Wed | Sep 20, 2017

Wedding cake trends

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2015 | 5:00 PM
Beach themed with gold metallic.
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Beach themed cupcakes
Ombre cake
Naked cake
Travel themed wedding cake
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                                                                                                                             Classic, elegant confections will always be chic, but, of late, brides and grooms are opting for more modern, out-of-the-box designs, that push the envelope beyond what you may imagine a wedding cake to be. While the an all-white wedding cake is adorable, many crave colour and metallics - a trend that's still going strong and is probably here to stay. When it comes to decorations and embellishments, the very best designs display creative, yet precise techniques, whether it's perfectly piped icing to resemble lace on the bride's gown, hand-painted illustrations, carefully cut fondant appliqués, unexpected tier shapes and sizes, edible ruffles and frills, or intricately hand-formed sugar flowers that you'll swear are the real thing! Not to mention flavour, as beautiful as some cakes may be, the best ones, of course, taste as good as they look. Forever Sweet is known for such delectable treats and shared with Flair what's hot and not in wedding cakes this year.

Metallic gold: You can never go wrong, if you go gold! Gold accents or gold tiers screams vintage chic and adds a touch of opulence. Sequinned cakes are everywhere and currently one of the hottest trends. Texture change on the cake tiers continues to rule and everything metallic goes. Have some fun with tier sizes and heights. Tall wedding cake tiers paired with average height tiers breaks down the walls of traditions and easily provides an element of versatility. An initial topper or edible monogram frame is an amazing way of personalising your wedding cake. What is better than orchids and roses? How about edible orchids and roses. Sugar flowers exemplifies beauty and finesse and never gets old. Did you know you can store your sugar flowers for a keepsake for many years? Oh yes you can! We are certainly not missing the hard royal icing roses.

Beach inspired: Themed wedding cakes are everything but traditional. Beach-themed cakes be can from sea shells to sea horses, beach chairs to edible sand is an edible beach on a cake. Your wedding cake can mirror your wedding scenery. Enjoy the sand on your feet, wrap yourself in the sea breeze and let the melody of the waves soothe you, while having a gorgeous cake that is the epitomé of it all.