I’m finding that more often than not, brides and grooms are opting to move away from the typical traditional wedding cake flavours in a bid to try something new and refreshing. While some couples see their cake as a showstopper piece that adds to their décor, others are merely dessert lovers who can’t wait to eat something deliciously sweet on the day. The flavour of your cake will be particularly important if you fall into the second category. Here’s presenting five non-traditional flavours you and your guests will love:
1. Strawberries and champagne
For those who love things posh
These classic flavours have been enjoyed together for decades, which make them the perfect cake duo. Opt for a classic vanilla sponge (which can be soaked in champagne for added flavour) with strawberry jam and champagne flavoured buttercream. Serve with some Dom Pérignon for a real treat.
2. Salted caramel and pear
For those who love to have some fun
Salted caramel has definitely risen in popularity over the years. Imagine indulging in lashings of rich, sticky caramel sauce and salted buttercream, between layers of moist chocolate sponge cake. This will go down a treat with all your guests – and let’s not forget the kids.
3. Lemon and elderflower
For those who love simplicity
If it’s good enough for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, then surely it’s good enough for everyone else. These two flavours go hand in hand and provide a light and refreshing cake – be sure to order a little extra as your guests are probably more inclined to grab an extra slice.
4. Coconut and lime
For those who love to experiment
The thought of these two flavours alone will transport you to a tropical island. So, if you’ve always dreamed of a beach wedding, but won’t quite be making it out there – a cake like this will certainly lift your spirits. Opt for a coconut cream sponge soaked in coconut syrup with layers of lime curd and coconut butter cream.
5. Cherry bakewell
For those who love to keep things classic
Remember the classic cherry bakewell tarts you were served up at school? You can now incorporate those exact flavours into your wedding cake. This almond and cherry sponge layered with cherry preserve and almond buttercream is sure to be a hit. With extra cherries on top, it would be perfect for an autumnal or winter wedding.