I got the idea some time ago for this shoot. I bought a woodland creatures cookie cutter set from Ikea, it had a bear, elk, fox, squirrel and hedgehog. At first I thought it would be fun to do a little woodland theme for the cookies but then I kept thinking about adding more things and then before I knew it it turned into this!
The theme of this wedding cake table is woodland. It includes lots of lovely green foliage such as ivy and beautiful dark red fruits and berries like grapes and blueberries. The naked cake is a really simple yet beautiful option for a wedding cake. Adding fruit, flowers and/or foliage makes the cake look stunning and it’s definitely possible (and cheap) to make this cake yourself. All of the food featured is actually really simple to make, it just requires nice presentation.
I’m hoping this post will inspire brides-to-be, guide DIY brides on what desserts to consider or at least help with choosing food/cakes and presentation/theme. The food featured in this post is:
- Lemon curd naked wedding cake
- Blueberry & almond lattice pie
- Raspberry & lemon curd meringue cupcakes
- Triple chocolate brownies
- Woodland creature soft sugar cookies
There is a really easy way to keep the filling inside the cake without it leaking out into/over the frosting. When you frost the first layer of cake, cover the top surface of the cake with butter cream, making a thin layer. Pipe an outline circle then fill the little “frosting chamber” with curd. The walls of frosting will keep the curd (or filling) from spilling out. Easy peasy!
Brownies are such a great option for DIY wedding desserts, they’re so quick to make and store well in the fridge.
Cute little thrift store plates are great options for cheap serving dishes.
If you’re looking at making cupcakes for your wedding I would recommend doing them like the ones pictured. You can either make a batch or buy some plain cupcakes, then make a topping you can just spoon on top.
I hope you enjoyed this woodland wedding post! Obviously the aim of this was to inspire those who are about to get married, but it also applies to anyone thinking about throwing a themed party. It was a blast to make everything and now I have a wedding cake, cupcakes, brownies, a pie and cookies to eat! Yum yum.