No one can deny the fact that summer is the best time to get married. The weather is warm, the colors and bright and the nature is in full bloom. This is why the most popular wedding venues of today are those outside the doors. There are many gorgeous locations to choose from when planning a warm season wedding. It depends on your budget. If you want something simple, fun and cheap, use your own backyard or an open field. If you care for something wilder, choose a forest or a garden in your local area.
Those who care more for the rustic style can go in the countryside. Beach weddings are also cheaper and extremely beautiful and unique. If you want a luxurious cruise or venue you have to pay more. But the truth is that alfresco weddings are usually more affordable and than other traditional celebrations. The contemporary bride and groom have many options in this sense. If you want to make your wedding a cheerful and joyous place to be for your guests, we suggest you use a colorful theme. Tale cues from the lovely cake designs we’re showing below.
We wanted to share a few of our favorite colored wedding cakes with those of you who are having a modern summer wedding, so we picked this subject for today. The options are numerous, but let’s take a look at these designs. The first cake comes in a soft pale yellow hue, accented by a bolder pink design. The square shaped tiers add more drama to the delicate colors and make it a more elegant confection for a wedding. This cake follows a stunning teardrop design and it looks pretty whimsy. This theme is not appropriate for a wedding but due to the abstract approach no one will actually tell that those are teardrops on your cake!
To keep things cheap and affordable, purchase a smooth fondant cake from your local bakery and then start building the decoration model yourself. Don’t forget to buy a lot of fondant and food coloring to make the ornament. Use your favorite color and roll out the food coloring into a thin sheet. Then cut your favorite shapes by using a cookie cutter and let the confections dry. Attach them to the tiers of the cake with gum paste.
The second image reveals us three tiers of cake arranged in separate displays. These are cherry blossom-inspired confections ideal for spring and summer affairs. We love the dome shape of the tiers and the adorable sugar coated cherry blossoms. The last proposal is a wedding cake with colored paper ornaments. Don’t you just love the festive paper blooms and decorations attached to the simple clean tiers?
Everything in a wedding plays an essential role. Even the most insignificant detail is nowadays regarded with more interest and it is considered a wedding centerpiece. But some things are meant to make a bigger impact on the wedding, such as the cake. No matter what you say, the wedding cake is the high focus of the party. Everybody is waiting to see the cake and have a taste of it. To make sure your guests are fully satisfied with your cake you should invest in the aspect and taste equally. Or focus more on the appearance of the cake by choosing a more impressive design
If you choose to do it this way, make sure the filling is savory and tasteful as well. You can’t afford to bring a beautiful cake that is completely tasteful. It won’t work the other way around either! Don’t choose a delicious filling but take less care of the aspect of the cake. Find the middle way and the best compromise between the interior and exterior of the cake just to make sure your guest will be pleased with your choice and remember your wedding as a successful one.
The types of cakes we’re showing today are based on a 2 tier design. This cake style is very trendy and sought-after by many couples, in particular by those who are having a smaller wedding reception. The days when the cake was a large and tall cake of seven tiers are finally over. There is a lot of freedom in choosing the height and the size of the cake according to your budget and vision.
Taller cakes with multiple tiers are more expensive. But besides this, they are also more difficult to move around, display and cut. It’s true that wedding cakes should be big. But current trends show us something different. The cakes promoted nowadays are rather simple and chic than pompous and elaborated. The small sizes are favored by many cake designers and stylists. They think that it’s time to follow a simpler path for the cake. Take a look at these cute confections and see for yourself that this style is prettier and also more elegant. The saying “less is more” is completely true.
Now we can say that simple is more, and it’s more elegant! The idea of using a two tiered cake instead of the traditional three tier design can be more appealing to those who don’t want anything predictable. The two tiers break the symmetry and add more uniqueness to the cake, since the majority of designs start at three tiers. We love 2-tier designs because they are romantic and innovative. You can use two cakes of two-tiers if the wedding is ampler.
