Looking for wedding cake inspiration for your upcoming wedding this year. I have complied a list of 10 wedding cake trends for 2016. Some of the trends have been around for a couple of years like the textured cakes while others are emerging trends such as drip cakes.
The textured cakes are popular styles at weddings due to it simplicity. I do not show them losing popularity any time soon. Just the sure simplicity of these cakes make them coincide with any wedding theme from rustic, vintage, romantic, and vintage rustic.
If you want that romantic, elegant look for your wedding cakes, ruffles are a good choice. Ruffles are decorated in some many different styles from vertical, horizontal, and ombre’ with ribbons and flowers.
These cakes have chocolate ganache oozing down the side of the cake. You usually see them as one tier cakes but are becoming popular as multi tier cakes. Just add your favorite fruit to the cake and it make a delicious, simple cake for your wedding. Check out my Pinterest board for different style drip cakes.
Buttercream covered cakes for wedding are on the come back. Not just covering cake in buttercream and adding sugar flowers but adding buttercream decoration such as adding flowers and ruffles. Ponder this any cake on this list has the potential to be decorated in buttercream.
Why not have a master piece as a wedding cake? You can have you favorite picture, your wedding invitation, favorite book immortalize in your wedding cake.
Naked cakes have been popular for the last couple of year and do not show this trend slowing down just like textured cake trend. If you are not a fan of frosting, naked cakes are the way to go. You can added you favorite fruit filling or even add fruit. For variety have each tier a different cake flavor.
Give your cake that glam appeal with gold or silver. It can match theme of your wedding such as a old Hollywood theme or maybe you want the same look as your wedding stationary that’s gold. The options are endless.
Tip: If cannot afford cake cover in gold or even silver, think about adding gold glam ribbon, adding gold accents to center of sugar flowers, or to a monogram\and or topper you will have on cake.
Show your story of falling in love through a silhouette. Check out my Pinterest board 2016 Wedding Cake Trends for inspiration.
Tip: Try a silhouette cake topper if not interested in whole cake being silhouette
Lace is always a timeless way of showing elegance on your wedding cake. Talk to your cake designer about incorporating lace from your wedding dress into your cake. Not interested in whole cake being lace. Think about having a lace band around each tier of the cake. Check out our Pinterest board for inspiration and idea.
I know dessert tables are not cake but it is stilling trending for 2016. Dessert tables are a great option if not interested or do not care for cake. You can have a variety of dessert or you can have favorite dessert such as pies, cupcakes, different flavors of cakes, donuts, and cookies to name a few.
What’s your favorite wedding cake trend? Comment below.
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