War prompts us more than ever to turn to our roots and symbols of national identity. This applies not only to literature, clothes and the mention of traditions — curiosity about originality is also manifested in unexpected little things, such ascakes! Chanfashion prepared a photo selection ofcake designs (and not only) based on Ukrainian motifs to inspire you 🙂
Ukrainian cultural heritage is really rich in authentic patterns, embroideries and color schemes with hidden symbolic meaning. This will be a great basis for creating a unique dessert for such an important day! Here are some incredible options for decoratingcakes inspired by unique traditional Ukrainian motifs.
One of the important Ukrainian symbols is the sunflower — not only beautiful, bright and cheerful, but also definitely useful. There are many options for how to use the symbol of the sun and fertility in a cake — this includes decorating a neutral base with real live flowers, and imitating painting with oil paints, which will make the dessert a work of art. For a larger volume, mastic decor is suitable, and the ideal color combination, of course, remains the yellow-blue range.
Cake designs with poppies
We continue the theme of iconic Ukrainian flowers with red poppies. These plants will perfectly complement both the minimalistic white design of the cake and the real cream landscape of the native deer.
An ear of wheat
Concluding the floristic part ofcake decoration ideas, we cannot ignore wheat. Undoubtedly, it is a very important plant for Ukrainian culture, it is not for nothing that half of the flag was allocated to it 🙂 Wheat can decorate the cake itself as a pattern or an additional accent element, and become part of the design of the stand for thecake.
The easiest way to honor Ukrainian symbols in acake is to use a yellow-blue color scheme in its decoration. Moreover, the use of certain colors does not limit you stylistically at all — you can use them to decorate both minimalist cakes and real works of art in the art deco style, complex geometric designs, decor with imitation of crystal and in general any other options for the appearance of the dessert. An interesting idea would be to make colored cakes if you want to keep the cake neutral in color or one color.
Let’s not forget about the candy bar! Small desserts, such as macaroons, cookies or gingerbread, can also be made in the colors of the Ukrainian flag or supplemented with patriotic inscriptions. Small sweets are suitable not only for a candy bar, but also as bonbonnieres — small gifts forguests.
Bento cakes for a holiday for two
Due to the fact that many couples now refuse lavish celebrations and choose a holiday for two or a small chamber wedding, bento cakes will be a great solution. This is a small dessert of up to 500 g, which can be eaten together without any problems 🙂 Or order several such cakes of different flavors and treat them to your loved ones. Usually, bento is made with a simple decoration: it can be a funny or symbolic inscription for you, or a simple drawing.
For a long time, korovai occupied a very important place in theceremonies of Ukrainians, and even now many couples do not forget about it. Especially since, in addition to their symbolic meaning, cows can be a real incredible decoration of thetable! Just look at the decor options offered by modern craftsmen.