A Wedding Cake with a Twist

Smurfs Wedding CakeIf you are having a wedding reception after your ceremony, then you probably are planning a traditional event with foods, drinks, and dancing until late into the evening. Part of that event is usually serving wedding cake, which is by and large of the most popular parts of the entire celebration. Typically, a wedding cake will be decorative and use the standard palette of wedding colors so it blends in with the rest of the decorations. However, some couples prefer to do something a little more exotic with their wedding cake to make it more memorable and unique. Here are a few ideas that will help you add a twist to an old classic if you are thinking of trying something a little different.

Themed Wedding Cake

One of the most fun things you can do to make your wedding cake remarkable is to create a themed design based on one of your favorite movies, television stories, or books. Your guests will love looking at a complete scene crafted out of the sweetest tasting stuff on Earth, and your wedding cake designer will also enjoy having the ability to be more creative. If you are into the Smurfs, for instance, you could have a scene where Gargamel’s castle is at the top of the cake and Papa Smurf is leading the rest of the gang down the side of the cake to the mushroom patch below. Whatever you happen to be into, there’s a way to depict it as a scene on your wedding cake.

Sparklers on the Cake

Another interesting thing you can do to your wedding cake is bring it in to the reception hall with sparklers burning on top of it. This is the same concept as using birthday candles on a cake, except you use sparklers instead. To achieve this, you don’t use regular sparklers but instead buy bottle sparklers that can also be used on top of cakes without damaging the frosting. That way, you get all the fun and attention that you’re looking for without making the cake unable to be eaten.

Cupcakes Instead of Regular Cake

Lastly, a fun option for people who want the classic flavor of wedding cake but don’t want to deal with the hassle of a cake cutting ceremony is to have cupcakes instead of regular cake. The best part of having cupcakes is that they are really easy to hand out to your guests and they look fantastic when sitting on your buffet tables. Also, if you want to have a variety of different flavor options available, it is really easy to do with cupcakes so you can literally have dozens of flavors. If you know of a guest who likes a particular flavor, you can even make on especially for them.

No matter how you choose to put a twist on the classic tradition of having a wedding cake, your guests are sure to enjoy their delicious treat. From grand entrances to easy serving techniques, there are as many options with presenting your wedding cake as there are flavors and frostings; so think outside the box and make your wedding cake everything you’ve dreamed about!


Sparkler Tags

Sparkler TagsThere are many couples using sparklers for their weddings, but many people find that there is little about the design of wedding sparkler packages that distinguish them from ordinary sparklers. Though there are other differences between them and other types of sparklers, enhancing their appearance to blend into your wedding decorations is a very attractive idea to many people in the planning stages of their wedding. Fortunately, there are items known as sparkler tags that can spice up the way your sparklers look, and they come in a wide variety of different shapes, colors, and styles.

In a nutshell, a sparkler tag is simply a professionally printed piece of cardstock that slides over an individual sparkler that has a particular design or saying on it to enhance their overall appearance. Many people also put useful information on their sparker tags such as when they will be using them or when the photographer plans to start photographing sparklers for the couples’ scrapbook. It’s amazing how much nicer your sparklers will look with something as simple as a tag slid over the top of them.

There are literally hundreds of preprinted designs to choose from with various famous quotes or romantic graphics that you can purchase online. Optionally, you can either download or purchase a template online to add your own names or wedding date; but the template versions usually require that you print them out and cut them to size yourself. This can be a great way to save some money if you are a DIYer or enjoy craft projects, but many couples opt to buy them ready-to-go because of the virtually limitless number of options available.


  • Color: Various
  • Material: Card stock paper
  • Details: Sparkler tags are made from thick card stock paper and come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and designs.
  • Quantity: Varies by style