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black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Your wedding cake is not something you settle on. It should be a masterpiece that is well showcased and leave a lasting impression. Following are steps that will help guide you in determining the right one for your special day.

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Guide to the Perfect Wedding Cake

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Step One

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black white wedding cakes

Today, there is no rule that a cake has to be "one" specific look. It can be bold and daring, soft and creative, or white and round. Brides have many choices, including designer looks that incorporate the look of the brides dress into the wedding cake itself. Determine your style, whether your style is a traditional white or a daring one with bold colors, or black and white formal cake.

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Step Two

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black white wedding cakes

Learn the basics in designs. Not all wedding cakes are round. Popular shapes include square cakes, which are great for modern wedding styles; but, there are also hexagonal, petal shaped, oval and even triangle. There are also a number of choices in icing, including fondant and buttercream. Get to know the basics in designs before you begin your search for wedding cake bakers.

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Step Three

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black white wedding cakes

Cakes can be costly; in fact, it can run up to $20 a slice. The more complex, the higher cost per slice. Fondant is generally more expensive than buttercream, and cakes with intricate detail and vibrant colours will cost more. One way to have a cake of your dreams, without the high cost, is to order a smaller scale version of the cake and have a sheet cake that you serve, as well.

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Step Four

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black white wedding cakes

Begin your search for your baker. Find bakeries local to your area that specialise in Wedding Cakes. If you are on a tight budget, an economic choice is a general bakery. Typically, wedding cake bakeries will charge more. Before you order your cake, read reviews on the bakery / baker, have a tasting of the different cake flavours and fillings, know what ingredients they use in their fillings and get a detailed quote. Your baker will ask for a deposit, and you should not put down a deposit until you have tasted the different cake flavours and their fillings, checked out the baker's references, and have a detailed quote for your wedding cake in your hand. Also, be sure to discuss the bakery's delivery policy, if any and how long before the day of your wedding they will make the cake. Some bakers make the cake anywhere from three to four days in advance of the wedding date.

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Determine how you will display your cake. You will have a world of choices in cake decorations like flowers, fabrics, motifs and colours. Your cake stand is something that should help to create a stunning appearance. Don't choose a generic stand, choose one that displays your cake like a masterpiece. If your wedding is to be a ballroom wedding, a tall, traditional cake stand is ideal. For a spring garden wedding, fresh flowers are perfect. Also, be sure there is light to accent the cake in a romantic manner.

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black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Multiple shapes such as squares combined with round and pyramid tiers are very trendy at the moment

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Use your Honeymoon location as inspiration - If you are going skiing, try a snow-white cake in the shape of a snowy mountain. For a Parisian honeymoon, a sophisticated black and white cake with an Eiffel tower topper will be well suited.

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Individual, beautifully decorated cupcakes stacked high are still very popular amongst brides. It is perfect for a buffet reception or a garden wedding. Because cupcakes have their own cases, they can be enjoyed while standing and is therefore perfect for a relaxed informal wedding reception. The sizes can also differ from muffin size (if this is perhaps your only desert) to mini cupcakes.

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black white wedding cakes

Heart shaped cupcakes with red and pink icing for a romantic theme.

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black white wedding cakes

Gluten or dairy-free cakes for guests with dietary requirements are also very important, as more and more people are being diagnosed with food allergies

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black white wedding cakes

Imagine a delicious chocolate ganache exterior, decorated with chocolate swirls, shards and shavings, with a decadent fudge or caramel interior. Chocolate cakes are very fashionable, versatile and popular right now, but are recommended in very cool months or for air-conditioned venues.

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black white wedding cakes

Dark Chocolate mouse cake with fresh fruit, dipped in chocolate or dusted with coco or icing.

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Color contrasted - butter cake or milk chocolate cake interior with dark chocolate outside and visa versa.

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

This is a cake with a modern twist on the classic / traditional cake. It is ideal for a wedding in a distinctly modern setting, or for an artistic couple. With a 'less is more' mantra, these classic square cakes should be an innovative and contemporary work of edible art. For an elegant yet modern look, square shaped cake layers can be stacked slightly off centre in shades of ivory or white.

