Monday, October 22, 2018

Fall/Winter Themed Wedding Cake | Sweet Treat Supply

What better way to say “I love you” and tie the knot than with a fall or winter themed
wedding? While the season itself adds a certain extra-special something to the wedding
day already, creating the perfect fall or winter inspired wedding cake can help put the
day over the top. While crafting the perfect cake can be exciting and rewarding, it can
also be quite taxing if you don’t know where to start. At Sweet Treat Supply, we can
help you find all your supplies to craft the perfect DIY wedding cake.

Commit to a Style:



While wedding brain can draw you in on all things pretty and glitzy, you’ve got to
commit to a style. Traditionally, wedding cakes tend to be minimal and simple.
However, we also see a shift toward more elaborate and detailed wedding cakes.
Narrowing in on your style will help you determine what supplies you need to create
a homemade wedding cake.

Traditional:

If you like to keep things simple and minimal, a traditional stylestyled wedding cake is
for you. Often, these cakes are plain white with minimal color and decor or
white-on-white. There’s nothing boring about these cakes; white-on-white adds an
elegance to simple wedding cakes dressed with edible white roses and pearls or
pearl dust.


Extravagant:

For glitz and glam, these are the cakes loaded with floral arrangements, metallics and
non-traditional color schemes finished off with edible glitter and embellishments or
accents. For this bride, if you’re looking to make a bold statement that will impress
your guests, this is the style for you.


Contemporary:

This style of wedding cake focuses on traditional designs with a twist. The twist usually
comes from a modernized element, such as geometric shaped cakes, marble or
watercolor finishes to icing, metallic finishes, and bold icing color choices and designs.
Remember that if you’re going DIY, you need to be honest with yourself on how skilled
you are and how much time you’re willing to dedicate to putting together your wedding
cake, or the process can be exasperating and tiring.

Naked:

Naked cakes are simple, but the finished look is unfinished and deconstructed. You can
easily dress up this cake with color from cake flavors, icing, and fruit fillings or fresh
fruits that fit the season. A more rustic and DIY themed wedding could be the perfect
setting for this style of wedding cake.

Woodland:

If you really want to capture the whimsical nature of a fall and winter themed wedding,
woodland cakes incorporate natural and minimalistic woodland elements such as sugar
flowers or leaves. If a fall wedding cake is what you’re striving to achieve, our
maple leaf molds or acorns and wreath leaves molds can help you capture fall’s
essence. If a wintery themed cake is more your aesthetic, then our holly mold,
3D wreath mold or snowflake mold can help you decorate your wintery themed
wedding cake.

Trios and Quintets:

Sometimes, one flavor and one style just aren’t enough, and that’s okay. We sometimes
need options, and for this bride, trios and quintets are the perfect way to display cakes
with multiple designs and different flavors. Usually, these cake designs are simpler, but
they can be as big and elaborate as you’d like them to be for your special day.

Picking the Flavors and Colors:



Traditionally, the most popular cake flavors tend to be vanilla, chocolate, lemon, red
velvet, almond and cream cheese, chocolate ganache, or raspberry filling. Lucky for
you, fall and winter offer their own special seasonal flavors, such as pumpkin,
cinnamon, maple, peppermint, licorice and apple. Deciding is the hardest part!
At Sweet Treat Supply, we have over 200 LorAnn flavorings and CK products
flavorings and extracts to choose from so that you can find the perfect flavor for your
big day!

Buying Your Supplies:

Whether you’re opting in for a DIY fall wedding cake or DIY winter wedding cake, you
can find cake pans, molds, baking mixes, icing, edible decorations and specialty
ingredients at Sweet Treat Supply to help you execute your dream wedding cake.

Cake Pans:

Our magic line rectangle aluminum cake pan feeds about 40 people. We also carry
square aluminum cake pans that can feed up to 35 people per pan. For circular
cake designs, we carry various sizing options with our largest
round aluminum cake pan being able to serve up to 100 people.
Depending on your wedding guest party size and wedding cake style, you can browse
our selection of cake pans and pick the right one for your special day. Any wedding
cake style can easily be tiered to accommodate your guest list. DIY wedding cakes
with tiers allow for fun layering of multiple cake flavors and colors.

Cake Mix and Icings:



We carry high-quality products so you can create the best desserts. Our cake mixes
can help you create the perfect red velvet cake, chocolate cake, or colored and
flavored cake with our premium white cake mix. For fillings, we carry traditional and
classic flavors such as raspberry and bavarian cream. If your DIY skill set allows you
to successfully master Fondant for elegant and smooth finishes on your wedding cake,
we carry dry fondant powder. Dry fondant powder can be draped to cover your cake
and easily colored and flavored as you desire. For the less advanced, we have
buttercream icing and royal icing options to help with decorating.

DIY Resources:

Lastly, if you’re unsure of how to go about creating a homemade wedding cake, we
offer a Wilton Wedding Cake Book. This book will help you master the ins and outs of
high-quality wedding cake making at home. The author, Mich Turner, is a top cake
designer in London who focuses on simple and basic wedding cake techniques while
offering you insight to recipes, icing application, glazing and finishing touches for the
perfect DIY wedding cake design. With photos for real-life inspiration, you’ll also learn
how to dress up the cake table with tablecloths, flowers, ribbons and candles so your
cake is perfectly displayed on the big day.

Recipe:



For the final touch on your DIY wedding cake, shop our selection of
wedding cake toppers. We have wedding cake topper options that are classic,
minimal and elegant for any cake design. While the outside appearance of your cake
is important, the perfect cake starts from the inside out. Below are some of our favorite
recipes so you can have moist and flavorful wedding cake flavors everyone will enjoy.

Classic White Cake Recipe:

This recipe will give you a moist and traditional all-American classic white DIY wedding
cake. The recipe can easily be modified to account for color and flavor with food
coloring and flavoring. For a twist on this classic white wedding cake, icing in between
cake layers can be colored or substituted for filling like chocolate ganache or raspberry.


Ingredients

-- 2 1/4 cups (225g) cake flour
-- 1 cup (245g) whole milk at room temperature

-- 6 (240g) large egg whites at room temperature


-- 2 tsp. almond extract

-- 1 tsp. vanilla extract

-- 1 3/4 cup (350g) granulated sugar

-- 4 tsp. baking powder


-- 1 tsp. table salt


-- 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup or 169g) unsalted butter softened but still cool, cut into cubes
Instructions
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare two 8-inch cake pans. (Use butter and flour, line with parchment, or spread GOOP)
2. (Make sure milk and eggs are room temperature.) Pour milk (I used whole), egg whites and extracts into a medium bowl and stir with a fork until blended.
3. Mix cake flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in the bowl of electric mixer at slow speed (just to sift and incorporate ingredients). Add butter, cut into cubes and continue beating on low for about 1-2 minutes.
4. Add all but 1/2 cup of milk mixture to flour mixture and beat at medium speed for 1 1/2 minutes. Add remaining 1/2 cup of milk mixture and beat for about 1 minute.
5. Pour batter evenly between two prepared cake pans.
6. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs and has no wet batter clinging to it, about 27 to 30 minutes.
7. Allow cake to cool in pan about 5 minutes, then carefully flip onto a cooling rack to room temperature.
8. Frost cakes with favorite frosting and decorate as you deem fit.


Creating a homemade fall or winter wedding cake should be a fun and gratifying baking
experience. Whether you’re brand new to DIY or a DIY expert, at Sweet Treat Supply
we have all your DIY wedding cake needs.