In your search for ways to make your wedding unique, you may have overlooked one exciting avenue for experimentation. Why not skip the standard vanilla or chocolate cake with buttercream frosting, and surprise your guests with a new and exciting flavor? Check out our list of unusual wedding cake flavors to consider.
Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Icing
This one’s all about the icing! Try a chocolate cake with a delectable raspberry-infused frosting. It’s even better if your cake designer creates an ombre effect with shades of rosy pink and tops the confection with white chocolate kisses, strawberries, and fresh raspberries.
Grand Marnier Cake
For a holiday wedding, try a cake with a healthy dash of cognac or brand! Citrus peels, powdered sugar, and roasted almonds form the ideal garnish for this old-fashioned yet timeless cake.
Lemon Basil Naked Cake
Naked cakes are popular for their unique aesthetic and versatility. If your tastes tend more toward the savory rather than the overly sweet, ask your baker to whip up a lemon-basil variety with multiple layers, divided by thick slabs of cream cheese frosting.
Ginger Spice Cake
A ginger spice cake is the perfect foundation for deliciousness at any time of the year. It’s particular delightful during the fall, coated in maple frosting—or in the winter, topped with vanilla bean icing and holiday sweets. But you could also give it a lighter treatment with fresh fruits if you plan to enjoy this cake in the summer.
Red Velvet Cake
Red velvet cake is incredibly popular, partly because of the thick, rich cream cheese frosting that usually accompanies it. Go to the next level with this cake by creating a spiked version, thanks to a bit of amaretto.
Do you and your spouse love coffee? Pay tribute to your beloved beverage with a cake that features coffee-meringue buttercream icing. Or include the coffee flavor within the cake itself and set it off with a light, foamy icing reminiscent of whipped cream.
Imagine a rich butter cake, layered with a filling of caramel and bananas, infused with cinnamon and rum, smoothly iced and decked with thinly sliced, caramel-drizzled bananas on top. Perfection? Oh yes.
Nothing says “celebration” like champagne, and a pink champagne wedding cake is sure to put your guests in a festive mood! Vanilla buttercream frosting and raspberry mousse are the perfect accompaniment to this confection.
Cardamom Naked Cake with Plums
Want to draw inspiration from weddings of the past? A cardamom cake, drizzled with honey, spread with fresh plum compote, and garnished with roasted plum slices gives your wedding a delightfully classic element with a modern twist.
To arrange other aspects of your wedding, such as the date, venue, and vendors, contact the event specialists at Nanina’s in the Park. We can recommend bakers, florists, bands, and more, and we’ll be happy to offer you a tour of the magnificent estate as well. Our calendar fills up quickly, so call today to save your wedding date.