You can come up with your own wedding cake design idea by looking at the different elements that go into a putting together a wedding cake.
Chocolate . . . vanilla . . . chocolate . . . vanilla . . .
Picking out your wedding cake is one way to really get the groom involved in the wedding planning process.
Most men get excited about the idea of tasting cake and filling flavors.
When my husband and I got married, bakeries were still mostly making the simple vanilla pound cakes for weddings.
It worked out well because I had already decided on getting my vanilla cake from my favorite bakery.
Of course these days chocolate and vanilla are now only two flavors in a long list of available possibilities.
You could have small individual 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.
It's always great when you can save money while doing something different and unique.
Instead of having one big cake on a cake table you could make edible centerpieces to use on your guest tables.
This wedding cupcake centerpiece looks beautiful but is simple enough for you to make.
The cupcakes with pink frosting and green cupcake wrappers remind me of roses.
You could have one of those rose bouquets on each of the tables for your guests to enjoy.
Cake pops have become really popular recently. You could get some cute vases and fill them with color coordinating wedding cake pops.
The great thing about both of these ideas is that you could easily make them yourself and they would take the place of both your centerpieces and a large traditional wedding cake.
You could still decide to have a small similarly designed cake so the you would still have something to cut if you desire.
Another idea is to have a Christmas tree shaped tower of donuts, profiteroles or colorful macaroons.
When I was getting married I had a very plain white cake with very minimal details (basically there was just a little piping around the edges of the cake).
But these days there is so much that you can add to a cake to make it look really nice just make sure you don't try to put everything that you have ever seen into one cake.
This white and chocolate colored cake is simple yet elegant.
I really like that they alternated to design used on every other tier and the edible ribbon at the top of the cake adds a nice touch to finish off the cake.
These photos can help you come up with your own wedding cake design idea.
The following are some of the elements that go into coming up with a wedding cake design idea.
Flavors and Fillings
Many bakeries offer an even wider selection of flavors and fillings.
Ice Your Cake
You can choose each element above to create a unique wedding cake for your reception.
I also recommend visiting the cakechannel.com to get more wedding cake information and find several unique ideas.
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