Bakers have several frostings for wedding cake decorating and icing. These are a butter cream, fondant, royal icing, marzipan and a sugar paste. What are they?
1) Fondant is a sugar syrup, crystallized to a smooth, creamy white mass and is used for both: wedding cake decorating and icing.
2) Royal icing or glace royal is made by beating together sugar and egg whites. Working with royal icing is the most important aspect of cake decorating.
3) Pastry chefs have been used marzipan for centuries all over the world. It can be used in baking and for covering and filling cakes. Marzipan looks fabulous for a colorful wedding cake decorating and figurines making. Marzipan should have at least twenty five percent almonds; otherwise, it is considered an almond paste.
4) A sugar paste is an icing sugar and gum based paste, also referred to as Pastillage or roll-out icing. The bakers use sugar paste for covering cakes and for modeling flowers or sculptures.
Thus, when you go to a bakery to order your wedding cake, chefs will offer you something from the described options. Moreover, most bakeries will and should let you sample their choices of frosting and some even prepare a small grooms cake for you. Look through their cake portfolio to see what styles are available. If you cannot find one that you like, go through wedding cake decorating books and magazines for more ideas.
Stacked cakes are becoming more popular as a result of shapes they are available in. Hearts and squares are the most popular options, while circles are more traditional wedding cake designs. At the same time, the stacked cakes are quite creative: there are even cakes, shaped like stacked gifts, stacked hatboxes and stacked cupcakes. Small details such as ribbons, charms, laces, beads, tulle, bows and streamers add a festive touch.
Experiment with wedding cake toppers, since modern bakeries present a great number and variety of them. These can be Pearl Arch Cake Top, Glass Swan Calle Lily, Glass Heart, Flower Cake Top, Dancing White Glazed, Bridal Couple, Cinderella and many, many more. More thematic wedding cake toppers can contain even such items, as a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Seaside Jewels or Sea Shells. We suppose that bakeries will propose you even more exotic ideas.
Note that a wedding cake is an integral part of your wedding and, in fact, a very important wedding item. Therefore, wedding cake decorating should correspond to your wedding theme and predominant colors you use to decorate a wedding setting. If you have a religious wedding, it is impossible to display a cake with a Harley-Davidson on the top.
To follow the rule of theme correspondence is highly important, as you are to display your wedding cake on a table by itself and it will attract much attention of the guests. Sometimes, a table for a wedding cake is decorated with flowers, arches and balloons.
In conclusion, the latest vogue of wedding cakes is making individual wedding cakes for each guest. They are sometimes displayed on round platters in wide tiers to resemble a large wedding cake.