The trend for rustic wedding cakes is continuing with ‘naked’ cakes still making a regular appearance at 2015 weddings. Here at Cove Cake Design we have been putting our own twist on natural styles…take a look at our favourites!
Chocolate ganache and buttercream
One of our most popular cakes this year has been our chocolate ganache and buttercream hybrid. A sharp ganached base tier is the perfect contrast for rustic buttercream upper tiers. Decoration with fresh or sugar flowers, or gilded fruit creates distinct styles.
Semi-naked cakes are one of our favourite natural styles. We do love a sharp edge and this style gives a sophisticated feel whilst allowing the beauty of the cake layers to show through. Not confined to white sponge cakes, our semi-naked chocolate mud cake with raspberry icing is one we would love to make again! (Image on left courtesy of White Tea Photography)
We have recently been using rustic royal icing to create a natural style that is crisp white rather than yellow in tone like buttercream. We have used olive leaves and gilded fruits as well as sugar flowers to decorate this style which would also be perfectly complemented by fresh flowers and greenery.
Pretty Individual Cakes
We love to find new things to decorate our cakes with and have recently used coconut flakes, freeze-dried raspberries, crushed meringue, macarons and flowers from our garden to create pretty individual cakes that would make a beautiful addition to a cake table or could be adapted to tiered cake styles.