Brides, we know you are the queen at your wedding, but let's discuss the showpiece of your reception...The Cake. Twenty years ago, most cakes had multiple tiers, usually separated by columns, stairs, flowers, a colored fountain...or all of the above! Plop a figurine on top, add some frosting roses and there was your cake! We've come a long way, baby, with fondant replacing frosting, and the traditional cake topper a thing of the past. Here are some of the trends we're keeping our eye on for Wedding Cakes in 2014:
Fondant Flowers add romance to a wedding cake, gracing styles from modern to rustic....and everything is completely edible!
Instead of a smooth surface of glistening frosting, more cakes are sporting textured surfaces, including the modern ruffle.
Just as 2014 wedding gowns are featuring more beading and jewels, so are cakes. Metallic frostings, glitter trims, brooches and rhinestones all make a sparkling statement of formality.
Ombre' shaded frosting (varying from light to dark) in the color of the wedding is a new trend we love! Also, frosting roses in an all-over pattern mimic the romantic fashions of the year.
Romance, romance, romance! Vintage-style lace reflects the appliqués adorning a bridal gown, with Shabby Chic styling. Include an antique brooch, old-world roses and display on a ornate cake stand for added va-voom!
The "Naked Cake", with frosting found only between the layers, is the height of Rustic Chic! Add fresh flowers for a natural, Bohemian vibe.
Photo by Peta Rudd www.petarudd.com
Custom-made cake toppers reflect the bride and groom's personal style, and the theme of the wedding. Love birds, bunting, animals, words of love, initials, succulents and toys all can be displayed on the top of your cake...making it a showpiece!
Make sure that your wedding cake is a reflection of your wedding style! For more great wedding tips, come see us at The Bride's Shoppe or give us a call at 761-6338. We love to talk about All Things Wedding!
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