Although there are a number of tried and true practices when it comes to wedding cakes, resorting to their use can seem cheap and unoriginal to people who want their wedding cakes to reflect their relationships with their significant others in particular. If this sounds like you, why not consider drawing inspiration for your wedding cake from the season? After all, summer is the time of life in full bloom, which makes it auspicious as well as a rich source of bold colors and brilliant settings.
Wedding Cakes Inspired By Summer
Perhaps the simplest and most straightforward method for incorporating summer into a summer wedding cake is to make it using in-season fruits. For example, a multi-tiered cake set with a mixed selection of blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries can strike a powerful impression, particularly when those rich reds and bright blues are contrasted with gorgeous detail done to look like green leaves.
Alternatively, if you are more interested in a summertime taste than a summertime look, you should consider using some kind of summertime fruit for your filling. Common combinations include, but are not limited to, chocolate cake with cherries, chocolate cake with raspberries, and even lemon cakes with lemon curd. If you are not sure which cakes go well with which fruit fillings, don’t hesitate to sample the possibilities until you find something that both you and your significant other will like.
While white has been a favorite choice for the wedding cake since well before Queen Victoria’s choice to use pure white icing on hers, modern sensibilities are much more tolerant of departure from tradition. Since summer is such a bright and colorful season, summer wedding cakes should be no less enticing to the senses. Instead of sticking to a single color, consider livening them up with summer colors such as reds, blues, and greens. Please note that contrasting colors are useful for drawing attention, whereas complementing colors are better-suited for creating a peaceful and harmonious impression that is perfect for more relaxed weddings.
If you are feeling adventurous, consider using edible flowers to solve the problems of incorporating summertime color and summertime flavor into your wedding cake with one stroke. With that said, if you are someone who prefers more tried and true solutions, you can use sugar confections, which can provide the same range of colors in an even wider range of shapes. A selection of birds, flowers, and other nature-inspired designs can become all the more captivating when used in combination on the same wedding cake.
The best part about the white expanse of a classic wedding cake is that even the smallest touch of summer color shows up well. As a result, you don’t have to go all out if you want a summer wedding cake for your summer wedding. Better still, some summer flowers here and there can make for an elegant sight, which is much better-suited to some weddings than even their most lavish counterparts.
Cakes Options Abound
If you are interested in more summer wedding cake ideas, don’t hesitate to explore the options that are available to you. There is a wealth of wedding cake knowledge out there, choose what speaks to you and what is bound to make a statement of who you and your partner are.