The wedding cake

Wedding cake figurines - an original and individual cake decoration for newlyweds

The cul­mi­na­tion of every wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion is the cut­ting of the cake, which is why the design of a sweet dessert should be giv­en spe­cial atten­tion. The cake can be baked in dif­fer­ent styles, but works of con­fec­tionery art with fig­urines always look rel­e­vant and impres­sive.

Peculiarities

Tra­di­tion­al­ly, they try to turn a wed­ding cake into a real culi­nary mas­ter­piece. The main trend of recent years has become mul­ti-tiered treats, the top of which is dec­o­rat­ed with fig­ures that per­son­i­fy the new­ly­weds or sym­bol­ize the strength of feel­ings and mutu­al love between the new­ly­weds. Fig­ures are edi­ble and ined­i­ble:

  • edi­ble ones are made from caramel, mas­tic, dough, choco­late, marzi­pan or can­dy mass;
  • ined­i­ble ones are most often made of porce­lain, plas­tic, poly­mer clay or ceram­ics.

If the new­ly-made spous­es want to keep the mem­o­ry of the cel­e­bra­tion for many years, then it is bet­ter to give pref­er­ence to ined­i­ble dec­o­ra­tions, but if you are deter­mined to share the most deli­cious pieces of wed­ding treats with your guests, then you should choose options for food mate­ri­als.

Jewelry options

traditional figurines

The option with fig­urines depict­ing the bride and groom is con­sid­ered a clas­sic. “Young” can hug, hold hands, kiss, dri­ve a wed­ding car or dance. As a rule, they reflect the lifestyle of the new­ly­weds and their char­ac­ter.

Most often, young peo­ple are depict­ed in tra­di­tion­al wed­ding dress­es in black and white, but some new­ly­weds do not look for easy ways and strive to stand out, so their desserts are crowned by a man and a woman in the form of swans, in the cos­tumes of Adam and Eve, small Cupids, or in any alter­na­tive options. In sec­ond place in pop­u­lar­i­ty are fig­urines of doves, swans and images of wed­ding rings with hearts.

cartoon characters

Wed­ding cakes are often dec­o­rat­ed with fig­urines of famous car­toon char­ac­ters. This option is opti­mal for those who are fed up with the stan­dard canons of a wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion and for those who want to make their hol­i­day tru­ly fun and provoca­tive. Young peo­ple with a good sense of humor will sure­ly appre­ci­ate Min­ions, Prince and Cin­derel­la, Mick­ey and Min­nie Mouse, as well as Shrek with Fiona and Rapun­zel with Eugene.

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wedding in blue

Such fig­ures will not only set the tone for the hol­i­day, but also turn it into a lit­tle fairy tale with a hap­py end­ing.

humorous

The fun­ni­est jokes are based on self-irony and self-crit­i­cism, so using humor­ous decor can cheer up not only young peo­ple, but all guests. Not nec­es­sar­i­ly fun­ny fig­ures should have a great resem­blance to the young, more­over, they are often made car­i­ca­tured. For exam­ple, brides are very pop­u­lar. who caught the groom with a bait, or girls who drag a stub­born young man to the reg­istry office.

There are a few more pop­u­lar ideas for such fig­ures:

  • a bride car­ry­ing her beloved hus­band in her arms;
  • tip­sy spous­es;
  • the groom who stepped on the long veil of his young wife;
  • a man who helps his com­pan­ion to climb to the top­most tier of the cake.

Of course, if you plan to present such a cake to the new­ly­weds as a gift, you must be 100% sure that they will not be offend­ed and will not per­ceive such decor as an insult.

inscriptions

In recent years, jew­el­ry has become quite pop­u­lar, rep­re­sent­ing the inter­twined names of the new­ly­weds or their mono­grams. Thus, the decor empha­sizes the unique­ness of the cel­e­bra­tion and the tar­get­ing of the con­fec­tionery mas­ter­piece. Depend­ing on the con­cept of a sweet dessert, these can be full names, a com­mon sur­name, cap­i­tal let­ters. At the same time, they can be locat­ed side by side, inter­twined or closed in one ring. Short con­grat­u­la­to­ry texts and wed­ding wish­es look very impres­sive.

