The Colors of VermontLook to the many outdoor colors of Vermont to inspire your wedding cake creation. Try a colored butter cream frosting in deep russet red, golden yellow or rich autumn brown. Springtime colors work well too, from deep purples to yellow, pink or leaf green. If you're having a winter wedding, a snow frosted cake with glittering edible topping makes a wonderful Vermont winter scene.
The Flavors of HomeVermont is famous for its wonderful nutty, preserve and syrup flavors. These offer a wealth of original and tasty choices for your wedding cake. Try down-home flavors like maple. A maple cake will be a wonderful surprise for your wedding guests--they'll be sure sneak a sample home! Maple is also a delicately sweet taste for an icing or sugar-dusting on top of your cake. Nutty flavors are also a New England favorite. Consider almond or hazelnut; add to a mocha flavor for an added gourmet kick.
Since Vermont boasts delightful spring and summer fruit pickings, fruit or jellied flavors also work well in virtually any wedding cake. Have the layers separated with a spread of freshly prepared apple jelly, raspberry jam or strawberry preserves.
Vermont Flower and Leaf DecorationsMost Vermont bakers will be able to show you options for gorgeous--and edible--floral decorations for your cake. The flower of the red clover, Vermont's state flower, is similar to a thistle, with a rounded shape and a deep pink or purple coloring. Roses and tulips also grow within the state. Or you can create an English Garden or spring meadow with your choice of edible flowers. Decorated pastry cut-outs of leaves, including maple, can be placed at the base or top of your cake for flavor and a warm visual appeal.
Ivy is also popular in the New England states. A tendril of dark green summer ivy or the bright greens of spring add a trendy and upscale look.
Fruits and NutsA talented baker will be able to add realistic and delicious fruit and nut decorations to your wedding cake. Ask the baker to sprinkle a cornucopia of autumn offerings around the base of your cake. Candied or real fruits and nuts also make attractive linings for the outside of each cake tier.
A Colonial CakeA native Vermont baker will be pleased and proud to decorate your wedding cake in Colonial style. Blue and white are the traditional Colonial colors. Lace, too, is a historical and very appealing touch.
You may also wish to look into re-creating an actual cake from the wedding of a famous couple in Vermont's history. If you can't find this information, ask your baker to make his or her own design inspired by the person, people or event you wish to commemorate. Choose from such famous names as Chester A. Arthur (the 21st U.S. president), Calvin Coolidge, Ethan and Ida Allen, Barbara Cochran (a U.S. Olympic gold medalist), poet Robert Frost, novelist Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Rudyard Kipling or one of hundreds of other Vermonters.
Your creativity and the talents of your Vermont cake creator will give you a cake your guests will talk about for years to come.