Choosing a wedding cake is always a bit of a challenge, as it usually has to match the wedding color scheme. While white is the traditional color, many couples these days are willing to try something new, experiment with designs, colors and tastes. Since themed weddings are becoming more popular, colorful and heavily decorated wedding cakes are also making an appearance.
Instagram is full of new creative bakers who can manifest almost any cake idea that a couple has in mind into reality. Taste is still an important factor when it comes to wedding cakes, but the way the cake looks is quickly becoming the main thing. New dark edible dyes have widened the variety of cake styles available and now with new cake types like mirror or marble, the choice is even greater.
In the past, black cakes were only made as a joke for someone’s birthday but the new wedding trend might surprise you. A black glaze or cream gives the cake that unique and unusual look, and once you see it you’ll find yourself unable to stop admiring it. If you’re not ready to go for a fully black cake just yet, why not start by adding a black element? Lace details, black flowers, black cream or even one black tier can easily add some edge to your special occasion.
Decoration choices for black wedding cakes are limitless. If you prefer a traditional white tiered cake, look into adding a black glaze or black flowers for that extra oomph. A full black cake is the next stage, that’s where you can choose a matte finish or glossy elements or mix and match textures to give your cake that ‘special occasion’ feeling. In many cake examples shown below, you will see that decorating details on the cake are crucial as it can really set your wedding cake apart from any other.
Black combines well with most colors but if you are going for maximum effect add white decor to achieve a great contrast. Roses and orchids dominate the decoration game but a lot of couples choose to go for peonies as well. Both edible and fresh flowers can be used in cake decoration depending on the skills of the cake maker. A gold decoration can add an almost royal feel to the cake. It’s a good idea to find someone who has already worked with contemporary designs and is willing to try something new.
You don’t have to be a goth to choose a black cake for your wedding. Your guests will be astonished by such a bold decision. Enjoy these fantastic examples of dark wedding cakes that will certainly add a bit of mystery and surprise to your special day.