Updated: Jun 1, 2022
Gravity-defying wedding cakes have become a popular trend in recent years, and it's easy to see why. These cakes are all about the WOW factor!
They're designed to be show-stopping, over-the-top desserts that will leave your guests in awe. So here's the deal: gravity-defying wedding cakes are created by taking a traditional cake and using special techniques to make sure it doesn't fall over or get crushed under its own weight!
The result is a cake that looks like it's floating or defying gravity in some way—like it's being held up by magic. Just think about how much fun your guests will have trying to figure out how they stay up while they eat them!
There are so many different options when it comes to gravity-defying wedding cakes! Here are five examples that you can take as inspiration for your own:
The Upside-Down Cake
We'll start with the upside-down cake, which is exactly what it sounds like: a cake that looks like it's turned upside down.
If you're looking for something that really stands out at your reception, an upside-down wedding cake is perfect for you.
To make this cake, bakers start with a standard wedding cake and flip it over. Then, to maintain the exterior surface looking as it should, they use non-drip icing, such as fondant.
The Floating Cake
The Floating Cake is one of the most extraordinary cakes you'll ever see. It literally floats in midair! Plus, this style of wedding cake works well with any theme.
This type of cake is perfect for people who want their guests to experience something totally unique at their wedding. The cake is suspended from wires or dowel rods, which are then attached to a base.
To create the illusion of a floating cake, the tiers can either rise from the base or be separated from one another by a spacer - leaving a gap in between. The poles that hold the tiers together can be covered with flowers, ivy, or other greenery to match your decor.
The suspended wedding cake is similar to the floating wedding cake, but instead of being reliant on poles or dowel rods at its base, it's attached directly to the ceiling using hooks or brackets. This type of cake is usually connected with a canopy over your head table at the reception.
You can choose from various designs with the cake itself, but also with its suspension. Its suspensions can have a beautiful flower design, a fabric draped elegantly, or be so subtle that it is almost invisible.
Pouring Topper Cake
A pouring topper wedding cake is a great way to set the mood for your big day. With this cake design, the "topper" appears to hang above the cake and can be made of sugar, chocolate, or some other material.
It's basically a tower of cake with a sculpted design on top that looks like it's pouring onto the cake below it. The cake can be decorated in a variety of ways, from something as simple as a waterfall design to something more sophisticated, like beads cascading down the sides of your cake.
The possibilities are endless, so if you want something unique, this might be right up your alley!
Quirky Unbalanced Cake
A quirky unbalanced wedding cake is a cake that looks like it's going to fall over at any moment as it has tiers in unnatural shapes and placement. The top half of the cake may seem heavier than the bottom half, but support tools are under each tier to keep it balanced during cutting and serving.
The effect gives it an extra whimsical vibe that will make your guests smile. It's a great way to add variety to your typical cake design without compromising uniqueness, beauty, or taste!
When you're planning a cake for your wedding, you want it to have that WOW factor that can make everyone talk about it. Fortunately, cakes can now be freely designed.
But, with this freedom comes great responsibility (and MUCH stress). It can be overwhelming thinking about all the different possibilities for what your cake could look like! But don't worry—we've got you covered here at Hanover Celebrations.
At Hanover Celebrations, we are committed to making your big day flawless, including your wedding cake. We'll work with you every step of the way that will surely wow your guests and fits your theme and budget.
Let's get started on your wedding plans right away - including your ideas for your cake.
Let’s celebrate your love,