Wedding Cakes: Top Trends & Ideas
One of the sweetest and most cherished traditions of your wedding reception will be when you and your groom cut the first slice of your wedding cake. Your cake cutting marks the first task you’ll do together as a married couple. Feeding each other the first slice symbolizes your commitment to provide for each other.
Wedding cakes come in all sorts of flavors, shapes, and designs, so keep your theme and colors in mind as you’re deciding on exactly what you want. Just about anything can inspire your wedding cake design – from the lace in your dress, to the pattern of your china, to a favorite painting or even your monogram. What’s on trend for 2017? Here are the five top wedding cake ideas for you to consider.
Brides everywhere are flocking to this top trend: metallic wedding cake ideas. Delicate embroidery in gold…a stylized art-deco, old Hollywood look…even geometric shapes that give off a fresh, contemporary feel. Metallic tiers can even be paired with classic tiers for a trendy look. If an entire tier is too much glam for you, consider adding a fine sparkle of edible glitter all over which gives your cake a beautiful, luminescent sheen. There’s no doubt that metallics are the hottest trend right now for wedding cakes!
Whether your wedding style is down-home country-chic or black-tie formal, frills are at home in any type of wedding reception, and your wedding cake is no exception. For a timelessly elegant look, today’s brides and grooms are opting to skip bold patterns in favor of a cake that’s decorated with allover sugar ruffles. Finish it off with fresh flowers in between the tiers, or with a few sugar flowers added on top. The overall effect is both light and airy, and your guests will surely be impressed with your good taste.
A new option that’s taking the wedding industry by storm is the naked wedding cake: a tiered delight that showcases the cake, the fillings and other decorations, rather than the frosting. In fact, there is no frosting! Also known as a “deconstructed cake,” this trendy new addition puts a focus on the cake and any fillings such as a chantilly cream, luscious berries, or juicy blood oranges. Simple and rustic-chic, this new trend in wedding cakes may also be a healthier choice for sugar-conscious guests.
White-on-White Wedding Cakes
No matter what the flavor of your cake, finishing it off with white frosting, accented by white embellishments, is bound to make your cake a standout choice in 2017. Cake tiers can be dressed up with white lace, piped embroidery or with jeweled embellishments such as petals or pearls. If you’re inclined to choose this super-elegant option, you may want to consider choosing squares, ovals or hexagons for your tiers to make your cake stand out even more. Finishing off your cake with a multitude of cascading white sugar flowers will add even more beauty and dimension to your creation.
Incorporating Wedding Details
Many brides are looking to have their wedding dress lace, buttons, or even a lacy china pattern replicated on their wedding cakes. This trend looks best when your baker works with fondant for lace, sugar for buttons, and uses lighter hues for the overall design. Working in these kinds of details gives you continuity, and it’s a sweet way to make your wedding cake truly unique.
While these ideas represent the top five trends in wedding cakes for 2017, there are many other on-trend designs you can consider. The most important thing is to choose a cake that you and your groom love, and one that expresses your personalities and identity as a couple.
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