The Buttercream Cake Wedding Edit

Sorry not sorry for making you feel peckish today, I’m drooling over all of the delicious cakes in this article and I challenge you not to do the same!

If the time has come to choose your cake and you don’t fancy a traditional icing or a rustic naked cake, maybe buttercream is the one for you. There a loads of different ways to style this tasty dessert so you really can go wild or keep it simple, whatever suits your themes. Here is our run-down of the different styles of buttercream cakes and how they might fit into your wedding.

 

The Classic

 

First up, we look at the classic buttercream, from those that are wearing only a stitch more than our naked cake friends to those which have more of a fully iced look, all you need to do is adorn with a delightful cake topper and whatever decoration fits the theme of your day.

 

Buttercream Cake Classic Metal Topper Wire Rose Gypsophila Rose http://www.kategrayphotography.com/

Image Kate Gray Photography via Low Key Colour Pop Local City Wedding

Buttercream Cake Simple Foliage Peony http://www.emmakenny.com/

Image Emma Kenny via Glamorous Gatsby City Hall Wedding

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Buttercream Cake Paper Moon Topper Peony Foliage Classic http://bearscollective.com/

Image Bears Collective via 1920s Speakeasy Country House Glamour Wedding
 Buttercream Cake Foliage Berries Classic http://katrinamatthewsphotography.co.uk/

Image Katrina Matthews Photography via Pastel Pretty Flower Garden Style Wedding 

Buttercream Cake Ribbon Foliage Classic http://www.kirstymackenziephotography.co.uk/

Image Kirsty Mackenzie Photography via Magical Autumn Outdoorsy Woodland Wedding Ideas

 

The Floral

 

Of course flowers and cakes go together beautifully and you can really make an impact by covering the tiers in floral pretty whether real or fake.

 

Buttercream Cake Floral Peony Pink http://www.ellielouphotography.co.uk/

Image Ellie Lou Photography via Pretty & Soft Country Garden Pastel Wedding Ideas

Buttercream Cake Floral Thistle Berries http://jamiedunnphotography.com/

Image Jamie Dunn Photography via Delightfully Stylish Spring Wedding in the Lake District

Buttercream Cake Rose Foliage http://siobhanhphotography.com/

Image Siobhan H Photography via Intimate & Elegant Two Day City Wedding

Buttercream Cake Floral Peony Berries https://www.luciewatsonphotography.com/

Image Lucie Watson Photography via Rustic Boho Summer Tipi Wedding 

Buttercream Cake Floral Rose Vintage Antique Cup Cakes http://www.levienphotography.com/

Image Levien & Lens Photography via Beautiful Lilac Garden Wedding in New Zealand

 

Drip Cake

 

A trend we are seeing more and more of at WWW is this dessert favourite, drip cake. It has such a sumptuous look anyway and on top of a buttercream base, it’s very hard to resist!

Buttercream Drip Cake Berries Caramel Floral http://www.tierneyphotography.co.uk/

Image Tierney Photography via Outdoorsy Colourful Coral Tipi Wedding

Buttercream Drip Cake Floral Rustic http://dmbaker.co.uk/

Image David M. Baker Photography via Wedding Cake 101 – Where to Begin

Buttercream Drip Cake Caramel Lego Topper Pink Flowers http://www.karolinasimankowicz.com/

Image Karolina Simankowicz via Quirky & Vintage Fun Loving Hall Wedding 

Buttercream Drip Cake Pink Flowers Lavender http://www.binkynixon.com/

Image Binky Nixon Photography via Alternative Colourful Boho Wedding Ideas

Buttercream Drip Cake Chocolate Dinosaur Multicolour flowers Pin Wheel http://bloomweddings.co.uk/

Image Bloom Weddings via Colourful Indie Dinosaur Filled Wedding

 

Simple Style

 

Sometimes fuss free is the order of the day. One colour buttercream and some simple adornments with a topper or no make for a gorgeous cake table.

Buttercream Cake Succulent Wire Copper Topper http://www.frecklephotography.co.uk/

Image Freckle Photography via Minimal Botanical Copper & Greenery Wedding

Buttercream Cake Pine Cones Topper Gypsophila Log http://www.tireedawson.co.uk/

Image Tiree Dawson via Winter Alpine Inspired Christmas Wedding

Buttercream Cake Simple White Ivy http://www.melissabeattie.com/

Image Melissa Beattie via Wild Romance Greenery Wedding Ideas

 

Metallic

 

Another trend which shows no sign of going anywhere is metallic touches throughout the wedding. Give your cake a touch of style with edible metallic leaf like these beauties.

 

Metallic Buttercream Cake Succulents Ideas Decor http://www.photographybypaloma.co.uk/

Image Photography by Paloma via Eclectic Floral Fun Wedding

Buttercream Cake Metallic Berries Gold Thistle Victorian http://www.francescarlisle.co.uk/

Image Frances Carlisle via Blue & Gold Luxe Victorian Wedding Ideas

Metallic Buttercream Cake Initials Topper Gold Rose http://katherineashdown.co.uk/

Image Katherine Ashdown via Pretty Meets Relaxed Countryside Wedding

Metallic Buttercream Cake Rose Flowers Multicoloured Gold http://www.mywildrose.co.uk/

Image  Wild Rose Photography via Industrial Eco Bloom Wedding Ideas

 

Rustic Log Look

 

This is one of my absolute favourites for an outdoorsy rustic wedding. The buttercream itself can be manipulated to look like wood and the effect is just fabulous. Just add woodland animal cake topper!

 

Buttercream Rustic Log Cake Deer Couple Topper Twigs Mini Eggs Graffiti Initials http://emmastonerweddings.com/

Image via Emma Stoner via Easter Spring Inspired Woodland Inspired Wedding

Buttercream Rustic Log Cake Graffiti Wood Initials Mouse Material Stuffed Couple Topper http://heatherelizabethphotography.com/

Image Heather Elizabeth Photography via Whimsical Forest Harry Potter Wedding

Buttercream Rustic Log Cake Floral Flowers Wood Succulent Bird Penguin Couple Topper Graffiti Initials http://www.weheartpictures.com/

Image We Heart Pictures via Magical Outdoorsy & Cosy Rustic Barn Wedding

 

Whatever cake you choose, I’m sure you’ll have a lot of fun window shopping! Are you looking for the perfect buttercream cake or have you already demolished the one from your wedding? I’d love to hear all your sugary tales! Rachel x

 

Buttercream Wedding Cake Ideas

Images 1. Kirsty Mackenzie Photography via Magical Autumn Outdoorsy Woodland Wedding Ideas 2. Bloom Weddings via Colourful Indie Dinosaur Filled Wedding 3. Emma Stoner via Easter Spring Inspired Woodland Inspired Wedding 4. Kate Gray Photography via Low Key Colour Pop Local City Wedding 5. Frances Carlisle via Blue & Gold Luxe Victorian Wedding Ideas 6. Siobhan H Photography via Intimate & Elegant Two Day City Wedding 7. Ellie Lou Photography via Pretty & Soft Country Garden Pastel Wedding Ideas 8. Freckle Photography via Minimal Botanical Copper & Greenery Wedding

 

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