It was the epitome of chic Noughties nuptials — a cupcake tower wedding cake. But now it has become a mass trend, it’s a bit naff.
If you want to be hip, you’ll opt for something traditional yet modern, rustic and with a nod to British heritage: a pork pie wedding cake.
Sarah Pettegree, of Bray’s Cottage Pork Pies (perfectpie.co.uk), got the idea for her cakes, which consist of hot-crust-pastry pies of increasing sizes, when she shared an oven with a master baker who specialised in wedding cakes.
Wedding chic? Surprise your guests with a pork pie wedding cake
The largest tier, at 14in, takes nine hours to bake, and when all four are put together the cake holds 20kg of pork.
You can personalise the pies with decorative pastry hearts and lettering or bespoke fillings.
Tiered wheels of different cheeses are another popular,but quirky wedding cake choice.
Traditional cake: Who needs cake toppings when you have pork pies?
Best of all, in these times of austerity, you’ve got your evening buffet and your cake rolled into one.
Plus your guests are sure to be talking about it for months to come.
Kate and Wills, take note.