Naked cakes, geode cakes, drip cakes, metallic cakes… they’ve all been enjoying their moment as wedding cakes of choice.  Now it might be time for a new wedding cake trend, according to Vogue – the Persian love cake.

Far from perfect but still a looker! My attempt at a #katherinesabbath Persian Love Cake for my mum's birthday.

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Legend has it that the Persian love cake originated with a Persian woman who was in love with a prince. To make him fall in love with her she baked a cake filled with magical love powers.

Every Persian love cake recipe will vary, but they are typically constructed around essential ingredients including rose water, cardamom, saffron and whipped cream.  You’ll often find them decorated with fresh rose petals, pistachios and figs making them both colourful and delicious at the same time.

Modern Persian love cakes can also be topped with Persian fairy floss or meringues, as well as other types of ripened fruits.

They don’t just look pretty, the Persian love cake is a romantic cake in every sense. The cake is perfumed with rich spices and floral tones.

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