Wedding Cake Figures


According to the good old tradition, a wedding table decorates a cake, which is usually more like a culinary masterpiece. To make the cake fit the occasion, various figurines symbolizing love often flaunt on its top. These holiday desserts are ordered in cooking, where they bake, and they are made at the request of the newlyweds in any genre and color. Figures on a wedding cake go back to pagan times, they are also considered amulets for newlyweds.

Which wedding cake figurine is better to choose?

Figures on the dessert, which is dedicated to the wedding ceremony, are edible or inedible. For their manufacture using different materials. Here is a list of those that are used more often than others:

  • polymer clay;
  • china;
  • ceramics;
  • plastics
  • candy mass;
  • chocolate;
  • caramel;
  • mastic;
  • marzipan;
  • dough.

If the newlyweds have a desire to preserve symbolic wedding figurines for a long time, then it is worth buying inedible products. If you want to please guests with traditional eating the best piece of cake with figures of heroes of the occasion, then this ritual is stored at the end of the wedding. Any figure on a wedding cake should correspond to the thematic focus of the wedding and the whole holiday.

Figurine of the bride and groom

Classics of the genre - statuettes of the bride and groom on a wedding dessert. They hold hands, dance, kiss, ride in a car, motorcade or tractor. Figurines with their appearance resemble the lifestyle or character of newly-married couple. Often the figures on the wedding cake are visually similar to their prototypes or are comic images of the bride and groom. For example, when the bride catches the future husband with a fishing rod or the groom drags her by force to the registry office. Many couples choose very unusual figurines, which are located along the upper edge, hanging their marzipan legs from the cake.

Newlyweds love comic images

Stylish classic figures

Figures of the newlyweds at the wedding dessert do not have to look in classic dresses: a white dress, a black suit. If you approach this venture with creativity, imagination, then the old tradition will sparkle with new colors. Figures on a wedding cake may look like Adam and Eve, angels, in the form of two pigeons or a pair of swans. A classic wedding attribute for the top of the culinary composition is a pair of any items: pigeons, hearts or wedding rings.

Fancy wedding figurines on the cake

Funny as cartoon characters

Cartoon characters are also not uncommon «the guests» on the table of the bride and groom. Whoever is tired of the classic, he chooses cubs, elephants, cats, giraffes, firebirds, as well as the heroes of famous American cartoons: Melman and Gloria, Beauty and the Beast, Prince and Cinderella or Rapunzel and Eugene. These characters, without exception, cause enthusiastic smiles, creating a fabulous wedding atmosphere.

Cartoon characters will cause only positive emotions

What edible figurines are made of?

Edible figures for a wedding cake are made in different ways. For example, marzipan will help to decorate figurines beautifully, and simple chocolate figures of white or black color will become an adornment of a stylish wedding dessert. Cream and sugar will also create a delicious culmination of the wedding. If the newlyweds want to see two white swans on the top of the cake, then for their production, as a rule, use crispy snow-white meringues. Materials for wedding cake figurines more in demand among newlyweds are mastic and marzipan.

From mastic

Often, mastic is used to create figurines on a cake for a wedding. This product not only covers the cake and makes figures out of it, but also creates all kinds of inscriptions and more complex compositions. Mastic is a homogeneous edible knitting mass with an adhesive texture. It is made both at confectionery factories and at home. Correctly prepared mastic by consistency resembles plasticine. There are several types of such material for making sweet figurines:

  1. Dairy. For its manufacture using condensed milk.
  2. Honey. It is easy to guess that honey is added to it and, unlike simple sugar, such mastic does not crumble and crumble.
  3. Gelatin. It is used to create complex compositions..
  4. Flower. This type of mastic is intended for the manufacture of flowers and petals..
  5. Industrial. It is created exclusively in production workshops, and to taste resembles simple sugar mastic, prepared at home..

Cake for the wedding: sugar mastic

From marzipan

Marzipan decorations for a family ceremonial cake are very easy to make at home. The molding of figures is much simpler, because marzipan has much higher bonding ability than mastic or other sweet material. Marzipan is not a peanut powder sprinkled with buns. The composition of this plastic material includes almonds, crushed with sugar and filled with syrup. The mixture is either prepared independently, or bought in stores already ready. Marzipan figurines are stained with food colors..

Marzipan figurines come in any shape.

Video: how to make an original DIY figure

Inedible figurines for honeymoon cake, figures of animals or birds expressing fidelity, love and wealth, are also often ordered, because they are stored for many years. Watch a master class on making clay figures for a wedding cake from designer E. Lushnikova:

Photo collection of funny polymer clay figures

In sculpture, it is easy to recreate the image of any person with precise facial features, if you use polymer clay. Such figurines are made of any size and stored without any time limit, without losing their original appearance. Clay figures on a wedding cake are sculpted by photo masters, but this service is not cheap. Colored polymer clay itself is inexpensive, so the newlyweds will be able to sculpt any figurine on their own holiday, with little effort. The photo selection below will help you see what wedding figurine options are..

Cute figures

Copies of the newlyweds after many years will remind the wedding