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Non-Traditional Wedding Cake Ideas

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If you’re not the type of bride to get excited by the traditional round, 2 or 3-tier white wedding cake, don’t worry. There are plenty of alternative ideas that you can choose from and still have an amazing wedding cake for you and your guests to enjoy.

Cupcakes

One of the most popular options for non-traditional brides is a cupcake tower. Cupcakes rather than a traditional cake allow more options for the bride. You can incorporate several different flavors and colors, and cupcake towers are just as beautiful as a traditional cake. They’re also easier to pass around to guests, and more convenient for the bride.

Wedding Cupcakes

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Personal Cakes

Another wonderful option that is becoming more popular is having personal, smaller cakes at each table rather than one large cake. This also allows the bride to have more options. As with cupcakes, you’re able to choose more than one flavor and color. The cakes can be coordinated to work well together, and it’s easier for each guest to get a piece.

Personal Wedding Cakes

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Petit Fours

Just like cupcakes became all the rage a few years ago, petit fours are becoming extremely popular as well. These “mini cakes” are covered in icing and typically feature beautiful details and designs. They can be arranged however you’d like, and are easy to pass around to guests.

Wedding Petit Fours

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Unique Wedding Cakes

The possibilities for unique wedding cakes are limitless. You can choose square tiers, off-centered tiers, upside down cakes, and cakes in nearly any shape you can imagine. Try choosing a cake that works very well with your theme. For instance, if you’re having a Vegas theme, why not have a cake shaped like a roulette wheel? Or, if you’re having a modern and elegant wedding, choose a fondant cake with tons of elegant filigree. Simply make an appointment with your cake specialist at least a few months in advance to choose exactly what you want.

Roulette Wheel Wedding Cake

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Don’t let tradition demand that you have the same old boring wedding cake as everyone else. Think outside the box and come up with the perfect wedding cake for you. If you can imagine it, there’s a baker and decorator out there that can create it!

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How to Make Your Own Fondant

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If you want to try your hand at making your own wedding cake or cupcakes for your bridal shower, this is a priceless guide for you. You can create your own fondant and it’s super easy – it takes just a few minutes. You can tint it whatever color you’d like and you only need 3 simple ingredients. Here’s how it’s done!

You’ll Need:

1 bag of marshmallows, whatever kind you want.

Vegetable oil

1 bag of powdered sugar

Food coloring gel

This batch will be enough to cover about 4 dozen cupcakes, or 1 large cake. You can make more or less depending upon what you need. First, place the marshmallows into a large microwave safe bowl. Add about a teaspoon of oil and microwave at 1 minute increments until the marshmallows are fully melted. Using a wooden spoon, mix in the powdered sugar.

This part of the process is the longest part. You simply have to keep mixing the powdered sugar in until you create a play-doh like consistency. Once you get to this point, dust a surface with powdered sugar and place your fondant there to work it. You can now use the gel food coloring several drops at a time to tint the fondant to the color you’d like.

Homemade Fondant

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If the fondant is too dry, add a few drops of oil until it’s malleable again. If it’s sticky, continue kneading in powdered sugar. Voila – your own fondant. You can use flavored marshmallows to create flavors, or you can replace the oil with a little flavored extract. It’s all up to you!

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Cakes of Many Colors: Beautiful and Colorful Wedding Cakes

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Maybe you’re not the traditional bride and a white cake just won’t work for you. Maybe you want lots of beautiful color! Well you’ve come to the right place. Check out the amazing and beautifully colorful wedding cakes we’ve lined up for you to take a peek at.

Fuchsia and Purple

This beautiful and bold cake is done in shades of fuchsia and purple, with some gold embellishment. It also features a giant, pretty peony. While this may not be the cake for everyone, it’s certainly colorful.

Pink and Purple Wedding Cake

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Summer Beauty

This cake is really breathtaking. It features warm golden and muted pink ruffles as well as large, ruffled flowers in the same colors. It’s perfect for a summer wedding, and fantastically colorful.

Vintage Summer Wedding Cake

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Yellow

This yellow cake is the epitome of summertime. It’s fresh and pretty, with yellow flower petals used as embellishments.

Canary Yellow Wedding Cake

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Navy, Yellow and White

This cake is bold, elegant and sleek and only features a small amount of white. The fondant is textured on this one, which brings another beautiful element into play, and the white and yellow embellishments are very pretty.

Navy, Yellow, and White Wedding Cake

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Blue, Green and White

This Wedgwood-inspired cake features muted shades of green and blue with lots of pretty filigree and design.

Vintage Blue, Green, Pink, White and Gold Wedding Cake

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Purple

This fantastic purple cake features scads of blossoms, making it a perfect garden party or summer wedding cake.

Purple Wedding Cake

These are just a few of the gorgeous wedding cakes that are done in full color. If you’re a non-traditional bride and you definitely want a colorful wedding cake, allow these to inspire you! Another great idea is to make cupcakes for each guest and send them home with them in gift bags as their wedding favor. That way you can do several colors instead of only picking a couple.

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