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Designing a Winter-Themed Wedding Cake

About 9 month(s) ago by Allegretto Vineyard Resort by Ayres

Planning a winter wedding? One of the most important (and delicious) aspects of your reception is undoubtedly the wedding cake. For couples wanting to reflect their winter wonderland theme in their wedding cake, below are some suggestions adapted from theknot.com to help you select the perfect cake for your special day. 

Wedding Cake Flavor

What exactly does winter taste like? Think rich flavors such as a caramel spice cake filled with caramel and a buttercream frosting, or an orange chocolate cake with dark chocolate filling and decorated with flecks of orange. For a lighter, less indulgent cake, opt for a white cake with cranberry buttercream frosting and filling.

Wedding Cake Color

Nothing says winter more than a palette of whites, icy blues, deep reds, or rustic greens mixed with brown. You can also add a hint of winter color with a simple chocolate ganache-covered cake trimmed in light blue, or any ivory buttercream cake trimmed in red. Alternatively, you can let the winter colors pop with an ivory cake covered in red sugarberries and green sugar holly leaves.

Wedding Cake Flowers

Another innovative idea is to have your wedding cake decor match your bridal bouquet. You can ask your baker to create sugar versions of your flowers. If you want a more modern wedding cake, request that your baker to make a few large graphic sugar calla lilies for your cake tiers. For a classic look, you can ask you baker to “paint” small stephanotis flowers along your cake using edible dye.

Wedding Cake Shapes and Add-Ons

When it comes to a winter wedding cake, snowflakes, pinecones, and other winter elements made out of chocolate, sugar, or gum paste are classic elements. But you can also achieve a wintery look by ordering a white cake with subtle white sugar snowflakes. The tone-on-tone look will elevate your cake’s elegance while still demonstrating the winter theme.

Wedding Cake Sides

Multiple desserts is always a great idea -- especially when they complement one another. Many couples opt to have a winter-inspired side to their wedding cake. For instance, you can serve cake a la mode with black walnut ice cream, add a handful of starlight mints to each plate, or indulge in warm chocolate pudding.
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