by Samantha Chirico
One would assume on their wedding day, that all eyes would be on the lovely couple saying “I do,” however, there is one other main star that won’t go unnoticed. The wedding cake has become the most high profile item on your wedding menu; guest anticipating an eye-catching, mouth watering, scrumptious, work of art.
A wedding cake is one of the few on-show centerpieces in a newlywed’s big day, being a sign of the duos style and personality, both inside and out. Many trends are everlasting and ultimately seen year after year. From timeless traditional to trendy tiers, chic cakes and delectable desserts, wedding cakes nowadays have a number of roles they must play. Not only does it need to make a statement, but also reflect the overall wedding theme and of course taste “eye-rollingly” good!
Here, are various cake trends that are making a proclamation, from lace cakes to naked bakes, these are sure to be a sensation on your special day!
With old-Hollywood and art-deco trending for a more stylized glam wedding, Metallic wedding cakes will make a magnificent (and edible!) centerpiece. From various shades of silver, gold and bronze, the metallic craze is being incorporated through geometric patterns on cakes to metallic piping and gold leaf detailing. The metal-inspired colours will give a lustrous look for both the hopeless romantic and modern bride.
Not crazy about layers of frosting, butter cream, and fondant on the outside? Then the Naked wedding cake is the perfect fit for you! This certain cake confection has an “unfinished” exposed look, however the style is anything less of appealing to both the stomach and the eyes. Incorporating seasonal berries and fruits along with fresh flowers and edible garnishes, one can style this unfrosted beauty in all shapes, sizes, and flavours. Be a bride that dares to go bare!
These days, ruffles are not just for your wedding dress! Ruffled wedding cakes can range from a perfectly polished look to abstract and unstructured. Incorporating a ribbon of ruffles around each tier or covering the entire cake in stunning sugary ruffles, the look can be integrated for a wedding that is of country rustic chic to avant-garde. The design potential of frills are limitless for these dainty yet elegant wedding cakes.
For the bride that craves a real feminine beauty, the Lace wedding cake will add a true vintage charm to your day. For cake designers and brides-to-be, lace emulates tradition, drama and romance. All of these elements can be showcased through your wedding cake. From lace fondant mold appliqué to lace piping, to lace with a pop of colour, each cake tier can be ornamented to evoke the most lovely wedding dress imaginable- such as yours.
Multiple Wedding Cakes
The traditional white wedding cake will never go out of style, but for the bride-to-be who wants to “have it all,” Multiple wedding cakes is the most contemporary big-day dessert trend. This eye-catching idea adds element to your reception, having 4-5 smaller cakes varying in not only sizes and styles, but also, flavours. Guests will love this creative dining spread, sampling a “little bit of everything.” This truly allows one to not only have their choice of cake, but to eat it too!
Samantha Chirico is a Fashion Merchandising graduate of LIM College in New York City. She has experience in the wedding industry having worked with Kleinfeld Bridal, Manhattan and was a recent Wedding and Events Marketing Intern at Fota Island Resort, Cork. Samantha is now living in Birmingham, Alabama and pursuing a career in all things bridal.