Just about anything can inspire your wedding cake design. The beautiful ornate moulding in your ballroom venue, your beautiful gown, your table centre pieces or even your chosen flowers. Here, a few trends to help inspire your custom cake.
THE NAKED CAKE….
PHOTO BY BRINDAMOUR PHOTOGRAPHY; ROEY YOHAI PHOTOGRAPHY; HEATHER ROTH FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Yep, you read that right and it is the hottest trend in Wedding Cakes right now. With the deconstructed cake, you get to show off the inside. For a summertime wedding, berries work well; in winter and fall, ask your baker to fill the layers with seasonal fruits, like apples, pears or even blood oranges. “The exposed cake and filling of the naked cake appeal to both the eyes and the stomach,”
THE LACE CAKE……
PHOTO BY ANTONIS ACHILLEOS; K. COREA PHOTOGRAPHY; KRISTI WRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
Experienced cake bakers are turning out tiers decorated with beautiful designs, reminiscent of the most gorgeous wedding gowns imaginable — like yours. A lot of brides are looking for patterns copied from the lace in their dress. So decide which detail from your dress to highlight on your cake, from a few simple sugar-made buttons to ivory and white fondant lace appliques wrapped around each tier. The key to pulling it off is in the color. This trend works best with light hues and little contrast.
THE METALLIC CAKE…..
PHOTO BY CLY CREATION; VUE PHOTOGRAPHY; CLY CREATION
Metallics are only big for stationery, but for wedding cakes as well. We’re not talking about a gold and silver vintage style, but more a stylized glam, art-deco, old-Hollywood look. The best part about metallics? They can adapt to any style; delicate embroidery in gold feels opulent while geometric shapes give off a fresh, modern feel. If an entire tier is too much glitz for you, consider adding a little sparkle all over. Fine edible glitter (think: pixie dust) can add a decorative sheen to your cake without overpowering the whole design.
In reality, you can let your creative juices flow when it comes to your cake but remember it must taste yummy as well as look beautiful. Think outside the box and incorporate something personal into your cake. You really should have your cake and eat it!!
“Dream Big, Ladies”……. Annette