A Wedding cakes is a chance for the bride and groom to indulge theirs and their guests tastebuds, with a slice of sumptuous calorific indulgence. Imagine being able to create a cake made up of your favourite flavours, decorated beautifully with icing or frosting, that co-ordinates perfectly with your theme for the day. Although people think that Wedding cakes should traditionally be white, to signify purity, like the cake above from Cakes by Robin, current trends are moving away from tradition.
Another connection to suggest that Wedding cakes are traditionally white is that the cake created is a visual link between the bride and the cake. Yet white icing was often the only choice for brides in times gone by, with the finest refined sugar being used, which was not widely available. Therefore the whiter your cake the more affluent your family were, so the wedding cake became a symbol of affluence in Victorian times. The fabulous six tier cake above from Pink Cake Box in New York would certainly recreate the feeling of affluence so desired in a wedding cake in Victorian times.
Whilst the general assumption is that a wedding cake should be white, more brides are choosing elaborate designs to reflect their choice of decorative style for the wedding celebrations. Cakes are no longer three tiers of white icing but artistic creations in full blown colour, but of course white iced cakes can be beautifully artistic aswell. The fabulous cake above from Wildflowers by Lori is an explosion of colour, aptly named New Orleans Wedding, with thoughts of Mardi Gras and exotic headresses owing to the bright sugar crafted flowers and berries.
A wedding cake really is your chance to explore flavours, style and colour and by working with your baker/designer you really can have the cake of your dreams. Perhaps pink butterflies would be your theme, like the beautiful cake above from Decadence Wedding Cakes.