If you are going along with a rustic wedding, you need to have a rustic wedding cake as well. You simply can’t have traditional decorations and flowers and centerpieces and come along with a modern looking cake. Everything has to blend in at weddings and you have to make sure things complement one another. Everyone is tending to have extravagant weddings these days, to impress everyone they know and to pay a fortune on everything. We forget that the simplest things are the most beautiful ones. Rustic wedding cakes do capture simplicity of nature and things and there are many ways to decorate a wedding cake to be rustic, but meaningful as well.
Covering the entire wedding cake with leaves will surely add a burst of colors and embrace perfectly the idea of rustic. Even branched made out of icing can weave up to the side of the tiers, giving the impression the cake is growing and blooming. If you are having the wedding autumn, tufts of leaves can be placed on top of the cake and on tiers and you can use colors like orange, bold red, yellow and so on. For spring and summer, brilliant shades of green can be used. There are many decorations that are possible to make from icing, sugar and fondant, so even if leaves look realistic, they are edible, so don’t be afraid to take a bite.
Flowers are usually very popular when it comes to decorating the wedding cakes. To add a rustic look, use wildflowers and sunflowers as well. Use tiny flowers that have a natural look and that radiate the beauty of nature. If you want something bold, red roses are recommended. Sunflowers are representative for rustic appearance and you can use a large sunflower on top of the cake and a few blossoms on the sides, but don’t overfill the cake, as these flowers are large and the cake has its beauty as well.
With some help from a cake artist and craft with the icing, the cake can blend in the rustic birch bark. The base can be white or brown, green, to seem like grass or ground and the entire cake can actually resemble a bark of a birch tree. To personalize the cake and make it more special, carve the couple’s name and a heart on the brown icing, so it seems like a never-ending story. Adding fruits to a cake is definitely worth doing.