This week's big wedding decision centered around my one of my favourite topics...
When it comes to wedding cake, there's so many options out there,
it can actually be a little overwhelming.
Do you go for 3 tiers of traditional iced fruit cake or for something modern and quirky?
How much cake is actually going to get eaten after your three courses of gourmet food?
Are you really obliged to provide guests with a hilarious portrayal of you collaring your new husband all crafted out of sugar?
We decided early on that the whole wedding was to be a traditional kind of a wedding. We didn't want to be kooky for the sake of being kooky.
But equally, it soon became obvious that neither did we want to do anything because that's what you're supposed to do at a wedding. On the most important day of our lives, surely then it's most important to be genuine.
So for the cake, we need something traditional enough...
but still to our actual taste.
Which means no cheesy cake topper, no satin ribbon and (sorry dad) no fruit cake.
This cake from Cake Ink appealed to me right away.
I love the delicate lace texture of the icing, and the warm subtle peach tone.
The roses on top are a perfect substitute for a regular cake topper. Delicious even to look at!
Being a winter wedding, I quite like the idea of using pine cones as decorations, and this would be a great way to tie a theme together.
See this post for a great idea for a simple elegant pine cone garland.
I love the rustic messy icing style on this cake and the light dusting of icing sugar on top to make it look like snow.
Perfect for a cosy homely look.
Just add mulled wine and a roaring open fire and you're done.
found via Fab You Bliss
(check this post out - such a gorgeous wedding)
Not only do I love the colour of the roses on this cake (probably too late to change the colour scheme of my wedding now with only 3 and a half months to go...)
but I am absolutely barmy for the amazing texture of the icing!
The quilted layers are absolutely adorable and the lace layers are so elegant. It's a perfect combination in my opinion.
So I've noticed about myself by this point that I'm just a little bit mad on texture more than anything else about cake.
So... my final choice of wedding cake you ask..?
Three tiers of ivory iced cake...
Completely covered in the most beautiful textured roses.
Fulfilling a childhood dream of getting married and rejecting the fruit cake in favour of a cake that, despite looking classic, is in fact filled with chocolate sponge and chocolate ganache?
Hello dream cake.