Hot Cake: Red Velvet
NYC Cake Decorators Wedding Cake Walk

NYC Cake Decorators Wedding Cake Walk

Wedding cake shapes and decoration styles come and go, but a moist, luscious, delicious cake is always in style. For pure cake yumminess it’s tough to beat red velvet. Despite its humble associations—church picnics, backyard gatherings, grandma’s house—this rosy-hued favorite dresses up gorgeously for weddings. Brides in the planning stages for autumn and winter weddings take note: What could be a lovelier addition to a seasonal reception than a cake the color of turning leaves?

Red velvet cake is an eternal Southern favorite that’s fast becoming a wedding star on the national stage. Part of its appeal is its inimitable flavor, which typically comes from a combination of cocoa powder, vanilla and buttermilk, all covered with a rich, sweet, ever-so-slightly tangy cream-cheese frosting. Then there’s the surprise and excitement (not to mention excellent photo op) of cutting through wedding-white frosting to reveal a brilliant ruby cake underneath (red velvet cake gets its sensational hue from nothing more complicated than a good dose of red food coloring).

We love the idea of a red velvet cake done up in formal black-and-white, or decorated with dewy red rose petals, for a more romantic look.

Talk to your wedding cake baker about other red velvet wedding cake ideas—Cupcake tower? Gift-box cake done up in red or silver “ribbon?” Red velvet overlay for the cake table?—and check out these images for more inspiring ideas.

Louisa Morris Cakes

Louisa Morris Cakes

Pink Cake Box

Pink Cake Box

Artsy Carmen

Artsy Carmen

Whisking on Pens & Needles

Whisking on Pens & Needles

Martha Stewart Weddings

Martha Stewart Weddings

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7 Responses to “Hot Cake: Red Velvet”

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  2. The cakes are magnificent. they really look artistic. I shall praise the louisa morris cake, it’s simplicity is captivating. 🙂

  3. Mark says:

    Some very inspiring wedding cakes, wonderful! They are wonderfully decorated.

    We also have some inspiring Wedding Cakes

  4. These are beautiful cakes. I think my favorite would have to be the “Whisking on Pens & Needles.” Very nice job.

  5. […] velvet wedding cake by NYC via Houston Wedding Blog […]

  6. I love weddings, they are sooo beautiful and some make me cry!

  7. Wedding cakes of rigidly traditional form were such a regular feature of weddings. These are the beautiful cakes.

    Thanks !!

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