Backdrops Put Your Wedding & Mitzvah Cake at Center Stage

It’s not your grandmother’s kosher wedding cake with white butter crème icing and a plastic bride and groom on top.  Today’s wedding and bat & bar mitzvah cakes are works of art and as much a part of the décor as the table centerpieces.  If you’re going to invest in a glam cake, it only makes sense to place it in a glam setting.  A table draped in pretty linen is just the beginning of setting the stage for the cake cutting.

The right backdrop will make your wedding or bat/bar mitzvah cake table and dessert buffet a focal point in the room.

Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah Cake Backdrop Ideas - Streamers

Paper Streamers – Wedding & Mitzvah Cake Backdrop

Paper Origami Backdrop

Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah Cake Backdrop Ideas - Paper Origami

Paper Origami – Wedding & Mitzvah Cake Display

Stringing a thousand origami paper cranes is an ancient Japanese legend that promises a special wish granted by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness.  It’s a traditional Japanese wedding gift, and many Japanese couples will incorporate origami cranes into their wedding décor.  Take a page from Japanese tradition and hang these cute, colorful strands behind your wedding cake.

Colorful Backdrop

Rainbow Cake & Dessert Table Backdrop

Rainbow Backdrop

You can use the backdrop area to add a pop of color (or colors) to your event space.

Florists & Party Decor

Themed Dessert Table Display

Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah Cake Backdrop Ideas - Design Theme

Design Theme – Wedding & Mitzvah Cake Decor

If your cake has a design element that stands out, make it a theme throughout your décor.  The swags on this wedding cake are matched by swags of red balls in the background.  The colorful red garlands are an easy craft project using Styrofoam balls and spray paint.  Find instructions from Cheree Berry here.

Gobo Lit Cake Table

Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah Cake Backdrop Ideas - Gobo Lights

Gobo Lights – Wedding & Mitzvah Cake Display

Gobo lights are great for almost any decor, including a romantic lighting to spotlight your cake.  If you are having professional lighting for your wedding reception, ask your vendor to set something up for the cake table.

DIY Uplighting & Cakes

DIY UpLighting offers a number of affordable and fun options to not only add drama and a WOW factor to your event space, but also to your cake table!

Pattern Backdrop

Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah Cake Backdrops - Wall Decor

Wall Decor – Cake & Dessert Table Backdrop

It’s okay to be matchy-matchy sometimes.  This black and white tapestry backdrop is stunning with this black and white cake.  The wrought iron chandelier gives an old world charm to this very modern cake design.

Pipe & Drape Cake Table Backdrop

Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah Cake Backdrops - Pipe & Drape

Pipe & Drape – Cake Table & Dessert Buffet Backdrop

A gold crushed satin pipe and drape with soft lights is what makes this setting feel warm and inviting.  It complements the cake without competing with it.  You can find similar Letter Dishes at Koyal Wholesale.

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Written by Lonni Delane