Tips + Planning Trends


Written by Christina Rowan

One of the most essential steps of planning your wedding is choosing the cake. Like a prized trophy, it stands gleaming on a pedestal for all your guests to admire. Courtesy of several trips to the bakery, you and your beloved will have the opportunity to sample and learn about all the incredible cake options out there to choose from. Whether you want two tiers or ten, icing or fondant, sugar flowers or real flowers, your wish is their command.

Today, more and more couples are choosing to stray from the traditional white wedding cake request by treating themselves to a more custom design that speaks to them. For some, that includes an entirely edible creation (sugar flowers, lace imitations and hand-painted designs done in edible paint). For others, that means authentic flowers and fabrics. Either way, the outside of your cake will be a treat for the eyes.

As for the inside, once you’ve decided on the flavours of the filling, take into consideration some visual tricks and colour effects you can add to each delicious layer to make it just as attractive as the outside: ombre, checkerboard, rainbow, funfetti and the latest trend, piñata, which unleashes a flow of small candies baked in the centre upon slicing. If you’d like to take it a step further, think about an unusual shape – whoever said cakes had to be round? Cake design is an illustrious art form among bakers today. No request is far-fetched. Find this article in the current issue of Montreal’s Elegant Wedding Magazine on stands now.



Photography: Bessie & Coco Photography | Cake 1: Pâtisserie Dolci Piu | Cake 2: Gâteaulogie | Cake 3: Nougat & Nectarine | Cake 4: Pâtisserie Petit Lapin | Cake 5: Patisserie Montebello | Cake 6: Patisserie Tillemont