• Charlotte Parkinson

Five Festive Ideas for your Winter Wedding Cake

Updated: Oct 25


Five festive ideas for your winter wedding cake blog

Is there anything more magical than a winter wedding? Whether you choose to take inspiration from a rich and warming winter colour palette, or embrace the glamour of the party season with sparkle, glitter and gold, choosing to host your wedding in the colder months of the year offers you so many gorgeous styles to play with. The same is true for your winter wedding cake and with this in mind I have put together a few ideas below to provide some festive inspiration!


1. Fall in love with beautiful wintry colour tones


Winter doesn't have to mean going for a cold colour palette. In fact, the complete opposite is true, and I loved making this beautiful example of a floral winter wedding cake. I love the combination of warming dusky pink and burgundy tones in the sugar flowers on this elegant design.


Elegant four tier winter wedding cake with dusky pink and burgundy sugar roses and blackberries

2. Add a sprinkling of festive sparkle


No festive season would be complete without a bit of sparkle. This glamorous winter wedding cake design was doused in edible glitter and adorned with graceful white sugar flowers. It served as the perfect shimmering centrepiece for this beautiful winter wedding.


Sparkly glittery winter wedding cake idea

3. Use classic winter foliage


When I think of the traditional image of winter I imagine walking through a forest, snow crunching underfoot, surrounded by pine trees decked with berries and pine cones. I had this image at the forefront of my mind when I designed this winter wedding cake. A simple and rustic buttercream base provided the canvas for handmade sugar roses, pine needles, pine cones, berries and holly. It doesn't get more wintry than that!


Classic winter wedding cake with sugar pine needles, pine cones and holly

4. Get cosy with a nod to 'hygge'


The Danish concept of 'hygge' is all about getting cosy and enjoying the good company of friends and family. Nothing epitomises hygge more than the glow of candlelight, and this wedding cake was just made for candlelight! The warming ivory buttercream tones combined with the rich autumnal sugar flowers and foliage were so at home amongst the glimmering candles at this wedding reception.

Rustic winter wedding cake with warm autumnal colours

5. Keep it simple with cool winter hues


Sometimes less is more, and this beautifully simple wedding cake shows that. A blue silk ribbon loosely tied with a single sprig of foliage is such a lovely way to represent the chillier tones of winter without ending up with something that looks like it's been inspired by Frozen!

Simple winter wedding cake with blue silk ribbon

Whichever direction you choose to take your winter wedding, hopefully this has provided you with some inspiration for how to incorporate winter into your wedding cake.


I'd love to speak to you about designing your perfect festive centrepiece. So if you are looking for a wedding cake in London or Surrey, it's time to put on some warm fluffy socks, grab yourself a cup of tea or a glass of mulled wine and drop me a message. I can't wait to hear from you!


Charlotte x

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