Looking for a wedding cake that will stand out from all the rest? Check out these impressive white wedding cake designs!
Not only is a white wedding cake the most traditional of cakes, it fits all wedding styles: traditional, romantics, vintage, modern, or whimsical and it’s a color your guests will want to eat. White is synonymous with purity, it’s undoubtedly one of wedding’s main stars, and that stardom extends to the wedding cake.
The wedding cake: Superstitions and Beliefs
Did you know that in medieval times, people would throw wedding cakes made of wheat at the bride as a symbol of good luck? Here are a few more beliefs and superstitions surrounding the wedding cake.
- The bride who bakes her own cake is asking for trouble.
- A taste of the cake before the wedding means loss of the husband’s love.
- A piece of cake kept after the big day ensures the husband’s fidelity.
- The newlyweds must cut the first slice together.
- If you are single, sleeping with a piece of wedding cake under the pillow will have you dream of your future love.
- And every guest must eat a small piece to ensure that the happy couple are blessed with children.
The original white “icing” for wedding cakes, a mix of egg whites and sugar, was called “bliss”. The whiter the icing, the wealthiest the family as sugar in those times was imported and therefore expensive. Later on, with the marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840, the white cake started to symbolize purity and virginal attributes.
The most impressive white wedding cake designs
The most elaborate white wedding cake designs play with shapes and truly wow guests. An increasingly popular trend is the castle shaped wedding cake that will turn your big day into a fairytale. From the simplest cake with two or three tiers perfectly smooth with a few embellishments to the most elaborate with geometric shapes or original designs, these impressive white wedding cake designs will definitely leave you wanting one.
Simple and elegant white wedding cake designs
If you want something simple yet elegant, you cannot go wrong with a round white cake with flowers. These are just a few suggestions to help you choose your gorgeous white wedding cake design. White wedding cakes are an ideal choice for those looking for an elegant and traditional wedding. White cakes do not necessarily have to be plain looking as we can play with its shape and decorations to make them look stunning. A white cake is the best canvas to match with any other color. We invite you to discover the elegance and simplicity of the most beautiful white wedding cakes.
Artsy white wedding cake designs
Master pastry chefs create original white and uniquely decorated cakes. In the artsy category, we find a range of different cake styles including creative, romantic, textured, modern, and Wedgwood-inspired designs; designs based on the seasons, film, flowers, pottery, and textiles; and designs that are perfect for white wedding cake lovers. A white cake can be decorated with sugar, cocoa paste or the traditional fondant. Among the most classic cakes are those with butterflies, romantic and simple style, icing, draped and frilled and often embellished with sugar-paste flowers, or with more traditional floral decorations. The white cake icing lends itself to embroidered details with pearls, diamonds or abstract textures, reminiscent of the pleats, ruffles and lace of the wedding dress. Add crystals, cream or meringue to decorate your cake in the most original way.
Today, there are practically no rules about wedding cakes. The possibilities are endless: gold, silver, and white iced cakes stacked and decorated to look like a pile of wedding presents; a tower of individual desserts; or a plain, moist sponge cake simply iced and decorated with fresh or sugar flowers. Check out the photo gallery below or continue with these 45 classy and elegant wedding cakes!
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