When dec­o­rat­ing a cake in this way, pref­er­ence should be giv­en to sil­ver, gold and moth­er-of-pearl shades, and, of course, the font should be well read­able.

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Wedding hair accessories

What are they made of?

Edi­ble fig­urines for wed­ding cakes are made using sev­er­al pop­u­lar tech­nolo­gies. An excel­lent dec­o­ra­tion can be fig­urines made of white and dark choco­late, as well as neat dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments made of marzi­pan. A styl­ish com­po­si­tion can be obtained by mix­ing cream and sug­ar, and swans made from meringue are con­sid­ered the pin­na­cle of con­fec­tionery art.

How­ev­er, mas­tic is the most pop­u­lar for mak­ing fig­urines. It is used not only to cre­ate fig­ures, all kinds of inscrip­tions and cake dec­o­ra­tions are also made from it. The mate­r­i­al is a homo­ge­neous plas­tic mass with a vis­cous tex­ture. You can buy it ready-made, or you can make it your­self. There are sev­er­al recipes for mak­ing mas­tic.

  • Hon­ey - it is cre­at­ed on the basis of liq­uid hon­ey. A fea­ture of the prod­uct is that such a mas­tic does not crum­ble and does not crum­ble.
  • Dairy — based on con­densed milk.
  • Gelati­nous — such a prod­uct is used to cre­ate bulky and com­plex com­po­si­tions.

How to do it your­self?

  • To pre­pare fig­urines for a wed­ding cake, you first need to build a wire frame. First, the wire is twist­ed in the shape of a cir­cle, while its diam­e­ter will cor­re­spond to the diam­e­ter of the future bride’s dress. The rest should be bent so that a right angle is formed and one of its ends remains in the cen­ter of the cir­cle.
  • After that, it is nec­es­sary to wrap it with white mas­tic so that it looks like a young dress.
  • One of the wires should be wrapped not along, but across the frame, it will become the basis for the bride’s hands — they are wrapped with beige mas­tic, which is more like a nat­ur­al flesh col­or.
  • The head is made sep­a­rate­ly, also in a beige ver­sion, after which it is attached to the shoul­ders. Do not for­get that even a sweet and edi­ble bride should remain a woman — give her forms all the nec­es­sary round­ness. To do this, roll up two balls, attach them in front, and cov­er them with a thin white lay­er on top.
  • The bride should def­i­nite­ly make her hair and a weight­less veil, to make the lat­ter, roll out the mas­tic as thin as pos­si­ble, almost to the cob­web and fix it very care­ful­ly on the “young” hair­style.
  • Draw­ing the bride’s face requires spe­cial care — food col­or­ing and a thin brush are used for this.
See also
Responsibilities of a witness at a wedding

Tips

  • When choos­ing images that will dec­o­rate the cake, first of all con­sid­er the style of the wed­ding cer­e­mo­ny. If you are hold­ing events in a touch­ing and roman­tic way, humor­ous images will be cat­e­gor­i­cal­ly inap­pro­pri­ate.
  • If you pre­fer sweet fig­ures, then keep in mind that the mas­tic requires spe­cial stor­age con­di­tions — it is kept in a cool place, always in cling film in a her­met­i­cal­ly sealed con­tain­er. The fig­urine can be tak­en out of the refrig­er­a­tor only a few hours before the hol­i­day, and placed on the cake only before serv­ing.
  • It is very impor­tant to fix the fig­urines tight­ly on the last tier of the cake, oth­er­wise you can­not avoid them falling to the floor and vio­lat­ing the integri­ty of the entire com­po­si­tion.

Beautiful examples

The most com­mon idea for dec­o­rat­ing a wed­ding cake is del­i­cate and roman­tic fig­urines depict­ing the bride and groom.

How­ev­er, the fig­ures can be car­i­ca­tured, they empha­size the end­less sense of humor of the young.

Car­toon char­ac­ters and ani­mal fig­urines look spec­tac­u­lar.

An unusu­al but effec­tive idea is cakes with gin­ger­bread top­pers.

And of course, the clas­sics — rings, hearts, swans and a pair of doves.

How to make fig­urines on a wed­ding cake with your own hands, see the fol­low­ing video.