Wedding cakes are going wild and nature-inspired, with lavish blooms and lush fruit. Here are six of our favourite design ideas
Wedding cakes were traditionally in one (admittedly beautiful) style – tiered, dressed in white and designed to feed a crowd. Of course, the list of people who don’t eat icing, or marzipan, or fruit cake is long and sometimes includes one member of the happy couple.
But your wedding cake should be one of the most personal and creative elements – an opportunity to have fun. Like the wedding playlist, your party means you get to choose your favourite sweet flavours and design the style you most want to eat. Our very favourite trend is the wild and wonderful – where cakes are dressed with flowers, fruit and all manner of natural marvels. Artisan designers such as Lucy Burton are taking it even further, making designs packed with seasonal and hedgerow fruits and flavours.
Nearly all wedding cakes these days also come in multiple flavours, so ask your designer if they can mix and match layers, offer vegan and gluten free options and generally ensure everyone gets a slice of cake they will enjoy. Here are six of our favourite designs that capture the wild and wonderful flavours of nature.
1. Rosalind Miller – Blackberry garland
2. Yevnig Davies – Flower tower
3. Lucy Burton – Rich harvest
4. GC Couture – Rose swag
5. Rubys of London – Garden glory
6. Rosalind Miller – Full bloom
Part of Rosalind Miller’s ready-to-go Confections collection, this vegan design is topped with duck egg blue-buttercream icing and a handmade sugar daffodil. Perfect for a smaller celebration, or as an additional wedding cake for your vegan guests, it comes in a delectable choice of flavours including chocolate and coconut. confectionbyrosalindmiller.com
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