5 Takes on the Classic Wedding Cake

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly
A blueberry-adorned white cake

Even for those planning a super-traditional day, the wedding cake provides couples with an opportunity to have some fun. Here are five unique takes on the classic cake.

  1. Naked: Icing-less cakes don't work for every wedding, but a trio of bare rounds-filled with buttercream and berries-looks so sweet for a rustic affair. Hosting a fall wedding? A naked spice cake (Bella Luna Cakes & Confections makes a maple-spice and candied-ginger carrot) suits the theme.
  2. Blooming: Top your highest tier with a fresh dahlia, peony or succulent for a look that's garden-party chic.
  3. Nostalgic: Capital City Cakes makes a cookies 'n' cream cake and a confetti cake loaded with rainbow sprinkles. The End Dessert Company makes a rainbow butter cake with six layers of vanilla-bean cake-each dyed a different hue-as well as a candy cane cake with peppermint ganache.
  4. Tropical: Go bold by serving a tropical confection, like Capital City Cakes' coconut and pineapple options.
  5. Spiked: Sauer Cakes' menu features several cocktail-inspired flavors, like strawberry margarita. One of Jan Kish-La Petite Fleur's best sellers is the Limoncello cake.