Modern Victorian Wedding Cake Designs

When you think of Victorian Wedding cake designs you immediately think grand, tall and perhaps a little austere. However, nothing is further from the truth. Typically a Victorian style wedding cake, was a dark fruit cake decorated with delicate patterns of rolled fondant and with flowers, ornate patterns and even pearls.

Queen Victoria's own wedding cake was only about 14 inches high, though it made up for the height by being nine foot across. It weighed over 300 pounds and was covered with roses.

Later as new milling processes made fine flour cheaper and more accessible, the fruit cake gave way to other ingredients, though there are several common elements. In keeping with the Victorian white wedding, the icing on the cake is generally white.

Pictures of Victorian & Lace Wedding Cakes

Some of these cake makers are using real lace on cakes. These lace wedding cakes often still have the flower decoration as well as little cupid motifs. Victorian cakes often came with small charms hidden in the cakes. These days it's an optional touch, but a bit of fun nevertheless. Here are some pictures of beautiful Victorian styled cakes, to provide some inspiration.

Three tier Viictorian style roses and lace wedding cake
Four tier cream Victorian sytle rolled fondant wedding cak
Three tier Viictorian style roses and lace wedding cake. Decorated with cream roses and sugar paste pearls. Real lace is used and wrapped around each tier, followed by buttercream iced edges and garnished with white roses. From
Four tier cream Victorian sytle rolled fondant wedding cake. Ring of flowers that look like wrealths between the tiers, made up of pastel coloured roses; pink, yellow and white with lovely green foliage. White chalice vintage cake topper filled with a small roses bouquet. From

Small, round, classically designed three tier white Victorian lace wedding cake
Small, two tier, green Victorian style wedding cake decorated with white floral lace and lacy scrolls
Small, round, classically designed three tier white Victorian lace wedding cake, each tier is trimmed with white ribbon. The wedding cake topper is a small arrangement of flowers with white roses, tulips, lillies and staphonotis. From
Small, two tier, green Victorian style wedding cake decorated with white floral lace and lacy scrolls. The shape of the cake is very unique. Real lace and fabric was used to make this creation. The wedding cake topper is an adorable fondant vase filled with dried flowers. From

 Four tier Victorian wedding cake design, in cream. Intricately decorated with mini wedding cakes to match
Four tier Victorian wedding cake design, in cream. Intricately decorated with mini wedding cakes to match. Each tier has different delicately designed patterns. Some have butterfliies or sugar paste flowers and others are decorated with edible silver balls. The miniature cake versions are the same size and look just like the top tier of the main wedding cake. To add to the finishing touch, the third tier is simply decorated with a pastle pink satin ribbon. Created by Toni, from

Shabby chic Victorian chocolate heart shape cake topper
Three tier Victorian white intricate designer wedding cake
Shabby chic Victorian chocolate heart shape cake topper on a petite chic, heart shaped box wedding cake is filled with sugar peaches, leaves, and petite wild roses - From
Three tier Victorian white intricate designer wedding cake is decorated lavishly with royal icing. The wedding cake is made to look like gift boxes. Each delicate box has different intricately designed lids. A star fish is the same colour was used as a small focalpoint. - From

White Victorian style five tier white wedding cake decorted with classic scrolls
White Victorian style five tier white wedding cake decorted with classic scrolls, intricate buttercream beading with tiny gum paste white flowers. The wedding cake topper is a Victorian style vase with a small bouquet of white roses. A Wedding cake is ever so regal, it's fit for the Queen. From

History of Victorian Wedding Cake Charms

A Victorian Wedding Cake Tradition, to make your wedding grand. In days of old, charms of luck and good fortune were placed into the wedding cake. The custom of "Ribbon Pulling" dates back to the Victorian England when the bride hid small charms attached to ribbons within the layers of her wedding cake. The tradition has made a "charming" comeback with our sterling silver wedding cake pull charms.

Victorian wedding cake charms
Victorian wedding cake charms. From

Sterling Silver Wedding Cake Pull Charms

The charms, distinctive symbols of romance, are attached to satin ribbons in your choice of white or ivory. Small Bows are tied at the opposite end.

How do we put the charms in the cake?

These tiny treasures are hidden (usually by your baker) under the bottom layer of the bride's cake with only the satin ribbon and bows streaming delicately from underneath the cake, around the perimeter. If you are preparing this yourself, we suggest the following

• Bake the cake without the charms.
• Ice the cake all around, but dont do the final edging of icing.
• Use a long knife to push the charms into the area between the spongy cake and the platform or tray, while allowing the ribbons to dangle nicely around the edge of the cake.
• Apply the final layer of icing around the edges for a clean finished look.
• Have fun licking off the icing when the charms are pulled!!!

What to do with them at the ceremony

Each member of your wedding party, bridesmaids, children of the bride or groom or even the parents will gather around the cake prior to the cake cutting. Each person will and pull a charm which holds the promise of their future. Each charm has a special meaning. They can even read what that special meaning is so that the wedding guests will hear what is being wished for the bride and groom or for the charm-puller. No matter which is chosen, the future does look bright! This charming 'ribbon pulling' will surely add to the day's delight!!

These wedding cake pulls may be used at a wedding reception, wedding shower, or bridal luncheon. Also, this charming tradition presents a wonderful photo opportunity at the shower, the bridesmaid's luncheon or at the wedding reception.

What to do with them - make great gifts

victorian  wedding cake charmsSome brides give their bridesmaids a silver bracelet on which to attach their charm, a memory keepsake. This is a great idea for wedding attendant gifts.

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