Most people don’t think about the cake when planning their dream wedding. The dress, of course! The location, sure! But when it comes to the cake, most brides have no idea that there are so many options available to them. As a result they often play it safe and go for a simple white cake. I mean, who even remembers the cake?!
The truth is you don’t have to limit your options- your cake can be just as much a reflection of your personal style as every other element of your wedding. In fact, it can be a key element in tying it all together and just as memorable as all the other details.
As a baker who has made her share of wedding cakes, these are my best tips for personalizing your wedding cake:
1. Color -“Pink is my signature color.” One of my fave quotes. Who says wedding cake has to be white? If you are making everything green and pink, put some on your cake.
2. Theme –Whether you’re getting married at the beach, a vineyard, or an upscale hotel, many people have a theme that they use on the invitations and in the décor. Your cake can be a continuation of that theme with sugar seashells, butterflies or grapes on vines.
3. Flowers –I’m a bit biased toward this one since it’s my specialty, but decorating your cake with flowers, whether they are real or handcrafted from sugar, is a beautiful and elegant way to decorate the cake and add a touch of personality.
4. Style –Or should I say formal or informal? What kind of vibe do you want your wedding to have? Is it black tie in a grand ballroom or Hamptons chic? A towering creation would look as out of place at a backyard barbeque as a stack of cupcakes would look at the Waldorf. Think about your venue and the overall feeling you want to convey.
And hey, if none of those ideas float your boat, go your own way! No one says you have to have the same ol’ white cake at your wedding or even have a cake! It is your day. If you want your cake to be a stack of shoe boxes protected by a dragon, then go for it!