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Tag Archives: Cakes

Use Ribbon for Wedding Cakes

One of the most popular designs with wedding cakes at the moment is black and white. This is a simple yet beautiful way to combine the ribbon. The best way to go about using the ribbon is to have your cake completely frosted in either white or black icing. From here you should choose a ribbon (preferably lace) of the opposite colour. This ribbon can then be placed around the edge of the cake to give it that sophisticated look. In some cases lace ribbon is also being used with cupcake designs. Cupcakes are also a trendy choice for weddings, the cupcake itself can be wrapped in the ribbon and will look absolutely gorgeous sitting on top of a cake stand. They are a popular choice because each guest will be able to have their very own cupcake, rather than having to wait around for a slice of cake to be cut for them.

Bows are another trend that can be found when using ribbon for wedding cakes. Again the ribbon is normally in a different colour to that of the frosting. It is simply placed around the bottom of each tier on the cake. Depending on your preference you can include a delicate bow on each tier, or have a massive one that stands out on the very top. Traditionally the ribbon will be placed around the bottom of the tier, but nowadays it is being wrapped around the middle, down the sides and used in a number of different ways. At the end of the day, it is only there to enhance the cake and make the decorations on it pop. Which is why you have creative license to use a ribbon on your wedding cake in a way that you see fit.

Anniversary Cakes

You can always use the traditional colors for silver and golden anniversaries.

But you can also be creative and try to design something special for each couple.

They might want to recreate their wedding cake. If they have a photo you can try to follow the design of the original cake. Their children might want to bring you wedding photos and have you do this as a surprise for their parents.

Or young parents may want to order wedding toppers of a tired, but happy, looking mom and dad surrounded by children to show how their family has grown over the years.

Older couples may want to include toppers of small children to represent all their grandchildren.

Or they may want the cake to represent their adventures. Are they kayakers? Then have a cake with a river and them floating down stream together. Do they love camping? Traveling Europe? Golfing? Playing bridge? Almost any hobby can make a creative cake idea.

Make a cake shaped like an RV if that’s how they travel.

Do they like to garden? Then decorate with carrots and tomatoes growing out of a “garden patch”.

If they’re pet lovers, work that into your design.

Can they be found each evening playing Scrabble? Make a board design on your cake and spell out their names.

You can also use a variety of cake shapes and tiers to design unique creations. Circles, squares, hearts can all be combined to make new configurations.

Be sure to use solid cake stands so your cakes will transport safely. By using stands and boards that don’t need to be returned you keep your customers from having to pay a deposit. Plus, you don’t have to worry about getting your equipment back.

Offer a lot of options for flavors, as well. By mixing and matching their favorite flavors of cake, icing, and fillings you can create something special for their occasion.

Adding textures of leaves, hearts, pearl shaped chains, or hand formed fondant roses all work to provide beautiful designs. Use different borders to offer a completely different look.

Don’t forget the growing popularity of cupcakes. This gives your customers the chance to offer a selection of flavors for their guests.

Another option is cake pops. These are easy to serve and easy to eat. Adults love them as well as children.

About Cakes for Beach Weddings

Colors

Wedding cakes for beach weddings are no longer staying with the traditional white cake and icing but are being replaced by colors associated with the beach. This could be blue and green to reflect the colors of the sea, brown for the san, or even bright yellow, fuchsia, and orange. Some have even chosen a nautical theme and used navy blue, red, and white

Toppers

Since it is a beach wedding, it may be hard or even impossible to find bride and groom toppers that fit the theme. This is why brides are choosing dolphins, sandcastles, palm trees, underwater creatures like seahorses and starfish, or hula dancer figurines as cake toppers.

The Flavors

A beach wedding cake not only has to look good on the outside but also taste great to the guests. You could still have the traditional white cake or chocolate cake but you could opt for a fruit flavor like pineapple, coconut, lemon, or orange. Do not to outrageous with the flavors because the guests may not eat the cake.

Themes

Tropical flowers-these can transform a boring wedding cake into a fun wedding cake. You can use fresh flowers or have edible flowers made from icing. You can have your wedding cake decorated as a bouquet of flowers or have flowers trailing down the cake. You can make flowers out of butter cream or fondants.
Seashells-you can make seashells from icing, molded chocolate, or marzipans. Team up your seashells with other underwater sea life like corals, fishes, and more.
Sandcastles-a unique idea is to have your wedding cake shaped like a sandcastle.