Flowers too frou-frou? Plain white too plain? For modern brides with a forward fashion sense, stripes on their wedding cake have a smart and sassy look that’s just right. In the same way that a clean, symmetrical pattern of alternating color lends contemporary dash to a well-decorated living room, so too can stripes spice things up for the reception’s grand finale.
How do they do it? Rolled and cut fondant with food coloring is one way cakes can be striped. And in the hands of gifted cake artisans, the effect is fresh and fun. Top cake designer Susan Morgan of Elegant Cheese Cakes features an embellished Tiffany-blue triple-tiered confection with metallic gold stripes, resulting in an original and elegantly attired dessert. Beaux Gateaux adds the additional novelty of rectangular shaped stacked tiers accented with thin, multi-color vertical stripes for a cake that says, “I’m different and delicious.”
The appearance of stripes can also be created by alternating bands of textures—such as shiny followed by matte—as well as incorporating different shades of the same color, like petal-pink and fuschia. If the stripe motif appeals to you, then consider tying your wedding look together by using a striped background for your wedding invitations, and have it make an appearance in your décor, such as on the flower pots of your centerpieces, packaging of your wedding favors or in your chair sashes, for example.
If you’ve found a unique way to stripe-it-up for your wedding, by all means, share!