Home' Wedding Guide : Wedding Guide 2012-2013 Contents CHOOSING all your wedding decorations can seem
overwhelming, but once your colour scheme is in
place, the rest becomes much simpler.Those key
colours can be incorporated into the gowns, the
flower s, tableware and even the wedding cake, which
will become the centrepiece of your reception.
The tradition of the wedding cake as a symbol of
good luck dates back several centuries. However, in
those days, a dessert known as bride's pie was
ser ved to guests. Eventually, a bride's cake became
accepted, and from that, the tradition of the wedding
cake was born. Queen Victoria shocked the world
and star ted a new trend when she wore a white
wedding dress and offered a white wedding cake to
her royal guests in 1840. Prince Leopold, Duke of
Albany, was the first to offer a completely edible ver-
sion in 1882.
Today's wedding cakes are not just for eating.
Many are created as decorative showcases. The
trends for 2012 include taller tiers and notewor thy
pedestals upon which to display them. Brightly
coloured wood blocks or ornate glass cake stands
are equally popular. Since the wedding of Prince
William and Kate Middleton, the traditional white or
ivor y fancy cake has regained popularity. It speaks of
fairytales and princess brides and all that is regal and
refined. Decorated with latticework, piping, icing
rosettes, swirls, drapes, lace effects, and delicate fon-
dant ruffles and frills, this cake is perfect for a
November wedding or any other time of the year.
The soft, buttercream wedding cakes that were so
popular in the '70s and '80s are also back in style.
Some use pillars and flowery top pieces. Sugar flow-
er s are a nice touch, but real flowers are more
affordable for those brides on a budget. However,
under those lovely layers of frosting, exotic fruit-fla-
vored cakes have replaced the traditional white,
chocolate or marble fillings.
Painted wedding cakes are a new trend for 2012.
Decorators first cover the entire cake in a draping of
fondant, which then becomes the canvas awaiting
the ar tist's touch.Tropical flowers, botanicals, or
green vines are then painted on the cake. Adding
three-dimensional sugar flowers gives a charming
"trompe l'oeil" effect. Another variation is painting
"stained glass" on the fondant foundation.
While solid black wedding cakes are definitely
edgy, they are less popular than striking black and
white combinations. Since black has become a
trendy wedding colour, adding it to the wedding cake
can create a sophisticated and elegant decorative
Bold colours are also becoming more accepted
for wedding cakes. Once again, the overall colour
scheme for the celebration will dictate exactly what
colours to use, but when chosen carefully, the wed-
ding cake can integrate the rest of the reception
colour theme perfectly. In addition to bright, bold
colours, some wedding cake decorator s are offering
sharp angles and complex geometric details.
Wrapping a box shape in a single strong colour and
adding minimal accents can be both stunning and
affordable. For example, purple with orange and pink
as accents might convey a tropical feeling.
Once upon a time, the groom's cake was a fr uit
cake. It was por tioned out as a take-home favor.
Today, these wedding cakes are often humorously
decorated to reflect the groom's interests and hob-
bies. They are usually darker coloured and ser ved to
all the guests from a separate table.
When choosing the wedding cake for your special
day, be sure to give the decorator colour swaths
from which to work. Being slightly off on the colour
will be more noticeable than you might think.
Integrate your wedding colours into your cake
design, and you'll have a centrepiece that will be the
crowning touch to your own special celebration.
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