Boho Wedding: Cakes You Will Love To Have At Your Wedding
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Planning your wedding and trying to choose the perfect wedding dress, venue, and decor while exciting can be pretty exhausting. There are a lot of choices to make. Guestlist, flowers, food, entertainment, favors… the list goes on. But whatever you choose, your wedding should reflect your theme and you as a couple.
The great thing about boho weddings is that there are almost no rules when it comes to wedding cakes – you can do anything you want! It’s romantic and relaxed yet colorful. Boho wedding cakes are everything from fresh flowers and greenery to succulents and feathers with color palettes of neutral, earth, and jewel tones.
There are so many options out there! Below are our favorite boho wedding cake ideas to get you inspired!
Floral Wedding Cakes
Whether you prefer sugar, buttercream, or fresh flowers, adding these florals to your boho wedding cake is an excellent way to tie your wedding theme together. From centerpieces and flower crowns to bouquets and boutonnieres, florals are a wedding day staple! A divine floral wedding cake showcasing fresh and beautiful blooms (some of them can even be edible!) is a perfect solution for the natural boho bride.
If you don’t want to add real flowers to your wedding cake, you can still have the same beautiful look with sugar flowers. They can be made from marzipan, fondant, buttercream, spun sugar, or gum paste and will look as gorgeous as fresh ones! Added bonus – you can completely customize sugar flowers. From any size and color, you can decorate your cake with any blossoms you want no matter season and weather.
When deciding on which flowers to use, consider the season of the wedding and make sure the blooms on your cake match your bouquet and wedding decor. For a spring boho cake, go with blush peonies, pink-and-white roses, and colorful tulips. Fall wedding cakes call for vibrant blooms like orange, purple, red, and yellow zinnias, roses, and dahlias. Include snowy-white, frosty purple, icy blue, burgundy, and deep green flowers for a winter bohemian wedding cake. Summer boho wedding cakes don’t get any better than with fresh and bright peonies, hydrangeas, sunflowers, and delphinium.
Geode Wedding Cakes
If there’s one way to WOW your guests, it’s by including a divine geode boho wedding cake. These incredible cakes are inspired by the natural element: Geode. Geode cakes are meant to mimic the natural formation of crystallized rock structures filled with sparkling crystals and minerals. Since geode is made of edible sugar, rock candy, or isomalt (sugar substitute), it can be any shape and color and can work for any bohemian bride. Naturally unique geodes bring a pop of color and texture to your boho wedding, and will long be remembered by your wedding party and guests.
For additional sparkle, you can add edible metallic gold or silver to your geode boho cake to bring in the colors of the geode. These cakes don’t need added decorations such as blooms, berries, or fruits. They can definitely make a statement on their own. However, if you want to emphasize the boho wedding theme, you can add a few additional elements like feathers, pampas grass, and even cacti.
You can also create a geode effect on your boho wedding cake without any sugar crystals at all. Opt for marble icing and gold or silver glitter to create the texture of the geode.
Colorful Wedding Cakes
Boho is all about color, different textures, and patterns. Why not incorporate that in the wedding cake?! Nonwhite wedding cakes can bring so much fun to your reception. It’s also a great way to show your free-spirited personality. Colorful wedding cakes can be bright and bold or pastel and subtle. You have so many options to choose from!
A colorful boho cake will definitely be a showstopper and the center of attention at your wedding. From yellow and orange to purple and green, choosing the right color is essential, as it can set the mood of your wedding reception because the colors can vary from romantic and whimsical to bold and funky. These boho wedding cakes are fun as well as beautiful.
These cakes allow you to go for unique flavors and combinations such as key lime, lemon basil, honey lavender, and citrus and mint.
Who says your boho wedding cake needs to look ordinary?
Naked Wedding Cakes
Simple doesn’t have to be boring. Boho couples are as laid back and easy-going as naked wedding cakes. But what is a naked cake? A naked cake is a layered cake with little to no frosting on the side. This way, you will save some money since naked wedding cakes cost less than other more intricate cakes.
Since the cake layers are not covered in the buttercream, you can experiment with your cake batter fillings. Opt for colorful layers, rainbow sprinkles and confetti, bright pops of color in the buttercream between the layers – feel free to express your individuality!
There’s an option for every boho bride, whether you’re after a naked boho wedding cake or a boho-rustic wedding cake. Decorate your cake with personalized cake toppers or toppings such as various berries, candy, chocolates, fresh fruit, blooms, eucalyptus leaves, and colorful succulents (because, why not?!) for a whimsical and free-spirited look.
Don’t want a fully naked wedding cake? Try a semi-naked option!
Not fully frosted with buttercream and not quite naked, this option is perfect for the boho couple! Gorgeous outside, it can have unique cake batter flavors to make it all special on the inside as well. Add a little bling to your boho wedding cake with edible gold and gleaming flakes.
Keep It Simple
The Boho wedding theme is laid-back and free-spirited, so keep things simple if you want. Opt for a one or two-layered cake paired with pastel or neutral colors, with a focus on texture and delicate, minimalist decor such as wildflowers, eucalyptus, ferns, and olive branches. Plus, the fewer decorations and ingredients, the lower the cost.
Choosing your wedding cake is fun! All it takes is a little love and a little planning, and you can successfully find your boho wedding cake. For additional tips, check out The Ultimate Boho Wedding Guide.
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