Archive for January 2nd, 2012



Winter Wedding Cakes

From choosing the wedding invitations through cake tasting and seating charts, wedding planning can be both an exciting and frustrating process, particularly for winter weddings. As my own winter wedding anniversary approaches, I recall the special planning that winter nuptials require – from ice storm concerns to static hair woes.  But one of the most fun parts to wedding planning was deciding on a winter wedding cake to serve at the reception.

Flavors of Winter

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A winter wedding cake can be just about any flavor a summer wedding cake can be. But you also have the option of flavors not typically associated with other seasons. In fact, maybe the cake is where you can pay homage to winter by deliberately staying away from the traditional. Some interesting ideas could include:

  • Peppermint

  • Caramel spice

  • White cake with cranberry coulis or buttercream

  • Dark chocolate cake with raspberry coulis or buttercream

  • Red velvet cake covered in cream cheese frosting

Alternatively, you can go completely non-traditional and serve cheesecake at the reception!


Winter Colors and Designs

For the color of the cake, nothing says winter like a palette of icy blues, snowy whites, ivory, silver and golds, evergreens and deep reds. However, you can use really any colors (including bright pinks and oranges) and give them a festive look by using wintery designs, such as snowflakes. For a more traditional winter look, choose an ivory-colored frosting trimmed in deep red or burgundy. You can also have your cake covered in an icy blue fondant with white or silver trim.

Color doesn’t stop with the frosting and trim. Just look at these original winter wedding cake ideas on Consider the decorations to adorn the top and around the base and layers of your winter wedding cake. Flowers are another interesting way to tie together a winter look into your wedding cake. Many brides choose to use the some of the same flowers from their bouquet on top of and around the cake. Obvious winter flower choices include white or red roses, calla lilies,and poinsettias, but other floral accents such as fresh greens, holly, pinecones and ivy would be beautiful.

In the end the most important thing to remember is to make sure the wedding cake is something that you think is beautiful and will taste delicious. To keep your winter wedding planning preparation easy, visit to find a beautiful selection of high quality winter wedding invitations. You will find a wide variety of winter color schemes and complete wedding invitation stationery suites.