Would you have a geode cake at your wedding?
Usually, the only ‘rock’ you’ll find at weddings is the engagement ring on the brides finger. But no longer.
The latest trend sweeping the world of weddings is for ‘geode cakes’ – show-stopping creations concealing what appears to be quartz crystal inside.
Don’t worry – you won’t be smashing your teeth any time soon. The ‘crystals’ inside these cakes are actually made from colourful rock candy which is completely edible.
These spectacular cakes take their name from the geological term for volcanic rocks, which when split open reveal sparkling quartz crystals creations inside to make them look like something straight out of the pages of National Geographic.
Many are also embellished with gold leaf for a little added sparkle, making them great for glamorous weddings.
Having started in Australia, the trend has now gone viral, with countless bakeries across the globe rushing to recreate the look popularised by cake artist Rachael Teufel.
Inspired to try and bake one yourself at home? Be warned: you’ll need plenty of time on your hands. It can take up to three days to grow the edible crystals needed to make a geode cake, while larger rocks take up to a week in what can only be described as a real labour of love.
But for these stunning cakes, we reckon it’s worth the effort. Just don’t tell your dentist…