Wedding Cakes: Traditional or Alternative?

Which Wedding Cake will you go for?

stripe and dot wedding cake

Wedding Cakes to match your wedding colours

With the average price of  wedding cakes falling in the £300-£500 mark, this deliciously decadent addition to your special day needs some serious thought and consideration. And with three-tier-white-icing-topped-fruit-cake now not the expected or indeed the norm, there is more choice than ever, catering to every kind of taste, style and budget. You really can have your cake and eat it too. But will you go for traditional, alternative, or somewhere in between?

Wedding Cakes With The Wow Factor

 

One of the key roles that the cake plays on the wedding day is its wow factor when seen by your nearest and dearest for the very first time. Many of your guests won’t end up eating a slice, so this initial impact may be their only memory of your months-in-the-making wedding cake. A lot of tiers no doubt turn a lot of heads. The greater the height often the greater the gawps. But size, ladies and gentleman, is not always everything. A legion of layers may induce initial impact, but it definitely won’t cause “I would never have thought of that,” responses from the wedding party.

That’s where alternative creations come in.

Inside out wedding cakes

Inside out wedding cakes

With edible objects other than cake as the star feature, one can often be more inventive and quirky with their design. Macarons, doughnuts, profiteroles and cupcakes can be assembled (either individually or as a mix) into some fabulous-looking showstoppers, that will not only wow your guests but also intrigue them to your choice of sweet(s). Bite-sized pieces come in handy for constructing non-traditional shapes and forms, and will also work well for those who want to have just a little taste of the ‘cake’.

The Many Flavors Of A Wedding Cake

Flavour is another essential element, with your options now a whole lot more than ‘raisins or currants?’. Why not add a royal sparkle to your day by following Harry and Meghan’s lead with a light and fresh lemon and elderflower sponge, or go indecently indulgent with a rich chocolate fudge cake. In the twenty-first century there really are no limits. Rhubarb and rose… raspberry ripple… even ruddy rainbow cakes are well within your realms. Remember with tiers you can always have multiple flavours, and with individual cupcakes – the options are endless. And if you’ve not got the biggest sweet tooth? Stack up cheese wheels for a savoury sensation.

Horse theme wedding cakes

For horse lovers

But before you go planning your Ferrero Rocher-crafted masterpiece, take a minute to consider the cutting of the cake, and how important this is for your and your fiancé. If you’ve always dreamt of carving your first slice together as husband and wife, make sure you choose an option that allows this dream  become a reality; a mountain of macarons will not be your ideal base. But a great big wedge of Cornish Blue? Just ensure you have a sharp knife!

With the wow factor, flavour and slice-ability all sussed, get ready for your wedding cake to be the icing on, well, the cake!

For all your wedding plans, such as venue and catering get in touch with us at Dallas Burston Polo Club.

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