People are nowadays so obsessed with the theme of marriage that they would go to any extent to reflect the theme. Wedding cake is one of those accessories through which the wedding couples convey that theme by selecting a cake befitting the occasion. If everything can be customized to convey the theme, the wedding day becomes especially memorable. The three most common types of cakes used in themed weddings are traditional, contemporary and alternative wedding cakes.
In this type, the Victorian tradition of multi-layered cake with ivory icing is used to uphold the Victorian theme. The pillared design and the icing reflect the grandeur and elegance of that era. Instead of candy flower décor, these cakes would be designed with flowers and fruits.
These are less traditional and more adventurous in executing the theme. The Victorian theme gets replaced by Fairyland or Disneyland type of theme. The contemporary designs range from pillar, castle and moon-shaped to even wonky non-tiered cakes that have no stable structure.
An out of this world cake not related to normal idea of a cake but more akin to experimental or fantastic designs. This type of cake would fit into experimental weddings like country, beach, princess or star weddings. The alternative category is whimsical and personalized. A pair of skis or a couple’s dog may form the motif of the cake. For a couple who loves fishing, the entire wedding cake may be designed like a big fish. Hexagonal or octagonal shapes in place of the traditional square or round are another feature of contemporaries. The cake decorations may be so made as to replicate the lace and beading on the bride’s gown. But even alternative style has not been able to dispense with a timeless and romantic natural decoration called flowers! Flowers have remained the most popular cake decoration.