2015 Christmas Themed Wedding Cakes

Christmas has been here and gone already! It was a day and weekend filled with opened gifts, laughter, family time, and more food than you could imagine! Christmas time, as we’ve already established, is one of the best times to have a wedding, so if you’re getting married around Christmas of 2015, than you’re still fresh with fabulous Christmas ideas! Today we’re going to look at a few cake ideas that will really top off the festive approach to your 2015 Christmas wedding!

**Christmas Cupcakes:** Back in September, we had gone over [different styles of wedding cakes](http://theplungeproject.com/style-pretty-wedding-cake-version) that were that different, original, and personal. Cupcakes were one of the many ideas that we had discussed, and for a Christmas wedding, this is still a fabulous idea! Here are just a few different design ideas that I thought were absolutely adorable!

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* **An Assortment**: Not only can you have an assortment of flavors, but you can also have a smorgasbord of different designs as well! Opt for having an arrangement of snowflake cupcakes on chocolate iced vanilla cupcakes, stockings on chocolate buttercream iced cupcakes, and snowmen on vanilla cupcakes with a cream cheese icing. A selection will keep everyone happy and content!
* **Fondant**: With fondant, you can really play with the designs. There are different types of fondant, so make sure you go for a taste test and decide on which one you like the best. With the fondant cupcakes, you can design gorgeous snowflakes, presents, and anything else you can think of.
* **Christmas Cakes:** The wedding cake is pretty much the center of attention when it comes to food decorations. Make sure you really amp up the style by going for a super fancy, uber Christmas-y wedding cake. A few ideas include:
* **Santa and His Reindeer:** If you want super ornate and incredibly attractive, than this one is for you! Try going for a multi-tiered cake, placed on a stand that looks like a sled, find a Santa to place in the front seat, a couple/few white reindeer to place in front of the sled, and you’ve got Santa bringing his gift of cake! This is honesty my favorite idea by far!
* **Ornate and Floral:** If you love the traditional wedding cake with flowers gently and perfectly placed on your wedding cake, than opt for this style! Again, you’ll want a multi-tiered wedding cake [topped with Poinsettia’s or red roses](http://theplungeproject.com/week-christmas-christmas-wedding-dos), gold ribbon, pearls, and ornaments to complete the look.
* **Christmas Wedding Cake Toppers:** You don’t have to have a topper on your wedding cake, but in my opinion, it really “tops off the look”, no pun intended. With the right cake topper, you can give your cake a completed look, finishing the theme with a perfect touch. A few topper ideas include:
* Mr & Mrs. Clause
* Holly and Cranberries
* Mistletoe
* A (classy) Snowman
* Snowflakes

A Christmas wedding is perfect, and since Christmas is still fresh in the air, you’ll be able to find all the best ideas and decorations for your 2015 Christmas wedding!

5 Wedding Cake Trends of 2013

Wedding cakes stand as a centerpiece throughout the reception, evoking the sentiment of a new bond of love and accentuating the beauty of the bride and groom on their wedding day. To make a statement this year, cake trends have become more sophisticated, fun and daring with displays of bright and bold colors, flowers, lace and everything in between. 2013 brings a whole lot of opportunity for brides and grooms to express their love through the design of a wedding cake.

## 1. Wedding Dress Inspired Cakes

One modern way brides are choosing to tie their cakes in with the overall aesthetic of the wedding is by having the crowning dessert match their bridal dress. After all, they put time and money into finding a garment that is absolutely breathtaking, so why not have the design translate into other aspects of the layout? With cakes becoming more colorful and bedazzled, no décor theme is off limits; if you’re a contemporary bride rocking an ombre purple gown, your dessert can do the same for a whimsically delicious touch; if you’re a fan of the roaring 1920’s, you can add feathers, lace, pendants and pearls to the cake to have it match _The Great Gatsby _styled dresses offered by retailers like [David’s Bridal](http://www.davidsbridal.com/HomeView) and [Claire Pettibone](http://www.clairepettibone.com/bridal/).

