Five Wedding Cake Ideas for Your Special Day

Published by Ana on July 21, 2010

All eyes are on the bride during most wedding ceremonies, but after the guests have relocated to the reception area the first thing that everyone wants to do is check out the cake! Wedding cakes aren’t a new tradition; they’ve actually been an important aspect of wedding celebrations since the days of the Roman Empire. Times have changed, of course, and wedding cakes are much more elaborate today than they ever were back in Roman times, but they remain a focal point of wedding festivities.
Most couples have dozens—if not hundreds—of decisions to make when planning their wedding and reception. The bride’s biggest hurdle is usually the task of finding the perfect wedding gown, but once she’s located her dream dress it’s time to think about the cake! Wedding cakes can be simple or complex, chocolate or vanilla, big or small—the choices are almost endless, but here are some popular cake trends and wedding cake ideas that will come in handy as you decide on your ideal cake.

Fondant Wedding Cakes
Fondant, a confection that’s used as a filling or coating for pastries, candies, and other sweets, is a popular alternative to the traditional buttercream icing that’s often used to frost wedding cakes. Fondant has an almost dough-light consistency which allows it to be rolled out and used to cover a cake.
Thanks in part to reality television shows that profile bakeries; rolled fondant has experienced a recent surge in popularity. Fondant gives wedding cakes a sophisticated, elegant appearance, and it’s able to be decorated in multiple ways. Some bakeries and decorators are extremely talented with fondant, giving you the ability to have a truly unique wedding cake.

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Fondant Wedding Cakes

Square Wedding Cakes
Beautifully-decorated three tiered cakes that consist of round layers remain a traditional favorite of many brides, but square cakes have also made their way into the wedding limelight. Square wedding cakes can consist of layers—or tiers—that sit directly on top of one another, but they’re often placed on cake stands which separate each layer from one another. Not only does a cake stand give the cake a taller appearance, it provides more room for decorations, such as flowers.
Square wedding cakes can be as simple or as intricate as you desire because they can also be decorated in so many different ways. Rolled fondant is always an option with a square cake, as is buttercream icing in multiple colors. A square wedding cake can be one solid flavor, but some couples prefer to offer variety to their wedding guests and select a different type of cake for each tier.

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Square Wedding Cakes

Wedding Cupcakes
Wedding cupcakes are a trendy replacement for traditional wedding cakes for quite a few reasons. It’s normal for the wedding cake to act as decoration, but cupcake towers are a fun twist on the expected standard. Cupcakes can even be iced in your wedding colors in order to match your bridal party’s clothing!
Offering a wide variety of cupcakes at your wedding reception gives your wedding guests the ability to choose their own favorite flavor of cake for dessert. They’re also a great choice if there will be children at your reception, and a server won’t have to waste time slicing the cake.

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Wedding Cupcakes

Chocolate Wedding Cakes
In the past, chocolate wedding cakes were almost unheard of, but the times are changing and more and more couples are deciding on chocolate wedding cakes. Besides, who says wedding cakes have to be white? Your wedding day is supposed to be your special day, so if you prefer chocolate over vanilla you shouldn’t be afraid to have a chocolate wedding cake.
If you’d like to stick with tradition and have a white wedding cake for the sake of your family, you can always have a second smaller cake or a groom’s cake that is iced in chocolate.

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Chocolate Wedding Cakes

Fruit Topped Wedding Cakes
Organic fruits and vegetables have become popular in recent years thanks to the “going green” movement, and what better way to eat fruit than on top of a cake? Fruit topped wedding cakes are becoming extremely popular because the fruit itself acts as decoration.
Fresh strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and grapes are good choices when thinking of fruits to use on your wedding cake. The fruit can be placed on each individual cake layer or only on the top—the choice is up to you. If you’d like to incorporate fruit into your cake without altering its appearance, ask your baker about the option of a fruit filling.

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Fruit Topped Wedding Cakes

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Helpful articles packed with Wedding tips

Published by Ana on May 06, 2010

We have created some wedding articles that can help you get the most enjoyment on your special day.
You can view the complete list of Wedding Articles or just choose from the list below.

Some of the more popular topics include

A Wedding Shower Checklist
Wedding Decoration Ideas
How to Choose Wedding Flowers
Purchasing a Dream Wedding Gown
How to Choose a Wedding Videographer
How to Choose a Wedding Photographer
Wedding Photography Checklist
Unique Reception Ideas
Popular Wedding Songs
Changing Your Name After the Wedding

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Wedding Directory

Published by Ana on April 29, 2010

Wedding Directory is a wedding and bridal directory with over 300,000 listings to wedding related businesses.

WeddingDirectory.com is designed to be a simple and comprehensive wedding resource for brides and grooms to assist in every aspect of the wedding planning process.

WeddingDirectory.com is a human edited directory for brides / grooms and business related sites.  The directory is divided into various wedding related categories.  All information on this site are available for free.

All links are checked manually, we are however not responsible for content provided on sites linked from our directory. We can’t either accept liability for injury, loss or damage arising from any statement on sites linked from our directory.

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