23 Nov 2015
There are a few factors which must be considered meticulously while selecting summer wedding cakes. Let’s take a look at some of the most important ones:
For conjuring the taste of summer, one can go for a multi-tier cake having in-season fruits and berries. It is not always necessary to select traditional flavours such as buttercream. Considering a lime cake containing blackberry filling or opting for raspberry puree can be an excellent option as well. For couples who love chocolate cake, they can choose one having fruit filling or even give chocolate drizzle a try.
Colour plays a very important role while choosing cake for a summer wedding. The most ideal as well as popular choices are a bright and bold combination of green and pink, or a mix of navy, cherry red and preppy red. To achieve a subdued look, one would not go wrong with ivory buttercream tiers trimmed in pale yellow. Using accents like fondant birds, honeybees or flowers can also allow the shades of summer to pop.
So that the theme of summer is defined effectively, one can ask the baker to prepare fondant versions of the wedding florals. If modern decor is the consideration, adding some large and graphic fondant peonies on the tiers can help in making a statement. To achieve a classic look, the base tiers can be painted with small flowers using an edible dye.
Add-Ons and Shapes
For a summer cake, nothing can be more ideal as add-ons than butterflies, flowers and honeybees made with sugar, gumpaste or chocolate. If something rather simple is being sought for, however, considering an ivory cake accented with soft and subtle white hydrangeas would not be a bad idea. Not only will it hike up the elegance, but also impart the desired summer effect.
Serving the cake with a seasonal dessert can be a very unique and delightful idea. There are plenty of summer-inspired sides that can be offered to the guests to leave them in awe. One can go for lavender infused gourmet ice cream, fresh strawberries coated with chocolate or sweet petit scones with fresh and yummy compote cream.
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