Courtesy of Hello Naomi
Engaged couples put their monogram on everything from the invitations to napkins. But one of the most creative (and delicious) places to flaunt your married initials? On your wedding cake. If you're changing your last name to your husband's, then the monogram can feature the initial of the shared last name, flanked by both first initials. Or, you can simply use the first letter of the shared last name. If you're keeping your maiden name, then you can use your own first-name initial along with your groom's, making a two-letter monogram (you could also incorporate a plus sign or ampersand).
Traditional monogrammed cakes feature ornate calligraphed initials made of icing. But these days, there are plenty of more modern ways to put your stamp on your multi-tiered dessert. Here are three of our favorites:
This modern black-and-white wedding cake above, by Australia-based bakery Hello Naomi, features a clever typography theme. Fondant circles are cut with a cookie cutter and carefully piped with the bride's and groom's first initials using icing; the letters are designed to resemble a typewriter font.
If you're marrying in a rustic venue, choose a monogram design to match your surroundings. For a wedding at Vinewood, a historic plantation in Georgia, the cake designers at Atlanta-based Sweet Sensations created this confection to complement the lush estate. The taupe-colored tiers suit the alfresco setting, and the "framed" monogram incorporates a whimsical sugar acorn. The entire cake is covered with dogwood blossoms, all handmade from fondant.
Photo: [Gayle Brooker Photography](http://www.gaylebrooker.com/)
The delicate lattice-weave pattern is piped onto the ivory cake tiers using royal icing to create an elegant, preppy look. The couple's three-letter monogram is fashioned in sugar and designed in a bold sans-serif font, which helps the initials stand out in this all-white design.
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