As we enter into 2017, we look towards the wedding cake trends which will hit in the new year!
Metallic Cakes: If you’re into gold, silver, copper or pewter, grab a fork and dig into this decadent (and delicious) cake trend. Metallics are a hot colour for 2017/8 and incorporating edible gold/silver leaf into your wedding cake design will really wow your guests!
Ruffled Cakes/White on white: For a seriously elegant look, skip the bold patterns and add-ons in favor of subtle embellishments with allover sugar ruffles. A white wedding cake is always in good taste. The fresh new way to do a white wedding cake is to add interesting all-white embellishments. Dress up tiers with details, like piped embroidery or jeweled embellishments (we love petals or even pearls). Nontraditional shaped tiers, like hexagons and ovals, make the cake a little more out of the ordinary.
Buttercream Cakes: If you're going for a homespun, relaxed vibe, ask us to smother your wedding cake in delicious buttercream frosting. We get lots of requests for rustic iced buttercream layers with flecks of vanilla bean in the icing or textured piping that looks and tastes delicious, but isn't perfect.
Painted Cakes: Did you know you can actually have anything you want painted onto your cake? It's true. Pick anything you like -- from the design on your invites to the quote from your first-dance song or even your wedding motif, like a bicycle, oak tree, or anemone flowers – to have showcased onto your cake tiers. First, the cake gets covered in fondant, then the design is hand-painted on the cake. I love the fact that it can look like a classic painting or a piece of modern art, depending on the way it's painted.
Naked Cakes: Yep, you read that right. This hot trend will definitely continue on from 2016. With the deconstructed cake, you get to show off the inside. For a summertime wedding, berries work well; in winter and autumn, ask us to fill the layers with seasonal fruits.
Macaron towers: Let your guests help themselves to dessert! With a macaron tower you can let guests decide which flavour they'd like and still have a small cutting cake for yourselves to have the next day. From macaron towers, stacks of donuts, or cupcakes lined up in a row, there are no limits to what you are “allowed” to do!