Planning a wedding in the age of technology is both a blessing and a curse. Brides are savvier than ever before with tons of information at their fingertips. Although browsing through option after option online can be entertaining, it can also be overwhelming. For instance, choosing and designing a wedding cake should be one of the fun parts of planning your wedding day. So, to help narrow down the search, we’ve compiled a list of five of our favorite wedding cake trends for this year reported by The Knot.
Ruffles and Frills
If you are a simplistic bride who has a bit of a girly side, add a few sugar ruffles to your wedding cake for an elegant look. Sometimes it is better to skip the bold colors and patterns, and go with subtle frilly embellishments instead. You may consider coordinating the design with us so we can match the ruffle patterns on your wedding dress. We can even finish off the light and airy design by personalizing the cake with your monogrammed initials. This extra touch will coordinate with any wedding theme and make the cake unique to you.
If you have started planning your wedding, you will have noticed that metallics are everywhere. From stationary to bridesmaids’ dresses, more and more brides are choosing to add hints of silver, gold and bronze to their wedding theme – so why not add it to your wedding cake? Have one solid cake in your preferred tone of metallic or incorporate another neat wedding trend into your cake design by having a trio of smaller metallic cakes instead. If solid metallic overwhelms you, we can also create a fine edible glitter that provides a decorative sheen.
Skip the Fondant
The latest wedding trend is called “naked” cakes, which shows off the imperfections of your cake layers by excluding the outer layer of fondant or icing. Often decorated with berries, apples or pears, this earthy wedding cake idea is a popular option for a whimsical woodland wedding theme. The focus of a naked cake is the taste, not the look, making it perfect for a natural, outdoor wedding. Go one step further by placing the cake on a wooden tree ring or decorating the cake table with moss.
White on White
A white wedding theme is timeless and classic. Add a slightly modern twist to your all white wedding cake by adding small all-white embellishments like piped embroidery, pearls or sugar flowers. You can even infuse your personality into the cake design by asking your baker to create hexagonal or oval-shaped tiers. Lace would be another unique addition to your classy cake. Choose a lace pattern to match your wedding dress or the other decorations being used at the reception.
The Ombre Effect
Recently, we have seen ombre hair, ombre clothes, ombre décor – and now, ombre wedding cakes! This artful cake design can be glamourous or simple. Your wedding color palette can transition from hue to hue, or you can choose a tint that fades to white – with the ombre effect, the options are endless. Instead of creating a solid ombre cake, choose to have an ombre embellishment instead. An ombre of rosettes can cascade down the tiers of your cake for an elegant effect with a pop of color.
Whatever wedding cake trend you decide, be sure to choose a cake shop that can work with you to make your design dreams come true – without the stress! The professionals at Classic Cakes are ready to work with you to create the perfect wedding cake for your special day. Make an appointment to plan your cake today by calling 317-844-6901.