Contemporary Wedding Cakes

Contemporary Wedding Cakes in Milton Keynes

As someone who supplies contemporary wedding cakes in Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire, I make a point of keeping up with the latest wedding cake trends so that I can provide each couple that I work with a contemporary piece of edible art that will be a talking point for their guests.

In this post I have discussed some of my favourite wedding cake trends, but if you have something else in mind please feel free to contact me – I am always happy to have a chat with anyone looking for contemporary wedding cakes in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire or the surrounding counties!

1.) Marble effect

A subtle marble effect looks great on wedding cakes that have minimal decoration, and is a great way to add an interesting dimension to a contemporary wedding cake design.

One example of where I have used this technique is my Pink Marble design, where the subtle pink marble effect on the base tier coordinates with the pretty handmade pink roses adorning the top tier:

white and pink marble wedding cake

My personal preference is for a subtle marble effect with pale colours, as I think this produces the prettiest results. However, if your colour scheme for your wedding includes richer tones we can easily use these for a more dramatic marble effect which would look stunning too.

2.) Tall tiers

I previously discussed the importance of height when designing your wedding cake in an earlier blog post. Not only do deeper tiers make a wedding cake far more elegant, but they are also a key feature of contemporary wedding cake design and really help a wedding cake to stand out.

The standard height of my cakes is 5”, but quite often I increase the depth of each tier for wedding cakes. One example is Leonora, which measured about 26” in height (without a cake stand!), making it an ideal centrepiece for a luxury wedding:

elegant ivory contemporary luxurious wedding cakes in Milton Keynes

With its great height and intricate lace detail which perfectly complemented the stunning interiors of De Vere Horwood Estate, this design really is a fine example of contemporary wedding cakes in Milton Keynes

3.) Tiers of alternating heights

Although my personal preference is for tall cake tiers, some designs may call for tiers of alternating heights.

Dusky Romance is a great example of where I deliberately used different heights for each tier.  Despite its modest size, this cake made quite an impact at the intimate wedding reception for which it was made!

ivory wedding cake with flowers in dusky tones and stencilled pattern on base tier

4.) Texture

While clean, smooth icing is the epitome of timeless elegance, modern wedding cake design is definitely in favour of a little texture too! This may be achieved using a variety of techniques, my favourite being stencilling and textured lace as I think these are most appropriate for wedding cake design and look incredibly elegant.

Here is a closer look at Roses and Vines, where the white-on-white stencilled pattern really helps to add texture and interest to the design:

contemporary white wedding cakes in london

Individual lace pieces may also be textured using various tools. I used a variety of lace moulds to texture the lace used in Leonora: each piece was individually hand-cut and then textured to give a more lace-like appearance, which was extremely time-consuming and a real labour of love but well worth the effort!

bespoke wedding cakes in aylesbury ivory lace wedding cake with custom monogram and pink rose with white leaves

If you are looking for someone who supplies contemporary wedding cakes in Milton Keynes, Aylesbury or the rest of Buckinghamshire and the surrounding counties, please contact me to arrange a free telephone consultation. We can have a chat about your vision for your special day and discuss ways to incorporate the main elements of your wedding theme into your cake design.

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