Oh now I do hope you’re not hungry because if you are, this is a feature that’s going to set your stomach rumbling! Today, we’re looking at white wedding cakes and indulging with some beautiful designs that are nothing like the traditional heavily white iced designs of the past. If you’d like a wedding cake that’s delicious, gorgeous and totally on-trend, then you need to read on…
Images: Top Row Left via Wedding Sparrow (as before) | Top Row Right via You & Your Wedding | Second Row Left via You Mean The World To Me | Second Row Right via Wildflower Cakes | Third Row Left via Deer Pearl Flowers | Third Row Right via Love My Dress | Bottom Row Left via Not On The High Street | Bottom Row Right via The Cake Parlour
So let’s just start with a quick history lesson and, as with white wedding dresses, white wedding cakes also come from the Victorian era. Wedding cakes were a symbol of social status and the higher the cake was, the higher up in society you were seen to be. White iced cakes were another symbol of money and class in Victorian times because the ingredients needed to create the pure white icing were super expensive. So, if you could afford a many-tiered cake thickly coated in white icing, you were doing well and you’d want everyone to know about it!
This baked tradition continued until fairly recently and it’s only in the last few decades that we’ve seen coloured cakes, cakes of different shapes, sizes and designs and cakes that include different flavours. Now, when it comes to cake, anything goes but more and more brides are falling in love once again with elegant white cakes and so these have been re-imagined for the twenty-first Century…
Images: Top Row via Wedding Sparrow | Second Row Left via Elizabeth Anne Designs | Second Row Right via Ruffled | Third Row Left via Bloved Blog | Third Row Right via Fab Mood | Bottom Row Left via Wedding Chicks | Bottom Row Right via Wedding Sparrow (as before)
Modern white wedding cakes are just works of art that taste as good as they look. The days of heavy fruitcake encased in marzipan and a layer of white icing so hard it could crack your teeth are long gone. Non-traditional cakes are soft, sweet and altogether delightful. So, if you’re looking for a wedding cake that’s all kinds of wonderful, here are a few ideas for you:
So, as you can see, modern white wedding cakes are anything but boring and nothing like the confections of the past. Embrace the modern and give your tastebuds a real treat!
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