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Which wedding cake are you?


By Kate O'Dowd
13th Jul 2015
Which wedding cake are you?

Long, long gone are the days of sickly-sweet, crunchy, white icing covering up some sort of old Christmas cake, being your only port of call for a wedding dessert (and thank heavens for it).?Today, you must choose a cake to fit your personality and the vibe of your wedding… and there are plenty of options…

FLORAL FRESH

florals

Using real, fresh flowers is the easiest way to tie even the plainest?wedding cake in with the theme of your event – simply ask your floral to condition (that means clean off any bugs or other?unpleasantness) a few extra lovely blooms, for your baker to apply, right before guests arrive.

MODERN LINES
modernist

Using graphic patterns and sweeping lines is a thoroughly chic way to bring bright pops of colour onto your dessert table. One of the wedding cake’s main functions is to get your guests talking and an architectural masterpiece is sure to do that, if nothing else. So as to keep it appetising, opt for something light,?fresh and naturally-coloured inside.

GET GLAMOUROUS

glam

For a high-octane, full-luxe event,?your wedding cake will serve as one of the main focal points in an already glitzed-up setting; so it has to hold its own. Gold leaf in classic patterns, gloriously ornate sugar-craft flowers, bright swathes of sumptuous colour; all of these will make your cake as glam as you.

PARE IT BACK

naked

Perhaps one of the most appetising cake varieties is the pared-back, rustic, naked or semi-naked cake. Fully naked shows all the layers, while other variants feature?haphazardly applied luscious icing, over-spilling honey glaze and veritable brambles of berry toppings.

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