Delight the eyes and tastebuds of your guests with a colourful cake and chocolate bomboniere.

Show (and savour!) your true colours
When it comes to wedding cakes, white is an obvious colour to choose. But many modern brides are abandoning tradition and choosing modern wedding cakes in every colour of the rainbow – from pastels to brights to a multi-coloured creation.

Tricks of the trade
Most cake decorators are adept at adding colour to wedding cakes. Whether it's a bold, striking blue or the merest hint of pink, your decorator can colour your cake to your requirements. Either the sugar-dough icing will be coloured before it is set over your wedding cake, or the cake can be airbrushed with colour after it has been iced. Similarly, decorations such as sugar flowers can be hand-coloured, made from coloured royal icing or tinted using an airbrush.

Your decorator can colour-match your cake to the exact shade of your dress, your bridesmaids' dresses or flowers, so make sure you give your decorator a swatch of fabric or a bloom from your bouquet to ensure colour accuracy.

Trendy, trendy
Your wedding cake doesn't necessarily have to be one entire colour. You can alternate the colour of each tier or ask your decorator for a swirled, marbled effect. Cakes with stripes in pink, blue, lemon and candy colours are perfect for outdoor summer weddings.
Regal colours such as rich navy, burgundy and forest green are always popular wedding cake colours particularly if decorated wit gold or silver piping. Colour trends of the moment include strong hues such as sky blue and deep fuchsia pink, while soft yellow and multi-coloured cakes are also popular, particularly when stylised coloured flowers are featured on pale blue or yellow cakes.

Rainbow bomboniere
Chocolate bomboniere won't only delight your guests' tastebuds; they will also add the final touch to your table decoration. Foil chocolates come in many different shapes and colours so you are sure to find ones that complement your wedding theme or colour. Scatter them on your guest tables or place one on each guest's napkin or beside their place card.

Box it up!
Boxed chocolates are always elegant and make an attractive addition to your guest tables. Bomboniere boxes and ribbons come in as many colours and patterns as there are kangaroos in the bush – you are destined to find your dream packaging!

Takeaway treats
Another terrific idea is to artfully arrange a plate of chocolate boxes at the centre of each table or on a special 'bomboniere table,' and allow guests to take a box with them at the end of the evening. Or write each guest's name on a tag and attach it to a chocolate box and place it at the exit of your reception venue. The possibilities are limitless!