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Not only does red velvet cake taste great, but what's more romantic than the color red? Red food coloring added to chocolate cake batter creates a rich red hue that pops against white frosting when sliced. You can use any flavor of frosting (or leave it unfrosted for the oh-so-trendy naked cake), but our personal favorite is the classic cream cheese icing. Either way, guests will want a second slice of your rich, smooth red velvet wedding cake.
Ombré Red Velvet Wedding Cake
To break with tradition, Francina Stewart of One Girl Cookies in Brooklyn, New York, created ombré layers of cake and then covered them with beads of cream cheese buttercream. The end result is charmingly retro, with a homemade quality that makes you want to sneak a swipe of frosting.
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Red Velvet Fig Cake
Fresh figs pop against a sheet of snowy fondant on this red velvet cake, which Sweet & Saucy Shop layered with cream cheese filling.
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For this wedding, Black Dog Bakery accented a pair of smaller cakes, this one red velvet, with flowers to create an ethereal display.
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Guests at this New York City wedding were served a coconut-flecked red velvet cake with sweet buttercream frosting that matched the wedding's principal hues: red and white.
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This southern rendition of the classic red velvet cake comes from another Martha from Montclair, New Jersey and features two layers of cake with cream cheese frosting.
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Geometric Four-Tier Cake
Decorated with brightly colored hexagons and criss-crossed lines, this four-tier cake by Amy Beck Cake Design boasts four different flavors: red velvet, passion fruit with passion fruit filling, chocolate ganache with strawberry and vanilla filling, and lemon cake with raspberry filling.
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Floral Frosted Cake
This couple served a frosted red velvet cake as one of their four diverse cakes at the reception. Each cake from Dessert Designs was displayed on its own tray with a sign to mark the flavor. The red velvet was front and center with a gorgeous floral piped frosting.
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Natural Red Velvet Cake
One tier of this wedding cake by Cakes by Liz contained red velvet with cream cheese frosting, and the other was a simple vanilla with buttercream. The cake was imperfectly iced and garnished with red and white flowers for a natural feel.
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Red Velvet and Vanilla Tiered Cake
Pam Goddard, of A Piece of Cake, made the four-tier confection featuring red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and vanilla cake with raspberry cream filling and cream cheese frosting. A garnish of white garden roses provided a lovely finishing touch.
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Naked Red Velvet
This impressive dessert spread included mini eclairs, fruit tarts, a croquembouche and a four-tier naked red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, all from Irene's Cakes by Design.
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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
This couple ditched the traditional cake and served red velvet whoopie pies for dessert.
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Hidden beneath the swooping white frosting of this tiered dessert are stunning scarlet layers infused with buttermilk and cocoa. For added flavor, we've substituted a tangy cream-cheese frosting for the standard flour-based icing, spreading it between each layer and outside, and adorning it with gum-paste magnolias.
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Inside of this ikat and French silk ribbon cake, alternating layers of red velvet cake and white buttercream echo the ribbon's stripes (we stacked two of these five-layer tiers).