When it comes to wedding cakes these days, they need to play a number of roles: They have to look gorgeous, fit in with the wedding theme, and taste amazingly good. It’s a big order to fill, but today’s cake designers are up to the challenge. Here are some favorite trends out now.
Clean and Classic
These days, many couples are opting for clean, classic designs, many of which mimic bridal gown fabrics or detailing. Understated yet whimsical designs, such as cakes covered in blush-colored frosting and punctuated with tiny silver-dusted polka dots or pale-blue fondant frosted cakes studded with chocolate-brown sugar flowers, are all the rage.
Though round tiers are still the favorite for today’s couples, square, octagon, and hexagon confections are gaining popularity especially for more modern and laid-back weddings. Atypical shapes give the tower of tiers a sophisticated feel without frilliness. For a multidimensional appeal, pair differently shaped cakes together, such as round tiers on square tiers.
Today’s confections are taking a spin on the color wheel. We’re seeing hues of light blush, ice blue, pale pistachio, rum ink, and lavender splash across the scene, along with shades of butterscotch and café au lait- colors that reflect the bridesmaids’ dresses rather than the bride’s gown.
Fresh and Flirty
Fresh flowers continue to be a popular adornment for wedding cakes, though sugar paste flowers are still holding their own. Unfussy, simple blooms are replacing the more frivolous flowers; today’s most fashionable fleurs include orchids, calla lilies, tulips, and gardenias. Simple embellishment such as single rose petals, curving scrollwork, and family monograms are also setting the standard, as personalization continues to be very popular at weddings!
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