Food is a very important part of any wedding day, because getting married, posing for photos, and chatting with guests really will make you build up an appetite, and those who have attended the ceremony will probably be a bit peckish too.
The star of the wedding breakfast has to be the wedding cake, not just because it is delicious, but because it is one of the only parts of the meal that you and your partner can really put your personality into.
If you are planning an alternative wedding, you are likely to want some non-traditional wedding cake ideas, so here are a few points to consider when cooking up your cake plans.
Go colour crazy
A traditional wedding cake is covered in white icing, perhaps with some flowers dotted here and there, but definitely not boasting an explosion of colour – but perhaps yours could.
Instead of giving your non-traditional wedding cake a white base, pick out one of the colours from your wedding theme instead and see what kind of crazy combinations you can come up with.
Clashing colours are sure to make a statement, as are jazzy patterns or oversized, vibrant flowers which are guaranteed to give your cake some extra pizzazz.
What’s your flavour?
Wedding cakes tend to be created from either sponge or fruit, but if you’d prefer a chocolate, lemon, or carrot layer, there’s nothing stopping you from including one.
It’s nice to have a variety if you are having a tiered cake as your guests are likely to have different tastes, but don’t feel like you should have a traditional fruitcake layer if you really can’t stand it.
Put some consideration into the order you have your tiers, as some cakes are denser than others so stacking them incorrectly could cause a cakey catastrophe. Although it’d be great to have the biggest tier as your favourite flavour, you don’t want to end up with them all collapsing before you’ve had a photo opportunity with it.
Creative cake toppers
Many a wedding cake has a tiny bride and groom standing proudly on the top, but there are plenty of alternatives that you can complete your cake with.
For example, you could choose to have your most-loved book characters or comic book heroes, a selection of fresh flowers, or your favourite animals, the possibilities are endless.
However, you may decide that you don’t want a cake topper at all and that the cake design you have chosen looks complete without these little additions, the choice is yours!
By being imaginative with these wedding cake factors, you can be sure that you’ll have a non-traditional wedding cake which suits your wedding, and makes a great statement among your guests, and in your photos.