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.
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.
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.
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.
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!