Wedding cake ideas to suit all tastes

As Delamere Manor is one of the most elegant and well-respected wedding venues in Cheshire, it’s only natural that we’re partnered with some of the top wedding suppliers in the area, such as Bloomsbury Wedding Cakes in Altrincham. When planning your wedding cake, a great cake designer will take your vision into consideration and work with you to create a cake that is beautiful, delicious and exactly as you envisioned it would be. If you’re not sure which type of cake will suit your special day, here are a few ideas to suit all tastes:

Vegan cakes

There are plenty of ingredients on the market that can be used as dairy substitutes in your vegan wedding cake. Coconut cream, bananas, ground almonds, soya milk and even avocados are all vegan friendly ways of making your sponge taste delicious.

Cake-free ideas

Not all wedding cakes have to resemble cakes in the traditional sense. Sculptures made from solidly crafted chocolate, a tower of chocolate dipped strawberries or even a beautiful arrangement of cupcakes all make for lovely alternatives to a classic cake. You might like to take a tip from the French and opt for a tower of profiteroles, known as a croquembouche.

Fruity cakes

Fruits and cake go hand in hand, particularly at summer weddings, as the light, juicy sweetness from a topping of fresh fruit complements a fluffy sponge perfectly. If you fancy a traditional wedding cake, this can contain dried fruits such as raisins, sultanas and currants, in addition to orange zest for an extra zing.

Floral cakes

Flowers are a key feature when it comes to weddings, and a floral themed wedding cake can be both classic and contemporary. Choose fresh edible flowers to create a pretty, feminine vibe, or opt for a hand-painted floral design using edible food colouring for a whimsical theme.

Flavoured cakes

Feel free to get creative with the flavours of your wedding cake. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided on a lemon and elderflower wedding cake, which provided just the right combination of flavours for their late spring wedding. Try something different, such as a beetroot chocolate fudge cake, if you’re feeling adventurous.

Tall and short cakes

Wedding cakes have evolved over the centuries, but a three-tier wedding cake is, nevertheless, considered customary. If you prefer a smaller cake, single tiers have gained in popularity and are set to be a big hit for upcoming weddings in 2021 and 2022, as couples opt for more intimate guest lists.

Opulent cakes

Celebrities and members of the royal family lead the way in opulent cakes. For a stunning, ultra-modern wedding cake, take inspiration from George and Amal Clooney’s enormous four-tiered art deco creation, or the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s impressive eight-tiered design, which came at a cost of nearly £60,000.

Delamere Manor’s experienced and friendly wedding planning team will be happy to take your booking to secure the date for your big day, simply give us a ring today.

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