Spring is in the air! These bouts of warmth and flower sprouts mean that wedding season is fast approaching. If you are engaged and getting married in 2016, you may want to consider having a themed wedding. A themed wedding can be an all-out theme from a book, movie, or concept, or you can have a theme as simple as a color palate. One of the most common themes from the past few months is a rustic wedding. A rustic wedding thrives off of wooden structures, neutral palates, and salt-of-the-earth menus. These cool wedding cakes for a rustic wedding will give you a great starting point when it comes to planning your special day!
Sugar Ruffle Rusticity
This first cake is a prime example of one of the cool wedding cakes that would totally be the finishing touch on your perfect rustic wedding. The ruffles on the middle layer of this cake are made from a stiffer sugar frosting that is layered to look like ruffles. The roses on this cake are artfully crafted from a burlap, and although they are not edible, they do add a lovely neutral color to the otherwise white cake. Finally, the “love” cake topper is made from twine that has been shaped and then hardened using a non-toxic glue serum.
Birch Tree Cake
Birch trees are often referred to as some of the most beautiful trees nature has to offer. Their unique white and black bark contrasts with the simple green leaves to create the epitome of tranquility in the outdoors. This member of the cool wedding cakes family replicates a birch tree using fondant (a stiff sugar mixture that can be molded into varying shapes, or in this case, tree bark) and tan food coloring to create a bark-like look on the exterior of the cake. Using more fondant and green and yellow food coloring, simple birch leaves were created to adorn the cake. For the final romantic touch, the initials of those being wed have been “carved” into the cake the way one might carve their lover’s initials into a real tree at a special spot.
Add a burst of color to your rustic wedding with this sunflower cake. Using a textured frosting technique to create waves on the top and bottom layers, this cake opens the senses to many different textures and colors. The mix of bright yellow, burlap, white, and brown create the feeling that perhaps you are in the woods, enjoying a nice stroll, feeling at peace. The sunflowers add a burst of positivity and happiness, as any wedding should be, to the cake. The textured burlap strings only further contribute to this elegantly delicate patron of the cool wedding cakes for a rustic wedding.
You absolutely cannot go wrong with a rustic themed wedding. These cool wedding cakes are only one reason why you should consider a wedding filled with neutral colors, tranquility, and an appreciation of nature. Do you have other rustic wedding cake ideas? Have you been to a rustic wedding before? Let us know in the comments!