There are hundreds of wedding cake design ideas from which to choose. A good bakery will likely have a large portfolio of past cakes for you to look through to get ideas. But what if you don’t want a traditional wedding cake? What if you want a wedding cake design that is truly unique and special?
The first step is to choose a bakery that is willing and able to create a cake that it outside of the norm. Not all bakeries will be able to make such customized wedding cakes, but because these cakes are becoming more and more popular it is pretty easy to find a bakery that can.
Next, you will need an idea for your one-of-a-kind cake. Below are some tips for choosing a memorable wedding cake design.
Look to the details of your everyday life for inspiration for your wedding cake. Perhaps you have a pet that you wish you could include in the wedding. Featuring your four-legged family member on a wedding cake is a way to do just that.
Other ideas include a nod to your professions or even past special moments in your life. One couple had the bakery make a cake that was a recreation of the moment that the groom proposed to his bride on the beach.
If you have a favorite vacation spot, consider using that as inspiration for your wedding cake design. The cake could be modelled after a landmark. Another idea is to pay homage to several of your favorite spots by having the bakery create small fondant pieces of reminders of each place.
Hobbies are a popular place to find inspiration for your memorable wedding cake design. Sports teams, golf, reading, drag racing…all have been featured on unique wedding cake designs. A good bakery that is experienced with these types of wedding cakes will be able to suggest ideas for cakes to go along with your favorite hobby.
But what about tradition?
Some couples like the idea of a unique wedding cake, but they cannot completely dismiss the idea of having a beautiful traditional tiered cake. In this case, you can have your cake and eat it too! Simply choose a more traditional wedding cake for the cake table and then select your memorable, unique cake for the groom’s cake.
Another idea is to serve the quirky cake at the rehearsal dinner or one of the bridal showers.
Television shows such as Amazing Wedding Cakes, Ace of Cakes and Cake Boss have helped to make over-the-top wedding cakes more popular than ever. While some of the designs featured on those shows cost several thousand dollars, it is possible to find a quality bakery that can create a custom cake for much less.
With a little thought, you will be able to dream up a design that is perfect for you and your spouse-to-be!