It Doesn't Have To Be A 'White Wedding' Cake

In a world of modern weddings, where couples are wanting to create a day totally unique to them, don’t be afraid to move away from tradition and introduce some colour into your wedding cake.

The traditional wedding colour is white. This was made popular by Queen Victoria in the 19th century. White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection.

However, here at LBB, we like to do away with tradition and embrace a rainbow of colours on our wedding cakes. It doesn’t have to be white to be perfect!

Image by Amanda Balmain Photography

Image by Amanda Balmain Photography

Be Bold

One of our favourite colours of the moment is navy. Although, blue is thought of as a ‘cold’ colour, adding some navy blue adds warmth and works particularly well for autumn weddings. You could be brave and have an entirely navy cake like the one pictured above, or you could just add a touch of navy into your cake like these cakes below. If your groom/groomsmen are wearing navy suits, it can often help to tie everything together to incorporate some navy accents into your cake.

Pastel Perfection

If you don’t want to be quite as bold, you can add subtle touches of colour with pastel watercolour washes, like this cake and dessert table below. Often this can be colour matched to your bridal party or your wedding invitations if you bring a fabric/paper swatch to your wedding consultation.

Images by Jessica Stott Photography (1) and Jo Bradbury Photography (2 & 3)

Colour Pop

Here at LBB as well as using sugar flowers on our wedding cakes we also love using fresh flowers. Fresh flowers can add a beautiful ‘pop’ of colour to your cake and if coordinated with the rest of your wedding flowers, can tie all of the details together perfectly.

Image by  Amy B Photography .

Magnificent Metallics

Add some gorgeous metallic colour into your cake with a splash of gold, silver or copper. Metallics can be painted onto your cake with edible paint, or for extra shine and luxury, real metallic leaf can be used. Just remember, gold and silver leaf are both available in edible forms but copper leaf can only be used on dummy tiers/removable items.

Images by 2 Ducks Galleries (1) & Zehra Photographer (3)

If you’d like to discuss your wedding cake ideas with us, please just get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ form and we’d be happy to have a chat about how we can make your perfect wedding cake come to life.

What’s in a color?
Why, love of course!.
— Anthony T.Hincks