![wedding-dress-inspired-cake-1](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/wedding-dress-inspired-cake-1-600×372.jpg) {via [BridalWave](http://www.bridalwave.tv/2009/05/galleries/gallery_tiered.php?pic=6#galtitle) | cake by [Maisie Fantaisie](http://www.maisiefantaisie.co.uk/frill-wedding-cake.html)} ![wedding-dress-inspired-cake-2](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/wedding-dress-inspired-cake-2-600×442.jpg) {via [Valencienne](http://www.valencienne.com/ “Couture Wedding Gowns in Toronto”), photographed by [Dave & Charlotte](http://www.daveandcharlotte.com/ “Toronto Wedding Photographers”) | cake by [The Caketress](http://thecaketressblog.com/2011/05/best-toronto-wedding-pink-gold-wedlux/)} ![wedding-dress-inspired-cake-3](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/wedding-dress-inspired-cake-3.jpg) {via Lilly Pulitzer | cake by Jenny’s Wedding Cakes}

## 2. Lace Wedding Cakes

One of the most popular styles for wedding cakes this year is lace. Lace can be included as a part of a wedding dress inspired cake, but also stand on its own in various themed weddings. This romantic characteristic adds a bit of charm to any wedding reception and dessert spread!

### Vintage Lace Cakes

Using lace as an antique characteristic of the cake is perfect for vintage-themed weddings. Flowers, ribbons, bows and pearls all work well in conjunction with vintage lace. ![{via ](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/vintage-lace-wedding-cake-2-600×923.jpg) {via [Frou Frou and Frills](http://www.froufrouandfrills.com/)} ![vintage-lace-wedding-cake](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/vintage-lace-wedding-cake.jpg) {via [Bridal Guide](http://www.bridalguide.com/)}

### Traditional Lace Cakes

[Traditional lace](http://www.whitelacecakes.com/) adds a feminine aura to any traditional-style wedding. It’s a graceful style that implies a sense of harmony throughout the entire wedding. With the addition of colored flowers or light accents, a traditional lace wedding cake sits delicately. ![{via Wedding Elation}](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/traditional-lace.png) {via [Wedding Elation](http://www.weddingelation.com/)}

### Modern Lace Cakes

Modern lace cakes are perfect for weddings using a color scheme with bold hues, since the color shades can easily be incorporated into the cake’s design. It may seem like there’s a lot going on in the design, but the lace will enhance the bright color, giving off a fun, chic vibe! ![{via Wedding Elation}](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/modern-lace.png) {via [Wedding Elation](http://www.weddingelation.com/)}

## 3. Black and White Cakes

Black and white wedding cakes were one of the most popular wedding cakes trends of last year, but have yet to be stopped. Often used for retro-themed weddings, but not exclusively, the black and white style is an elegant choice for various modern style weddings. ![{via Weddingomania}](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/black-and-white-wedding-cake-1.jpg) {via [Weddingomania](http://www.weddingomania.com/42-gorgeous-black-and-white-wedding-cakes/pictures/440/)} ![black-and-white-wedding-cake-2](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/black-and-white-wedding-cake-2-600×800.jpg) {via [The Twisted Sifter](http://thetwistedsifter.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/wedding-cake-fondant-black-and-white-gardenia-lexington-ky/)}

## 4. Hand Painted Cakes

[Fondant covered cakes](http://palermobakery.com/#tab1) are a lovely way to express a bride and groom’s relationship. Each cake is a unique creation of the artist and a beautiful display of love shared between two people. Considering the endless possibilities, fondant is the easiest way to get creative when it comes to your wedding cake, and having yours hand-painted is one way to make your cake a true piece of art! ![{via Maggie Austin Cakes}](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/hand-painted-wedding-cake.jpg) {via [Maggie Austin Cakes](http://maggieaustincake.com/)} ![{via April Foster Events}](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/hand-painted-wedding-cake-2.png) {via [April Foster Events](http://aprilfosterevents.com/)}

