Great Ideas for Your Wedding Shower Cake


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There is no better way to send off your friend or sister into the wonderful world of marriage than through a bridal shower. Just like any kind of shower however, a wedding shower cake is an important part of the occasion. Treat the bride to be to a special wedding shower cake with these ideas.

Everything on It
Make the bride’s wedding shower cake an extravagant piece. A wedding shower cake doesn’t need to be multi tiered so you can easily spend for a luxurious one layer cake. Top a fruitcake or a cream-filled chocolate cake with fresh fruits, nuts and colored shavings or go for a real berry filled and topped wedding shower cake. Experiment with a variation and combination of different high grade fresh fruits for a delicious and healthy wedding shower cake.

Message Cake
Bake or buy a plain triple tiered chocolate or sponge cake. Equip your guests with icing tools and let them leave their sweet messages on the bride’s unique wedding shower cake. Present the bride with this surprise wedding shower cake as she opens her shower gifts.

Groom Message Cake
This is a variation on the message cake. Buy a plain cake and write the groom’s special icing message for his bride on the wedding shower cake. Pick a message that is significant for the couple or ask the groom to draft a special note.

Picture Cake
Go to your local bakery and have the bride or the couple’s picture transferred in icing on the shower cake. Pick a close up picture with less small details for great visual results. Top with well wishes.

Piñata Cake
Save the real cake for the actual wedding and get a piñata cake instead for a fun game. Hang this inedible wedding shower cake and ask the future bride to do the honors of showering the guests with some sweet treats.

Fake Cake Centerpiece
Another inedible wedding shower cake idea would be a rolled cloth or rolled tower centerpiece decorated with ribbons and a topper. Have special messages, gifts or cash rolled along with each cloth piece and ask the bride to carefully pick and unroll her wedding shower cake apart during the gift opening session. You can also stack plastic baskets filled with gifts and home items for the bride and her new home. Decorate the baskets with traditional wedding cloths like tulle and satin ribbons.

Instead of real cake layers, serve a wedding shower cake tier of cupcakes, muffins and cheesecake. Sprinkle each cake piece with colored candies or chocolate shavings and decorate with a topper.

Humor Cakes
If the future bride is going to have an ultra formal wedding with no room for some humorous fun, then the bridal shower is the best event to bring out unusual cake toppers. Share the gift of humor by decorating the different tiers of a wedding shower cake with humorous cake toppers like a shackled groom or a bride dragging her prized conquest. Have a variety of toppers and let one or two fun loving guests give a descriptive narration of each topper.

Lisa Carter is an expert in wedding planning. Get her Free Wedding Planning Guide here or visit her site at for money-saving tips and other useful advise for your dream wedding.


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