One of the most anticipated items in a wedding is the cake. And when the wedding occurs in autumn, guests are even more excited to see how the cake looks and tastes like. If you are a lucky couple to be planning a fall wedding, then you must know that you have to make the cake a fashion reception centerpiece. You can’t get away with a simple design, giving the fact that fall is such a bountiful season gifted with so many rich colors and accents.
The foliage in autumn is alone a fabulous source of inspiration for those who are having a fall wedding cake but don’t know what to use for the decoration. We love fall nuptials because they are cheerful, fun and commodious. Besides this, the colors and the flavors are extremely spicy and romantic. It would be wise to use some of those in your wedding cake. You can make the cake look romantic and elegant, rustic or wild, whimsical or eccentric.
The abundance of themes and designs to select from can help you find the right style for you. No matter what you choose, we think you should insist on the emotional side. There is no other feeling to enhance more during autumn than the love and the romance. Choose a cake design based on your personality as a couple and you will surely obtain fascinating results. It wouldn’t be appropriate to turn your back to nature and choose something different. Go with the color and element tendencies of the season and let it guide you throughout your entire wedding décor. Use contrasting shades to create a dramatic setting that can suit both a formal and casual wedding.
The changing leaves of fall are the ideal decorative items for an autumnal cake. There is no better ornament for a fall-inspired cake than leaves. The palette of colors for fall’s foliage is rich and very seductive. It would be impossible not to find something to suit your dreams. Deep rich reds, burnt oranges, deep golds, chocolate browns, hunter greens, bronzes and bright yellows – these are some of the most popular colors you can find in a fall landscape. The flavor can be anything between chocolate, spiced rum and vanilla. Decorate the cake and the table with autumn foliage and add a few pumpkins with candles inside for a more romantic special look.
Use real leaves or make your own out of paper or other fabric you like. There are many ways to enhance the autumnal nature of your cake with leaves. Add a few flowers too to make the cake look even more elegant and feminine. Zinnias, gerberas, traditional roses, chrysanthemums or dahlias – these are popular choices in this sense.
Planning the wedding cake by a special theme is definitely the way to go for modern couples. There are so many unique styles out there to select from! And yours doesn’t have to be modern or futuristic. You can go for the classic or vintage style if you want. All styles are now on trend when it comes to wedding cakes. We have a few beautiful cake designs to share with those who are interested in this subject. You can admire here three gorgeous creations inspired by the classic, romantic and modern style.
These stunning confections are from Martha Stewart’s website and this is why they are so unique and impressive. The first cake we’re happy to show today is a classic beauty. Not all contemporary couples want a modern theme for their wedding. Giving the fact that both the old-fashion style is so trendy nowadays, we think that you can have even more success with a classic themed cake. Those who are traditional at heart can choose something similar to this model for their reception party. Nowadays it’s easier to stay true to your preferences or roots and follow your own vision.
The choices in terms of themes and styles are numberless, so why not follow your own style! This cake is a Tiffany Blue cake made in three tiers. The layered style is classic and the white floral decorations add even more elegance to the overall design. The cake designers used rolled fondant vines and gum-paste blossoms to create this fascinating confection. The filling is based on almond cream and white butter and we think it is a delicious flavor to experience and enjoy by your guests.
We like this classic cake because it seems to feature all the necessary ingredients for a unique reception centerpiece. The second cake is even more romantic and juicy. This confection is made in pale pink and it is a dreamy creation for those who are into the romantic style. We couldn’t think of a more enchanting design for a 2012 couple who wants to keep close to their romantic taste. This cake is inspired by the sweet love the bride and groom share. We adore the fact that the designers used the four-tier style to create this stunning beauty.
The magnolia blossoms add even more elegance, charm and femininity to the design. The blooms look very lifelike as they are made from gum paste and edible paint. Everybody knows magnolias are too delicate flowers to actually play with for a wedding décor and we think these designers’ alternative is pretty ingenious. The last confection is utterly modern and it features five round tiers adorned with a geometric pattern inspired by the contemporary look.
