Lemon Wedding Cakes – A Slice of Summer

lemon wedding cake

With lemon bridesmaid dresses a key trend for the 2014 wedding season, lemon wedding cakes are set to be a popular request next year.  While lemon-flavoured cake has always been a popular choice for spring and summer wedding cakes, lemon-coloured icing will be the colour of choice for summer brides next year looking for a slightly less-traditional wedding cake.

Although it’s not an obvious choice, lemon-tinted  icing also happens to be a great “backdrop” colour for many other palettes.  Our feature cake above from Cakes & Biscuits by Lisa (Australia) showcases this perfectly with lemon icing complementing the pink floral decoration. A lemon-tinted icing would also work great with lilacs, soft blues and shades of green.  UK brides need to be reassured that icing doesn’t always have to be white or ivory!  Lemon icing makes perfect sense for a lemon-flavoured cake and you can still add flowers to match the bride’s chosen colour scheme.

The textured buttercream effect on the feature cake (top left) can be created using an patterned icing scraper available at all good cake decorating stores. Craftsy have a free online class, “Modern Buttercream” which shows you how to create textured buttercream effects: Free Online Cake Decorating Class.

Lemon wedding cakes by Peggy Porschen (left) and The Cake Girls (right)

Top London cake designer, Peggy Porschen, has of course been one of the first designers to spot the trend and has already featured a beautiful lemon wedding cake in buttercream for her “Patisserie” wedding collection this year (above left).  It’s a fabulous cake decorated in the classic baroque style with sumptuous piped scroll work.

Chicago’s Cake Girls have also designed a very elegant lemon wedding cake with a chic centred sugar flower arrangement – perfect for a pretty summer wedding (above right).

lemon wedding cakes cheryl kleinman left and from Bath Baby Cakes UK right

Above, we have two pretty lemon wedding cakes in subtle shades of yellow – a floral summer wedding cake by Cheryl Kleinman (above left) and an elegant classical style lemon wedding cake from Bath Baby Cakes UK (above right).

Top Australian cake designers, Hello-Naomi have chosen a pale lemon for their beautiful wedding cake design below, with an ever so delicate piped lace design at the bottom. So simple, and so pretty – the signature Hello Naomi style.

lemon wedding cake with lace piping by Hello Naomi Cake Design

Below, Bobbette & Belle  have designed a contemporary floral wedding cake with unique sugar flower arrangement (image below left, via WedLuxe).

To the right is a vintage style wedding cake in lemon with hand-piped lace from YumNums Cakes UK right. (For more on lace piping see our feature here: Lace Wedding Cakes Part 2Piped Lace).

Lemon wedding cakes from Bobbette & Belle via WedLuxe left and from YumNums Cakes UK right

Two more contemporary style lemon wedding cakes via Pinterest left and from Lulu Cake Boutique right.

lemon wedding cakes via Pinterest left and from Lulu Cake Boutique right

Trailing vines set off the elegant lemon wedding cake below left courtesy of The Knot Australia. To the right, Zoe Clark of The Cake Parlour, London has created a pretty broderie anglaise style lemon wedding cake.

lemon-wedding-cake-from-the-knot.com_.au (left) and from Zoe Clark of The Cake Parlour right

Beautiful ruffle roses and a simple satin bow set off this exquisite summer wedding cake below (image by Julia Winkler Photography via Hochzeitswahn).

lemon wedding cake by Cake Couture, Julia Winkler Photography  via Hochzeitswahn

A chic lemon wedding cake design with on-trend ruffle detailing from Martha Stewart Weddings (below left) and whimsical lemon striped cupcakes from Katira Bakes (below right).

yellow wedding cake from Martha Stewart.com left and lemon striped cupcakes from Katira Bakes right

For a summer fete or carnival style wedding, Lael Cakes have designed the  super on-trend lemon wedding cake below with bunting cake topper and geometric chevron pattern. (Photographer: Samm Blake.)

lemon wedding cake with bunting cake topper and with chevron design by Lael Cakes, Samm Blake Photographer

A zesty lemon wedding cake by Jo Jo Cake (below left) would make a perfect dessert table centrepiece for a summer wedding reception and more yellow ruffles on the right via Tumblr.

lemon wedding cake by Toto Cake left and via Tumblr right

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(Bridesmaid dress, top right,  from Unique Vintage).