By Becca Glover
There is nothing more exciting than a large event weekend for the crew here at Red Carpet. The printer is constantly buzzing, the phones are ringing nonstop and the downstairs hallway is wafting with freshly delivered flowers. As we have been preparing for not one, not two… but four weddings this coming weekend, I’ll bet you can only imagine the chaos that our office is undergoing. From centerpieces to table linens, to furniture and bridal bouquets and everything else in between- we handle it professionally, hiding our stress with a sparkly smile!
As an event coordinator, I get to enjoy so many aspects of a couple’s wedding, like watching the bride walk down the aisle, the first kiss, the daddy-daughter dance and of course (my very favorite part) watching the couple smash cake into each other’s faces. Now I don’t know about you, but my favorite part about weddings is the food. But even more importantly… the dessert! If you’re like me in your friend group, then we are the Katherine Heigl’s, the one who has more bridesmaid dresses than you count and the one who has also eaten her fair share of wedding cake, right? With much wedding going and planning experience, I have decided to share my top five wedding cakes, that not only are beautiful but extremely tasty!
- Fruit Cake
Now before you get concerned that you’re going to have to call your great-aunt Phyllis to make her homemade Christmas fruit cake for your wedding, you’ll be happy to know that I meant actual fruit! Whether you’re both health nuts or you’re looking for something with bright and vibrant colors, a fruit cake is great and different way to celebrate your wedding. Make it even better by having a chocolate fountain for your guests to dip their fruit in!
- Meringue Cake
If you’re not familiar with this European dessert then you better buy yourself a plane ticket to France right now because this is one dessert that you need to try! Meringue is a sweet and sugary baked puff that usually goes on top of pies, but when made individually you can even fill them with fruit or whipped cream. Not only is Meringue unbelievably delicious but the aesthetically beautiful! You can decorate your Meringue cake with floral or even dye the white mixture to create your own colorful cake.
- Waffle Cake
I don’t know about you but my favorite Sunday morning activity is waking up, grabbing my best girlfriends and heading downtown for brunch! Waffles, syrup, bacon- what more could a girl want? So why not have it at your wedding too?! Top your amazing waffle cake with your favorite fruit, whipped cream and of course syrup. As for you guests, why not have a catered waffle bar to create their own waffle because who doesn’t love breakfast for dessert, right?
- Donut Cake
Donuts make me go nuts! If you still want to have the traditional wedding cake feel in a smaller way, why not let everyone pick their favorite donut. There are so many different kinds to chose from: glazed, chocolate, jelly-filled, Bavarian cream-filled, old fashioned, sprinkled, maple glazed (my personal favorite), and much more! What I love about this cake is you can still have your regular wedding to cut, but if you want to share something different with your guests this is such a fun treat. You can even get the glaze on top to match your wedding colors!
- Cheese Cake
I saved the best cake for last seeing as it was my beginning inspiration for find these cakes. One of our coordinators Leah, who is from Wisconsin got married last year and I’ve already asked if I can plan her vow renewal solely for the purpose of having this cake present! This is a full cheese wheel cake with fan favorites like Parmesan, Gouda, Gruyere and of course Cheddar- this cake is sure to take and cheese night to a whole new level. Give your guests a chance to try different kinds of cheese and wine at the bar to really give your reception a unique feel.
Well there you have it folks, I guess you really can have your wedding cake and eat it too!