A toast to champagne: 10 ways to incorporate a little bubbly fun into your big day

Champagne can be used for more than just your wedding toast.

“Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” 

That fabulously descriptive (and apt) quote is often attributed to Dom Pérignon, the 17th-century monk after whom the prestigious champagne brand is named, thanks to his contributions to the art of making champagne.

And, though we don’t actually know if it was Brother Dom who first uttered those words, many would agree that they are spot on. Champagne is, well, delicious, a golden river of bubbly perfection!

Historically associated with royalty and grand events, it is little wonder champagne is synonymous with celebrations – and there aren’t too many celebrations that are bigger or more special than your wedding day.

But, you can do more than just drink champagne, it’s delectable in food, especially in cakes. Champagne can be added to your wedding cake’s batter for added sweetness or, even better, add it to your icing as a surprise twist.

Here are 10 clever champagne-based ideas (some with recipes) that will ensure you can use our favourite tipple for more than just your ceremonial toast.

Decadent champagne flavoured puffs make a wonderful addition to any wedding buffet dessert table. Image: The Craving Chronicles Available in chocolate and vanilla, this three-tier round cake is covered in champagne fondant and topped off with shimmering, champagne-coloured fondant bands at the base of each tier. Image: Pink Cake Box
Golden yellow French macaroons house a delicious buttercream filling that has been infused with champagne. Image: i-heart-baking
Champagne cake pops are a fun twist as part of dessert – or a fun hen’s night. Combine champagne with cake crumbs and dollop on a healthy serving of champagne frosting. Yumbo! Image: TheFreshFridge.com Champagne flavoured – and coloured – wedding cake. Image: Curtis and Co Cakes

A creamy delight, this champagne vanilla pudding makes a perfect addition to your wedding dessert table. A fun way to serve it is in long shot glasses topped with strawberries.
Image: Bobby’s Baking Blog

This strawberry and champagne Charlotte comprises a layer of sponge cake topped with a delectible champagne mouse. Image: Vittles Desserts A simple white cake lightly flavored with rum and syrup, this cake is filled with delicious champagne custard and iced with a pale pink whipped topping. It’s finished with a shell border and white chocolate curls. Image: Nugget Markets Wonderfully festive, these fluffy, champagne cupcakes are accented with crisp white icing and decorated with edible flowers.
Image: Tomayto Tomahto With it’s oh-so sweet icing, this fluffy cake is jam packed with lip-smacking strawberries and pink champagne, but the fun doesn’t stop there. It’s drizzled with champagne syrup and the whole thing is covered in a strawberry champagne buttercream. Dee-lish! Image: Cake Fixation
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