Indian Cakes and Treats
When it comes to the taste-testing portion of wedding planning, Indian wedding desserts truly ‘take the cake’! Scrumptious Indian treats aren’t just delicious additions to your big celebration, but they’re also often artistic focal points at important events like the wedding reception and sangeet.
The rich heritage of Indian culture provides for so many dynamic colors, symbols, and tones to play with for your Indian wedding cake; from vibrant, multi-colored peacocks to blossoming lotus flowers to Hindu gods, elephants, classic Indian prints, gilded henna designs, and even awe-inspiring buildings like the Taj Mahal. You can also capture your own bridal motifs on your wedding cake itself with handpainted imagery that mirrors the designs in your mehndi or bridal saree.
What is currently trending with Indian wedding sweets? While traditional tiered cakes with elegantly piped icing and intricate patterns are still classic staples of Indian weddings, modern interpretations of wedding confections are adding flair and flavor to the varied Indian wedding events.
Cakes with waterfalls of fresh flowers flowing down them or a fondant replica of the bridal saree dramatically draped around them have become quite popular, as have cakes in the shapes of symbolic Indian items like dohls, pillows, and turbans. Brides and grooms around the world are also getting creative and opting for alternatives to traditional cakes like tiered cupcake or cake pop towers.
Your own wedding cake should take into account your wedding theme, color pallette, and the rich symbolism you are incorporating into your big day - not to mention your ideal tastes and flavors. This is one area of wedding planning where you can truly think out of the box, so get creative and have fun with it!
If you are looking for a master wedding cake designer to craft an array of Indian wedding delicacies for your Sangeet, wedding, and more, don’t miss our mouth-watering list of superb Indian wedding cake vendors below. We are also whipping up sweet inspiration in our Maharani Weddings’ Platinum Guide, don’t miss it!