Whimsical yet extremely romantic, black & red themes are very popular for weddings. In fact, all themes based on white, black and red color mixes have become more common during the last few years for nuptials. The mix between red and black is very dramatic and elegant. It is for certain one of the most passionate color combos a couple can select for their wedding. This tonality can help the bride and her groom express their personality and taste in fashion.
We can talk about a club feel that these two hues give, which makes them perfect for a modern dramatic wedding. The red and black theme is striking and contrasting and it can provide a wedding reception with both elegance and vibrancy. It is classy and chic, profound and mystical. These two colors remind us of the Gothic style. You can follow this route if you are willing to plan a bold whimsical wedding. The Goth culture is one of the most controversial and one of the most inciting for a wedding. It can help the couple show off their darker side. Those who love the punk and rock currents will surely enjoy this style too. The Goth aesthetics are ideal for a whimsy wedding cake.
There are many motifs you can get inspired from for your cake & décor, such as: death-centric imagery, macabre symbols, lurid tones and neo-Victorian motifs. Try to follow one of these routes, or try to come up with your own Red and black wedding cake idea. Use dark chocolate ganache to cover the tiers of the cake. This will make up for the black nuance you need for the theme. Color the interior of the cake in black or red, depending on your own preference. We think that a red buttercream cake with a black chocolate filling can make even a more appealing selection. Your guests will adore this shocking surprise and compliment your choice.
Top the cake with black colored roses and violets for a more intricate and magical feel. Use Alice in Wonderland theme to make your cake feel even more romantic. Follow the Mad Hatter style for a more modern specific effect. Choose a cylindrical shape for your cake and adorn it with playing card motifs. Your confection can resemble the Mad Hatter’s chapeau. This would make a sensational idea. Add a few blue-colored cupcakes to make this theme feel even more whimsical. Those who want the romantic style to prevail can choose a Victorian cake. For a formal wedding, choose trifles in black and red. The cake can be based on old-fashion Victorian cake recipes. Flavors like brandy, fruits and jam, whipped cream, and nuts are original selections. For more drama, place the trifles in glass dishes.
It’s your wedding and you are thinking about what kind of cake you shall have. And seems like no designs, forms and decorations are what you wish for at the time being. You don’t want an elegant wedding cake, all your friends had at their weddings cakes like that.
You want to be different and don’t really know how to fulfill your dream of having a special wedding cake. What’s left to do? Turn on your computer and start googling, because what I’m going to suggest to you will at least leave you contemplating on whether to have… a mad hatter wedding cake!
You don’t know what a mad hatter wedding cake is? Since you have been a child, you have most likely heard of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The main characters were Alice, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Blue Catterpillar and the Mad Hatter. If you don’t remember the Mad Hatter, he was the one serving and enjoying tea at a very messy table, along with other characters. He had a crazy look on his face and loved hats more than his life. That’s how he got his name. A movie with the same name from the director Tim Burton, featuring Johhny Depp in the role of the Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen was released in 2010.
Now, make the connection between this strange animation character and a wedding cake. How do you picture it? Hats put in tiers! And all combined in a “mad” way. They look simply delicious and invite you to join a crazy, fantastic world, of dreams and fairytales. Funny, colored and surely delicious, don’t you agree? The vivid colors contribute very well to the idea of a mad hatter wedding cake and the mastership the confectioners put into the cakes is worth hundreds of prizes! Just imagine how it would look presented in front of everybody present at a wedding ceremony. It will definitely bring smiles and laughs on the faces of guests and signs of appreciation for the originality of the cake.
The famous animation movie, first released in 1951 still produces fascination among people and looks like it can be used in other fields than on screen. The idea of a mad hatter wedding cake was fast developed and thousands of designs were invented for the delight of couples that would like to buy such a wedding cake.
Why not dare to be different and choose one of the cakes above? You will be remembered having such a wedding cake. I didn’t mention anything about the taste, but I’m sure it won’t be disappointing, taking into consideration the variety of colors that might mean a variety of tastes: each color representing a fruit or a different type of chocolate. Mmm, the aromas there!11