Contemporary nuptials are founded on a lot of creativity and uniqueness. Our newlyweds are very excited about the fact that they are called to be part of such a unique modality of planning their wedding. And this modality is based on a DIY style. You are free to design your own wedding and use only the things you care for or make sense to you. You don’t have to follow a certain old-fashion or meaningless tradition if you don’t feel like. No one forces you to adopt anything you don’t like.
There is total freedom when it comes to planning and spending the wedding day. You can select any type of location, ceremony and theme. And we should mention that alfresco weddings are very trendy nowadays. The truth is that there is nothing more enjoyable and fun than an outdoors wedding spent with close friends and family. These types of gatherings are usually more intimate and this is why they are also so personal. Everything is important in a modern wedding. The theme is the factor that established the entire setting and items used in the wedding.
And this theme is usually inspired by the venue or season. One of the most important items of the wedding that is supposed to reflect the theme of the wedding in a more special way is the cake. And there are so many themes right now to choose from that you really need a lot of time to be sure you will make the right decision. One of the hottest styles right now is the vintage style. Even those who are not big fans of the old-fashion look seem interested in this style. There is no doubt that there is a lot more authenticity in a vintage or antique wedding than in other cases.
But the truth is that many couples of today who decide to go old-fashion also like to incorporate some of the most beautiful details of the classic and modern styles. This is why the wedding trends nowadays are so complex and so eclectic. Any of your guests can find something to resonate with when you’re having a wedding inspired by all principal styles. If you want something special, something original to impress your guests with we suggest you opt for a ‘50s themed wedding cake. There is nothing more expressive and inspired for a vintage wedding than a 1950s style wedding cake.
The ideas range from elegant to kitschy designs. This decade was very popular and it still is very important for our designers and stylists of today. They still have many things to explore when it comes to this era. You can get inspired from many funky and original wedding cake patterns.
We are very excited about the wedding cake trends for this year. Contemporary couples have a wide range of styles to choose from when it comes to the big wedding cake. And we must admit that the perfect cake promoted today is not always big. The most important feature of a modern wedding cake is not the size but the taste and the design. It seems that both the aspect and the taste of the cake are essential to planning a successful cake ceremony these days.
So, when shopping for the best cake, make sure you hit both these points. It’s true that a few years ago the appearance of the cake was the principal factor that counted. Nowadays the flavor plays an equal role and it looks like modern wedding guests are crazy about wedding cakes that look and taste unique. Traditional wedding cakes weren’t very attractive at the exterior but very yummy and delicious inside. Nowadays, our designers tried to find the best compromise between the flavor and the design and the best way to make them work together in a nice and smooth way.
It’s not enough to bring a good-looking cake at the party that is completely tasteless, or a flavored cake that doesn’t look eye-catchy. We have a few beautiful examples of cakes that are spectacular inside and on the outside. In most cases it’s just like choosing your groom. He must be the perfect mach for you, and so has to be the design and the flavor of the cake. The slice in the first picture is from a meringue wedding cake. You can see the entire confection in the second photo.
The interior of the cake looks deliciously elegant and unique, don’t you think? This is a white cake with layers of lemon curd and buttercream filling and frosting. The meringue flowers make the perfect finishes to this delicacy. We think that meringue and buttercream make a sensational pair. The taste of this showpiece is simply irresistible. But the white and pale yellow shades are even more attractive. Elegant, smooth, modern and fresh, this inedited design can suit both indoors and alfresco celebrations. It is ideal for destination or tropical affairs.
The next confection is also very yummy and natural as it is crafted in buttercream. The way this cake it is displayed is the one that makes this piece a showpiece. The designers used a silver tray and a candy dish to present the cake and we think the effect is pretty stunning. If you’re having an antique themed wedding and you want to use some of your favorite heirloom accessories, get inspired from this style. The cake is made of vanilla-buttercream and edible gum paste gardenias.
