Wedding cakes have always been part of British tradition since Medieval times. The past was very far removed from the stunning creations we see today. In fact the cake would be thrown at the bride as a sign on fertility – not something I can imagine any of our brides wanting to happen! It wasn’t until the 18th century that the traditions we are now familiar with became popular. Looking over the course of history it’s interesting to see how convention is constantly evolving. Now brides have a lot of choice when it comes to their wedding cakes, some don’t even have cakes at all. Whether brides are traditional or more adventurous we have some amazing wedding cake ideas.
Three Tier Simplicity
This stunning three tier cake from Champagne Cakes is simple and elegant with a rustic edge. When choosing a simple wedding cake including flowers really elevates the design. The bride had the cake dressed with Margaret Mason flowers and the table with the bridesmaids bouquets when they had finished using them.
A baker will tell you, there is nowhere to hide when it comes to a naked cake. Luckily the team at For Goodness Cake did an amazing job on this wedding cake. Who can resist light sponge adorned with summer fruits? These cakes might look less complicated but they are actually pretty difficult to create as there is no icing to cover any mistakes.
During the 17th century the ‘Bride Pie’ was very popular. It has seen a resurgence of kinds in recent years. Many people just don’t like sweets and would rather have something savoury for their guests. It makes a lot of practical sense too. After one too many celebratory drinks a bit of pie is just what the doctor ordered! This amazing creation is from Higginsons of Grange.
Perhaps the most unique wedding cake ideas we have ever seen was this amazing tower of doughnuts! I don’t think there is anyone who would complain having a Krispy Creme doughnut!
This is a great option for the bride who wants it all! The talented team at The Dish That Ran Away With the Spoon create a cake table with a whole range of treats for guests to enjoy. Can’t choose between brownies, red velvet cake, carrot cake and cupcakes? Then don’t!
You can’t get much more elegant than this gorgeous cake from Stephanie and Will’s Abbeywood Estate Wedding. Three classic pale pink tiers with a ruffle effect. Cheshire Cakes really hit the mark with this stunning wedding cake.
We hope you have got some ideas for your own wedding cake design, whether you are keeping with tradition or going completely out of the box. For more wedding cake ideas take a look at our Pinterest. Each of the suppliers on this list are amazing at what they do. Discover more luxury Manchester wedding suppliers, everything from DJ’s to wedding cars.