Choosing the right cake means more than just satisfying your sweet tooth. The cake you choose often reflects the theme of your event, the personality of the celebrant and the tastes of those attending. A selection of cake boxes can help narrow down your options, but in this blog post we will guide you on the kinds of cakes that are popular for every occasion. Whether it’s birthday parties, weddings or business events, there’s undoubtedly a cake suitable to make these gatherings extra special.
Classic Birthday Cake
Birthday parties have long been associated with singing ‘Happy Birthday’ and blowing out candles on a beautiful cake. Commonly considered a favourite among children, some adults also enjoy returning to their childhood tradition with a classic birthday cake complete with colourful icing and playful decorations. They frequently come in chocolate or vanilla flavours, and are traditionally charmed with personal messages.
Weddings are joyous occasions often commemorated by a multi-tiered white fondant cake. These stunning centrepieces also serve as dessert for guests and could be in any flavour – from red velvet to fruity lemon or even carrot! Today, modern couples are also opting for cupcake towers or doughnut walls as alternatives to express their unique love story.
Baby Shower Cakes
A baby shower is a celebration of expecting parents. Colour coded towards the baby’s gender – pink for girls, blue for boys and yellows or greens if it is still a surprise – baby shower cakes often feature adorable designs like baby shoes, teddy bears or cute animals.
Proud moments like graduation ceremonies deserve to be celebrated with equally proud cakes. Many opt for cakes decorated with graduation caps or gowns, the emblem of the university, or something that represents the graduate’s field of study. Reinforcing the achievement with themes related to the graduating course gives added personal touch.
Christening and First Communion Cakes
Holy events such as christenings and first communions often require cakes that emphasize purity and innocence. Traditionally, a white cake decorated with sprinkles of silver or gold suits well, often bearing cross designs, angels, or doves to symbolize peace.
Valentine’s Day Cake
Nothing speaks of love quite like a heart-shaped Red Velvet cake on Valentine’s Day. This moist, crimson-coloured cake is traditionally paired with rich cream cheese frosting and optional decorations like flowers or soft icing messages.
The frightening fun of Halloween finds its way onto cakes during this season too. Many opt for black icing on orange cakes or spooky motifs such as bats, witches or pumpkins. Unusual flavours like pumpkin spice can add an interesting twist to your usual cake preferences.
Bring a spring vibe to your dining table with Easter cakes adorned with pastel hues and cute motifs celebrating new beginnings – think baby chicks, Easter bunnies, or colourful Easter eggs.
A rich and fruity Christmas cake is traditionally adorned with a white royal icing representing snow. Marzipan fruits are common decorations whilst flavouring often includes spice blends and dried fruits soaked in alcohol.
New Year’s Eve Cake
A New Year’s Eve party would be incomplete without a sparkling celebratory cake. Think champagne-infused cakes or baked goods with star-shaped decorations representing a bright year ahead.
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Cake
What better way to express love for your parents than with a personalized cake? Flowers or delightful shapes for Mum and anything from ties to barbecue grills for Dad. The most important thing is to tailor the cake to their individual preferences.
Tailoring the Perfect Cake
In the end, the perfect cake will depend not only on the occasion being celebrated but also on personal preferences. Always keep in mind dietary restrictions or specific taste preferences of the person you are celebrating. A bespoke cake that hits all the right notes will surely take your party one step higher.