Don’t be afraid to have your wedding cake and eat it


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Weddings are beautiful occasions but they can also be tricky events, laden with emotion and expectation, and the pressure to follow the correct etiquette in front of your assembled family and friends. But the best day of your life shouldn’t have to be stuck in a tradition you’re not keen on.

When it comes to one of the most important elements of the big day – the wedding cake – it may be time to debunk some old-fashioned myths and think outside the box. Let’s take a closer look.

A proper wedding cake must be a fruit cake

Traditional wedding cakes are made from heavy fruit cake, wrapped in marzipan and icing, and lovingly decorated for the occasion. At Cakes by Robin, we know a thing or three about these – after all, we’ve designed hundreds of beautiful bespoke traditional wedding cakes for our clients over the years. Take a look at some of our recent creations here.

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Such is the nature of these elegant tiered cake creations that it is still customary for the top tier of the wedding cake to be kept in the freezer, to be enjoyed at future events such as a christening or an anniversary. And if this is a tradition that you love, then good for you.

However, if fruit cake isn’t to your taste and the thought of a classic wedding cake fills you with despair rather than delight, there are plenty of other options. Your wedding cake can be any flavour you wish, and you don’t have to have any marzipan or icing either.

Contact Robin to discuss a wealth of cake flavours and fillings such as the buttercream based Vanilla Victoria, Chocolate Fudge, Lemon Drizzle or Red Velvet, any of which can be made into a beautiful wedding cake that is every bit as fitting and delicious as a traditional option.

A wedding cake has to be an ivory tower

It’s true – the typical appearance of a classic wedding cake is a formal, tiered cake that matches the colour of the wedding gown. While this can be a beautiful choice for your nuptials, there’s no denying that wedding themes have evolved over the years, and wedding cake design has evolved with it.

Rather than sticking with tradition, why not use the opportunity to create something that truly reflects the unique theme of your big day, or the colour, or the season? How about a naked three tier chocolate cake, a romantic creation with buttercream and berries, topped with a blowsy rose bloom? Or this totally unique, gold and pink hat-inspired creation with delicate piping and fresh berries and foliage?

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You must have a sensible wedding cake

Getting married is certainly not a commitment you should enter into lightly, but this is a joyful occasion that deserves to be celebrated in style. Why not have some fun with the cake while reflecting on the unique bond you are about to enter into?

Here’s a stunning wedding cake with a tongue-in-cheek New York theme, a charming ski-themed cake complete with alpine village, and a sandcastle wedding cake. Why be sensible when you’d rather be silly?

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You need a wedding topper of the happy couple

The classic wedding cake is topped with a depiction of the happy couple – bride in bridal gown, groom in black tie. But what if that doesn’t represent you, or you’d rather have something more personal, or quirky, or indeed nothing at all?

The reality is that you can top your wedding cake with whatever takes your fancy, as this inspiring selection illustrates beautifully.

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Flamingo and Pinapple Wedding Cake

A wedding cake has to be a cake

Whatever design, flavour or decoration you choose, the assumption is that you will be having a wedding cake. But what if you’re looking for something a little different? Does it have to be a cake or is this the last taboo?

These days, there are many alternatives to a wedding cake including delicate macarons, mouth-watering pancakes, cake pope, croquembouche and cupcakes. Why not take your wedding to a whole new level with a stunning presentation of bite sized delicacies, or a combination of all of the above? It is your wedding day after all, meaning you CAN have your cake and eat it!

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To share your ideas for a bespoke wedding cake with one of the most experienced and creative original cake designers in the country, contact Cakes by Robin.

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