## 5. Colored Cakes

Brides and grooms looking to step away from a traditional style wedding will love colored wedding cakes. As the bride’s dress many be off the beaten path, so can the cake. Many daring colors, including mint and red, can be carried over from the wedding’s color scheme to the cake’s design. This technique is suited for all types of wedding themes. It’s simple to match a color to the season or location of your wedding, like a light purple for a garden summer wedding, or an elegant green for a wedge wood inspired wedding. ![{via Martha Steward Weddings & Brides}](http://theplungeproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/colored-wedding-cakes.png) {via [Martha Stewart Weddings](http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/228847/perfect-wedding-color-palette-blue-and-white/@center/272434/plan-your-wedding-color) & [Brides](http://www.brides.com/blogs/aisle-say/2013/02/round-neon-wedding-cake-with-pink-flower.html)} Whether you’re looking for traditionally tasteful or bold and daring, you have a wonderful selection of wedding cake trends to choose from this year! **So…what kind of cake are you having?**

5 Must-Haves for Dessert Table Design

If you follow this blog and/or a variety of other wedding end event-related blogs, chances are you’re into dessert tables as much as I am. And based upon the fact that the [Creating the Perfect [Candy/Dessert/Ice Cream/etc. Bar](http://theplungeproject.com/creating-the-perfect-dessert-bar) guest post featured here last year is still one of the more popular posts on the Plunge Project, I know quite a few of you are interested in creating beautiful dessert tables yourself. But of course, there’s a lot that goes into creating the perfect dessert table and a lot of supplies are necessary to make it beautiful. It’s not just about the candy and desserts themselves. That’s why I’m sharing a few of my must-have items for designing dessert tables…

**1. Apothecary Jars** –
I love, love, love displaying candy in apothecary jars — on dessert tables like the one I designed for my future sister-in-law’s [baby shower](http://theplungeproject.com/blue-yellow-badtz-maruhello-kitty-baby-shower) and in my home — so I really love this set of Terra Apothecary Jars. If you’re interested in purchasing any of these, find all 3 on Amazon (in order as shown above): [19.25″ footed apothecary jar](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001HI5R3E/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=theplupro-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=B001HI5R3E)![](http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=theplupro-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001HI5R3E&camp=217145&creative=399369), [16.5″ footed apothecary jar](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001HI7VRO/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=theplupro-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B001HI7VRO)![](http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=theplupro-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001HI7VRO&camp=217145&creative=399373) and [Terra Collection footed glass apothecary jar](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001HI1W4W/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=theplupro-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=B001HI1W4W)![](http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=theplupro-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001HI1W4W&camp=217145&creative=399369).

**2. [Martha Stewart Crafts Large Circle Cutter](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0044JOO3M/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=theplupro-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B0044JOO3M)**![](http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=theplupro-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0044JOO3M&camp=217145&creative=399373) – In the past, I had some definite trouble cutting perfect circles, so I recently picked up one of these. It cuts perfect circles from 4 inches to 12 inches in diameter at .18-inch increments, which is very handy for circular labels, table banners, cake toppers and more!

**3. Dessert Pedestal Jars** – Sometimes apothecary jars just don’t do the job, which is why I’m loving this set of 3 [Grasslands Road Just Desserts Cupcake Pedestal Candy Jars](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RSL5BO/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=theplupro-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B004RSL5BO)![](http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=theplupro-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B004RSL5BO&camp=217145&creative=399373) found on Amazon! Cute, right?

**4. [2″ Circular Scallop Punch by EK Tools](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003DKS088/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=theplupro-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B003DKS088)![](http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=theplupro-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B003DKS088&camp=217145&creative=399373) **- I’m pretty sure I could not live without this punch. If you’re printing labels for each dessert table item, creating cupcake toppers, favor tags, napkin rings, etc., you definitely need this punch! [EK Success](http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&keywords=ek%20success&tag=theplupro-20&index=arts-crafts&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325) makes a lot of other great punches as well.

**5. Dessert Pedestals** – If you’re looking for a more simple dessert pedestal, be sure to check out this [12-Inch Pedestal by Rosanna](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000I0JTCM/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=theplupro-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=B000I0JTCM). So pretty! _What are your dessert table must-haves?_