With wedding season almost upon us, we look at some of the current wedding cake trends and reveal what we can expect to see over the coming year.
The Golden Age
As cake decorators continue to experiment with metallics we can expect to see gold being utilised in a wide variety of different designs. Gold Rococo-style decorations add a modern twist to classic designs whilst an all-over covering of edible gold leaf provides a dramatic background for simple sugar flowers and piped royal icing.
As brides are getting braver with colour, so too are wedding cake designers. Create an unashamedly stand-out centrepiece by teaming bright cocktail colours with exotic flowers and foliage or, for something more subtle, use a rainbow palette of sugar flowers and ribbons on a crisp, white cake.
Muted matte colours with soft, chalky qualities play into the trend for sun-bleached, dessert-inspired designs in interiors this year. Neutral cake coverings look great paired with pastel-coloured sugar flowers and succulents – the perfect design to complement a laid-back, bohemian celebration.
For more design inspiration and trend predictions, pick up Cakes & Sugarcraft's sister title, Wedding Cakes magazine, available from Sainsburys, Tesco, WHSmith, Barnes & Noble, independent newsagents and sugarcraft shops, in the app store for iPads and Android tablets or direct from the publisher at www.squires-shop.com.
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