Designing your wedding menu is an exciting part of the planning process, and that’s before we even get to the tasting session! However, it’s the wedding cake that will be centre-stage at your wedding reception. Cutting the cake is an essential part of both the traditional and not-so-traditional running order of a wedding day. Your choice of cake provides the ideal way to cement your wedding theme and style.
In this blog post, we take a closer look at the cake trends taking 2018 by storm, so you can find all the ‘cake-spiration’ you need to guarantee a drool-worthy result on your wedding day.
Last year, it was the drip cake that reigned supreme on the wedding scene. Similarly, it is another artistic and creative technique wowing at celebrations this year. Known in the bakery industry as Kalabasa feather cakes, the brushstroke cake is thought to originate from Russia but is now a trend seen at weddings across the globe. Bakers and cake makers actually use a paintbrush to create this effect. Individual feathers are created using melted chocolate on wax paper, which then hardens before being applied to the cake.
Double floral trouble
Using sugar flowers to decorate wedding cakes is no new thing but using real flowers to embellish the outside and flavour the inside is becoming increasingly popular. We can blame the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex for the double floral trend. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake was lemon elderflower flavour and decorated with fresh flowers picked straight from the royal grounds.
The use of edible flowers on wedding cakes is also growing in popularity. Perfect for rustic weddings, herbs and edible flowers offer an unforgettably gorgeous and green touch.
We’ve been deconstructing desserts for years but the deconstructed wedding cake trend has exploded since the beginning of 2018. The Knot gives us the lowdown on these naked numbers:
“With this deconstructed cake, your mouthwatering fillings will be on full display. Fresh berries work well for a summertime wedding, while seasonal fruits, like apples, pears, persimmons or blood oranges, are ideal in winter and fall (your baker will know what’s best and when). The best thing about a naked cake is that it’s a feast for the eyes and the appetite—especially for a rustic or more low-key celebration (although that’s definitely not to say you can’t dress it up).”
Who said pancakes were reserved for Shrove Tuesday. For brides and grooms that aren’t necessarily cake lovers, the pancake cake is the ultimate wedding must. Turn your wedding breakfast into an actual breakfast with a creation made from layers of pancakes, cream and syrup – yum! The possibilities are endless with pancake cakes. Creations are available in a variety of different colours, styles and flavours, including classic wedding cake options like red velvet and chocolate.
Looking for more ways to personalise your wedding day? Check out our latest blog post for tips.