Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Wedding Cakes

One area that you will be able to let your creative juices flow is in the design of your wedding cake. Traditionally, wedding cakes have been white, tiered, and topped with an ornamental figure of a bride and groom. But more and more we are seeing unique ideas and new trends hitting the shelves at our favorite bake shops.

The Cake Topper

When it comes to the cake topper, it turns out that there are several businesses and websites dedicated to selling unique adornments. Be sure to check out this site for tons of ideas and products! You can choose to go the traditional route with a loving bride and groom; you can add some humor to your cake decor with a funny topper; customize your cake with a monogram; or even choose something completely different to make your cake stand out. Here are a few examples:

Cake Recipes

Your wedding cake isn't all about looks - feel free to delight your guests with a special treat by working with different taste combinations. If you are going with a simple white cake batter, choose a yummy filling to spice it up - maybe lemon or mocha flavored cream. Chocolate fudge cake, carrot cake, or even cheesecake have become popular for standing in as a traditional wedding cake. Just remember to choose something that you and your guests will enjoy - make it personal to your day!

Cake Alternatives

Cupcakes have a made a huge entrance into the world of wedding desserts. Many people are choosing to have cupcakes or individual dessert cakes instead of having a traditional three-tiered cake. This is a fun and creative take on the wedding cake idea. One benefit of serving cupcakes is that you can choose to have several different flavors that your guests can choose from. You can choose to dress them up and present them in a way that would give the same dramatic effect of having a large cake. Check out these examples:

Cake Designs

More and more, wedding cakes have become an element to express creativity and to become a statement piece at your event. Recently, cake shops have been able to stray away from the norm and create not only a scrumptious dessert, but also a really fun and exciting work of art. If you're someone who likes to be unique and one-of-a-kind, consider asking your cake maker to take it to the next level for your wedding! Give them your ideas and see what you both can come up with.

As always, just remember to have fun with your cake and choose something that you will love!