Make a statement with any one of these fabulous, unconventional wedding cake ideas…
Whether it be a handpicked playlist, an unusual theme or simply your unique love towards one another, a wedding should be an experience that is uniquely yours. When it comes to the wedding cake, couples often forget that this is the perfect opportunity to showcase your personality and share your tastes with others. With over a decade of experience hosting weddings from traditional, barn, same sex and quirky festival weddings, the experts at Ash Barton have seen it all when it comes to weddings and wedding cakes. As a result, they have compiled a list of 7 unconventional wedding cake ideas to inspire couples to be creative, adding a personable twist to their design.
A literal cheese cake
Cheese wedding cakes are perfect for the die-hard “cheezie’s” out there. The best thing about cheese wedding cakes is that they are easily personable. You can choose from a selection of soft, hard, blue and goat’s cheeses and build your own tower. Decorating your cake with fruit, crackers and cheese shapes will help create a stand-out wedding cake, and every wedding guest will be able to find a cheese that’s fit for them, as opposed to one traditional cake flavour.
Cake pops are a unique way to present your wedding cake to your guests in little bite-size bursts. I given as favours, these bride and groom designs would be a great way for guests to identify who has come from which side, resulting in the perfect conversation starter. Furthermore, cake pops are portable and much easier to hold when walking about or dancing, as opposed to cupcakes or a big slice of wedding cake. Ultimately, cake pops can be personalised and customised to suit your wedding style.
For an unusual but beautiful wedding cake, a macaron cake is an elegant choice. Either choose traditional coconut-based macrons or opt for a more colourful cake decorated with meringue-based macaroons. Not only can you estimate the size of your wedding cake better, but each macaron or macaroon is hand crafted and individually filled, providing a plethora of different tastes for your guests.
A doughnut wall
Everyone wants a visually stunning centrepiece at their wedding and what better way to achieve that than a doughnut wall. Not only is this the perfect way to indulge your guests with a delicious dessert, but it is also an interactive board where guests can talk over which doughnut to pick or take pictures in front of it. For any pun lovers, you can decorate your doughnut wall with cheesy phrases such as ‘dough- nut leave without a treat’ and ‘a hole-lotta love’. Personally, we dough-nut get the need for these puns…but we love them.
Floating wedding cake
Even though this cake is unsymmetrical, there is something so modern and delicate about a floating cake. A unique, understated cake that’s full of gesture, they often look as though they are floating like a ballerina dancing. Choose a leaning effect with cakes stacking towards the side or create a lifted effect by using a floating cake stand that directs the course of the cake upwards.
Black wedding cake
Black wedding cakes are a perfect way for couples to express their individuality. Although the idea may be daunting, black wedding cakes can be used in alternative weddings or simply to make a small style statement in your traditional wedding. If you’re a bride opting for a white dress, the contrast between your wedding cake and dress can be beautiful. Any colour on a black cake will stand out more, or you can choose subtle gold and grey colourings to create a more ethereal design.
If you’re somebody who finds the idea of eating cake “heavy”, then a lighter pavlova cake may be for you. Pavlova cakes are the perfect alternative cake for summer weddings as you can choose bright summer fruits and edible flowers to complement the season. For a rustic winter wedding, choose deep colours and fruits like oranges, rhubarb, apples and pears and go for gold, leafy details. If you’re gluten free, the pavlova cake is the perfect alternative wedding cake option.
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