To celebrate Squires Kitchen’s 30th annual sugarcraft exhibition in March, Wedding Cakes magazine was invited to once again curate the Wedding Cake Showroom, a gallery displaying the work of 21 of the UK’s top wedding cake designers. As well as their own designs, the showroom exhibitors collaborated to create a Couture Cakewalk inspired by bridal fashion for 2016. Although the designs varied hugely, they also gave an indication of trends we can expect to see this wedding season.
Using colours of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity, in soft watercolour washes creates a romantic and elegant feel, particularly when combined with ruffles and sugar flowers.
Designers L–R: JellyCake, The Cake Fairy, Amelie's Kitchen
With many couples choosing outdoor celebrations, wildflowers and loose, natural arrangements help create a laidback design. Keep the cake coverings pale and crisp to maintain a bridal sophistication.
Designers L–R: Amelie's Kitchen, Wedding Cakes by Design, Scrum Diddly
Following in the footsteps of fashion and interior design, metallic details continue to be popular but with a new twist. Choosing copper and bronze rather than gold and silver keeps designs fresh and modern.
Designers L–R: Emily Hankins Cakes, Iced Innovations, Cakes by Elizabeth Finch
Made of Marble
Another influence from the world of interiors, soft grey marble brings a stylish edge to sugar flowers and feminine colour palettes. To create this effect, simply knead a little black paste food colour into white sugarpaste until the colour is marbled throughout.
Designers L–R: Emily Hankins Cakes, Wedding Cakes by Design, Amelie's Kitchen
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