Wedding Cakes – What’s Looking Popular for 2016?

The best part of planning a wedding is tasting all of those yummy cakes, don’t you think? Well, here at Classic Cakes, we specialize in custom and personalized wedding cakes that will perfectly complement your theme – and we promise it’ll taste fantastic, too. We also try to stay on top of the latest trends so that we can offer our brides and grooms the most popular options. With that in mind, here are some ideas for you to consider for your cake that Bridal Guide says are shaping up to be the big wedding cake trends for 2016.


Fondant has always been a favorite among wedding planners and cake eaters, but in the past few years, we’ve been seeing a return to buttercream, and it looks like the trend will stick in 2016. Fondant is great for giving your cake those perfectly smooth surfaces and edges that make your cake look gorgeous, but it doesn’t always taste great. Buttercream frosting, on the other hand, is a little more difficult to deal with, but is always a crowd pleaser. Our talented bakers can create a lot of awesome designs with this yummy frosting, and we’re already seeing lots of couples who are skipping the boring old fondant in favor of a flavored buttercream, too.

‘Naked’ Cakes

If you want to make a statement with your cake, try the new funky frosting-free trend. These so-called “naked” cakes can be filled with fresh berries and covered with fresh flowers, and will definitely stand out during wedding season. Whether you’re throwing a casual reception or a formal affair, we can style a naked cake to fit any motif, and there are still plenty of options to choose from when it comes to the design.

Fancy Flavors

Bridal Guide also reports that there’s a surging trend for fancy flavors in cakes, like white chocolate mousse, champagne and lavender-vanilla. It looks like the cakes in the new year will be out with the same old vanilla or chocolate, and with some brand-new, exciting tastes! Try something new and different and surprise your guests – we promise, they’ll love it.

Check out our website to see photos of cakes we’ve done before, and call us today at 317-844-6901 to learn more or to schedule a tasting!

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