Matching the style of your wedding cake with the seasonal holidays or the theme of the wedding it has become a very common practice nowadays. Thus, if you are having a fairytale themed wedding, it is normal to have a castle shaped wedding cake. Each bride wants to feel like a genuine princess on the most meaningful day of her life, so apart from a Cinderella gown and fairytale decorations, a castle cake is very important as well. Whether you choose a simpler, traditional castle or a very elaborate and extremely embellished castle, this wedding cake will certainly look amazing and stand out during the wedding reception.
In case you want an elegant and traditional fairytale wedding, you can opt for the classic white cake in shape of a refined castle, hand painted and adorned with fresh, delicate blossoms and jewelry. Turn this lovely cake into an impressive castle by adding a cake topper made of ice cream cones and cardboard rolls made of paper towels.
For a beach wedding, pick out a sandcastle cake. You can either opt for a single tiered cake or order a larger one, depending on the size and type of wedding. Ask the baker to decorate the cake with white icing and embellish it using frosting seashells or real seashells. If he uses real seashells make sure they were properly cleaned before. Place castle cones made of frosting or cardboard on top of the cake. In order to create the impression of sand, spread some crushed vanilla waffles on the cake. Decorate the wedding cake table in order to create a beach atmosphere.
If you are having a spring or summer wedding and want to incorporate some of these seasons’ colors and spirit, you can choose a fabulous garden castle cake. Use green frosting for the garden and adorn it with fresh, delicate rose blossoms or little, blue butterflies. For the cake topper, use a bride and groom figurine made of chocolate, standing in front of a castle gate. Castle wedding cakes can be really fun and unique and add a touch of romance to your wedding. Your guests will certainly be impressed by the lovely cake and congratulate you for your choice.
Wedding cakes have always been a very major part of a wedding. Thus, young couples struggle to pick out delicious cakes that have unique shapes and exquisite decorations. But not only sophisticated and enormous cakes can impress your guests, sometimes a simpler wedding cake is more elegant and highly appreciated. So, if you are on a tight budget and want to save each penny, you should consider building your own wedding cake. It might sound complicated, but it is actually not that hard. With a lot of attention and professional advice you will be able to create a fabulous cake for your wedding day.
Start by deciding on the size of the cake. This decision should be based on the number of people attending your wedding. Also, pick out the number of tiers and the shape of it. If you have someone to help you or provide advice you will be able to prepare a larger cake. After you have baked the cake, let it cool for a while before starting to decorate it. You can opt for a traditional white vanilla cake or try new flavors such as dark chocolate or incorporate fruits. Since you are the one making the cake you are entitled to choose your favorite flavors and decorations.
However, keep in mind that in this cases butter cream frosting is the most recommended one because it is easier to make. Still, if you are having a summer wedding, make sure you keep the cake in the refrigerator and prevent it from melting down. Use a pastry knife to apply the icing and make it very smooth. If you are experienced with baking and you are quite skillful, you can opt for a fondant cake. This will look more elegant and charming. As regards to decorations, flowers are the best solution. You can either use fresh blossoms to adorn the cakes or have some delicate flowers made of icing.
Building your own wedding cake will not only help you save some money but it will also make you feel great and highly involved in wedding preparations. If you have no experience with cakes, remember to bake a few extra layers in case something goes wrong. Also, ask you groom or family members to help you.
Weddings are very special moments in people’s life, and most couples want to add a touch of uniqueness to this moment by getting married on different holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Christmas or even Halloween. Having a wedding on Halloween can turn out to be very exciting and fun as well. As the wedding cake is a highly significant part of a wedding, Halloween themed cakes will definitely stand out and impress your guests. The bride and groom may opt for an elegant and sophisticated cake with fine Halloween decorations or an elaborate, unique and holiday horrors wedding cake.
Pumpkins are the most common and appreciated Halloween ornaments and a pumpkin shaped wedding cake will certainly be quite eye-catching and exquisite. If you want a genuine Halloween atmosphere at the wedding decorate the cake with fall leaves and even small spiders made of dark chocolate. Compliment the cake with an original Halloween topper. Two scary yet fun and sweet ghosts which will represent the bride and groom are the perfect choice for such an occasion.
Frankenstein and his bride can also make an excellent cake topper. Opt for a three tired wedding cake, hand painted in order to resemble the Frankenstein castle. If you want a spookier Halloween wedding cake, a black cake made of dark chocolate is the ideal alternative. The bride and groom will be represented by two small and nice skulls. Decorate the cake with beautiful red roses and white, delicate spiders make of vanilla frosting. Movie characters are often used in order to decorate a Halloween wedding cake. Movies like “A nightmare before Christmas” and “The Corpse Bride” are very familiar and mostly used at Halloween themed weddings.
In case you are having an elegant wedding and want a delicate and classy yet eye-catching Halloween cake, opt for less elaborate and scary ornaments and shapes. Order a traditional white wedding cake, with two or three tires, depending on the number of guests and own preferences. Use beautiful and seasonal decorations and settings to create a Halloween atmosphere around the cake. For instance, use small orange pumpkins to reflect the holiday. Also, cover the white cake with orange fondant in order to match the wedding’ color scheme. Press some fall leaves on the table in order to embellish the wedding cake table. Candies are also a very important part of the Halloween. Use candy corn to decorate each tier of the cake.
Traditionally, the wedding cake is a very significant part of a wedding. Although its meanings have changed over the centuries, the cake represents the centerpiece of the reception. That is why most young couples try to come up with unique and special methods of emphasizing the wedding cake and making it more appealing.
Whether is a small and less elaborate cake or a highly sophisticated one with exquisite shapes and many tiers, it still needs some fine ornaments that will make it stand out more and look beautiful and refined. Depending on the theme and type of wedding, young couples can opt for an elegant cake or a funny and interesting one.
Decorating the cake is a very important step. Hence, it is highly recommended to pay attention when choosing the decorations. They must match the wedding scheme color and the theme and be delicate and subtle in order to avoid overburdening the cake. Fresh, fragrant blossoms are the most popular choices for decorating the cake. The most common flowers for such occasions are pansies, roses, daisies, orchids and petunias. These flowers are extremely beautiful and also quite resistant. They will be kept in the refrigerator until the decoration will begin. A nice and elegant way of embellishing the cake using natural flowers is placing the blossoms on the cake tiers. However, using flowers to decorate your cake can be a little risky, because some of them can be toxic. Before deciding to use flowers ask the florist and the baker which flowers are safe. If you like the idea of a wedding cake decorated with flowers but do not want to use natural ones, consider floral ornaments made of sugar or icing. You can either place them around the cake tiers or create a beautiful and decorative wedding cake topper.
In case of a winter wedding you can opt for a cake decorated with delicate and special Christmas ornaments such as Christmas trees, Santa, snowmen and rein deers. For a more festive and eye-catching look opt for silver and gold bells placed on or around the cake. If you want to use plastic decorations make sure they are placed at the reception because they can easily fall and damage your wedding cake.
Depending on the complexity of the cake and your wedding budget, you can decorate the cake yourself or ask a professional to help you. Regardless what you decide, make sure the cake is decorated with care and attention. Choose elegant and beautiful ornament that match the wedding theme and will look great on the cake.