Are you trying to choose a wedding cake?
A wedding cake is that quintessential centrepiece of the reception and the thing that first symbolizes the teamwork the bride and groom are embarking on. As soon as the first cut is made, and the first slice served, that’s when the journey has started.
With the ceremony behind you and nothing left but to eat and party, the cake that you and your guests will share, says something about you. Just like the style of the bride’s dress and the groom’s suit the happy couple are wearing, the cake too, how it looks and tastes, will make an impact on your guests. It can either be one of the more memorable moments, or it can be something guests would rather forget about.
There are so many cakes and flavours that picking the right kinds that suit your wedding is incredibly challenging. However, there are a few styles that leaf off and give other cakes a chance to share their platform.
The classic chocolate
It can be tempting to stick to the classic cake of ‘something white, ’ but the taste is just as important as the aesthetic appeal. I am not a fan of the traditional fruit cake. You simply cannot go wrong with chocolate for broadly pleasing everybody’s taste buds. With so many different kinds of chocolate, you can mix and match flavours together and still remain firmly in the category of a chocolate wedding cake.
You can have dark chocolate which is used in many espresso cafes, or perhaps milk chocolate for a slightly less punchy taste, but a smoother texture. You can add in a little mint or orange to spruce up the aftertaste of your cake. A chocolate wedding cake will look a little more subtle than a bright white cake. It will also look a bit glossy and shine in the light.
If you are non traditional with a bit of a sweet tooth, then this is the cake for you!
A touch of the upper class
Rather than a traditional baking route, your wedding cake could be lighter than air in the mouth. A cheese wedding cake is unusual but made from some of your favourite cheeses. You can have a superb, oak smoked vintage organic cheddar, that tingles the tip of your tongue. Not to mention and a good solid kilo of Godminster organic traditional brie would go rather well with a strong glass of wine. This is a great chance for you to be different and create a memory for everyone who attends your after party. With many different kinds of cheese to choose from, you can satisfy every palate and introduce them to new flavours.
Favours can tie in with this choice of cake, how about individual jars of chutney or pickle and have some crusty bread and grapes on the side. The perfect cake to double up as an evening snack for guests with a piece of pork pie!
If you’re from the countryside and love to be surrounded by natural flavours, a brilliant lemon wedding cake would be an excellent choice.
With the colour of gold and the sharp bite of the acidic lemon, it’s very au naturel. Light and tangy, the cake gives off a slightly creamy colour, and it’s a cake that unlike chocolate, isn’t heavy and rich. Equally, it’s very simple, and you don’t have to do much to it, and just let it stand on its own. You could, however, have nice frothy lemon buttercream frosting, or creamy swirls. You might also find that a sprinkling of other fruits like berries would be a good accompaniment with the lemon tart on top.
It’s a citrus cake, so not everyone will like the bitterness, so be careful with the strength of the lemon blend.
What did you choose as a wedding cake? Did you pick a tiered design, or naked cake? Was it for desert of to be taken home by the guests?
Note: This is a collaborative post.