Perfect Spring or Summer Wedding Cake—Chocolate Drips and Berries!

Mother of the Bride, is your daughter looking for a spring or summer wedding cake idea? If she’s a fan of berries and chocolate, the cake idea I’m showing you today might be just strike her chocolate-berry-loving fancy!

Spring or summer is the perfect time to feature a cake garnished with fresh berries and accented with drips of chocolatey goodness. Strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries against a dreamy white-frosting background look so fresh and pretty, so perfectly seasonal. Add the chocolate dripping down each layer of the cake and my, oh my, what could be more perfect? Well, just one thing—add the chocolate-covered berries you see scattered throughout as a yum, yum, yummy finishing touch.

Of course, what’s inside is anybody’s guess, but that will be just one more fun decision for your sweet girl and her guy to make. Their cake-baker will be able to give lots of good ideas about flavors that would pair well with the berries. Ask to go along for the cake-testing, MOB!

Share this idea with your little bride-to-be and her groom, Mother of the Bride, and see if this might be the answer to their cake needs. After all, it’s a healthy choice with all that fruit included, right?!

*You might also like to read Spring Wedding Cake: Cherry Blossoms, Wedding Cake Idea: A Crepe Cake!, and Wedding Cake Roundup.

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*Flickr photo by Sonya Natasha, Creative Commons License

A Berry Beautiful Wedding Cake


Mother of the Bride, if your daughter would like a more natural and healthy component to her wedding cake, has she considered having it adorned with berries? Nothing says fresh and healthy like fresh fruit, right? And not only that, but it will add a yummy tartness to the sweetness of the cake and be colorful, too!

Strawberries and blueberries, as pictured above, would be the perfect fruit choice for a wedding around the 4th of July—or at any time of the year if the bride’s color choices are shades of red and/or blue.

But other kinds of fruit could be used as well. Can you picture other combinations using grapes, kiwi, pineapple, blackberries, melon pieces, or other types of fruit in addition to the strawberries and blueberries? Color will be a factor, of course, so it will work with the overall color scheme of the wedding, and your daughter will also want to consider what flavor of cake will complement her fruit choices—or vice versa. What fun considering all the options!

So check with your darling bride-to-be, MOB, and see if a berry beautiful wedding cake appeals to her. She might just say, “I think that’s a berry good idea!”

*You might also like to read Wedding Cake Idea: Coconut Cloud.

*Flickr photo by Sean Davis, Creative Commons License