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6 ways to add an extra-personal touch to your wedding cake

Written by Katie Byrne, published 2nd may

Add an extra flair of ‘you’ to your reception by choosing unique decorative details to your cake



#1 Turn photos of you into edible rice-paper decorations - whether you opt for ribbon-style print-outs that can be wrapped around the sides or circular designs that can go on top.

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#2 Ask your cake-maker to ice a monogram of your initials on to the top tier, or around the sides of individual tiers.

#3 Swerve traditional fruit or vanilla sponge in favour of flavours you actually both like. If you both have different ideas, take creative control of a tier each - or opt for a half-and-half cake. Don’t forget to over-look childhood favours (for example, Prince William asked for a special ‘crushed biscuit’ cake for his 2011 wedding).

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#4 Use decorations that match your theme or colourscheme: from floral flourishes to laser-cut toppers. Alternatively, incorporate it into edible details, such as the icing or frosting.

#5 For a dessert that doubles up as a delicious favour, why not decorate cupcakes with individual rice-paper photo toppers of your guests?

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#6 Ask your parents if they still have the topper from their wedding cake and re-purpose it for your celebration - for a modern twist, consider spray painting it, decorating it with glitter, twisting ribbon around it and so on.


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