One simple way to make your wedding cake timeless and fit for a royal

By Heather Cichowski

After the gown is chosen, and the reception booked and the guest list finalized, one big decision may remain: the cake! An important part of every wedding day, a dazzling confection can make a lasting impression on loved ones who've gathered for the occasion. So it's easy to see why couples put a lot of thought into finding something that looks – and tastes – divine.

Are you looking for a traditional cake? A one-of-a-kind creation? The secret is to trust your instincts – and your palate.

HELLO! Canada spoke with royal and celebrity wedding-cake experts to get up to speed on traditions, trends and some of the innovative ways couples are incorporating their own creativity into what is, in some ways, the sweetest part of their big day. You can find three more great tips in our HELLO! Weddings special issue, available at newsstands across Ontario on Nov. 18 and across Canada on Nov. 22! For now, we've cut a slice of one of them for you below.

"Most of the cakes that leave the bakery are all blush or blush and white," says cake artist Sandra Danso-Boadi of Fruitilicious Cakes in Mississauga, Ont., as she reflects on wedding colour trends.

Pale pink (as on a Fruitilicious Cakes creation above) is indeed an elegant choice, whether on its own or paired with classic white. And the colour combination extends to dessert boxes and flavours, too.

"It's timeless," says Sandra. "You can look back on your wedding photos and not regret using dated colours. They are just gorgeous together."

As for the appeal of an all-white cake palette, it endures and isn't likely to go out of style. Many royals, in fact, opt for the classic option, knowing their photos will be referenced for years to come.

Harry and Meghan's gorgeous 2018 wedding cake was created by Claire Ptak of London's Violet Cakes. Photo: © Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, for instance, had their lemon elderflower gâteau covered in a pale, delicious buttercream.

Pick up HELLO! Canada's special weddings issue for more great cake tips from the likes of Fiona Cairns, the designer of Duchess Kate and Prince William's gorgeous 2011 wedding cake and Sophie Cabot, who designed the elegant creation at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's 2018 nuptials!

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