A few months ago we had a little chuckle over some zombie wedding cake pictures we found on the net. A couple of weeks after that, someone told me their cousin had one designed for them. At that point I thought it was a mere coincidence. But come a few months later, my feed reader had been inundated with articles on wedding cakes inspired by the zombie apocalypse! So I decided to dive into this wedding trend and see why its so popular.
First of all, we’re all familiar with the annual mass zombie walks conducted in each major city. These events were inspired by the the amalgamation of fictional stories about the zombie apocalypse. Together with the numerous movies and video games made by creative studios who continue to rake it in, it seems as though the wedding industry are about to be the next players to milk the zombie wedding cake cash cow.
After checking out a few trending pictures, I have to be honest and admit that many of them are of high quality and boast some really creative use of space. First of all, a wedding cake is one of the best platforms to implement a zombie theme. This is due to the multiple levels that most wedding cakes have along with the creative potential that wedding cake toppers offer. Most, if not all wedding cakes have two people as the topper (bride and groom). In most stories about the zombie apocalypse, victory is won by a heroic duo. In addition, the various levels of a typical wedding cake act as obstacles for the walking dead, which end up being quirky alternatives to flowers and pearls.
it seems as though the wedding industry are about to be the next players to milk the zombie wedding cake cash cow
The use of blood however, is something I am not really a fan of. While you may wow your guests and be able to claim this as an original thought (at least for the next year), some of the examples shown here display too much carnage. And unless you know for certain that all of your guests share the same strength in stomach as you, I personally wouldn’t recommend you expect all of your guests to part-take in the eating of a bloody cake.
Overall though I think its quite fun and I predict that more creativity will be injected into weddings in the next 5 years as a new generation of couples begin to define their own traditions. What do you think about this zombie trend?