From traditional to modern and eclectic, wedding cake trends are moving in a more unique direction these days. If you are getting married and are trying to decide on what cake to choose, you could keep it simple with a buttercream based cake to appeal to even the pickiest of taste buds, and it also gives you a great blank canvas for decorating. Or, if you want something more eye-catching, you could go for something with many layers which will add the perfect dramatic centrepiece to your reception.
As a company who offer Wedding Decoration Hire in Manchester, we have seen a myriad of different cake styles over the years, and so we have pulled together a list of some of the current trends in wedding cakes to help you out.
The Naked Wedding Cake
If you are going for a more rustic and natural feel for your wedding, then you will probably want to plump for a naked wedding cake. Naked in this instance basically means no icing, exposed sides with either buttercream or fruit peeping out. You can keep things really simple by just decorating with some fruit, or make it more elegant by using some fresh flowers.
A naked wedding cake can be very versatile, and depending on how you decorate it can fit in with a rustic chic theme or a modern and fabulous theme. However, it will take longer for the baker to assemble, and the fact that its sides are exposed means it may dry out faster, so you need to make sure that your baker makes the cake as close to your big day as possible.
The Painted Wedding Cake
The total opposite to the naked wedding cake, the painted wedding cake is definitely one of a kind. This trend started as a creative way to bring art to the desert world, and designs can vary from ornate and colourful, to more minimalist and modern. It is a very time-consuming method of decoration, especially if your cake has many layers, so it will probably be costlier as well. However, it is definitely the best way to ensure your cake is unique.
The Shiny Wedding Cake
This non-traditional mirror finish design has taken the world of cakes by storm recently. It is a technique that has been around for several years, but has grown in recognition recently due to Russian Baker Olga Noskova filming her technique and sharing it on social media. One of the more unique wedding cake trends, it is a multi-layer process that takes a long time to achieve, and this will be reflected in the price. If you are looking for a cake with a dash of modern elegance, though, then this is the cake for you.
The Allergy Friendly Wedding Cake
The seems to be more and more people these days who have allergies which affect their dietary choices. The world of wedding cakes is starting to catch up, and there are many gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and nut-free options available. So, don’t worry, if you or your fiancé have a dietary restriction or you know that your guests do, there are a lot of options available to you nowadays that mean you don’t have to compromise on the quality and look of your cake.
As you can see, there are a variety of wedding cakes available today, and we are sure whatever you pick it will make a fitting centrepiece at your reception. For more information about our wedding decoration hire service, please call The Venue Stylist on 0800 830 3000 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.