Wedding cakes have been present at wedding ceremonies for centuries. They were not always the focus of the event and often came in different forms, like pies or bread and there has always been a lot of symbolism & traditions associated with the wedding cake. Did you know that during the Roman era unsweetened barley bread was used as the wedding food and the groom would break the piece of bread in half over the brides head symbolizing “breaking of the bride’s virginal state and the subsequent dominance of the groom over her“ One of the most obvious symbolic traditions is the cake’s white color to symbolize virginity and purity. The wedding cake was originally known as the bride’s cake therefore the color white became common because the cake needed to reflect the bride. The cutting of the cake is a task full of symbolism. The cake was originally intended to be distributed among the guests by only the bride because consuming the cake would ensure fertility. As weddings grew and the number of guests increased this task became a joint venture, the groom needed to help cut the growing cake and distribute it among their guests. Layers of cakes began to pile up and the icing would need to support the weight of the cake making is very difficult for one person to cut. The groom would assist the bride in this process. Once this tradition began the bride and groom would share a piece of cake before distributing it to the guests to symbolize their union and their promise to forever provide for each other. Today the Wedding Cake is indeed the “pièce de resistance” and have become a certain pop culture symbol in western society where many many TV shows like Cake Boss or Amazing Wedding Cakes have become very common and are trending in today’s culture. Floral Wedding Cakes are quite the trend! I’ve scoured many websites to bring to you what I thought were the most beautiful floral Wedding Cakes. Whether fresh or sugar coated, flowers and petals can turn a simple cake into something stunning. I hope they inspire you as much as they have me!
- Amazing lace-and-floral cake by Ron Ben Israel
- fuchsias on the vine, mini orchids, and orange nerines drape a classic three-tier fondant-covered cake.
- How's this for a creative spin on a centerpiece?! We just love this idea. Having a mini cake placed in the center of each table.
Green & White Blooms
- Fresh flowers made this four-tiered vanilla, Italian-meringue, buttercream cake suitable for an elegant outdoor reception.
A Coral Touch
- This all-white cake with cream cheese buttercream and plum preserves was adorned with coral posies that matched the wedding palette.
Basket of Posies
- Garden roses were tucked between the tiers of this vanilla bean cake adorned with buttercream piped on in a basket-weave pattern.
- Any cake frosted in buttercream can be decorated with crisp meringue flowers in shades of white.
Dainty Sugar Flowers
- Sweet sugar flowers tucked between tiers turned a simple cake into something special.
- made a devil's food cake accented with soft peach flowers and ivory rose petals.
White Orchid Adornments
- Voluptuous fresh cattleya orchids spill over this white fondant-covered cake
– More than one guest will do a double take at the sight of this cake, which looks like a lush floral centerpiece. The Inspiration: The hyper-realistic botanical still-life paintings of Dutch artist Rachel Ruysch, circa 1685 to 1750
- A pristine cake rises from a symphony of fringed nerines and primula in pink, tiny yellow kalanchoe, and sweet peas.
Playing dress-up just got delicious! What makes a wedding gown special? Extraordinary embellishments of course! Here, wedding cakes get adorned with fabulous flounces, beautiful beading, and more. Get ready to be carried away by pure elegance!
- A David Fielden gown served as the inspiration for this cake. "To match the dress's airy feel, they formed dampened wafer paper into edible ruffles and pressed them into the buttercream,"
- The net-and-bead fabric displayed as a tablecloth served as the model for this cake.
- This enchanting cake takes inspiration from one of Alberta Ferretti's ornately designed dresses.
– create a show stopping cake with a dazzling design with a glittering sequin trim.
- A gorgeous Dior Couture skirt covered in geometric stitching set the style for this charming cake
- The white tiers are decorated with confectionary bands inspired by the lace of a bridal gown and punctuated by the purity and simplicity of one giant flawless rose perched on the top.