In Part 3 of our special blog series on wedding cakes, we’ll talk about the modern trends and latest fads in the wedding cake world. If you missed our Part 2 post on wedding cake flavors, check it out here.
Now that we’ve gone over designing a wedding cake and choosing flavors, it’s time to really think outside the box. While many couples choose to have a wedding cake with a few tiers, some couples are opting to forgo the traditional cake structure. The modern wedding cake now includes elaborate cupcake towers, bite-size cake pops, or combinations of cake and cupcakes. These new desserts are easy to serve, and guests won’t have to wait for a large cake to be sliced and handed out. Here’s how to incorporate these trendy and tasty designs into your wedding dessert.
Cupcake Wedding Cake
This modern take on the wedding cake looks and tastes as good as it sounds. Because cupcakes are quick and easy to bake, they’re a great way to ensure that your dessert is fresh and flavorful. Bakeries can whip up a batch of cupcakes shortly before your wedding and design them just like a regular cake. Talk with your wedding bakery about choosing flavors for the cake and frosting, and see what type of designs they can create for your wedding cupcakes. It may also be possible to choose a few different cupcake flavors and frosting combinations since your baker will probably be making quite a few batches of the tasty treats.
Once you’ve settled on flavor and design, think about how you can display the cupcakes. One option is to mimic the look of a traditional cake structure by setting up cupcakes on stands with a pole running down the middle for support. Decide on how many tiers you’ll need (easy to calculate-roughly 1 cupcake per guest, plus a few extras) and make sure your baker uses a sturdy material that can hold the weight of all the cupcakes. Another idea is to use the cupcakes to line the border of a regular cake. Here’s where different size cupcakes with various colors can create a beautiful effect that will really impress your guests.
These little treats are another trend in the cake world that modern couples are incorporating into their weddings. Cake pops are like dessert lollipops, and who doesn’t like lollipops? They’re easy to serve and don’t require much effort to make. Like cupcakes, cake pops can replace the traditional structure of a cake or be used as decorations on a regular cake. If you want a simple but pleasing wedding dessert, cake pops will satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth without making them feel like they’ve overindulged on dessert.
Remember that using cupcakes or cake pops can also help you save money! Many establishments charge a price for cutting a wedding cake if it has been made out of house. Consider using the modern wedding cake trends discussed here if you’re looking to cut down on costs. For inspiration on how to do so, here are some ideas on making cupcakes or cake pops work for your wedding.