I love bas relief. It’s a technique where moulded decorations like flowers, birds, scrolls and beads are layered onto cakes to create stunning textures. Almost like a decorative wooden panel in an old building. I don’t get to do enough of it! When used in Summer, it looks amazing with bright colours. In Winter, it works so beautifully with a white on white effect.
If you love fruit, but don’t want a semi-naked cake, I really love Winter fruits with fondant cakes. In Summer, I don’t think the effect looks as amazing, but in Winter, with the darker, richer fruits popping against the pale white of the fondant, I think they go together perfectly. If fresh fruit doesn’t appeal to you, you can always ask you cake maker to include some wintry berries in a sugar flower cascade and embrace flowers like the sea holly.
Finally, Winter is a great excuse to use lustres and silver leaf. They ooze luxury and can be used to bring a little colour to a Winter wedding cake.