Cutting the cake, a symbol of commitment and good luck, is one of the most anticipated moments at a wedding reception. With tiers of perfectly frosted white cake, there’s no wonder why people cannot wait to try what the bride has so carefully picked out. And let’s face it, pretty much everyone wants to see the newly weds playfully smash cake into each other’s mouth. But before this special moment arrives, you better believe that every guest has taken a peek at the cake display, so why not make it look absolutely perfect with some vintage décor?
To create a lovely vintage tablescape for your wedding cake, you really cannot go wrong with a chic vintage furniture piece. Buffet tables, dressers, and vanities can serve as posh pedestals for the delectable wedding cake centerpiece. Since your cake is typically white or crème, using a vibrant colored furniture piece will accentuate your cake and jazz up the space. Also, linens draped around the display can add texture and cake stands can be used for extra height.
As many brides are drawn to having real flowers on their cake, it is usually best to avoid this. It certainly does look lovely and can add some flare to your display, however some people may be allergic to the flowers and some flowers are poisonous. It is better to be safe than sorry, so ask your event planner or decorator to incorporate the flower arrangements somewhere around the cake, such as in vintage vases or recycled rustic cans. Or simply check to make sure that the flowers you are wanting are allowed to be used on food. When it’s all said and done, your guests will be raving about how good the cake tasted, along with how amazing it looked surrounded by vintage charm.