Need a wedding cake design idea?
You can come up with your own wedding cake design idea by looking at the different elements that go into a wedding cake. The following information will help you put together the perfect wedding cake for your reception.
Type of Dessert
- Cake. The most sought after choice.
- Cupcakes. You may want to have a cupcake tree instead of having the traditional wedding cake.
- Individual or miniature cakes. You could have small cakes, that are a little larger then a cupcake, handed out to your guests in addition to your main cake. You could even have miniature replicas of the actual cake with tiers and all.
- Donuts. If you are not a fan of cake you could opt for a donut tree (krispy kremes are great!)
Details for your wedding cake design idea
- Sheet cake. A flat single layer cake.
- Stacked tier. Multiple layers directly on top of each other.
- Tiers with separators. Multiple layers that are separated by possibly columns or other decorative items.
- Separate tiers. Each cakes sits on its own stand and is not necessarily above or below another cake.
Flavors and Fillings
- Pound cake. Traditional wedding cake
- Carrot cake
- Most bakeries offer an even wider selection of flavors and fillings.
- Traditional Icing. Tends to be thick and sweet
- Rolled Fondant. Thick icing that is laid on the cake and is very smooth.
- Butter cream. Is rich but may also melt if left in heat
- Sugar paste. Used to create edible decorative elements like flowers or butterflies.
Add the final touch to your wedding cake design idea
- Stands or Plateaus. Where you would place your cake atop and might be made of plastic or decorative metal. Save on Crafts has a variety of discounted silver cake stands and plateaus.
- Cake topper. Traditionally a statue of a bride and groom but there are many more types available.
- Serving set. Used to cut the cake and may be engraved with the names of the bride and groom.
- Cake box. Used to preserve the top tier of the cake until the couple's first anniversary.
You can choose each element above to create a unique wedding cake for your reception. I also recommend visiting the cakechannel.com
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