Traditional and Modern Anniversary Cake Designs
by Anniversary Year
Plan your design around a particular theme
by Renee Shelton
Looking for ideas for an anniversary cake? Think of the traditional or modern gift that cooresponds to the date. While all anniversary years are noteworthy, the most highly celebrated are the 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 50th, and 60th years.
The Traditional Milestone Wedding Anniversaries
There are some wedding anniversaries that are also known by the gifts their traditional gifts
25th Anniversary is the "Silver Anniversary"
30th Anniversary is the "Pearl Anniversary"
40th Anniversary is the "Ruby Anniversary"
45th Anniversary is the "Sapphire Anniversary"
50th Anniversary is the "Golden Anniversary"
55th Anniversary is the "Emerald Anniversary"
60th Anniversary is the "Diamond Anniversary"
Image above: Dried Female Cochineal Insects,
which were used to make red food coloring.
grain with chocolate or fondant - impression mat
or chocolate tool
related to where the wedding ceremony took place,
or where the couple honeymooned at.
a border using a pearl silicone mold, and dust
with a silk powder, or a pearl luster powder.
lace molds for intricate and easy patterns for
the sides of the cake.
ivory tones for the buttercream or fonant, with
gold designs in edible gold dust.
the cake with a crystal or clear glass cake topper.
the couple's china pattern around the sides of
leaf accents for the Silver Anniversary.
pearl strands or irridescent colors.
or jade accents on the cake.
red colors or ruby sugar gemstones.
blue colors or sapphire sugar gemstones.
leaf accents for the Golden Anniversary.
green colors or emerald sugar gemstones.
sugar gemstones in assorted shapes.
something memorable with gold leaf or with diamond
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