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Catamaran Wedding Cakes

Catamaran Wedding Cakes

Catamaran wedding cakes might be considered as a nautical design, given the venue’s character. In fact, most yacht weddings cakes are the same floral inspired designs seen in most weddings. Depending on the selected design and party size, the cake can be one, two or three tiers.

1-2 Tiers Cakes

Some weddings, despite having a large number of guests, prefer a two-tier cake. In those cases, the main cake is done as requested, and a second portion not on display is available to be served the guests at the proper moment. Needless to say, a small wedding can order a 3-tier cake, that is two thirds decorative and one third edible ( the lower, or mid section ).

Nautical Design Wedding Cakes

Nautical design cakes create a great atmosphere that goes hand in hand with the yachting concept of catamaran weddings. The motifs used are anchors, rope, sea shells, starfish, and other fishing or sailing related items.

Best Cake Flavors For Weddings

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Almond
  •  Funfetti
  • Spice cake
  • Dark chocolate matcha with berries
  • Cinnamon dulce de leche
  • Vanilla cake with raspberry filling
  • Strawberry shortcake
  • Spiced pear cake with salted caramel and chai tea icing
We are fans of Martha Stewart’s tips, and her section on wedding cakes is a great reference to wedding planners. Find the link to her article in the section below.
Key considerations to pair the ingredients:
  • Texture. When alternative ingredients are handled and paired properly, it can elevate a dessert, creating a delicate texture and flavor profile that releases slowly as you eat it.
  • Scent. “Don’t forget to consider the aromas of the pair. If they don’t smell good together, odds are they won’t taste good together.
  • Several options. Just because you’ve got one wedding cake doesn’t mean you have to have one cake flavor cake and one filling flavor. Some great ideas we found in a wedding cake article published in The Knot:

Spring Cake Flavors

  • Lemon cake with lemon curd and fresh strawberries
  • Vanilla cake with passion fruit curd
  • Vanilla cake with raspberry filling

Summer Cake Flavors

  • Strawberry shortcake
  • Coconut cake with mango curd
  • Almond cake with cherry filling
As a richer alternative to vanilla, chocolate cake also reigns supreme at weddings. The indulgent dessert is often complemented with buttercream, caramel, or raspberry.

    A Bit of History on the Wedding Cake

    Just as the decorated tree is the symbol of Christmas, the wedding cake stands at the center of a wedding. The origins of this special, sugary dessert date back to the Roman period, when a wheat or barley cake was broken over the bride’s head for prosperity and fertility.

    The crumbs eaten by the now husband and wife, this would become the first unified act as a couple. After the Romans conquered Britain in 43 CE, the tradition was adopted, adding the step of throwing the bread crumbs to the newlyweds.

    Later by the medieval days, the English started stacking spiced buns and cookies as high as possible, and the bride and groom would kiss over it. The first known official wedding confection comes from a 1685 recipe. This Reader’s digest article on history of the wedding cake is a good read.

    Great sources on selecting a wedding cake

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