The wedding cake is such a core piece of your wedding celebration. Whether you go with the new fashionable fruit cake and keep it healthy and light, or the more traditional chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or cheesecake, a wedding cake will always need a topper.
Cake toppers are a key piece when it comes to decorating a wedding cake and it is an opportunity for the bride and groom to show their personality. Cake toppers can be made of any material (sometimes even edible) and come in so many shapes and sizes. Look at these sweet ideas to spark your cake decor imagination!
Infographic courtesy of Simply Bridal
I simply adore these flower inspired cupcakes by Petal Cupcakes in New Zealand . Their ‘petal-like’ swirl decoration makes such a pretty statement and their delicate floral appearance is perfect addition for an elegant wedding soiree. Actually, I believe these adorable little cakes would look divine anywhere – be it on a wedding dessert table, displayed at your bridal shower, or used as delicious edible favors for your guests.
Images via Petal Cupcakes
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For more pretty cupcake inspiration check out these:
My mouth was seriously watering when putting together this next round up of S’mores desserts. Whilst s’mores are relatively unknown here in Australia, they have been been a campfire favourite in America and Canada for decades. Their name is a shortened version of “some more'” which is understandable when you discover this moorish dessert is simply created by stacking together roasted marshmallow and chocolate between two pieces of graham crackers (similar to our digestive biscuits). Not only do I love how decadent they appear, but I also love how they’re a step up from the traditional roasted marshmallows around the campfire.
S’more inspired desserts and are now appearing in many shapes and forms. From gourmet treats to cookies, cakes and cupcakes – practically any sweet treat which marries well with chocolate and marshmallows. So, really there’s no surprise they’ve found they’re way into the wedding arena. I think a gourmet s’mores station, dessert buffet or DIY s’mores favors for your guests to take home, are all fabulous concepts for a rustic inspired wedding. I personally like the idea of a DIY S’mores bar (it’s a bit like having a fondue bar but cuter!). But, if you need any more convincing, just check out this delicious round up of DIY s’mores bars, dessert buffets and favors to get you drooling:
S’Mores Buffet Tables
via Amy Atlas
via Sweet Lydias
via Style Me Pretty
via Cater Buzz
via Bethany Gilbert Photography
Gourmet S’Mores Bars
via Cater Buzz
via Assaf Friedman Photography
S’Mores Wedding Favors
via The Sweetest Occasion
via Twig & Thistle
via Elizabeth Anne Designs
Here is a gorgeous idea for your wedding style . . . a love letter cake. The trend to decorate a cake in loving words or messages is not a new one, but recently I’ve noticed a few stunning twists on this idea have emerged. The unique cakes I have spotted recently use beautiful calligraphy fonts with words of love from a poem or song giving the cake a sophisticated vintage appeal. There is also a trend to decorate cakes with vintage paper or sheet music as well. You could also make it more personal and use your own wedding vows. Take a peek at the love letter cakes below. The overall look is elegant, unique and full of old world romance don’t you think?
Image via Wed Luxe
This stunning three tier’ love letter’ cake designed by Bobbette & Belle Artisanal Pastries is decorated with words from French love poems and includes the couples’ names.
The Caketress created this amazing calligraphy cake to match couple’s wedding venue – a 19th century styled library room. In order to complement the wedding’s decor and ‘novel theme’ they created a design to look like written vintage pages with gumpaste ranunculas-like flowers also looking like they were made out of book pages. Just exquisite!
This wedding cake aptly named “The Love Letter’ by Tillemont Patisserie has a more subtle approach featuring calligraphy writing in soft pastel blue and gold beaded trim.
You can also incorporate love letters into your cake design without having to go for a traditional or vintage style. This ‘Love Quote Cake’ by Sweet & Saucy displays words of love in a graffiti style with groovy fonts and black silhouette.
Images: Hello Naomi /Elizabeth Anne Designs
Another unique way to incorporate letters is to go with a paper-themed cake. This modern ‘Papery Cuteness’ design Hello Naomi uses vintage scripts as the decorative border and to also cover the cute cake topper. Finally, I’m not sure if there’s a cake inside this design (which was featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs), but by using vintage music sheets of a love song you achieve the overall effect.
Have you spotted any love letter designs recently? We’d love to know about them. You can find all these and more amazing cake inspiration over at our Pinterest page.
Looking for more dessert table ideas? Here is further inspiration:
When it comes to pretty sweets you can’t go past bouquet cupcakes. They deliciously add a whimsical touch to a wedding or an unexpected element of surprise to a pretty bridal shower. Whatever the occasion (I need no excuse!), they will always appear elegant, sophisticated and seriously adorable. Which if you’re like me, puts you in a serious dilemma, you’ll want to cherish one as long as possible and gobble it to bits at the same time.
One of my favorite designs is this divine mini cupcake bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings (don’t forget to grab the recipe). Pretty as a picture, this vanilla cupcake is adorned with a bouquet of ivory, lemon and pink Swiss meringue rosettes. I also love this adorable strawberry flowers cupcake from Call Me Cupcake. Whilst technically not a cupcake bouquet, it still features a pretty bunch of delicate handmade flowers balanced on thick swirls of icing. And I adore how it is presented. Beautifully encased in a wax paper muffin case and tied with a dainty ribbon – absolute perfection!
Whilst I’m on a roll, I’ve also decided to include more cupcake bouquet designs to drool over. Just feast your eyes on these . . . (then let me know which one you would choose to dish up for your guests!)
Not only would these cupcake decorations make a pretty and unique table centerpiece for your wedding, but could also add a point of interest to a pretty desert table don’t you think?
Images: Cupcakes on Sticks: Wedding By Color/Cupcake Bouquet in Pink Pot: Autumn Carpenter/Daisy Cupcake Bouquet: Handmade Edibles /Pastel Floral Bouquet Cupcakes: Anita Jamal via Flickr/Bright Floral Bouquet Cupcakes: Katja’s Kupcakes/Bouquet of Cupcakes in Mauve Pot: /Bouquet of Cupcakes in Yellow Pot: Buttercream Bakery via Flickr/ Bride holding Purple Cupcake Bouquet: Rock n Roll Bride/White Bouquet Cupcake: Clever Little Cupcake/Flower Decoration on Cupcake: I Am Baker