Chocolate wedding cakes, wedding cakes with flowers, lace wedding cakes, coloured wedding cakes.Deciding on the look of your wedding cake might be one of the more difficult decisions you make when planning the catering for your big day.
Don't want a traditional fruit cake filling? Then opt for a chocolate cake or a light sponge. You could even go for a tower of cheeses if you prefer savoury to sweet.
Prince William also had a 'groom's cake' at his wedding reception, a chocolate biscuit confection that complemented the couple's other traditional white tiered wedding cake created by Fiona Cairns.
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So what style of cake do you think you're going to choose? It rather depends on your style of wedding day.
Are you a traditional, formal kind of bride? Then maybe a romantic theme, featured on this beautiful lace wedding cake from Rosalind Miller Cakes is for you.
On the other hand, you might be after a quirky kind of wedding reception theme. This novelty cake creation by Choccywoccydoodah is certainly original.
Flowers are an integral part to any wedding day, whatever kind of mood you're looking to create. You can decorate your cake with real flowers or go for stunning paste blooms, as on this floral wedding cake design from Peggy Porschen Cakes.
Or you could use the seasons to inspire your wedding cake decoration, like this apple-decorated cake by Planet Cake.
Chocoholic brides can indulge their taste buds with a chocolate wedding cake and I love this idea by Maisie Fantaisie. The fresh raspberries are a perfect decoration and add a fruity tang to the sweetness.
For more ideas and inspiration, read my other posts about wedding cakes - where you can learn to bake wedding cupcakes.