Looking for wedding cake ideas? Why not add a splash of color to the traditional wedding cake?
Nowadays your wedding cake can be as whimsical or artsy as you want it to be. Let your wedding cake be an expression of your unique relationship with your spouse, or tie it into your wedding theme in cool and clever ways.
Don’t believe us? Here are a few ways to incorporate blue into a cake for your special day.
How Blue Is Too Blue?
Do you want a splash of blue? Maybe some accents to your traditional wedding white? Or do you want bold color instead?
The sky’s the limit with blue wedding cakes. Does it have to match your wedding color theme? Not exactly.
Blue Color Contrasts
While it may be nice to match your cake to that pretty aquamarine that your wedding party is wearing, you don’t necessarily need to go that route. Think pretty blue contrasts that compliment your wedding theme instead.
For example, are you utilizing a deep cherry red that matches your fiancée’s beloved vintage car? Why not add a nice contrast to your wedding cake with a full icing sky blue cake and blood red flowers? The cake colors provide an eye-catching pop of color to your beautiful cake table.
For further ideas, you should brainstorm with your wedding cake baker. Together the two of you can come up with the best way to turn your artistic vision into a viable wedding cake. And if your dream cake isn’t practical from a baker’s standpoint, they will also suggest alternatives to bring it as close to your vision as possible.
In addition to color contrasts, you can also incorporate blue designs into an otherwise white cake landscape. Some popular ways to use the blue color are:
- lace motif
- geometric patterns
- ruffled trim
- china patterns
- nautical waves
- damask patterns
- preppy stripes
As you can see, you don’t necessarily need to have a specific theme in mind. Often simple cakes in bold colors are enough to garner talk for years to come. When thinking of cake colors and trims, sometimes simple is best if it works with your overall theme.
Are you having a simple and elegant wedding? Maybe rich deep blue cakes with metallic trim are all you need.
On the other hand, if you want to convey a whimsical theme you can go with blue stripes of varying sizes and shades to give a surreal feel to your cakes. Or you can do deeper shades of blue and violet for your main cakes for an evening feel and with tiny metallic stars or night-blooming flowers as trim for a nighttime wedding.
Do you like blue birds? How about putting them on your wedding cake? After all, if they can fly over the rainbow they can certainly make an appearance at this major event in your life.
Whole Blue Cakes
You can also reverse the typical wedding cake landscape by using blue as your cake’s base color instead of white. What can you do with an all-blue cake? Anything you can imagine.
Use white as the trim and create elegant lace trim. Or, alternate blue cakes with other colors for a multi-tiered color marvel.
Blue Hobby Themes
If you and your soon-to-be spouse share hobbies, you can also incorporate them in a fun blue theme. Like to surf or dive? Why not turn your wedding cake into a representation of the deep blue that you both love?
Perhaps there’s a special city that is near and dear to both of your hearts? Try incorporating the skyline in varying shades of blue. Or maybe you’re both avid outdoorsmen? Use blue cakes to represent clear skies with outlines of a forest in contrasting colors.
Even if your hobby doesn’t really associate with the color blue, there are different shades available. So you can use a unique shade of blue with another color to create a tableau that represents your shared love.
Keeping Up with Traditions with Something Blue
You’ve heard the old saying, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”? These are lucky charms from an Old English rhyme. Traditionally, these items come from female family members and are little tokens.
Nowadays, the meaning behind these traditional tokens has gotten lost. But there’s no reason why you can’t renew them in special and unique ways. One way is to provide your own “something blue” in the form of a wedding cake for your guests.
The blue of the rhyme represents love, purity, and fidelity in your new marriage. So what better way to celebrate these marriage ideals than to incorporate them in a cake to share with friends and family? Let it be your wish for them to also celebrate these virtues in their own relationships.
Who Will Create Your Blue Wedding Cake?
Finding the perfect baker may be challenging because there are so many to choose from. You can always go with your caterer. This may be convenient; however, the baker’s artistry may be limited depending on the catering company.
Additionally, you may also go to your neighborhood bakery, but commercial or boutique bakeries still have some limits to their cake-making artistry. This option may be cost-effective, and the cake may taste great. But you may have trouble translating your blue cake dreams to a commercial bakery.
Lastly, you may go to a specialty wedding cake baker. The caveat in going with a bakery that only does wedding cakes? You may get the wedding cake of your dreams, but it will cost you a pretty penny.
Blue wedding cakes may seem like a novel and unique idea. But it may be a little intimidating to stray from the norm. If you want to use a blue theme in your cake but don’t want to go completely blue, you may want to consider blue trims instead. They add an understated elegance to your typical white cakes.
Lastly, if you are planning on showcasing a blue wedding cake you may want to interview a wide variety of bakers. Not everyone’s artistic vision and style may fit your expectations. So finding the right one may take a cake tasting or three.