Most people accept that the traditional wedding cake is what they
will serve at their
marriage. However, a new generation of couples are choosing to go
a different route and shaking up the status quo by radically redefining
the look and style of the typical wedding cake. Instead of the tiered
white cake topped by a representation of the bride and groom standing
side by side, some of today’s more drastically overhauled
cakes are imaginative and creative masterpieces of sugar and spice.
designed wedding cake toppers to custom designed cakes –
Customizing Your Wedding Cake Topper
A great way to move out of the ordinary is to customize your wedding
cake topper. It is relatively easy and inexpensive to do so and
will give your cake an added flare that will make it even more
special. Cake toppers can be made to resemble the bride and groom.
Some fantastic craftspeople can fashion toppers of you and your
fiancé out of non-toxic clay-like materials that can be
made in any position including rock-climbing, bowling, playing
in a band or relaxing on the beach – the choice is up to
you. If you are not quite so adventurous you can get a cake artist
to airbrush your pictures onto the cake or have a favorite picture
placed in a custom cake topper.
There are also great ideas that range from Native American two
headed jugs to crystal birds that make wonderful cake toppers.
As long as what you choose says something about you – then
you have made the right choice.
Choosing a Special Theme for your Wedding Cake
If you really want to make a lasting impression then customizing
your wedding cake by giving it a theme – maybe one that
matches your reception hall or one that reflects an interest,
hobby or passion that you share as a couple – is a great
way to set your wedding apart from the rest. Below is a short
list of different ways in which you can customize your wedding
Decorations and Accents
It is not necessary to completely overhaul the traditional tiered
wedding cake if you are not comfortable with the idea. However,
through the use of decorations you can get the baker to really
kick up the pizzazz and dazzle of your confection. By adding sugar
paste flowers, seashells or beading or by using fondant to create
extraordinary ribbons, bows, lace and other eye-catching designs,
it is certainly possible to get a cake that will not soon be forgotten.
Cake Sculpting – A Fine Art
Cake sculpting is where a cake designer can truly show-off their
skills and talent. These exceptional cakes require great attention
to detailing and mastery as a pastry chef. Some of the fabulous
cakes created by sculpting include baskets, beaches, sand castles
and mountains. When it comes to cake sculpting the sky really
is the limit. However, bear in mind that such cakes will, in general,
cost more than your average wedding cake.
Mini Cakes and Cup Cakes
If the cake design you choose cannot be made large enough to feed
all of your guests or if you just want to add a bit of whimsy
to your party, then you can always opt for serving mini cakes
or cup cakes. These tiny replicas of the big wedding cake are
just as tasty and beautifully decorated as the real thing –
except on a small scale. Despite their size – you can be
sure your guests will love them!
No matter what you decide just remember that you and your fiancé
are the ones who should ultimately be happy with the cake you
choose. So, whether you want to stick with tradition and the typical
tiers or go completely out on a limb – there are people
who can help you get exactly what you want.