory cul­mi­na­tion of the evening, com­ple­ment­ed by a pleas­ant tea par­ty. Choos­ing a wed­ding cake can be as dif­fi­cult as choos­ing a bou­quet and a dress, and all because today con­fec­tion­ers offer a huge vari­ety of decors for con­fec­tionery. Cream con­fec­tions are con­sid­ered clas­sics, they are cho­sen as often as mas­tic options. Next, we will take a clos­er look at cream cakes, their fea­tures, a huge vari­ety and, of course, learn the advice of experts.

Peculiarities

Cream wed­ding cakes can be made in a vari­ety of shapes and with a vari­ety of top­pings. Let’s high­light their fea­tures, as well as some advan­tages and dis­ad­van­tages.

  • Cream wed­ding cakes mean not only a creamy creamy fill­ing, but also a com­plete dec­o­ra­tion of the prod­uct with cream. On the one hand, this is a huge plus, because such a con­fec­tionery prod­uct looks real­ly lux­u­ri­ous, but on the oth­er hand, creams can be quite oily, and not for every­body.
  • Bis­cuit cakes are very sat­is­fy­ing, so the aver­age prod­uct is enough to feed all the guests.
  • Cream cake can be made in a vari­ety of forms. Mul­ti-tiered round cakes are espe­cial­ly pop­u­lar, but if they are very large, then some­times ques­tions arise in their trans­porta­tion. Square and heart-shaped options are also pop­u­lar.
  • To make the cake less greasy, experts rec­om­mend choos­ing cheese lay­ers for cakes, as well as pro­tein and choco­late. There should be no prob­lems with the fill­ings, their con­fec­tion­ers offer them in the widest range.
  • The pecu­liar­i­ties of wed­ding cakes also include the fact that they must nec­es­sar­i­ly be com­bined favor­ably with the entire table set­ting and fit in style to the iden­ti­ty itself.

In gen­er­al, cream cakes have a lot more advan­tages, if only because they look real­ly chic and lux­u­ri­ous, and for the price, as a rule, they suit many new­ly­weds. Com­bined cakes with fresh flow­ers and mas­tic ele­ments are quite expen­sive. As for the fat con­tent of con­fec­tionery, this is not such a sig­nif­i­cant minus, since a suit­able cream for the fill­ing and exter­nal decor can be cho­sen accord­ing to the wish­es of the cus­tomer.

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Varieties

Wed­ding cream cakes are a fair­ly broad con­cept that includes a lot of mean­ing. As already men­tioned, cakes of this type imply not only fill­ing, but also decor. Next, con­sid­er the main types of cream from which con­fec­tionery prod­ucts for a wed­ding can be made.

  • Pro­tein. This cream is the light­est con­sis­ten­cy, rem­i­nis­cent of meringue. It is non-greasy and per­fect­ly absorbed by the body, as well as a pleas­ant taste. This type is used both for impreg­na­tion of cakes, and for the main decor. As a rule, it is sup­ple­ment­ed with var­i­ous fruits as dec­o­ra­tions.
  • Very often for mul­ti-tiered cakes choose but­ter creams, which per­fect­ly stick togeth­er the lay­ers of the con­fec­tionery. Also, the con­sis­ten­cy of this cream is ide­al for cre­at­ing air fig­ures on the cake. Very often con­fec­tion­ers make swans and all kinds of flow­ers.
  • But­ter cream, as a rule, is obtained from high-qual­i­ty con­densed milk. A dessert with such a lay­er is usu­al­ly con­sid­ered heavy and quite high in calo­ries, but no oth­er cream has such taste qual­i­ties. Ide­al for soak­ing cakes. It has been very pop­u­lar since Sovi­et times.

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Today, con­fec­tion­ers offer a wide range of selec­tion of a vari­ety of styles for dec­o­rat­ing cream cakes.

