Let’s begin by looking at the question, “what is the meaning of ‘Novelty’”?
” Novelty is the quality of being different, new, and unusual. “
Definition taken from the Collins English Dictionary
From this, we can see that Novelty Cakes include a broad range of cake styles, each of which has an element of being different to the more standard/regular cakes.
These can be broken down into different styles within the umbrella of ‘Novelty style’……
Carved/Illusion style cakes:
Cakes that are made to look like different objects or animals, are classed as illusion cakes – they are meant to fool the mind into thinking it is a ‘real object’ rather than a cake.
Cakes that include small models of characters/people/animals etc on a regular shaped cake.
Sometimes, you just want something a little different on your wedding day, something to make you stand out from the crowd.
Traditional white wedding cakes, with sugar flowers, are lovely – just not for everyone.
Cakes for other occasions
Novelty cakes don’t just have to be for Birthdays or Weddings…… any special occasion deserves a novelty cake!