Seven Tips and Trends for choosing a Wedding Cake
Over the years, wedding cakes have evolved and have become a much more expressive medium for the bride and groom. The wedding cake is now often the main focus at the wedding reception and in today’s world it’s often viewed as a statement piece reflecting the bride and groom’s personal style and wedding theme. You want something uniquely designed around you as a couple that will taste amazing and keep your guests talking longingly after the cake has been eaten.
Without further ado, let us “lift the veil” on some of the cake trends we’ve been seeing at Pink Cake Box. What follows are 7 trends along with some general observations and tips to help you find inspiration during the process.
The Classic Design: Hydrangea and Rose White Wedding Cake
While trends change with the times, some of these classic designs remain popular for the upcoming year. Even if you decide to keep the wedding cake classic with white or ivory, many are adding a pop of color or keeping it neutral with subtle blush pinks and hints of green. This white cake is simple with the couple’s monogram front and center brought together with elegance with blush pink and green hydrangea with a cluster of roses and hydrangea topping it off.
Ruffle Wedding Cakes
As orders for 2014 continue to take shape, we are seeing a lot of texture. Soft ruffles and frills are a more delicate design and can make a huge statement. Pops of color can also be brought in to make a more dramatic statement. The ruffles can change the look of the cake depending on if they are going up, down, or even spiraled into a flower like this Petal Ruffle Wedding Cake.Find more ruffled inspired wedding cakes in our search gallery!
Ombre Wedding Cakes
Ombre design is popular in fashion and hair and it continues to be popular for wedding cakes. Do not be afraid to let color in with an ombre cake. Color inspiration can come from table linens, florals, bridal party dresses! This pink ombre wedding cake starts subtly on top with a transition to a brighter appearance once you reach the bottom layer.Find more ombre wedding cakes in our search gallery!
Floral Wedding Cakes
Swiss dots are still a classic alone or with a large cascade of colorful flowers like this floral wedding cake.
Dogwood Wedding Cakes
Dogwood continues to be a popular choice for springtime weddings as well as summer.
Damask Wedding Cakes
Damask and more ornate patterns are making a breathtaking statement at wedding like this white, silver and lavender wedding cake. This one includes roses and hydrangea, but you can personalize to go with your floral selection for your big day.More damask inspired cakes in our search gallery!
Damask and Ombre Wedding Cakes
This damask pattern is paired with a beautifully quilted pattern with gold dots at the corners and gold piped pearls sit at the bottom of the tiers. Here we see ombre combined with the elegance of a damask and quilted patterns.
Now that you have some inspiration, think about your dress (which more bride’s are incorporating into the cake’s design), your bridal party’s attire, your table linens and choose something that you feel good about. You can browse our wedding cake gallery for more ideas. Remember that this cake is a reflection of one of the most important days of your life. Whether you choose something simple or more intricate, your wedding cake should be a memorable one!
About the Author
Ashley Mastroianni, currently works in Sales and Marketing at Pink Cake Box. She has also self published, under her maiden name Ashley Ann Serafin, the novel WORTH FIGHTING FOR: INSPIRATION FROM HOME for our soldiers protecting us overseas. Mastroianni has the utmost respect for our service men and women and wanted to thank them in some way, so compiling a novel of inspiration for our troops was her way of saying, "Thank you for giving us freedom".
Mastroianni is also published in many articles for local news and as co-author in Jay Conrad Levinson's GUERILLA NETWORKING (also under maiden name Ashley Ann Serafin).
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