French wedding cakes, such as French fashions, are characterized by ease of chic and displaying an absolute aura of glamour and beauty.
Traditionally, a French wedding is topped with a gorgeous croquette. But in today’s global world, both crockembouche and beautifully decorated cakes can share real estate as French wedding centers.
Twisted sugar croquembouche.
Croquembouche is a traditional French wedding pastry in which tightened cookie pieces are assembled in a cone shape and tied together with strings of caramelized sugar. In this example, while the shape is traditional, Le Petit Pâtissier has pushed the boundaries of tradition by adding some stunning avant-garde sugar work. Strings of sugar cascade down the sides of the cone shape, and poured sugars draw size and drama from the sides and top of this beautiful centerpiece.
Having a tall cone shape, the French wedding cake is created with small custard cakes called “profiteroles,” which are stacked in a slide, layered on top of each other, and held together with caramel or melted chocolate. The crunch of the caramel is what gave birth to the name of the cake – “croquer en bouche”, which literally means “crunch in your mouth” in French. In addition to the unique taste, this cake has a simply stunning appearance, which is not unimportant for a wedding feast.
The main decorations are fruit, candied flowers and almonds, as well as caramel threads. Note that the croquembouche is not cut into pieces like other cakes. Basically, guests break off the “balls” of sweet mounds with their hands, or use cutlery to hand out a piece of cake to each invitee. Croquembouche (French cake) is an alternative to the ordinary, so if you want to bring the spirit of France to your wedding reception and give it a “twist”, choose this version of the treat for the guests. In addition, in terms of taste, such a cake will not be inferior to the usual wedding version. By the way, according to a long tradition at a French wedding, it is customary to serve this version of the treat as the main wedding dessert. We know from history that the form of croquembouche was inherited from the medieval English tradition, according to which earlier on the festive table instead of the wedding cake “flaunted” slides of small sweet buns.
Pretty in pink flowers.
Small bite-sized pastries are neatly assembled on this stunning croquembouche, and the strings of caramelized sugar that bind it together look like coiled gold. The lovely cascade of delicate pink flowers spiraling down the sides is delicate and beautiful. Learning how to make sugar flowers grown can certainly pay off for a wedding à la française!
Crepe Wedding Cake.
Although made in California, this gorgeous Petite Rêve Cafe cake exudes French charm, making you dream of an idyllic lavender scent covered in sunshine on an afternoon in Provence. It’s not only a work of art, but also a labor of love: it’s made from more than 200 pancakes made with lavender vanilla cake.
Marie Antoinette inspired the cake.
If “let them eat cake” is your speed, you’ll love this Marie Antoinette cake. The cake’s five tiers are decorated with fresh flowers, adorned with metallic gold metal details and decorated with French très tops inspired by those used on cakes by the famous French bakery, Ladurée.
Speaking of this famous French bakery Ladurée, here’s a cake inspired by the revered cookie house. Pastel green tones and gold trim adorn the decor in the French tea house and pastry shop, delicately assembled to look both old-fashioned and worldly at the same time.
Pink macaroon cake.
Square wedding cakes are eye-catching and a bit avant-garde. But it takes it to new levels, with square tiers decorated with reddish macarons. It doesn’t stop there, however. A bold black flower is painted, Chuck Close-style, on top of the cookie tops, and the beautifully hand-drawn flower ends with a French effect.
Rainbow Macaroon Cake.
The cupcake tower concept gets French with this beautiful rainbow macaron tower. The tiered shape mimics a wedding cake or croquembouche, giving it a formal look, but the fact that the shape is made up of colorful macarons adds a sense of whimsy and fun. While perhaps not traditional, it couldn’t be prettier.