• The Editors of Nuovo Bride Magazine

Culturally Inspired Cake Flavors

Sponsored by: The Artistic Whisk

Not that there’s anything wrong with a beautifully decorated, tasty white wedding cake, but why not use your wedding cake to tell your story and wow your guests?

Whether your fiancé is your high school sweetheart or the man you met on a flight back home, everyone has a unique love story along with their cultural identity. We love the idea of using cultural cake flavors to pay tribute to your roots while your two families become one.

To get some real life examples of what couples have done, we reached out to one of our pros to share her most recent inspired flavor combinations.

“Delicious inspiration can be found from around the globe” explained Pastry Chef and owner of The Artistic Whisk, Jovana Boksen. “Being able to expand outside of the more traditional flavors makes creating the cake such a fun process for me as well as the couple I’m working with ... it never gets old!”

Jovana loves to meet with couples and bring their cultural background into creating a memorable and delicious cake to match their wedding experience.

“This is an opportunity for couples to take their guests on a flavorful journey, honoring where they have come from and into what makes them a unique couple. I have created cakes nodding to Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean and many places in between.”

She suggests keeping the flavors true by reaching into each family’s roots to feature a sumptuous cake, maybe to the northern reaches of Italy with a luscious Chocolate Hazelnut Espresso cake, or a Chocolate Chip Cannoli cake. Or, perhaps, using an exotic infusion such as a Latin-inspired Guava with Cream Cheese for those spicy Latin Lovers!

“For an island inspired wedding, you can give your guests a taste of the islands featuring Jamaican Meyer's Rum infused into the Rum Roasted Pineapple. This makes our Pineapple Coconut cake explode with bright flavor. For this couple we added an additional groom’s cake featuring a Key Lime cake paired with Blueberry crème.”

Jovana recently created an amazing cake reflecting the couple’s Middle Eastern roots by incorporating a subtle Lebanese Pistachio cake. “Asian inspired cakes may include Japanese-inspired Matcha green tea combined with Raspberry. Another option is our Earl Grey infused cake with Lemon Lavender Buttercream filling.”

The possibilities are endless, so go ahead, have some fun with this!

Pro Tip: Have a phone conversation with your cake artist prior to your tasting to give them enough time to get creative.

For more information on Jovana’s inspired flavor creations or The Artistic Whisk, please visit www.theartisticwhisk.com

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