Cakes, Frosting and Summertime Flavors

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It’s starting to feel a lot like summer in cities across the country, unless you’re in Colorado (sorry about the snow). The rising temperatures should be putting you in the mood for BBQ, ice cream and refreshing drinks and of course weddings. Summer is the most popular season for brides to get married and if you’re one of them congratulations! Choosing the perfect wedding cake comes with many factors but choosing one that matches the season is very important. This Munchie Monday we’ll show you how to choose the perfect summer wedding cake to serve your guests.

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Cake Flavors

Here is a list of popular cake flavors to go inside of your cake. The fruity inspiration will put guests in the mood for summertime and intrigue their taste buds.

  • White Almond
  • Vanilla
  • Passion Fruit
  • Coconut
  • Lemon Poppyseed
  • Black & White (devil’s food cake and vanilla)
  • Grand Marnier
  • Banana
  • Lavender
  • Strawberry

Fillings

This is what goes in between the tiers/layers of your cake. The flavor should match the cake and not be working against it for attention. This is where a tasting is very important.

  • Mango
  • Cream Cheese
  • Whipped Cream
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Salted Caramel
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • Lemon
  • Peanut Butter
  • Raspberry

Frosting

Summer wedding cakes can be bold enough to go naked (without frosting or fondant) and the summer heat may melt it away. If you want to have one, which is perfectly fine and suggested, it should be light and brings out the flavors of the cake’s insides.

  • Cream Cheese
  • White Chocolate Ganache
  • Try a fruit frosting for plain fillings like passion fruit, lime, blueberry, etc.

Toppings/Extras

Decorating a summer cake opens you up to a lot of summertime possibilities. You can venture outside flowers and patterns and add elements that are eye catching and beautiful. Edible options like fresh fruit is popular and can compliment the flavors inside and match your color palette.

Cake tastings are crucial to finding your perfect cake and will be essential to making sure all the flavors work together. Your caterer will be able to provide you with suggestions and advise you for or against any combinations.

Happy Planning,

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