WEDDING CAKE INSPIRATION!!
October 12, 2023
If you are after a helping hand to find your cake, then look no further. Here are loads of ideas and inspiration from top UK wedding cake designers to help you find the perfect cake for your upcoming wedding.
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In most wedding receptions, cutting the wedding cake is one of the main events. People will always be excited about the design and concept of your chosen wedding cake. Deciding on your wedding cake can be a tough decision, but also fun and let’s not forget…delicious(!) as you sit down and try out all the different and yummy cake flavour options available. Not to mention the incredibly talented artists that are cake designers today! Their cakes truly are works of ART!
BY TYPE OF WEDDING CAKE
Before you start your hunt, you need to have an idea of what type of wedding cake you want. For example, the shape, flavour, how many tiers etc.
Round Cake is one of the most popular cake shapes that you’ll see during weddings. It looks elegant and the simplicity of a round cake provides the perfect backdrop for interesting decoration designs and colours.
A square shaped cake is the modern substitute to a round cake. Perfect for couples looking for something different but not too overstated.
Petal or Scalloped Shape
Often referred to as ‘scalloped’, this shape has a flower-like look. Play up the petal shape with hand painted details or mix it up a little and use the petal shape only on the bottom tier of a round cake to be a little different.
The pillow shape cake is considered as one of the most luxurious shapes of wedding cake. Perfect for a grand wedding.
Cakes by: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium
Why not be a little different with your wedding cake and choose a heart shaped cake – a wedding cake full of appropriate romance.
This shape of cake is usually the symbol of fun and unique. With its abstract looking shape (and decorations) your guest will easily recognise and remember it.
Cake by: Boudewijns Bakery
BY CAKE FLAVOUR
After you decide the shape of your wedding cake, it is now time to decide the type of cake and fillings. Knowing their difference can help you decide and avoid mixing flavours and types inappropriately.
This is probably the best type of cake if you want to stack different layers due to its firm and light characteristics. It is considered as a favourite because many brides love their cake to have up to 3 layers. If you want to have a wedding cake with tons of layers, then this is the perfect type for your wedding cake.
Chiffon cakes are very light and fluffy and is made with vegetable oil. Consider this cake as a healthy option too, plus, it is fun to eat and can be stored without drying out.
If you love a cake that has a different flavour with every bite, then fruit cake is probably the best one for you. Just be careful if you have guests that has a peanut allergy since fruit cakes typically has sliced nuts in it.
Sweet and delicious is the best description for this cake. A vanilla cheesecake that has a base of a crumbly biscuit. It is a great alternative to traditional cakes.
Other flavours include Red Velvet, Chocolate, Lemon, Carrot, Coconut, Banana walnut and not forgetting the new and trendy cakes made of layers of different cheeses.
Cakes by: The Cheese Wedding Cake Shop
Without a delicious filling, a cake is nothing but a dry a cake. Here are some of the best fillings that you can add to your cake for that extra flavour. You can also try combining some of the fillings and came up with your own unique taste (i.e. a raspberry and chocolate flavoured wedding cake). Consult an expert to create a perfect combination without risking the taste and consistency of your cake.
This is usually combined with strawberry jam, a perfect fruit to add in between layers or on top of a very creamy icing. Makes for beautiful decoration as well.
Cake by: Amazing Grace Cakes
If you want to add extra fruity flavour to your wedding cake, try adding alternate layers of mascarpone cream and raspberry fillings.
Everyone loves chocolate!! It’s irresistible and can complement almost every flavour. Belgian chocolate can add a little luxury to your sponge cake by applying a thick layer of this chocolate. You can also add fruits for additional flavour and colour.
BY COLOUR THEME
Aside from using different themes to decorate your wedding cake, you can also use colour as your main preference in choosing decoration for your wedding cake. As a tip, try choosing the colour that suits both of your personality together or a shade that fits with your wedding theme/decor. I.e. a flamboyant red wedding cake or a subtle yet elegant pastel coloured wedding cake.
BY WEDDING THEME
Creating a cake based on your wedding theme may be the best way to choose your wedding cake. Now that you have your chosen theme, it’s time to select a cake that suits that particular theme. For example, if your wedding theme is rustic, you can use a cake with wooden tiers and uneven edges.
We wish you all the best in your cake quest and here are more cakes for ideas and inspiration:
Cakes above by: White Rose Cake Design
Cakes above by: Amazing Grace Cakes
Cakes above by: Baroque Bakes
Cakes above by: Love from Lila xx
Cakes above by: Luminary Bakery
Cakes above by: Monannie Cakes
Cakes above by: Newington Cakes
Cakes above by: Sweet Drops of Heaven
Cakes above by: The Rose Cake Parlour
Cakes above by: The Wedding Cake
A special thanks to all the wedding cake designers who worked with us on this! You are all SO talented!