For Africans, both home and in the diaspora, it is an integral part of the wedding reception because the couple always choose a mother figure known to both to assist with the cake cutting.
It appears all the bakeries have one recipe for wedding cakes. There are a few people who dare to break away from the norm and opt for different cake flavors.
Vanilla is a safe option for that conservative couple, but this cake is not your plain old vanilla cake. With a generous amount of salted caramel buttercream mixed with a whipped dark chocolate ganache, be sure to elevate the average vanilla cake’s game at your reception.
Spiked Red Velvet
For the couple who don’t mind spicing things up a little, adding a generous amount of the sweet Italian liqueur, amaretto will do well to re-brand everyone’s favorite red velvet cake.
You can never have too many Oreos ever. That is why even on your wedding day, everyone’s favorite cookies can be the dominant flavor in your cake. Pair up layers of chocolate or vanilla cake with chocolate frosting and an Oreo ganache. Be sure to add chunky Oreo bits and dazzle it with some white chocolate for that crunchy element.
Peanut Butter Cake
If you love peanut butter and you won’t go a week without a peanut butter sandwich, then having a peanut butter wedding cake will not be too far-fetched. Add a generous amount of peanut butter buttercream to layers of chocolate cake and finish it off with a thick and creamy chocolate and peanut butter ganache.
When the bride gets to have the final say on the cake choice, it’s easier to pitch a pink girly girl champagne cake! Substitute butter with pink champagne. Your pink wedding cake will go very well with vanilla buttercream and raspberry mousse to add that tanginess to the cake.
Winter brings the chills and this cake will warm up your guests in a sweet way. Ginger is a favorite spice that features in most African dishes and well, we all know how it can be overpowering. To make the perfect ginger spice cake, you’d to pair it up with calming elements like real maple frosting and vanilla bean icing. Make available some warm milk or strongly brewed hot chocolate. Walnuts bits sprinkled on the frost can give it that added crunch.
Many people have been sleeping on carrot cakes but no more. This is fast becoming a favorite wedding cake flavor. There is the option of making your carrot cake savory or sweet. Whichever way, it tastes delicious. Top it off with fruits or nuts or any way you love it and your wedding dessert menu would be grateful.
Naked Earl Grey Cake With Raspberry
Tea lovers are not left out when it comes to choosing a wedding cake or hosting guests who have knack for tea. An Earl Grey infused tea cake with a raspberry filling and vanilla buttercream at winter wedding is heavenly.
A summer wedding favorite would be a lemon cake made to perfection. It is refreshing and tasty. Add a compote of sweet berries and some fresh berries to give it that extra summer feel. This is perfect for an outdoor destination wedding in the Caribbean.
Everyone loves bananas and baked banana treats speak for themselves. Inculcate this butter cake with a caramel-and-banana filling, plus rum and cinnamon into your wedding for that classic banana taste with a twist. A nice cream frosting with caramelized banana toppings will complete this wedding dessert.