LOOKING FOR A WEDDING CAKE
Easy Wedding Cake Decor
beach theme wedding cakes
beautiful ending to a wedding
reception, the wedding cake should be both delicious and pretty to
look at. If
you've already looked through some bridal magazines and seen some wedding cake decor, you probably
already know that there are lots of types of
wedding cake decoration.
Now that you're
faced with deciding what type of wedding cake décor you want, how
will you choose?
Well, if you're familiar with the most popular
types of wedding cake decoration, you'll be able to easily choose
which type of cake décor is best for you. Then you can easily
explain what you want on your wedding cake to your baker.
Below are some helpful wedding cake decorating ideas.
Wedding Cake Decoration
While browsing though bridal
magazines, you may have come across some wedding cakes with exotic
flowers and wild shapes in a range of different colors. If you've
seen cakes decorated in such a fashion, they were most likely
created with fondant. Made from gelatin and corn syrup, fondant can
give wedding cakes a look that is both stiff and silky smooth.
Almost any shape you can dream up can be created with fondant. You
can cover your wedding cake with flowers, lace, swirly shapes,
butterflies, you name it. Fondant is less tasty than buttercream,
but fondant can stand up to warmer temperatures without melting, so
it can be used on wedding cakes for outdoor or summertime weddings.
Wedding Cake Décor
The classic wedding cake icing, buttercream is made up of creamed
butter and sugar. You've probably sampled buttercream icing at a
birthday party since it's used on all types of special occasion
cakes. Buttercream is very sweet and can give wedding cake designs a
soft and creamy look.
Less expensive than other types of wedding
cake decoration, buttercream is easy to color and work with. But
summertime brides beware, because the base for buttercream is
butter, it can easily melt in warm temperatures. Because of the
melting factor, buttercream isn't the best choice for outdoor
wedding receptions, but can be used on cakes in temperature
controlled areas year round.
Chocolate Ganache Wedding
Chocolate ganache is made from a
mixture of heavy cream and chocolate. It is the richest wedding cake
décor option and is the only choice for chocoholic brides and
Though most couples still want white or pale colored cakes,
dark brown chocolate ganache is slowly catching on as a popular way
to decorate wedding cakes. Wedding cakes done in ganache look modern
and sleek. The melting tendency of chocolate ganache and its rich
flavor make it best suited for fall and winter weddings.
Marzipan Wedding Cake Décoration
Made from sugar and ground almonds,
marzipan has a distinct smooth and sweet almond flavor. Marzipan is
often used in wedding cake decor, but is also found in fine food
shops as the filling inside gourmet chocolates or as brightly
colored fruit candies generally seen around Christmastime.
As it is
very malleable, marzipan can be formed into realistic shapes and can
be used to decorate your wedding cake with fruit or flower shapes
like pears, berries, apples, oranges, small blossoms and roses. Marzipan is also used as the main icing
on wedding cakes and can be formed into flower shapes.
Now that you know these wedding cake decoration methods, you can
easily decide which type of wedding cake décor is right for your