Talking about weddings, and we have to mention the wedding cake. A wedding cake is an integral part of any wedding, which you would look forward to and the guests would relish. More than just putting up a slice for enjoyment for them all, you as a the host needs to figure out the prominent symbols and the style of the icing the cake should have. More than just being a traditional symbol, a wedding cake would be the way to express yourself, in your own quirky and imaginative way. And you can customize wedding cakes to that of your personality and lifestyle too. Here are a couple of ideas.
Thinking of lifestyle quirks
The new age couple is into gaming, at least some of us are. This is why, these days you would notice quirky wedding cakes in the form of gamepads and gaming consoles. Some that love teddies, would have teddies adorning the cakes, some would have a myriad range of flowers in exotic colors and shapes on them. Gone are the days when wedding cakes are meant to be only in pristine white. Since the wedding is always considered to be an auspicious and a very colorful one, cakes too with their icing have turned a new leaf.
When it comes to the icing
What we mentioned above were just examples, and remember, your wedding cake with the right combination can make many mouths praise the arrangement for a very long time to come. There are many popular choices of icing options that have come down the centuries, which you can choose from, however, it would be best to sample a few before you finalize which one you want. Here are a couple of more options to think about.
The yummy buttercream
Buttercream would be the most popular of all icing options on wedding cakes to have, and are value for money too when you are talking about paying the vendor per slice. It is not too sweet, and the texture is always creamy and smooth; soft and holds perfect to house the cake decor as a base too. It is made with butter, and hence the climes where the wedding venue needs to be apt for this type of icing to stay put for long. If it is an outdoor wedding that you would be having, you can opt for shortening instead, so that the cake does not drip and run.
Fondant is a good choice
One of the most versatile of all icings out there wold be fondant; it is simple and combines glycerine, corn syrup, gelatin and sugar. The fondant base is rolled into sheets and then the same is wrapped onto the cake, which brings about a clean texture and a smooth finish. Fondant icings are perfect for all weddings and climes, and they never drip or run.
Icing made from whipped creams are beautifully textured and made for the wedding, and they are very light and soft to look, feel and touch. However, if you are looking to serve the guests at an outdoor wedding, and if it is too hot or humid, such cakes wont last the test of time. You should have proper refrigeration arrangements made should you insist on beautiful whipped cream wedding cakes for your big day.