Modern weddings are not necessarily big and extravagant. There is a new trend nowadays based on all things simple and clean. Simplicity is the key to the elegance and beauty of contemporary wedding ceremonies and receptions and we are very happy to discuss about this subject today. We’ve decided to talk about simple wedding cakes in this article and concentrate more on the 2 tier design. The idea of planning a simple wedding is related to the fact that these types of affairs are always more personal and intimate.
This means that the couple is free to spend their wedding budget in a more concentrate way and create more unique decorations. When the guest list is small you have the opportunity to play around with the theme and design your own wedding by incorporating more of your favorite details. We must confess we never really thought that a wedding cake can look so beautiful and elegant when made in a simpler design. We are all used to those big layered confections purchased by traditional couples for their wedding.
But the contemporary style is fresher now and relatively more simplistic. The style is minimalist and the decorations very subtle. We are very excited about the two-tiered style because it is very chic and creative. The standard design comes with three tiers, and this is why the 2-tier models look so unique and intriguing. Before you dismiss this idea we suggest you take a look at these pictures and see whether you would like to bring a cake like this at your wedding. Those who are not up to date with the new cake designs that are popular today might not know that small and mini individual cakes are in big trend.
The two-tiered confections are larger versions of the miniature cakes promoted nowadays and they can suit both luxurious and eco-friendly natural weddings. They are ideal for an ultra-formal type of wedding reception as they are not very big and dramatic and not that small and plain either. The wedding cake is nowadays interpreted as a centerpiece, a test of fashion and creativity the bride and groom must pass.
The cake is more than just dessert. It is the expression of the coupe’s personality and vision. This is why you must choose a style that can reflect your individual style. The cake is still the first and last thing your guests will look for at your wedding reception. If you’re opting for a small 2 tier cake make sure the confection is also tasty. Don’t focus only on the aesthetical factor. It’s important for the cake to be visually attractive, but you should know that your guest will care more for the taste in the end.
Modern couples have plenty of alternatives to the classic or traditional wedding. They are called to embrace new challenging styles and original themes that can reflect their personality and their interests. This is really good news for those who are never satisfied with the options available on the market or for conventional couples. Those of you who are more on the offbeat side will surely like to see the gorgeous cake alternatives we have for you today.
These options are ideal for casual weddings and for couples who have a tighter wedding budget. Nevertheless, even those who are planning an expensive wedding and wish for something more original and fun can choose a table of cupcakes instead of a big traditional cake. If a tiered wedding cake doesn’t satisfy you or meet your preferences, perhaps a cupcake alternative can suit your taste. Cupcakes aren’t the only alternatives you have to the standard big cake. You can choose cheesecakes, doughnut cakes, fruit pies, tarts, pile cakes, cookies and other home-baked delicacies you like.
If you want your cake ceremony to be unique and unforgettable you must think outside the box. And you should keep in mind that it’s all about the serving and the way you’re displaying these treats. The color, the design and the theme of the backdrop you’re using for the dessert table are the most important aspects to consider. It’s essential to keep things aesthetical and light in order to captivate the attention of your guests and make them feel even more excited about your wedding and anxious to see the cake and taste it.
So we have a few beautiful pictures of wedding cupcakes you can use instead the tiered cake. In the first image we can see miniature cakes decorated with roses. These tiny cakes look elegantly delicious and they can suit perfectly well semi-formal weddings planned indoors or outside the doors in a classy garden. We can see that the design is utterly simple. These two-tiered confections are made of rich buttercream. The tiny rose blooms make a big impression on these little beauties.
You can serve them at each place or insert them in a more ample dessert table at the reception. The next recommendation is Mini Pavlovas for those who want something light, elegant and artistic for their wedding. The white shade makes them look even more delicious and light-as-air!
You can serve these tiny sweets as wedding guest favors. Another lovely alternative to the predictable big layered cake is these gorgeous white cupcakes in the third image. We love the monogram toppers used to enhance the beauty of these fluffy confections. The last recommendation is a provencal cake made of crottin cakes shaped like French goat cheeses.