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In our line of work as musicians we get to see and sample wedding cakes on a weekly basis, you might say that we are experts on the subject! From the traditional style fruit cake, to tiers of cheese and pork pie, quirky designs and elegant creations, we’ve seen it all! The good, the bad, those that made the mistake of putting sponge as the bottom tier and fruit cake on the top (the cake had collapsed in on itself before the evening reception had started)!

With that in mind we have decided to compile our definitive list of the top 5 wedding cakes of last year (2014):

Best Wedding Cakes of 2014 Licence To Ceilidh

Elegant Classic Wedding Fruit Cake

No 1: ‘The Elegant and Traditional Fruit Cake’ – this beautiful 4-tiered creation worked perfectly with the colour scheme and decorations at this Sussex wedding. Incorporating the same flowers as in the bride’s bouquet and adding a silver diamond broach were the added touches that really tied it all together.

It’s impressive to know that this was also made by a very talented mother of the bride!

As for the most important factor, taste, this wedding cake had it all! We’ve never tasted such a moist and delicious fruit cake, you could really taste the brandy as well which helped!

Best Wedding Cakes of 2014 Licence To Ceilidh

Wedding Tiered Cheese Cake

No 2: ‘The Sculpted Cheese Cake’ – in all of our years this is the most exciting and architecturally interesting cheese cake we’ve seen, at a wedding in Leicestershire.

The base of the 3 larger cheeses was lines with oatcakes and fruit malt load, with the edges of the tiers were decorated with figs and cranberries, topped off with a vine of grapes dropped over the whole thing.

It really was a work of art and scored 10/10 on the taste test too!

Best Wedding Cakes of 2014 Licence To Ceilidh

Unique Stained Glass Wedding Cake Design

No 3: ‘The Stained Glass Window Cake’ – coming in at number 3 was this very interesting stained glass window 3-tiered cake, one of the most different and alternative cake designs we’ve seen over the years.

We found this cake at a Scottish wedding we performed at in Egham, Surrey last summer. It’s clear that a lot of love and labour went into decorating this beautiful wedding cake.

Eat tier was a different flavour and type of cake which is always a winner!

Best Wedding Cakes of 2014 Licence To Ceilidh

Naked Cake

No 4: ‘The Naked Wedding Cake’ – this style has been really popular over the last couple of years and is particularly well suited to those relaxed style weddings or marquee events!

Made by layering up the sponge with jam and cream fillings and finishing off with just a dousing of icing sugar – this is a really great idea of you’re a lover of sponge cake or not a big fan of icing.

It also looks very unique and different, the final touches on this particularly naked cake were loose, separate flowers in the colour scheme of the wedding.

Best Wedding Cakes of 2014 Licence To Ceilidh

From the Front

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From the Back

No 5: ‘The Unique and Personal Wedding Cake’ – often designed with a touch of comedy this style of cake is really fun and uses elements of the bride and grooms personal lives to add in to the decoration of the cake.

The bride and groom at this wedding in the Brecon Beacons in Wales were keen climbers, their cake was particularly special as from one side it looked like a normal traditional cake, but the other had the rock scape scene on it with the bride and groom climbing up! Very unique and personal!