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Bridal Shower Cakes
Bridal shower cakes are not only beautiful to look at, but they are delicious. Whether you use a white, yellow, chocolate or some other type of cake, the end result will be the same - scrumptious. If you are a novice when it comes to how to make bridal shower cakes, here are a few ideas that are sure to turn out great. You will be pleased to know there are many resources available to give you a variety of ideas when deciding on the type of bridal shower cakes you will be making.
Ideas for the Cake
Although many bridal shower chocolate cakes are popular you may decide to bake a strawberry or red velvet or come up with your own creation. Anything goes when your creative juices start flowing, including the design of the bridal shower cakes. With a wide selection of cake pans available for purchase, you can make the shower cake in just about any design.
From the bridal shower cakes pictures available online and at your favorite bakery you will get a bevy of ideas. For instance, using the stand-up house cake pan, you can make a leaving the church cake. The bride and groom can be coming out the door and the car can be waiting decorated with 'Just Married'. This can be a fancy church or a small country church. It is all in the design that you create.
If you want to make unique bridal shower cakes, how about making a bridal purse cake? This can be a fun cake to decorate. The colors can be the wedding colors and the bride's initials can be put on the cake. The decorations can be made from decorating tips using different colors of frosting. Making rosettes or diamond trim for the purse will be a fun project and you can experiment to see which one you like the best.
Another great idea for bridal shower cakes would be to decorate one with the honeymoon in mind. The bride and groom may be taking a cruise for their honeymoon so a cake with a ship sailing in beautiful blue waters with congratulations included would be a perfect idea. Add the happy couples name to the cake and you have a special cake for the bridal shower.
Making the Cake
Do you need a couple of ideas on how to make bridal shower cakes? They can be as many layers as you want them to be depending upon the design. If you want to make the bride's wedding dress as a cake for her shower, this is a simple cake to make. Three half sheet cakes will make a four layer cake that can have a filling between each layer.
Cutting out the shape of the dress to match the bride's dress is best done when the cake is totally cool. Decorate using a variety of detailing tips in colors that will be the same as the wedding gown. A French vanilla cake is a great flavor for the cake and the frosting can be white or off white, such as butter cream. This will ensure you get the best look and the best taste.
Unique bridal shower cakes can be a fun project too. Instead of one cake, make mini cakes for everyone at the shower. They can be any shape from high heels to wedding bells. These mini cakes are baked using molds and can be made several at a time. The miniature wedding gowns are a big hit as are the bridesmaid dresses. They can be made with cake molds and decorated to match the bridesmaid's gowns for the wedding. Make sure and take some photos of the miniature cakes as keepsakes for the bridesmaids.
Bridal shower cakes are the fun part of the celebration because they can be anything, unlike the wedding cake that is usually a traditional cake. If you want to make one large cake with a picture of the bride on it, find a bakery or individual who can use photos to make an edible picture to go on the cake. The photo can be of anything associated with the wedding. The bride and her bridesmaids or the bride as a little girl are some of the ones that have been used. They will make great bridal shower cakes and if you are really sneaky, enlist the help of the mother of the bride to find a unique picture for the cake.
The bride's bouquet can be an inspiration for the shower cake. If you choose, it can be one large bouquet or make miniature bouquets for the guests. Flowers are one of the most popular types of bridal shower cakes. They can be incorporated onto the cake and can be made using a muffin tin and can be two or more layers topped with a flower. Roses are one type used for this cake but it can be any type of flower you want to make using the flower cake decorating tip.
Gift boxes are another unique idea for the shower cake. Making individual petit fours and decorating them as gift boxes is an idea that will be a hit for the bridal shower. A wedding favor can be included with the cake as a remembrance of the occasion. This is an alternative to one large cake that is an elegant idea for the shower and will be very special to the guests. They will appreciate the individualized attention and the thoughtfulness of their own bridal shower cakes.