2016 Wedding Cake Trends That Will Take Your Breath Away
We are officially 6 weeks into the New Year and people are getting ready for their summer and fall nuptials! If you are getting ready a summer wedding, you are probably fully consumed with the planning of your special. Your venue is probably booked. You may have already sent out invitations. And maybe you are already making plans for your romantic honeymoon!
When the major details get checked and completed, it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty details of making sure that your wedding is something that will truly be a reflection of your style, personality and compliment the vision and theme of your event. And one of the elements that help bring the entire event together is the wedding cake!
It may not be number one on your planning list, but it is definitely one of the centerpieces of your event. You’ll pose by it when it is time to cut and probably feed each other a little piece of cake as you start your journey as a married couple.
Some wedding cake designs are timeless and will always stand the test of time. All white cakes with multiple tiers that stand like masterpieces on a beautifully decorated wedding cake table will never go out of style. But if you are looking for a wedding cake that is truly unique and different, here are some of 2016 Wedding Cake Trends that will take your breath away!
2016 Wedding Cake Trends
More than 1 Wedding Cake
Why just get one wedding cake when you can get three, four or five wedding cakes? Cake trios, quartets and quintet make for a visually stunning display at your reception. Remember the dessert table? A selection of cake allows you to mix patterns, shapes and colours to truly create a unique display that will be worthy of being pinned on Pinterest!
White Wedding Cakes with White Accents
A white wedding cake will never go out of style. But instead of sticking to a boring white cake, jazz it up with all-white embellishments. You can dress up tiers with gorgeous details like jewelled embellishments, ornate all white sugar flowers or intricate piped embroidery.
Ombre Wedding Cake
Ombre has been around for a while, but it is definitely sticking around as a popular cake design option for 2016! With ombre, your cake can take on an artistic feel, be modern and glamorous and also be whimsical. If you are looking for some drama, pick some bold colours that will pop!
2015 saw the rise in popularity of Watercolour cakes and they will definitely stick around for 2016. In line with the ombre cake, a watercolour cake can look like a painted masterpiece especially when color gradients are used as opposed to a few distinct shades.
Buttercream Wedding Cakes
I have yet to meet someone who loves the taste of fondant! By having a buttercream wedding cake, your guests will love you, simply for not having to remove the awful layer of fondant. Also, for a rustic and romantic feel, a delicious buttercream cake will never fail!
Naked Wedding Cakes
Naked wedding cakes are definitely still a hit for 2016. This type of cake is perfect to show off what moist deliciousness your guests will soon indulge in. To dress it up for a summer wedding, fresh berries work well. As for winter and fall, you can fill the layers with seasonal fruits.
Monogramed Wedding Cake
You can totally forget the typical monogrammed cake topper. Monogrammed wedding cakes are designed to highlight your new, shared monogram as a new unit. Be inspired my a patterned monogramed on a square cake or get a rustic sugar-made plaque to adorn your wedding cake..
Rosette Wedding Cakes
The rosette wedding cake trend, with its textural sugar-made roses all over the cake is gaining popularity for its elegance and beauty. The only thing to remember is that if overdone, it can almost lean on the side of being gaudy. Make sure that you keep your cake sophisticated with ivory or white rosettes!
Geometric Wedding Cakes
Geometric Wedding Cakes are simply perfect for a contemporary reception setting. You can have lots of fun with the design by incorporating eye-catching patterns, such as squares, chevron and stripes. You can even experiment with triangles if you are looking for a distinctive geometric look.
Wedding Cake with Ruffles
Ruffles are a very feminine and subtly way to embellish a wedding cake. The look is fresh and playful with very little need for added detail. If you want to add an extra element of beauty, add some fresh flowers in between the tiers or even a lovely bouquet of sugar flowers.
Metallic Wedding Cakes
Metallic wedding cakes have gained popularity in the last years, but don’t be fooled to think that you should limit your options to gold and silver. Basically any colour can have a metallic look to give your cake some glamour, style and an art-deco feel!