The wedding cake
Nowadays, wedding cakes have become not just a must-have treat on the wedding table, but also a bright accent that completes the holiday. That is why special importance is attached to its decor and design: some couples opt for delicate and classic compositions, others prefer non-trivial and original decors, and still others buy cupcakes altogether.
Today, the confectionery industry offers cakes for absolutely every taste. Newlyweds can choose the style and shade of a sweet dessert that will fit the overall concept of the holiday. In general, wedding cakes can be:
- single or multi-tiered;
- with and without inscriptions;
Moreover, in recent years, it is the latter option that is rapidly gaining more and more popularity, since such a treat is convenient to serve at the table, and it looks exceptionally stylish.
With mastic and cream
Quite often, cakes are covered with mastic. In this case, the desserts look perfectly even and very smooth, while the mastic allows you to get any color of the outer coating. However, some, in accordance with established traditions, cover the cake with cream and decorate with fruits and berries. A buttercream-free cake is a win-win for a classic wedding, especially if not all guests like the taste of such a sweet coating. Wedding cakes give a lot of room for imagination: young people can order a dessert with flowers, juicy berries, images of people, animals and fairy-tale characters. Moreover, cakes can be made not only in a standard round shape, but also in the form of a heart or a flower.
Another hit in recent years has been the creation of a sweet treat in the form of multi-tiered shortbread or sugar cookies, which are decorated with cream, chocolate patterns or sparkles. This option is good if you can’t decide which cake to choose and order several different desserts instead of one to please all your guests — you can combine a whole palette of toppings and flavors in one treat. However, try not to overdo it — you should not choose more than 7–8 flavors at a time.
With fruits and berries
Classic cakes, perhaps, will never lose their relevance, otherwise they will cease to be a classic. Flowers, fruits, assemblies — all these are the most common and frequently encountered details of decorating cakes for newlyweds. However, despite the fact that all these decors remain at the peak of popularity, their number is changing. The trends of recent years dictate their fashion, and now the design of desserts is becoming either redundant or, on the contrary, extremely concise and minimalistic.
Confectioners note that in the last season, cakes with open cakes, the so-called naked treats, have become in demand. Wedding designers predict that over the coming years, such treats will remain one of the hits with newlyweds. In addition, the fashion for brown chocolate cakes is back again.
Vintage and shabby chic, which quickly burst into our lives, made their own adjustments to the decor of wedding treats. There are a huge number of ideas for sweet dishes made in retro style, and each of them is exclusive in its own way. Traditionally, they are dominated by white, as well as gold and beige shades. One of the latest trends is a vintage cake with hand-painted watercolors, while the decor theme can be very diverse: graphics, graffiti, and even images of young people, stylized “antique”.
Sweet lace cakes are especially popular. They are designed in delicate pastel shades and decorated with white and brown laces made from food mastic and chocolate. Black lace cakes are considered truly delicious. Vintage in black and white has been at the peak of popularity for several years, which is why wedding treats in this style are definitely in trend. Black lace becomes the highlight of every wedding celebration.
In vintage style, floral themes are still popular. Usually confectioners decorate desserts with large daisies, feces, roses and orchids. No less popular are traditional ribbons with sugar bows made of mastic. Probably, a single-tier snow-white cake with a chic bow on the side, completely imitating a fabric one, is rightfully considered the dream of any bride and creates a special atmosphere of a solemn event.
With fresh flowers
No wedding is complete without fresh luxurious flowers. They are considered an indispensable attribute of a wedding celebration: they decorate a wedding procession with flowers, they are used to create an image of a hairstyle and, of course, they make up a bouquet for the newlyweds. And now the flowers began to be used in decorating a sweet treat-cake. Such treats create a feeling of amazing chic, luxury and crazy extravaganza. In recent years, it has become fashionable to decorate cakes with roses of delicate shades, which are well combined in color with a bouquet of a young bride and a boutonniere on a groom’s suit.
However, the classic version of the decor of a white treat with scarlet flowers has not lost its relevance — this is a rather simple combination, but at the same time the most advantageous.
A very rare, but undoubtedly stylish wedding treat is candy cake. Its essence lies in the fact that ready-made colorful sweets are used in the manufacture of treats. Such a cake will look non-trivial if you use sugar lollipops for decoration. Usually they are placed on the topmost tier of the cake — this makes the treat bright and non-trivial. Some confectioners even offer future spouses to move away from the usual canons and build a cake entirely from sweets. For this, several types of treats are used, which are shaped into a two- or three-tiered cake. At first glance, such a treat is no different from the usual wedding treat.
For several years, the popularity of cakes decorated with interesting figures has not ceased. Such products are more individual in nature and completely create an atmosphere of solemnity and romance. Most couples prefer figurines depicting the bride and groom, as well as traditional decors in the form of hearts, rings, doves and a pair of swans. But more and more often they give way to figurines with images of funny animals and fairy-tale heroes.
By the way, figurines may not necessarily be tender and romantic. If the young people have a good sense of humor, then you can top the cake with original caricatures, which will bring a touch of fun and ease to the celebration.
The latest trend in wedding fashion has become a cake made of cakes. The relevance of such a treat is obvious: it is quite difficult to deliver huge cakes to the venue of the banquet, and cutting it is quite problematic. That is why treats with portioned desserts have become a good alternative to standard pastries. Typically, cakes are combined into one multi-tiered composition and laid out on cake stands. Most often, cupcakes and miniature cupcakes are used.
This is very convenient, because the bride and groom will no longer have to try to please their guests by cutting portions of the same size — everyone can simply take the cake that he likes and enjoy the extraordinary taste. It is desirable that the cakes have different fillings, for example, fruit pastries on the bottom, cupcakes with sweet cream in the middle, and a small cake for the young and their parents with witnesses can be placed on the top floor.
For decoration of wedding compositions, macaroons are often preferred. By the way, this dessert is considered one of the most difficult to make in the whole world, so an unusual treat of such cakes will certainly be appreciated by all the guests of the solemn event.
See the next video for original ideas for unusual wedding cakes.