We talk to Rebecca Peterkin of Essex cake designer RT Cakes about how to get a showstopping wedding cake...
Rather than simply being a customary part of the day, the cake is fast becoming the main focal point of weddings. Your cake display can make a real impression by taking these simple steps into consideration.
- Extra height is an easy way to create wow factor, but instead of having more tiers, consider increasing the height of the tiers themselves. Alternatively, you could have different different-sized tiers or dummy tiers. Use a tall cake stand to create even more impact.
- The popularity of incorporating different textures has increased massively. Try edible lace, glitter or bas-relief to add interest to the design. You could also use soft silk ribbons as an alternative to the traditional satin, and fresh flowers instead of sugar versions. The possibilities are endless and can be adapted to any theme.
- Don't underestimate the power of props. Hoops and backdrops are ideal to frame your bake, and can be decorated with flowers or fairylights to complement your day. Another favourite of mine is candlelight. If you venue allows it, a few flickering candles can create an amazingly romantic ambience.
Remember, it's so important to meet your designer beforehand to discuss all your options – and don't be afraid to be daring!
Rebecca Peterkin | RT Cakes | www.rtcakes.co.uk