A key element of your wedding décor, your wedding cake should not only look fabulous, it must taste delicious too! When considering the perfect cake, take the opportunity to think of it as an extension of your wedding style and colour scheme, from the traditional, elegant tiered cake to the romantic naked cake adorned with fresh flowers. Let’s take a look at some trend-setting ideas for your wedding at Oxnead Hall.
Traditional and Classic
The traditional wedding cake is an elegant, tiered design. White icing often serves as the base, on top of which you might choose to have fresh or sugar flowers and further embellishments in the form of ribbon, crystals or textured icing.
Nothing says ‘wedding’ quite like a white wedding cake. These designs would really suit a classic ceremony in the Fountain Room or St Michael and All Angels Church.
Remaining a popular choice for weddings that embrace a more country style, the naked cake has no outer layer of buttercream or icing, showing its tiers off to the world and often prettily adorned with fresh fruits and flowers. The semi-naked cake is similar but with a thin coating of buttercream or ganache, giving it a slightly more elegant finish.
We love these naked cakes, decorated with an abundance of fruit and flowers, just the thing if you’re planning a spring or summer wedding and possibly an outdoor ceremony.
Semi-naked designs are pretty as a picture.
Take a tiered cake and add a few modern twists to create a more contemporary design, from hand painting and ombre colours to unusually shaped tiers.
Geometric shapes and marbling are on-trend.
Hand-painted cakes are a stunning choice for a country wedding. These designs would look splendid in the Great Barn.
How about a dramatic cake with coloured icing?
All about Chocolate
It’s always worth talking about chocolate! If you love the idea of a lavish chocolate cake and chocolate buttercream… why not. Avoid presenting it in direct sunlight where it could melt.
Consider having a naked chocolate cake.
We love some of the creative alternatives to the traditional wedding cake, from novelty designs to elegant croquembouche, miniature desserts and even cakes made from doughnuts! It’s the perfect opportunity to portray your personalities.
If you’re a fan of breads and pastries, choose a croquembouche or doughnut cake.
Towers of cheese and fabulous pavlovas are other alternatives to a traditional cake.
Whatever cake design you choose, we’ll be delighted to help you display it so that it gets all the attention it deserves! In the meantime, if you have yet to visit Oxnead Hall, we would love to show you all we have to offer. Simply call our friendly team on 01485 500292 or contact us online.