As we leave the holidays behind us and move toward New Year’s Day, we find ourselves in the ideal place and time for looking ahead to the future. I’ve also found that this is the perfect time to stop and examine the previous year – it’s good to “review” before charging ahead, after all!
In that spirit, I wanted to quickly talk about the top cake trends of the past year. Let’s take a look:
When many people think of cake decorating, they think “fondant.” Of course, we can’t neglect those who find the taste of fondant too sweet (in any quantity). These folks will often request a naked cake, or sometimes a cake frosted in buttercream.
Bolder Wedding Cakes
There’s been another upward trend towards less traditional wedding cakes. Many couples are ordering bright, bold cakes with tinted fondant, hand-painted details, and other bright, modern accouterments.
Textured & Pale
Some couples have been keeping things more traditional, sticking with tiered cakes in white or off-white. This hasn’t meant a sacrifice in style, though! Many a white wedding cake has been adorned with lace, ruffles, sugar pearls, and other decorations that make texture more important than color.
Much like traditional French wedding cakes, this style involves the use of delicious pastries in their decorating. Who wouldn’t want a cake that’s adorned with macarons, madelines, or other petite temptations?
The lovely look of wood became quite popular, with the grainy texture often pressed into pale white or even wood-toned fondant.
The above are some of 2015’s most popular cake trends, but now it’s time to look to the future! Which of these trends do you think will carry on into the new year? What new trends do you imagine will emerge?