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The Icing on the Cake: Your guide to the perfect slice

The Icing on the Cake: Your guide to the perfect slice

Originally not a cake at all, back in ancient Rome the groom would break a loaf of barley bread over the brides head at the end of their wedding to symbolise fertility. This later evolved into a pile of spiced buns in medieval England, and then pies and finally wedding cakes.

These days wedding cakes are about so much more than tradition, I mean LOOK at them! With cakes such as this decadent tower by Rosie’s Cakes, and the trendy rustic work of The Master Cakesmith, the sky really is the limit.

Whether you want a traditionally iced slice, a rustic, naked cake or one of the ever popular profiterole towers we have you covered. Choosing your perfect cake isn’t always… well… a piece of cake. So we’ve searched far and wide to bring Belle Bridal readers some of our favourite wedding cakes, to help make the decision a bit easier for you.

This statement cake by The Cake Gardenbrings together the rich, nobility of gold, with a contemporary painted effect and contrast botanicals for a standout result.

Barefoot Bakermade one couple this pastel dream of a cake, sitting on a bed of florals and topped with a unique, monogrammed cake-topper.


One cake? Two cakes? FIVE? If you have a sweet tooth, why not turn it into a centrepiece at your wedding? Dessert tables are hot on trend and there are so many variations to choose from – there’s something for every bride, such as this sumptuous, side-table display by Bohemian Bakehouse.

Take a look at this patisserie pasture by Sadie May Cakes, with a selection of cupcakes and macaroons surrounding the floral encrusted cake.

Or how about this super trendy chic table, made up with a selection of sweet treats in a pink and white palette, also by Sadie May Cakes and one straight from the pages of our last issue…

Is anybody else suddenly very hungry?

For more dessert deliciousness, check out the latest issue of our regional magazine.

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