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Are you are a minimalist or an exuberant couple?Do you prefer classic or vintage style? Modern or extravagant? Even the cake talks about the bridal couple…from recipes to decorations, colors and shapes, tiny or huge…tailor made cake is the key for the perfect touch of your “sweet” Big day moment.A personalized and special wedding cake will create the signature detail of your event.To choose your wedding cake is more likely to choose your wedding gown.It is one of the most important element of your wedding reception, in coordinating style and color with the whole event, special effects and surprisingly unique, they have became a real piece of art. Lately there is a tendency for design cakes: most varied colors and shapes, infinite number of layers, made in front of your guests or baked before, adorned by fresh flowers or by the craziest bridal couple toppers they will capture your guests’ attention. There is no limit when it comes to cake décor.Classical fruity For those who wish something simple and tasty the fruit cake pastry is a good compromise.A home-stylerevisited cake, healthy and with a little temptress, a big real fresh fruit salad with just 3 main ingredients who will certainty claim to success everyone from young to old: fine pastry, fresh cream and seasonal fruits.Thesize of the cakemakes the difference: the bigger, moresurprising. Typical Italian Millefoglie of course!It is one of the most delightful cakes and can be filled with a number of delicious treats in several ways.Made with flaky puff pastry interlayered with rich Chantilly cream and usually garnished with fresh strawberries or soft chocolate flakes.From a simple round or rectangular shape to a lotus or heart shape, the decorations will make the difference.Often this can be made in front of your guests…such a ‘pyrotechnical’ show! You say layers The more layers the more exuberant and scenographic!Round, squared, multi-shape or separated layers cake, it will be for sure a visual appeal and a special touch to your Big Day.Traditional cake is multi tiered white color round shape for an elegant chic and classic theme. However, the newlyweds today prefer to follow fashion and design and break some rules by choosing square shapes and very sophisticated decorations in icing especially with a combination in color and fresh real flowers also matched to the flowers chosen for the church and bouquet.The color then can be the leitmotif of your wedding…so don’t be afraid to follow this trend…very chic today.You just need to findthe right inspiration!Mini CupcakeOriginal and creative alternative choice respect a tiered wedding cake.The reasons? It is original but also practical (you can serve yourselves, no waiters whodisappear tocut the slices), andallows you tohave funchoosingdifferent flavors: yogurtand chocolate chips, coconut and white chocolate, vanilla and berries, etc..Lesscream,more lightness, the customized wedding cupcakes are a real welcomesurprise!Individual cupcakes might be more casual and less memorable than a classical wedding cake and the traditions associated with it…it all depends on your style and taste.You might have guests just grabbing a cupcake and keep on groovin'. Customary cake cutting That is the moment! The party is almost over and that is the moment when the couple toast to life!This tradition is one of those “must have” picture present in each wedding album along with the exchange of the rings, the first kiss, the first dance and bouquet tossing.Sometimes a bit complicated due to the multi-tiered cakes, it is indeed impossible if you choose the cupcakes option. So the advice is to get a small cake to sit on the top of the pyramidal cupcakes tower. Cake Topper… “the icing on the cake” When it comes the time to choose the wedding cake topper it starts a real hunting.The newlyweds cake-toppers harmonize perfectly with the wedding day.They can be dressed in the clothes they wear on the big day, their hairstyles and details that characterize them. Important details that make a cake-topper a real work of art.The decorations will be able to adapt to their work and their hobbies, and style may vary from the more serious context to the more playful, adapting to the tone of the ceremony.So they can be humorous or classic and today there can be also edible various solutions.Usually bride and groom choose the cake topper storable in order to have a sweet memory of their wedding!Wedding cakes can also be decorated with fresh or edible flowers. Buffet & ConfettiNobody ever said that the cake has to be the one and only protagonist of a sweet wedding banquet.In fact, after the glorious cutting of the cake, it can be arranged a small buffet entirely dedicated to the fine pastries such as for instance cookies, chocolate mousse, meringue tarts, tiramisu, ice cream and fruit salads. And of course famous Confetti choosing amongst almonds filling or chocolate, pistachio, vanilla or fruit flavors.Confetti can also be given as bomboniere.CostEach cake is a one unique piece and it is hard to say how much it will cost cause it depends on choice of ingredients, decor and how elaborate will be.Obviously cost changes according to your wishes, taste and number of guests.   …your SWEET life as a married couple is just about to begin…  
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Paolo Nassi

Editor in Chief of www.weddingsitaly.com Creative director and editor in chief of Regency Event Group.