The tradition of wedding cakes originated during Roman times, when grains of wheat were thrown at the couple to promote their prosperity and fertility throughout marriage. The wheat grains then evolved to be baked into cakes, and the stacking of cake tiers became a reflection of the couple’s wealth.
Nowadays, a wedding reception can be found providing multiple cakes or alternative desserts like cookies or macaroons. While macaroons aren’t a symbol of fertility for the newlyweds, a couple’s dessert choices continue to serve as a reflection of their relationship and preferences. As you may have guessed, and Miami wedding vendors already know full well, every couple is different! If you’re struggling to find your perfect wedding cake, we’re here to help by providing inspiration from the top wedding cake trends of the year.
1. Single Tier Cakes
In Roman times, multiple tiers signified wealth, but after a year of virtual wedding ceremonies, couples have opted for the practicality of single tier cakes. This size is easier to share between two people while on Zoom with their close family and friends.
2. Mini Cakes
Also as a result of the pandemic, socially distanced wedding ceremonies caused a rise in the popularity of mini cakes. Whether you’re a fan of corner cake slices or middle slices, a mini cake will be a hit with all guests and help avoid cross contamination.
3. Individualized Sweets
If you’re a couple without a sweet tooth, then individualized sweets could be for you! Pre-packaging beautiful cookies, macaroons, or brownies will allow guests to enjoy their dessert in the moment as well as on the drive home.
This year has been one for bold wedding color schemes both in decor and on wedding cakes. Watercolor design on a cake will make for beautiful first slice pictures!
5. Edible Flowers
Another gorgeous way to have your cake match the rest of your decorations, is with edible flowers. Many couples decide to match the flowers used in their centerpieces or the bride’s bouquet.
6. Special Details
Perhaps the color or the type of individual sweet isn’t reflective of your relationship, it’s all in the details! Couples enjoy planning special details for their dessert such as using a family cake topper, a meaningful cake flavor for each tier, or a cake from the bakery where they first met.
Planning your dessert choices should be a fun and meaningful process for couples, and that’s why we offer full event planning services. We’ll make sure you get to focus on the aspects of your special day that are most important to you!
Mini Cakes photo by Cortiella Photography
Edible Flowers cake photo by Bill Hansen Catering & Event Production
Written by Emily Calderon