When most people picture the dessert an at American wedding, they imagine a beautiful, ornate cake covered in frosting or fondant. Of course, cakes can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and there are many other desserts out ... read more
Wedding cake is undeniably one of the best parts of the reception. Not only is it an adorable picture opportunity for the happy couple (will they or won’t they smash the cake in each other’s face?), but also almost everyone ... read more
If you know you want a very specific, very custom cake, it really can’t get better than a hand-painted design. Often done over fondant, a hand-painted cake allows the cake artist to create a truly one-of-a-kind look for your wedding cake! Popular hand-drawn designs include floral pieces, marble aesthetic, or even a tie-dye look!
This new cake trend is adding a pop of sophistication and flair to any wedding cake - adding metallic elements to your cake! Where it be bright gold frosting, silver flecks, or a beautiful rose gold topper, adding metals to your wedding cake is sure to make it a showstopper! You can go so far as to make the entire cake metallic, or so simple as adding one singular accent like a gold flower or other motif to tie everything together.
Drip Cakes are Naked Cakes’ new, hip cousin. They are essentially naked cakes with a twist - a drip of icing, jam, or some other delicious topping artistically placed along the top and “dripping” along the sides of the cake. This creates a yummy, organic, beautifully natural look. A drip cake is a great option if you love the general aesthetic of a naked cake but want a little additional flavor or aesthetic to jazz it up a bit. This type of topping is also great because it gives you so many options for how to top your wedding cake - different colors and flavors will create different looks to complement your colors or theme for the day!
Multiple, Smaller Cakes
A major wedding cake trend that we’re going to see a lot of in 2018 is going to be the use of multiple, smaller cakes. One reason is just that the aesthetic and design options you’re able to put together with more than one cake can’t be beat. Another major reason, though, is the couple really wanting to make accommodations for their guests' needs - including food allergies and other dietary restrictions, as well as just taste preferences. Don’t be surprised if you attend several 2018 weddings that boast 3 - 5 small wedding cakes!
Cakes with Words
Similar to the hand-painted cakes, a more specific trend is on the rise for 2018: using words as art on your wedding cake. This can be anything from the couple’s names, to a favorite quote or song lyric about love. Using words as your cake decoration is a simple, beautiful way to make a big impact on your guests - and to make the cake as meaningful as the program or music!
Here is another example for the use of multiple, smaller cakes. You can have multiple flavors, icing types and ingredients with multiple smaller cakes. It's an easy way to please all the cake lovers with different taste preferences in your wedding party!
3D Ultra-Real Frosting
With the advancements in 3D printing and generally making everything more ultra-real, look for cakes with frosting with details never possible before. We are going to see more cakes that look life fine art, and you won't want to cut the cake until the last minute!
Fun and Humorous Cakes
More couples are choosing to show their sense of humor with their wedding cake design. A humorous cake will leave people talking about your wedding for a long time to come!
When it comes to planning your wedding, there’s a lot to consider. You need to reserve the venue, set the guest list, choose your invitations, hire a DJ…the list goes on and on! It can be easy to get caught ... read more
Let them eat cake! Guests may be happily dancing and toasting to their new married friends at the reception, but food is always on everyone’s mind, especially cake and dessert. Fortunately there are several ways you can cut your spending ... read more
There are a lot of traditions around weddings. For instance, consider the popular saying, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” I’m sure a dozen others will come to mind, too. … read more
Even romance cynics and your friends who don’t believe in marriage will come to your wedding for the promise of a good piece of cake. Wedding celebrations have included cake since medieval times, and it’s one of the things people ... read more
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