6 Easter Wedding Cake Ideas
Love is sweet in spring! Read on to find an array of egg-cellent Easter wedding cake ideas to decorate your dessert table
The Easter season is upon us and with it comes pastel-hued colours, sweet floral aromas and tasty chocolate treats. We’ve rounded up half a dozen Easter-inspired wedding cake ideas to help you put a spring into your step as you plan every sweet detail of your special day.
As nature starts to bloom in the warm light of spring, let the soft tones of lilac, baby pink, pale yellow and light blue infuse your wedding day palette. For example, On a delicious buttercream cake, you could ask your cake designer to accent the tiers with pretty blush piping or cover the entire icing in a romantic springtime shade.
We love the elaborate and whimsical Easter wedding cake designs by Peggy Porschen, a company that is passionate about storytelling through the canvas of cake. Their highly trained team of pastry chefs can create a bespoke bake that reflects your fairytale, complete with dreamy details all piped in pastel perfection.
Springtime florals are a must when it comes to picking your Easter cake decorations. Not only do they add visual interest to the cake base but they bring a fragrant flourish that ties in beautifully with the spring garden feel. For the freshest of petals, remember to take a look at which flowers are seasonal at the time of your Easter wedding - daffodils, tulips, anemones and peonies will be in full bloom, to give a burst of uplifting colour to any naked cake.
Other creative ways to add a floral element to your cake are to incorporate dried pressed flowers into the design. Beth Haxby Cakes, a Norwich-based wedding cake designer specialises in unique wedding cakes and dessert tables across Norfolk and Suffolk. From Belgian chocolate to zesty lemon, carrot cake and more, her designs are packed with flavour and the petal-strewn exteriors are as elegant as can be.
Your Easter wedding cake needs to taste as good as it looks, with mouthfuls of soft spongy layers and sweet sugar icing making a delectable finish to your reception banquet. Fresh flowers always look stunning, but there are also some spectacular sugar flower artists who can create a bespoke cake design that will never wilt. The delicate lifelike stems are entwined over the cake to create an edible masterpiece, you’d never know the difference!
For a showstopping Easter centrepiece, surround your multi-tiered floral cake with mini desserts, cake pops, classic chocolate egg nests and jars of bright spring flowers. For the cake itself, you’ll be in trusted hands with the award-winning experts at Rosalind Miller Cakes for a lavish selection of opulent sugar flower cake designs, bursting with spring colours and delightful flavours. The Painted Wildflowers Wedding Cake pictured below is reminiscent of a country garden, adorned with sugar foxgloves, cornflowers, daisies and buttercups.
Add artistic flair to your Easter dessert table with stunning hand-painted sweet treats. This is one of the most talked about design trends in the cake decorating world and it takes a lot of skill to perfect! For an Easter-themed wedding cake, you could paint floral motifs or bunnies and chicks onto the icing in pastel shades. It’s guaranteed to make your guests smile and tie in with the budding romance of your next chapter together.
For the children, you could set up a ‘decorate your own dessert’ station to keep them occupied during the reception, and you could place a sweet hand-painted favour for each of your adult wedding guests, illustrated with spring florals, your initials or even the date of the wedding. Emma Dodi Cakes specialises in personalised and characterful macarons to match your wedding theme, we love her sweet creations!
Easter Wed Hunt
Easter egg hunts are always a hit at this time of year, so why not recreate one at your wedding? For the ultimate ‘Easter Wed Hunt’, create rhyming clues that cleverly combine memories from your relationship and directions to the next treat. Keep your guests guessing as they follow the trail to find your showstopping Easter wedding cake as the ultimate prize to share! It’s a fun activity for all ages and a great way to get the kids involved too.
Place rustic egg baskets on the dining tables as a fitting wedding favour, which double up as the perfect container to collect all of the chocolate treats on the post-dinner egg hunt. We’re also loving Lavolio’s artisan Italian-inspired confectionary, presented in pretty tins for your guests to take a piece of the Dolce Vita home with them!
Make it Egg-stra Special
If you’re both chocolate lovers, Easter couldn’t be a better time to tie the knot. To keep the theme ever-present, you could surround your cake table with Easter wedding decorations such as floral bunting, a seasonal cake topper or large milk pails of trailing blossoms. You could even name your tables after your favourite chocolate brands and create table centrepieces filled with chocolate eggs!
Cake designers are now pushing boundaries with creative constructions and exciting elements, such as pastel rainbow inner layers or sweet surprises that tumble out when you cut into them. But for something traditional with a seasonal twist, Cutter & Squidge have the ever-so-fragrant Simnel Cake available to order. The classic fruitcake is popular for Easter celebrations and it’s topped with almond marzipan and pastel mini eggs to add an element of fun.
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