Cakes, cakes, cakes!!! From Ancient Rome to Medieval England to the more modern day Victorian Era, the idea of a wedding cake has been around for a long time. The first symbol was often a sweet bread that was known as “the bride’s pie” and was broken over the bride and groom’s head as a sign of prosperity. Later, in the Victorian Era is where our known idea of the wedding cakes came about. White cakes, symbolizing the virginity and purity of the bride is a tradition that has stuck around until today. In fact, despite the extravagant and off the wall cakes that have been popular over the past fifteen years, 2014 marks the year of the traditional “white” wedding cake coming back in high demand! Of course the 21st century lends itself to always think outside the box so I am happy to share these modern day twists on the traditional wedding cake.
Fun fact: It was considered rude if you did not except a piece of the bride’s cake…yes please!
Cakes are going glam with these metallic wedding cakes! Metallic wedding cakes in silver and gold are continuing to be on trend for 2014. Brides are adding metallic elements throughout their events and the cake is no exception. These gorgeous cakes in silver and gold are modern and elegant. Here are some of our favorite metallic cakes!
Not all metallic wedding cakes are shiny. If you don’t like the sheen, choose a matte metallic!
If you like a traditional wedding cake, find a design that you can incorporate details in gold or silver instead of an all metallic layer.
We love that gold is back in a big way and this wedding cake with gold metallic dots is beautiful. So glamorous yet fun and playful!
So many brides tell me they don’t really like the taste of cake but want a cake for tradition’s sake. Well, why not have a wedding “cake” that isn’t made out of cake? Choose a sweet that you love and find a way to make it your wedding cake. Not only will it be something you like to eat but guests will love that it is something different and personal to both of you! Here are some of our favorite non traditional cake ideas!
Macaroons are all the rage right now and I love the look of these macaroon wedding cakes!
Do you like cheesecake better than cake? Cheesecake doesn’t stack like a traditional cake but find a creative cake stand to give the stacked look!
Cookies can be such a fun idea for a wedding cake!
Another fun idea is a cake made of rice krispie treats!
For a brunch wedding, try breakfast food like pancakes, doughnuts or even crepes.
If you aren’t a sweets person, try high end cheese and pair with a great glass of wine!
Do you have an idea for a non traditional wedding cake? Which one of these ideas is your favorite?