Wedding cakes are special cakes. Apart from the bride and groom, a
wedding cake is often the main attraction at a wedding reception. A
wedding cake is an expression of the couple's tastes. The cake's
theme may be inspired by the bride's gown and flowers, using lace-like
trim and flower decorations. Its design may mimic the reception
theme — a garden, a barn, or a seaside location. Or, the cake
might just be lighthearted and fun, with bright colors, different shaped
layers, and ribbons and bows.
Beach theme wedding cake.
Wedding cake with garden flowers.
Fun-themed wedding cake.
Wedding cakes are often designed as tier cakes. The tiers may be
stacked directly on top of each other or divided by separator plates and
columns or pillars. The cakes may be round, oval, square, or
diamond shaped. And today, wedding cakes are made in a variety of
colors and flavors, rather than all white and vanilla. Brides and
grooms choose chocolate, orange, or almond flavors, often with a special
filling. Cakes are iced with butter cream or fondant icings, and
are sometimes decorated with a topper or flowers.
Tier cake with chocolate icing.
Fondant-iced wedding cake.
Uniquely shaped layer cake.
The table surface used for a wedding cake looks best when decorated to
fit the reception location and theme. Shells might surround a cake
for a beach location wedding, or lace and flowers are perfect decorations
for the cake table at a garden wedding.