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Most wedding cakes tend to be variations on a particular, traditional theme; fruitcake covered in white icing and displayed in tiers, usually topped with flowers or a sweet little model of the bride and groom. But when there are so many show-stopping, quirky alternatives available these days, why not ring the changes and let your creativity and your taste buds run wild! So here, to start you off, are a few ideas that break with tradition, but are guaranteed to ensure you and your guests will eat, drink and be merry.
Savory Wedding Cakes
As hard as it might be to believe, not everyone has a sweet tooth. And savory wedding cakes can look just as scene-stealing as any sugary masterpiece. These days the savory options include ‘cheese cakes’ (wheels of cheese stacked in towers, rather than the sweet cheesecake variety), pork pie cakes, sushi cakes, and even tiered pizza cakes! Less wedding cakes, more wedding ‘fakes’, these centerpieces are certainly guaranteed to make your guests stop, stare, and lick their lips.
Macaron towers might not be traditional wedding cakes in most parts of the world, but in France they have been popular wedding centrepieces for many years. Their symmetrical beauty and vibrant colors mean they catch the eye of everyone passing by, and they can be customized with infinite flavor and color combinations. If it’s ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ you’re looking for when your guests walk into your reception room, a tower of french macarons stacked high in gravity-defying formations, is guaranteed to bring them in abundance.
Individual Cakes & Desserts
If you’re planning a wedding and you’re worried about spending too much, one way you can get all of the wow-factor with less of the ouch-factor, is with individual cakes, or mini desserts. You can mix them up, to cater for all dietary requirements and tastes, and to give stunning visual appeal. Chocolate brownies are universally popular, and you could even vary the flavors so that you get alternating tiers of blondies and rich dark chocolate brownies. Cupcakes can be decorated in almost any style and design – the only limits with these wedding cakes are your imagination; which makes a welcome change from budget being the limiting factor.
Quirky? Check. Delicious? Check. Puts a smile on your guests’ faces? Check. Within budget? Check. What’s not to love about jello cakes?
If you’re a lover of pancakes then look no further. Pile them high and drizzle with maple syrup. Decorate with cut flowers and strawberries, and you’ve got a wedding cake that you can cut in the traditional way if you wish, or just invite your guests to dive in and take a layer each.
Making your mark on your wedding day is a piece of cake with so many alternatives to the traditional three-tiered white wedding cake. A classic wedding fruit cake will never truly go out of fashion, but you have made every other element of your big day, from your stationery, to your choice of first dance uniquely you as a couple, so why not make your cake something that represents your style and quirky personality too?