The wedding cake
A limousine, an airy delicate dress of a happy bride, a strict exquisite suit of the groom, a chic bouquet are traditional attributes of any wedding. However, it is the wedding cake — this masterpiece of confectionery art — that will bring a special holiday atmosphere at the wedding banquet, emphasize the elegance of the taste of the newlyweds and will certainly please the guests.
Your fantasies should be realized by a professional confectioner with good taste and developed intuition. He will pass all your ideas through the prism of his knowledge and create such a work of confectionery art that will surprise all the guests of the wedding celebration. A snow-white solemn cake at a wedding ceremony looks gentle and luxurious. There are many variations of white cakes with a symbol of fidelity — white swans or beautiful snow-white castles.
The ceremony of cutting such a cake must be thought out to the smallest detail — this is necessary so that it remains unforgettable in the memory of the newlyweds and their guests.
Varieties of decor
White color in a duet with gold is one of the most win-win options! This combination is stylish and luxurious. The sweet addition of the wedding with gold patterns, champagne bubbles, the thin figure of the bride in a snow-white dress — all this is the personification of the further successful life of the newlyweds.
Gold or silver openwork paintings on a cake decorated in the Baroque style will look chic. The applied gold patterns will take the newlyweds with their guests to the era of ladies with crinolines and will remind you of the gallant gentlemen of those times. A wedding cake will look chic if you combine sweet icing with intricately shaped frills.
To reflect a spicy note, the tiers can be finished in soft blue and silver tones. The snow-white cake is decorated with pale lilac ribbons, bright green bows, multi-colored rhinestones and spectacular Swarovski stones. White cream tiers will look spectacular if they are decorated with shiny mastic ribbons. Contrasting decoration with berries will emphasize the solemnity of the celebrated event.
A professional confectioner will always be able to surprise your guests with his skill and create a true work of art, providing for a modern graffiti style.
A shade of ivory or delicate cream will give a special depth and sophistication to the snow-white color. A professional confectioner in such a culinary product will be able to repeat the lace ornament of the bride’s wedding dress. This option will add a special charm to the wedding event!
What shades harmonize with?
Black and red colors on the background of a snow-white base in their combination gives a symbol of the intensity of passions that rage in the quivering hearts of the newlyweds.
Black color should be added to the composition very carefully, at the slightest mistake you will get an aggressive and unaesthetic look. The design of a snow-white confectionery product with a black artsy thin mesh or elegant lace will make it refined and elegant. The idea of encrusting a white cake with a scattering of black “pearls” will add sophistication and show guests the value of the feelings of the newlyweds. Recently, unexpected variations of sophisticated dark tones have come into fashion. Such design solutions allow you to combine contrasting bright colors with dark and snow-white colors.
A cake in white and red design will look solemn and unforgettable. A snow-white cake, decorated with a large red flower, will look very cute with a clearing of flowers in delicate pastel colors. A chic effect will bring a cake in the shape of a ship with scarlet sails into the wedding atmosphere — such a culinary masterpiece will remind you of the dreams of the dreamy Assol.
The combination of bright red with pale turquoise and gold looks very beautiful. The cake can be ordered completely in red, decorated with a white ornament. A snow-white cake with bright scarlet details will look especially solemn, and decor with real strawberries will win the hearts of everyone around. Additions of red color can be different: from bright ribbons, flowers to all kinds of beads. You can try to portray the game of different shades by making tiers of different colors from pink to burgundy. Liquor-red cherry tones look amazing and rich, which will decorate the white background of a sweet delicacy.
If you prefer and love the style of minimalism, then you can’t overload such an exquisite confectionery with decoration, it’s enough to decorate with sprinkles and delicate scarlet berries or an elegant sugar bow.
The combination of white and blue colors allows you to play with the imagination of your guests. The blue color has in its arsenal many shades that are associated in spring with a blue transparent sky, in summer with the sea that beckons to itself during the holidays, in winter with frost on the trees on a frosty day, and in autumn with beautiful raindrops that reflect everything surrounding shades of forest motifs.
It is possible to decorate such a cake with a combination of stylish flowers, a small bow or flowing shiny ribbons to match the confectionery. Violets made of mastic look cute and gentle; such a masterpiece will bring guests closer to the Victorian style. It is very appropriate to complement the overall composition with small pancakes of non-contrasting tones, which are tied together with small light ribbons.
With putty, you can depict a cascade of color changes from pale blue to dark blue, such a composition will allow you to combine the colors of the sky on a sunny summer day and on a beautiful dark night with its golden constellations.
The snow-white cake looks elegant with blue flower arrangements scattered over the confectionery product, such delicate clearings start from the top and cascade down, distributed evenly over each tier. The combination of blue chrysanthemums on a white background gives a chic gloss, bows with blue shiny beads create the effect of precious stones.
You can make an avant-garde decision and order a cake that has the shape of a gift box, tied with blue mastic ribbons and a snow-white huge sugar bow. A white cake can be decorated with an openwork painting of thin blue or light blue lace, in this way you will get the embodiment of tenderness, elegance and sophistication. The basis of the cake can be not only white, but also other very delicate, refined pastel colors. You can decorate with multi-colored beads, chic pearls made from mastic. The names or initials of the bride and groom are laid out with silver or gold beads.
One of the most beautiful combinations is white and pink colors, such an embodiment in a confectionery product reflects all the tenderness of a young bride. Combinations of a white base and delicate pink roses traditionally decorated the weddings of our mothers in Soviet times.
Gold and silver
The epitome of royal solemnity is a white and gold wedding cake. It is inimitable both on a gold and on a snow-white basis. The presence of silver and gold decorations on cakes is very relevant, these colors have been considered a symbol of luxurious life and wealth for all centuries. Paints of silver and gold are added to the details of jewelry, such as beads, lace, roses.
You can play with color as you like! You can experiment with colors and embody different color schemes, adding delicate blue, lavender, beige, peach and aquamarine shades to the surface of a snow-white cake, images with roses, bows and all kinds of geometric shapes and ornaments. You can use these colors as a background on which a white ornament and pattern is applied.
If you are attracted by bright and rich colors, then experiment. Contrasting colors can be embodied in cake decorations made from mastic in the form of flowers, berries, fruits. Such a contrast should be in everything, not an exception here is the bride’s bouquet or the decoration of the banquet hall, so all colors should be combined in the general background of the solemn ceremony.
At the same time, there should not be many bright accents, because oversaturation tires the eyes of guests.
A special work of art is a white and purple cake, consisting of a white base framed with a purple ribbon created from fondant.
The yellow and white sunny version of the wedding cake is associated with vitality and wealth. For China, yellow colors symbolize prosperity, and a Russian folk omen says that a ceremony held in sunny hues contributes to a secure life together. Amber shades brought to the wedding ceremony will create a wonderful atmosphere of happiness for the newlyweds.
The wedding trend of our time is a new color direction called the ombre effect, which forms a smooth transition from light to deep dark. Wedding cakes with a combination of white and green are mainly ordered:
- in spring, when nature wakes up and you want renewal;
- in summer, when the green surroundings are pleasing to the eye.
Green color has many shades from very dark to very delicate mint tone. Bright green color symbolizes the rebirth and flourishing of love relationships. Calm muted tones speak of the harmony of feelings and the success of the newlyweds. Most often, plants are depicted in green on a white background, interweaving of delicate lace, geometry. If there is a desire to give the culinary product the feeling of a sunny summer day with its natural green palette, then yellow is added to the green color.
How to decorate a white wedding cake, see the following video.