Looking for rustic wedding cake ideas?
The beautiful, natural wedding is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. From organic bouquets and homemade hand-crafted details to barn receptions with food catered by the bride’s grandmother – rustic weddings are an industry mainstay for brides everywhere who want their day to reflect them as individuals without having it look too staged or formalized.
A wedding cake is the centerpiece of any celebration and often a talking point for guests. For couples desiring to get away from traditional weddings, rustic cakes offer an earthy alternative that can even be personalized with their favorite color palette or other personal touches like incorporating nature-inspired details such as flowers. The result? A delicious confection dripping in natural detail while still providing plenty of decadent flavors and sweet treats!
So what is a rustic wedding cake?
By definition, rustic means “having a simplicity and charm that is considered typical of the countryside,” which in terms of icing cakes used to mean “looks homemade.” But as with most cake decorating, we’ve come a long way from just that “not perfect” look.
Buttercream icing is the icing everyone knows and loves. It is made from butter, icing sugar, and vanilla seeds, mixed together to create a soft, light consistency. As you can see in many of the examples below, the icing is often applied thinly so you can see the cake underneath. That is one way to make your cake look more rustic, but it is certainly not a rule. For all of you frosting lovers, a thick layer of frosting is great, especially if you add touches of nature, flowers, berries, and more.
We hope you get inspiration from some of our favorites pictured below.
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