The Importance of Height and Colour Choices When Designing Your Wedding Cake

Elegant Wedding Cakes in Bedfordshire

As a designer of elegant wedding cakes in Bedfordshire, my advice to all couples is to pay attention to fine details when choosing your wedding cake, especially if you are getting married at a beautiful venue such as The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey.  In one of my previous blog posts, ‘how much do wedding cakes cost?’ I discussed how your chosen venue is perhaps the most important factor that should be taken into consideration when designing your wedding cake. This is especially true in the case of The Sculpture Gallery, which is arguably one of the most memorable and elegant settings possible for your wedding reception. Needless to say, in such a beautiful venue you would need a wedding cake that matches the elegance and beauty of its surroundings.

If you are looking for elegant wedding cakes in Bedfordshire then please get in touch and I would be happy to advise you as to the kind of cake that would look best in your chosen venue.

Here are the two most important things that should be taken into consideration when designing your elegant wedding cake:

1.) Height

You will have noticed from looking at my gallery that my cakes are pretty tall, with even simple two tier wedding cakes making an impact in spite of their modest size:

elegant wedding cakes in bedfordshire two tier ivory wedding cake with lace and blush flower bouquet

Gone are the days when you would need 12 tiers of cake to get a tall and elegant centrepiece – these days the standard depth of cake tiers is about 5”, so even a three tier cake stands pretty tall, and would look great at venues like The Sculpture Gallery.  Most of my cake tiers are between 5” – 6” in height, sometimes more, which would make your wedding cake an elegant centrepiece that is sure to be a talking point for your guests:

ivory lace wedding cake with custom monogram and pink roses

It’s really important to pay attention to the height of your wedding cake if you are getting married in a more traditional venue like The Sculpture Gallery, because the last thing you want is for the cake to look out of place, or, even worse, completely ‘go under’ and not be seen by your guests!

2.) Colour choices

This might seem obvious, but  I feel that it is necessary to point out that although some colour combinations may look great on, say, T-shirts and other items of clothing, etc, they may not look good on a cake! One example that springs to mind is navy blue and bright yellow. Although these colours are (just to be technical!) on the opposite ends of the colour wheel, and ‘generally’ look alright together, somehow when on a cake this same colour combination has the potential to look a little gaudy. If you are looking for an elegant wedding cake and navy and yellow happens to be your colour scheme, I would suggest using a softer shade of yellow, in combination with other colours where possible (including white) to achieve an elegant look:

jewel toned two tier cake with handmade flowers
Image credit: Bond Photography

When I designed this cake for a styled shoot earlier this year, I felt that a pop of yellow was necessary because of the theme of the shoot. However, I carefully selected softer shades of yellow for some of the flowers that would be placed directly on the icing, but included a brighter ‘pop’ of yellow by including Japanese anemones with their bright stamen heads. In the case of this cake that brighter shade of yellow works because it is not against the navy blue icing, but instead against the white petals of the anemone:

wedding cakes in bedfordshire two tier navy blue cake with handmade flowers
Image credit: Bond Photography

This brings me to the second point about colour – wedding cakes do not have to be white! If the theme of your wedding is deeper colours but you are looking for an elegant wedding cake, there is no reason why you can’t have a dark base colour for your cake – including black and navy blue. These days, anything goes and you can have an elegant centrepiece in pretty much any colour. In fact, it is often the deeper shades that look a lot more striking than even a white wedding cake:

elegant wedding cakes in milton keynes navy blue wedding cake with pastel handmade flowers

This elegant wedding cake received an incredible amount of love on social media! Pale florals against a dark base is a winning combination and really makes this wedding cake design stand out from the crowd.

If you are looking for elegant wedding cakes in Bedfordshire then please feel free to contact me – I am always happy to help!

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