  • For an ele­gant, min­i­mal­ist cake, you can ask the pas­try chef to make a tex­tured but­ter­cream top, which usu­al­ly requires a min­i­mal amount of dec­o­ra­tion. It will be enough to dec­o­rate the prod­uct with sev­er­al flow­ers or berries.
  • When using spe­cial con­fec­tionery choco­late on a cream cake, you can cre­ate very unusu­al, and at the same time beau­ti­ful streaks. On such a cake, you can install ready-made fig­urines of the bride and groom. The prod­uct will turn out with­out all the super­flu­ous, but very fes­tive.
  • Flow­ers and oth­er fig­ures are usu­al­ly cre­at­ed using a spe­cial con­fec­tionery syringe. It takes quite a lot of time and effort, and there­fore real works of art are not cheap.
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  • On the cake, you can make a small, but notice­able wed­ding inscrip­tion. It can also be made from cream or choco­late.
  • Cream cakes dec­o­rat­ed with fresh flow­ers and airy French mac­a­roons look very ele­gant. As a rule, such prod­ucts are com­plete­ly coat­ed with cream to obtain a smooth sur­face on which the entire decor is locat­ed.
  • No less often, cream cakes are dec­o­rat­ed with mas­tic cov­er­ing and var­i­ous fig­urines made from it. I would like to note right away that the mas­tic is made exclu­sive­ly for dec­o­ra­tion. Despite the fact that it is edi­ble, it does not have any spe­cial taste qual­i­ties, so it is sim­ply not eat­en. In fon­dant cakes, all the atten­tion is paid to the deli­cious creamy fill­ing.
  • We espe­cial­ly rec­om­mend pay­ing atten­tion to the cream cake using the ombre tech­nique. Ombre is made from lay­ers of cream, due to which such a beau­ti­ful effect of tran­si­tion from col­or to col­or is achieved.
  • White cake from sev­er­al tiers cov­ered with white cream can be diver­si­fied with fresh con­trast­ing berries. Black­ber­ries, rasp­ber­ries and straw­ber­ries har­mo­nize per­fect­ly with creamy ganache. If you lay berries and fruits beau­ti­ful­ly, then they will look no worse than those that could be made from cream.
  • A red and white creamy cake with heart-shaped ros­es on it can look very orig­i­nal.

Gelatin, can­died flow­ers such as vio­lets and laven­der, sea­son­al and exot­ic berries and fruits can also be used to dec­o­rate the con­fec­tion.

Dimensions

In addi­tion to inter­est­ing design, you should always con­sid­er the size of the planned cake. Let’s fig­ure out what sweets are in size.

  • Sin­gle-tier. As a rule, such prod­ucts do not weigh more than 4–5 kg. On sin­gle-tier cakes, a cream frame with swans fig­ures looks great.
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  • Bunk. Such cakes weigh from five to ten kilo­grams. They can be dec­o­rat­ed with both fresh and cream flow­ers. Such con­fec­tionery prod­ucts are ide­al for medi­um-sized wed­dings.
  • Three-tier. These prod­ucts are most often cho­sen for wed­dings, the num­ber of guests of which exceeds fifty peo­ple.
  • Mul­ti-tiered (more than 3 tiers). Such cakes, as a rule, are assem­bled at the place of the cel­e­bra­tion, since they are very dif­fi­cult to trans­port, and the cream may leak dur­ing trans­porta­tion.

Tips for confectioners

So that the con­fec­tion­er can bring to life the most desired cake, cus­tomers should take into account a few points and explain what they want to see at their cel­e­bra­tion.

  • It is high­ly unde­sir­able to place tox­ic plants such as lilies of the val­ley and callas on any cake, it is best to give pref­er­ence to ros­es, chrysan­the­mums and peonies.
  • It is very impor­tant to dec­o­rate a cream cake with fresh flow­ers at least 1.5–2 hours before serv­ing, but you don’t have to wor­ry about a prod­uct with mas­tic, noth­ing will hap­pen to it, even if it is made a day in advance.
  • You should be very care­ful with frag­ile pro­tein con­fec­tionery. It is best if the con­fec­tion­ers them­selves deliv­er the dessert to the cel­e­bra­tion.
  • The cake looks incred­i­bly beau­ti­ful, the stand for which is dec­o­rat­ed with real flow­ers or branch­es of dec­o­ra­tive green­ery.

Sum­ming up, it should be said that any cake, in what­ev­er for­mat it is baked and dec­o­rat­ed, is the per­fect addi­tion to every wed­ding cer­e­mo­ny. The main thing is to entrust the cre­ation of such an impor­tant wed­ding attribute to a true pro­fes­sion­al in his field, a con­fec­tion­er who will not only make a beau­ti­ful dessert, but also take care of a pleas­ant creamy fill­ing that can sur­prise all guests.

For infor­ma­tion on how to assem­ble and dec­o­rate a wed­ding cake, see the video below.