Few things are as classic and traditional as a white bride, a white wedding and a white wedding cake. An inherently positive color, white is associated with purity, innocence, beginnings, possibility, sincerity and perfection – so there is little argument that this has always been a perfect colour for a wedding!
In a modern wedding however, there is much room for experimentation and personal expression. Not only around the time of Halloween, Brides and Grooms have been choosing darkly coloured cakes more and more frequently, and the black trend was seen already a few years ago and is steadily on the rise again.
In 2018, cake artists are re-introducing the dark trend as wedding couples are ever so keen on moodier colours.
While we think that you might later regret wearing a totally black wedding dress or getting married with a Nightmare before Christmas theme, we are completely in love with the idea of a dark wedding cake.
Black is associated with power, elegance, formality and mystery. A dark wedding cake would naturally put a twist on the classic light colored cake, and bring an air of striking sophistication. If you don’t want to go all black on the cake, a dark tier will add much visual interest. Or how about a smaller black groom cake?
You don’t need to be a goth or a troubled teenager to love dark. Eye-catching, moody and seductive, this cake design will work particularly well if you are going for a monochrome theme, Art Deco influenced decor, Classic Black Tie elegance or Modern Glam. Pair it with gold foil, vibrant flowers, metallic drip, or a single over sized flower for a dramatic effect. Adding feminine details such as lace or orchids will soften the austerity.
For an industrial inspired wedding, a grey wedding cake would work well with a copper infused color scheme. An edgy boho theme could easily embrace a darker cake especially if moody winter colours are chosen.
Trend Alert! Reminiscent of nightfall, or a starry sky, the midnight blue or black cake is going to suit your celestial star inspired wedding style like a hand in glove. To get that extra strong suggestion of stars and galaxies, ask your cake designer to add speckles, dots and marble effect, or the obvious moon and star shapes.
Not keen on dark fondant? Chocolate fondant is your answer. A naked dark chocolate cake could be as bold as black.
Flavour wise, we think that rich chocolate mud cake is a winning recipie. Combine with either black berries or black cherries, oreo cookies, dark chocolate with coffee and kahula, hints of licorice and white chocolate with poppy seed. Or perhaps a black velvet cake? But of course there could be any kind of cake flavour inside, too.
Be inspired by these dark beauties and do not be scared of being a pioneer and making a style statement at your own wedding. If you are concerned it will give your grandparents a fright, also consider the mystery and awe it will create.
A cake is something your guests will remember and talk about for years, and being nothing but bold and exhilarating, with one of these definite show stoppers, your cake will leave an unforgettable impression – we think!
The cakes below showcases that dark isn’t just feared and freakish, but can be equally modern, stylish, glam and romantic. We encourage all Brides not to be afraid of the dark!
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