Planning a wedding can often seem like a never-ending list of details. Whether you already have a design in mind or simply starting from scratch, shopping for a wedding cake can be the most fun part! That is especially true when you go rustic! We have talked about our favorite rustic wedding centerpieces and now it is time to dive into a piece of cake. From naked spongecake to fresh fruit and layers, here are 8 ideas for the rustic wedding cake of your dreams.
Not only does a wood accent go perfectly with a barn wedding, but it can also blend with nearly all wedding colors. Set your cake on a wooden stand or add a few wooden touches to the frosting. You can even get creative and carve your initials into the side of the cake!
Top With Fruit
Nothing says rustic like a taste of the outdoors – literally! Try keeping the cake simple and adding some of your favorite fresh fruits such as raspberries and blackberries. You can also add in a little greenery such as leaves or flowers to complete the look.
Whether you’re hosting your wedding indoors, a barn or even in a field of flowers, you can incorporate the outdoors into any cake with some fresh flowers. Depending on the size of your cake, add a variety of your favorites such as daisies, peonies, roses and more! This is the perfect idea if you plan on having that garden wedding you have always dreamed of.
Sometimes it’s okay to break from tradition, especially if that means enjoying a tasty wedding pie. For those planning on a smaller wedding, a berry pie can be a tasty surprise for your guests. It’s also great for all seasons and venues! Who doesn’t love a good pie for dessert?
Skip The Frosting
If you aren’t a huge fan of frosting, a naked caked is a great alternative. Whether you skip the frosting all together or add a few layers, this look may be the perfect rustic wedding cake. You can even do a light dusting of powdered sugar on the top and on the sides for extra sweetness!
What could be more rustic than a touch of the outdoors? Adding some green foliage to your cake is a great way to stay on the theme while creating a beautiful design. You can add as many different leaves and plants as you’d like to create the perfect outdoorsy wedding cake.
String It Up
Just a touch of twine can turn an ordinary cake into a rustic dream! Whether you add just a few pieces of string or wrap it all the way to the top, it will fit with any rustic wedding venue and your other decor as well. This is one easy addition that will give your cake that rustic look in minutes.
Any wedding can be elegant, so why not dress up your cake? For those planning a larger ceremony, a layered cake can feed several people while still looking beautiful. Create as many layers as you’d like with some accents along the side such as flowers or gold flakes. Keep in mind some of our other suggestions above just go high with them!
Are you ready to begin designing your dream cake for your own rustic wedding? Check out some of our favorite bakeries in Michigan to get started! You will also want to book an appointment to let us help you find the dress of your dreams. After all, it is never too early to start planning.