The wedding cake

Original ideas for creating unusual wedding cakes

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.

Product types

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;
  • por­tioned.

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.

sugar cookie

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.

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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.

Naked cakes

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.

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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.

candy cakes

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.

with figurines

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.

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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.

From cakes

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.