It’s all about that cake today. Taking inspiration from Harry and Meghan’s royal lemon and elderflower affair, we’ve been inspired to look at less traditional options for a super delicious, show-stopping centrepiece. Whether you choose a light summer fruit sponge, a more traditional fruit cake or go full decadence with a chocolate creation, couples are keen to make sure their cake is a gorgeous work of art.

Light and zesty

Harry and Meghan chose a light sponge with elegant flavourings – lemon curd made with Amalfi lemons and an elderflower syrup made from elderflower cordial from the Sandringham estate. Claire Ptak of Violet Cakes, a local London bakery, put the creation together, having spent time with the couple to take their ideas and create something they would be delighted with. It was decorated with fresh roses and peonies (Meghan’s favourite flower), and presented in a non-traditional way, in golden urns and charger. We love the royal couple’s break with tradition. A light and airy lemon and elderflower cake is the perfect choice for a summer wedding.

Perfect Royal Wedding Cake Inspiration

Decorate with fresh spring or summer flowers to keep the cake light and fresh.

Fresh and fruity

If you want something fresh and delicious, but aren’t a fan of lemon, a perfect alternative for a summer wedding has to be strawberries and cream. Quintessentially British, this cake would give a perfect pop of colour and look stunning as a centrepiece of any outdoor wedding.

Perfect Royal Wedding Cake Inspiration

Using strawberry flowers makes a sweet decoration! And how about serving individual portion-sized cakes? Red velvet is the perfect cake choice for a strawberry flavour!

Traditional twist

If you love a traditional aged fruitcake but still want to keep a modern twist, think about a cool way to present the cake. With a boozy, gorgeous fruit cake comes fondant and icing – and a really versatile range of options for decoration. We adore these fresh interpretations of an old school wedding cake.

Perfect Royal Wedding Cake Inspiration

The possibilities are endless! Keep it sleek and clean, or add some bling!

Dark and decadent

If you just can’t get enough chocolate, but feel that a brown cake may be a little dull, there’s plenty of options for you to make it look stunning. Fresh flowers, awesome mirror glazes and decoration will ensure that your chocolate cake looks epically sensational.

Perfect Royal Wedding Cake Inspiration

Fresh flowers are a gorgeous contrast with a dark cake. But we do love a splash of metallic too!

We’ve got a whole range of bespoke cake creators on our directory. Head over there to find the baker to make the cake of your dreams!

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