For the coffee lovers, we've pulled together all of our favorite coffee-infused wedding cakes.
The icing on this coffee-infused mocha cake starts out light and becomes deepest in color and flavor at the bottom. The meringue drops, tinted with cocoa and coffee extract, are dipped in chocolate, then set on the tiers. Extras can be served alongside the cake or distributed as wedding favors.
Hidden beneath a gentle flurry of bittersweet chocolate curls are three tiers of mocha spice cake made tender with sour cream. The cake gets a lift from coffee, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove -- each layer is brushed with ginger-infused syrup before it is frosted with chocolate buttercream.
The top and bottom sections of this grand cake display a classic basketweave design, while the thick whorls (made with a petal tip) and braided wreaths (a round tip) of the middle tiers copy the artistry of baskets made by Maine's Wabanaki tribes. Mocha buttercream is also unconventional -- along with a brown satin ribbon around the stand, it gives the cake an autumnal air.
Bakers have been swirling dark and light batters together for more than a hundred years. Here, marbleized fondant hints at the cake's interior and covers a layer of buttercream frosting. The fondant's soft pink hue contrasts with the scalloped chocolate bands, charmingly dressed with grosgrain ribbons and silk bows. Inside are actually two kinds of cake, chocolate marble and mocha marble, in alternating layers; the espresso in the mocha brings extra sophistication to the combination of flavors.
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