25 Traditional Nigerian Wedding Cakes

A perfect wedding consists of many components. You need to pick the right theme, choose the most amazing wedding gown, have gorgeous wedding rings made just for you, hire a good caterer, choose the most suitable venue, and make sure every guest is having the time of their life.

A wedding cake is also essential for a good wedding, since it often closes the night and leaves a lasting impression on the guests. Find out everything about Nigerian wedding cakes right now!

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1. Traditional wedding cakes

Although classic Nigerian wedding cakes don’t look too similar to the ones you’re used to seeing in wedding magazines and romantic movies, they have plenty of charm. The base of the cake is very rich and contains ingredients like margarine, flour, sugar, eggs, water, baking powder, and vanilla extract.

There are several ways to elevate the taste and the appearance of the cake base: for example, by substituting half of the margarine with butter for a creamier texture and taste.

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2. New cake trends

You can also add some flavor to your cake by putting in some grated nutmeg or other of your favorite spices. Another popular way to enhance the taste of your wedding cake is to add brandy and raising, turning the ordinary cake base into a fruitcake.

No matter which cake base you go for, the best way to ice the cake is to use the vanilla buttercream frosting, adding fruit coloring for a beautiful design.

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3. Nigerian cake designs

Of course, the thing that helps Igbo traditional wedding cakes stand out is the design. The end result of the cake depends only on your budget and the skills of the wedding cake creator, as opportunities for designing the cake are nearly limitless.

Talented Nigerian bakers can recreate any shape in the form of a cake, which is why the guests of a Nigerian wedding are always looking forward to the cake, knowing that it’s going to be a big surprise. Cakes in the shape of a crow, treasure chest, pile of books, and other intricate designs featuring flowers and other motifs, are only a small part of what local bakers are capable of.

Nigerian cake designs

4. Latest wedding cake designs

If you look at Nigerian wedding decoration pictures, you will see that cakes always take the central spot in wedding photography simply due to their amazing appearance. It’s also no wonder that new cake design trends appear very often. Here are some of the trends we currently love:

  • Lace decoration.
  • Leafs and florals.
  • Ombre frosting.
  • “Naked cake” with no frosting on the outside/
  • Edible gold detailing.
  • Tower-shaped cakes.

When you’re ready to order or bake a cake for your wedding, all you have to do to find inspiration is look at the stunning Nigerian cake designs we have for you here. Make your cake the center of attention for your wedding and watch awestruck guests look at it arriving!

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My name is Inna. I am a content writer with an English and literature background. As a mother of a 4-year old son, I love learning about children’s health and development, as well as finding new interesting toys and activities for my little one. I am also in love with all things tech and always keep my finger on the pulse of new smartphone and gadget releases. Another big passion of mine is beauty and makeup – every day I read about new trends in skin care and makeup and always look forward to trying them. Plus, I love pop culture, travelling, crafts, and anything that can make our daily life more thrilling!