Styling your Wedding Cake
Your wedding cake is usually a centrepiece of your wedding day and probably the most expensive cake you will purchase, ever, so it would be a little bit sad if it was stuck in a dark corner somewhere, out of sight of you and your guests! As well as planning to create beautiful dining tables with incredible centrepieces on your wedding day, why not also accessorise your cake table? Or why not go for something completely different and not have a table at all?! Here are a few ideas I have created previously that you will love!
THE floating CAKE
This flower skirt created by Avant Garden Weddings complements the cake design so well and in addition with the transparent acrylic pedestal that gives the illusion that the cake is floating. This look is totally opulent, perfect for a luxury style wedding where flowers and foliage are the star of the show. To see more of this wedding inspiration shoot, take a look here. Image by Ivory Fayre.
The hanging cake
Suspended cakes make the presentation of your cake really special and cake swings are the most common way of hanging a cake. For this boho botanical theme I decided to take macramé as the inspiration with a custom made plant hanger style cake holder hung from the ceiling with the addition of flowing foliage beneath the cake by Mrs Umbels, styling by The Rustic Wedding Company. For more on this boho botanical themed wedding inspiration shoot take a look here. Photography by Magda K Photography.
THE DESSERT TABLE
A wedding cake with beautiful and delicious treats in complementary colours not only looks amazing but also very appetising. A dessert table can replace the dessert course of your wedding breakfast or be served during your evening reception or even as your guests favours. Real bride Jenny created this backdrop for their tropical themed wedding and I created the set-up with the gold sequin runner, cake stands. I also created custom tropical style dessert labels which are my favourite thing here! To see more of this real wedding, take a look here. Photography by Ed Godden.
THE SENTIMENTAL CAKE
Using some on-the-day stationery and props takes this cake table to another level. The mint green kitsch style cake looks major in contrast to the bright blue ceramic swan and pink flowers, little yellow doll and bowl of pink macarons. Taking a few items that may be sentimental or just some lovely new items specifically purchased for your wedding and adding them to your table will definitely add interest to an otherwise plain table. To see more of this wedding inspiration shoot, take a look here. Styling by Orange Tree Weddings, stationery by With Love Wedding Stationery images by Becky Ryan Photography.
The Double Duty styling
Have your wedding styling do double duty by also using this to beautiful floral ceremony backdrop frame your wedding cake. This unique ceremony frame with amazing floral arrangements by All Bunched Up was created for an outside ceremony that was then taken into the tipi at Inkersall Grange Farm to give the wedding cake the ultimate wow factor. Images by Caroline Goosey.
The Customised cake table
Working with a fabulous wedding stylist who is artistic as well as creative means that you can have customised items at your wedding, like this custom made backdrop to this cool wedding cake and stylised vignette. Creating a backdrop that is complementary to your wedding style might also be something that you want to do yourself too, or maybe you have a talented friend or family member that could create something for your big day?! To see more of this celestial wedding inspiration shoot, take a look here. Backdrop and styling by The Rustic Wedding Company, image by Magda K Photography.
Here are a few more tips to help you give your cake the shine it deserves.
- Use a cake stand to uplift your wedding cake and make sure that your cake is seen from even the furthest point in the room.
- If using white linen, consider using a overlay or table runner that has some colour or texture.
- Place your cake in the centre of the dancefloor or at the entrance of your reception room for a great vantage point.
- Consider the practicalities of location, such as keeping your cake out of direct sunlight or heat.