Spanish-Themed Wedding Cakes
These nine fantasy creations represent nine possible ways to approach a Spanish-themed wedding cake. Whether your wedding will be exotic, flamboyant, traditional or playful, each of these cakes would fit beautifully into your Spanish-themed wedding.
Take a minute to be amazed and inspired by these breathtaking examples of the baker's art.
Most brides think of red and black when planning a Spanish-themed wedding, but this intricate Ruby Cake is proof that red and white can work just as well -- particularly if the bride chose a red gown with white lace, or a "roses and lace" color scheme.
This work of art looks as if it might be hiding a creamy coconut cake underneath that lacy exterior -- if anyone has the heart to cut it and find out!
Mexican Wedding Dress Cake
Karen Vazquez' mother went on a trip to Mexico and brought back a Mexican wedding dress. The bright embroidered dress inspired Karen to create this dream cake.
This cake first appeared in Brides.com as part of a photo feature entitled, "America's Most Beautiful Cakes," and it's easy to see why. Everything about this bright, happy confection cries, "fiesta!"
It would make an appropriate and breathtaking bride's cake in a Spanish-themed wedding.
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This magnificent tiered cake was inspired by a wrought-iron balcony, and as such would be an appropriate groom's cake for a Spanish-themed wedding. After all, what ardent lover hasn't had to climb a trellis to his lady love's balcony?
Imagine this cake as tiers of caramel apple cheesecake alternating with rich, dense fudge cake.
Spanish Tile Cake
This red cake would be right at home in Spain's Alhambra palace with details reminiscent of painted Moorish tile. The cake is covered with fondant and incredibly, the rose is not silk. It's made of gumpaste dusted with gold and pearly white. Its clean lines and crisp execution make this simple wedding cake an elegant interpretation of a Spanish wedding cake.
Spanish Dancer Cake
This romantic "Spanish dancer" cake mimics the swirl of a flamenco dancer's skirts, and demonstrates that a bride who wants a pastel wedding palette can use it successfully within this theme.
This cake is feminine and romantic, but also suggestive of fire and passion.
As an added bonus, it looks delicious!
Imagine your fork cracking the glossy pink shell of this cake to reveal a dense, silken chocolate mousse underneath.
Spanish Gypsy Cake
This colorful confection conjures up a flamenco dancer's fan and ruffled dress. The fan is made of gumpaste and could display the date of the wedding, the couples' initials, a short song lyric, Bible verse, or symbol, such as a heart or ring.
Consider using traditional ingredients in your Spanish-themed wedding cake This cake's ruffles might hide an airy vanilla sponge cake filled with bittersweet orange cream.
This beautiful cake is as dramatic and detailed as a matador's jacket, and the round candies surrounding the base of the cake suggest its intricate beadwork.
This would make a striking groom's cake -- imagine a rich red velvet cake with luscious buttercream frosting.
This tiered shawl cake would make a stunning addition to a Spanish-themed wedding.
This show-stopping work of art was created by the Maribelle Cakery to commemorate the Cincinnati Opera's 2009 season, entitled Opera Goes to Spain.
The cake pays tribute to works like Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.
Its decoration and lovely silken fringes are meant to suggest a diaphanous Spanish shawl.
Variations on this theme might be a lacy white or off-white cake, with black mantilla lace hanging from each tier instead of fringe.
Another variation might be a black lace cake with candy "gems" studded over its surface and crystal pendants hanging from each tier.
Or, possibly, a white cake covered with lacy red icing, with fine white lace fluttering from each tier.
And as for the cake itself?
Imagine an espresso-flavored cheesecake, filled with cinnamon swirls hotter than the fiery temper of Bizet's legendary heroine.
Red Rose Cake
What could be more romantic for a Spanish-themed wedding than a red rose cake? This interpretation uses the traditional Spanish color scheme of white, black and red in a novel way. This silky red rose cake and cupcakes are a clever combination and would make a good choice for a small wedding, or for a cupcake bar. The lacy cupcake holders in white and black are a nice touch.
What kind of cake is best for a Spanish-themed wedding?
Grateful thanks to the artists who created these fantasy cakes for permission to share them here. They are, in order of appearance:
Ruby Cake - by Donatella Semalo https://www.facebook.com/donatella.semalo
Mexican Wedding Cake - Karen Vazquez http://www.kakesbykaren.net
Balcony Cake - by Adam Magalei http://www.cakedad.com
Spanish Tile Cake - Angela Letter
Spanish Dancer - by Denise Talbot, www.cakessospecial.com
Spanish Gypsy Cake - by Jessica Paternoster, Conceptual Confections
Embroidered Cake - by Zohreh Khademlou
Shawl Cake - Maribelle Cakery, Cincinnati
Red Rose Cake - by Nancy's Cakes and Beyond, Springfield, Mo.