Unless you’ve been living under a rock then you’re well aware of the royal wedding that took place last month. It was kind of a big deal. The entire world was watching, which is why it only makes sense that some of the celebration’s choices and elements would end up being huge influencers on weddings to come.
One such element would be the wedding cake, as the royal couple chose to serve a roughly iced cake rather than a classically smooth one. What do cakes with rough icing look like and would one be a good fit for your wedding? Read on to find out and for a few tips from our longtime NJ wedding videographers.
What’s rough icing all about?
For a while there, naked wedding cakes were all the rage and, make no mistake, they haven’t gone anywhere just yet. For more on that, check out this post, The Naked Wedding Cake: Should Yours Take It All Off? However, at the moment, with the royal wedding and all, the naked cake has kind of taken a backseat to the rough icing trend.
Rough icing is exactly what it sounds like. Rather than the perfectly clean surfaces that fondant or smoothed buttercream gives a cake, rough icing aims to do the opposite. Just imagine laying some icing onto a cake in big sloppy heaps, but then stopping before doing much more smoothening out.
Your cake is left looking a bit rough and random rather than smooth and perfect, which is why it’s not right for every celebration. Like any other choice or trend, you need to give it some real thought before deciding to make it a part of your wedding day, but roughly iced cakes are absolutely better for certain kinds of celebrations than others.
Should you do it?
If you and your partner are all about sticking to tradition, then this may not be the cake for you. That’s why the cake turned so many heads at the royal wedding. After all, the royal newlyweds didn’t actually invent the style. It existed well before them. It was just surprising to see it applied at such a classically traditional wedding.
So, the royal couple proved that the cake could work wonderfully at even the most conventional celebrations, but that doesn’t mean that those are typically the best fit for the trend, because they’re not. Rustic and bohemian celebrations, however, align perfectly with roughly iced wedding cakes.
The same goes for any celebrations that embrace originality and outside-the-box elements. For instance, another interesting choice made by the recent royal couple was going with unstacked tiers with their cake. It was just another way of making the celebration more their own.
Rough icing looks great on video, but tastes just as good as the smoothest of cakes.
The bottom line is that rough icing is an eye-catching choice for a cake, so make sure you’re going that route for the right reasons if you decide to do it. We hope this post helps. Good luck and enjoy!
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