One of the best weddings I've ever been to was a New Year's Eve celebration, so when Your London Wedding asked me about cake tips for winter weddings, I was only too happy to oblige.
As I said in this piece, I'm a big believer in doing whichever personal theme suits you at any time of year really, but if you want to reflect your season in your cake, there are several ways to do that.
Creating a wintery look is probably the most popular, and bringing sheer, metallic elements into the styling is a fantastic way to do it. Sharp, angular decorative touches evoke the spikiness of ice, while the metallic sheen brings the chilly drama.
Seasonal flavours (of course I was going to mention flavour) are another great avenue, and you'll find a number of cake designers will switch up their menu based on the time of year. At Den Bake Shop, it's all available all the time, but I would heartily recommend any of the four Carrot flavours - especially Drunken Carrot, if you're that way inclined - should get a starring role in the colder months.
Natural rustic accessories also work really well at this time of year, and can add a gorgeous sensory experience for your guests. Dressing your cake, dessert tables and place settings with cinnamon sticks, star anise and fresh nutmeg makes your venue smell gloriously festive, and using dried fruit, flowers and foliage makes for more long-lasting, eco-friendlier alternative to fresh pieces.
Happy winter wedding planning, folks, and you know where I am when you're ready to talk cake.