The days are getting chillier, the nights are drawing in, and winter weddings are on the horizon. The beauty of winter weddings is that both light and dark colour schemes work – from frosty, light hues offset with silver sparkle, to rich jewel tones and festive gold. When it comes to your winter wedding cake, it’s important that the colour palette and overarching feel of your wedding is represented. Whether it is all-white with a shimmer like snow, or deep-toned winter sugar flowers and a cosy golden glow, read on for some beautiful winter wedding designs that are sure to inspire…
White on white wedding cakes are classic, and here at Hayley Elizabeth Cake Design, I bring in contemporary design elements to this timeless option. All-white wedding cakes are not just truly elegant and stylish; they’re also perfect if your wedding is going down the ‘winter wonderland’ route. Not only does neat fondant icing look like an untouched snowfall, there are also many options to embellish the cake that capture the winter theme. White edible sequins or a lustre effect glisten like icicles and frost, and white sugar flowers look like they could have been sculpted from snow. If you want something a little different, why not opt for ruffles? The movement adds new depth and magic to the lack of colour. Who said white was plain?
A Christmas Classic
Bright red, rich gold foil and dark green sugar foliage – I’m getting all the festive feels over here! This colour combination is absolutely perfect if you want to bring the festive mood to a Christmas wedding, and your wedding cake design can show it off in spectacular style. For sugar flowers and foliage, there are many wintery options with which to play, including berries, holly, mistletoe, pine and poinsettia. Add a dash of decadent gold for a little glitz and you’ll have a Christmas cake like no other!
Cozy Winter Warmer
Less vibrant than the aforementioned Christmas classic, these winter wedding cakes combine rich and deep colours – tones as warm as if you were snuggling up with a hot chocolate in front of a fire. Suitable for a wedding at any time in winter, you can bring in the darker colours in your palette in many different ways, including sugar flowers, ribbon, foil and lustre effect.
Baby, it’s Gold Outside
Gold is always a winner for weddings, but never more so than in the last few festive months of the year. In addition to being part of a Christmassy colour palette, it works wonderfully in a black-tie wedding. Using gold in your winter wedding cake brings a glamorous feel to the backdrop of your big day, and there are many ways to use it. Foil, sequins, shimmery paint and gilded sugar leaves are all options to add warm sparkle and shine to your cake.
There are many ways to bring the winter into your wedding cake depending on the look and feel of your big day – get in touch with me to start the process of designing a winter wedding cake that fits you perfectly.
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