Give your wedding cakes a modern twist

14 June, 2016

At BAKO North Western, we’re looking at modern wedding desserts that push the traditions of a classic wedding cake. Wedding cake has always been a lavish affair; the bigger the cake, the more affluent the couple – or so it used to be.

Now, many newlyweds are replacing the classic three-tiered rich fruit cake (covered in marzipan and icing) with desserts that best reflect their personality and tastes. The style and flavour of wedding cakes now include savoury options, wacky desserts and new baking trends, which offer a striking statement.

The stacked doughnut wedding tower

 
For those who love these circular deep fried desserts, the wedding doughnut tower is an ideal wedding cake alternative. Frosting can complement the wedding theme and you could bake ring doughnuts or filled – stacked or tiered. This is a fun and filling wedding dessert, popular in America, which allows everyone to tuck in and enjoy a delicious pastry treat.

Wedding cake pops

 
Bride and groom cake pops

Cake pops are becoming increasingly popular as wedding and celebration cake alternatives, offering a fuss-free, small yet very sweet dessert. These delicious treats are made up of sponge, usually mixed with buttercream, dipped in a sweet coating and often decorated. Cake pops also make great cake toppers too – decorated to resemble the happy couple.

The waffle wedding cake

 
A breakfast/brunch wedding wouldn’t be complete without a delicious waffle cake. Cutting the cake, as a tradition, has been replaced by the pouring of sweet syrup. Newlyweds can share waffles with their guests, offering savoury flavours too, such as bacon and cheese.

The macaron tower

 
Dessert table with a large macaroons composition - pyramid in pink, decorated with flowers.

Looking for a more sophisticated wedding cake alternative? Macaron towers are becoming an increasingly popular substitution for layer cakes, even for more traditional weddings. Easily matched
to the wedding’s colour palette, macarons can be made in a variety of colours and flavours, whether it be delicate pastel shades or vibrant tropical tones. Whatever the combination, the macron tower is sure to be a truly spectacular centrepiece.

Modern-day wedding cakes are pushing the boundaries of previous traditions with couples finding even more ways to make a statement with this dessert. If you have more innovative and unique wedding cake ideas, share them with us via Twitter!

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