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black white wedding cakes

Add a fake 'display' layer to give the cake some height.

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black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Just as you get different styles of venues and dresses, there are also different styles of Wedding cakes. Choosing the wrong wedding cake for your wedding style or theme is actually a very common wedding mistake. Brides sometimes see a cake in a magazine and then insist on having that specific one even though is doesn't suite their style, theme or personality.

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Different types of Wedding Cakes to consider:

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black white wedding cakes

The Classic Cake:

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black white wedding cakes

This will be a classic round or square cake with multiple tiers with cream or white fondant icing. Nothing daring or over the edge, just beautiful and timeless. Tiers can be stacked, freestanding or on pillars. Although fruitcake is being faced out, it is sometimes still being used especially if the bride and groom want to keep a part of the cake for their first anniversary. In this case they will make one layer the fruitcake and the rest of the cake can be marble, caramel, white chocolate or carrot cake.

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black white wedding cakes

Simple iced with decorative flowers on top with ribbons bordering the base of each layer.

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Black and White themed cakes are very much in style at the moment.

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black white wedding cakes

The Themed cake:

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black white wedding cakes

This cake is best described as the colorful, no fear, no rules imaginative cake.

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

This cake will be a reflection of your individuality and daring personality. If you like to stand out and probably want your cake to be remembered by your guests, then this is the way to go.

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Find inspiration in your theme or your venue. If you are having a beach wedding, you might have a sandcastle cake or a cake with a scuba dive couple as the topper.

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black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Guests Absolutely Must Wear Black and White

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black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Your guests will be the most difficult part of pulling off your black and white wedding. You must make it clear to them that they are only to wear black and/or white to your wedding-no exceptions.

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black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

But you know some people are stubborn, or seem to always miss the message, so it may be a good idea to send a follow-up reminder after the initial invitations are sent to tell them once again that black and white attire is absolutely required for admittance to the wedding.

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

If Grandma Wallace shows up in a pink shawl, pick the person she loves the most to ask her to remove it. If your hard-headed brother shows up in a bright red suit, you will have to make the decision on whether you are actually going to turn guests away at the door, and make them go home to change.

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

If you are really serious about an uninterrupted black and white wedding theme, another way to avoid problems with your guests' attire is to hire an outfitter to come to the wedding with a selection of clothing in varied sizes to be rented for the day. It may be a little costly, but it's worth it to see your elegant wedding vision come to fruition.

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

The black and white cakes won't be the only treats for guests at your black and white wedding if you plan this right. Your guests will appreciate the time you took to give them a very different and elegant wedding experience.

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black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Most brides to be envision their weddings to be full of color, . But have you ever thought about have a simple yet elegant black and white wedding theme? Here are some ideas for throwing an elegant wedding using these two basic colors.

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Décor for a Black and White Wedding

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black white wedding cakes

When I say black and white wedding, I mean a black and white wedding. You have to be consistent. To stay true to the theme, there must not be any other color visible in your venue. You will probably be calling your venue on a regular basis to make this elegant wedding theme work.

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black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

The floors will need to be either covered with black and white carpet, or laid with a temporary hardwood. The hardwood floor can be alternating black and white squares or rectangles, or only a few planks of either black or white scattered throughout the venue. Choose which of these neutral colors will be your base-this decision will determine the feel of your event. A mostly white floor (and décor) will create a feeling of purity, while a mostly black floor will make the event more dark, mysterious, and modern. Either way, your black and white wedding is sure to be complimented for its unique and elegant design.

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

The tables can be draped with an expensive black and white cloth with a design of your choice. Some ideas for the design are large checkers, polka dots, freestyle, or a floral design. Or you can bring in custom tables with black and white designs painted professionally on the top.

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black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Again, you will want to choose your base color before deciding on the wedding favors you will have placed on guest tables. Nothing says elegant wedding like a glossy black box tied delicately with a white silk ribbon and a black and white themed prize inside.

black white wedding cakes

black white wedding cakes

Here is one quick idea for a food item at your black and white wedding. Black and white cakes!