Wedding Cakes 2018: Top 3 Tips to Keep You on Trend and on Budget
A focal point of every wedding celebration, the wedding cake is a tradition that has spanned centuries. It has evolved from a symbolic centrepiece to a creation that complements the theme of the wedding and encapsulates the very spirit of the occasion. From the classic elegance of a tiered, plain white cake to the contemporary boldness of highly-coloured or decorated alternatives, wedding cakes make a statement.
Popular wedding themes come and go, influenced by many factors. Wedding cakes are no exception. That is why ChinsKitchen, the UK’s luxury wedding cake baker with a panache for delivering great-tasting food with a natural and rustic feel, has compiled a guide to the top three wedding cake ideas for 2018. Because budget weddings are a growing phenomenon, each of the ideas is suitable for those planning a wedding on any budget.
Wedding Cake Trends
- Individual tall cakes – Chintal, the founder of ChinsKitchen and a Master Baker, says individual tall cakes will be in vogue during 2018. “They deliver a simple, elegant and cost-effective centrepiece,” she explains. “Individual tall cakes have grown in popularity enormously, because they are non-fussy yet offer a classic look that impresses.”
- Two and three-tier cakes – This option is ideal if you want to choose an elegant cake to match your wedding theme. Chintal says: “If you have invited a large number of guests to your reception, you can opt for this cake and extra kitchen cakes. Kitchen cakes are frosted but have no other decor on them. This option is perfect if you have a lot of people to feed and want to keep costs down, without compromising the impact of your fabulous centrepiece wedding cake.”
- Cake table – A stunning alternative to the traditional wedding cake, this is a great idea particularly if you are planning a budget wedding. Chintal explains: “This is simply a perfect alternative to a tiered or tall cake, especially if you want to cater for people of all tastes and create an eye-catching spectacle. By having a cake table at your wedding, you can opt for single tier cakes in a variety of different flavours. This idea also works well as a dessert table.”
Good looks, great taste
ChinsKitchen, a member of the Guild of Fine Food, specialises in buttercream and ganache finished cakes that are pleasing on the eye and bold in flavour. Chintal’s Chai Spice and Baileys Cake was recently featured on mag.ultimatewedding.digital/uk, a leading UK digital wedding platform, where it was showcased as inspiration for winter weddings.
Creators of handmade, bespoke wedding cakes, ChinsKitchen crafts individually styled centrepieces that are totally unique. Baked to individual requirements, they are visually appealing and decorated to enhance not just the visual impact but the flavour too. As a Master Baker, ChinsKitchen’s range includes semi-naked cakes using buttercream, fully covered cakes either in buttercream (smooth or rustic) or ganache, and salted caramel/chocolate drip design cakes. For the finishing touch, choose from fresh or dried edible flowers, meringues, macaroons or sugar paste flowers.
For further information about wedding cakes, visit https://www.chinskitchen.co.uk/cakes/#weddingcakes
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