Thursday, November 19, 2009

7 Wedding Cake Trends

Thanks to the for these trendy cakes! I hope they inspire you!

Wedding Cake Trend #1: Buttercream-frosted Cakes
There's nothing more irresistible than buttercream frosting piped on thick. Go back to basics -- have your wedding cake covered with melt-in-your-mouth chocolate or just-wanna-lick-the-bowl buttercream. Cake: A Simple Cake by Gail Watson, New York

Wedding Cake Trend #2: Haute Chocolate Cakes Chocolate isn't just for groom's cakes: This pleated chocolate cake, accented with oversized sugar flowers proves it. Cake: Cake Bliss, Brooklyn, NY

Wedding Cake Trend #3: Playful Lines Two-dimensional pop art-style orange sugar flowers add a little rowdiness to a very square, symmetrical cake that's trimmed with orange and white-striped fondant bands. Cake: Truli Confectionary Arts, Philadelphia

Wedding Cake Trend #4: Dramatic Color A charcoal and white Art Decor pattern calls for a couple of natural accents, such as bright red chrysanthemums. Cake: Ron Ben-Israel, New York, NY

Wedding Cake Trend #5: Cake Trios Small white square cakes mimic the main attraction -- a white-three-tiered fondant cake with a punched-out blue and orange vine pattern. Blue sugar-made hydrangeas soften the look while simple risers (no plastic columns here!) add height to the display. Cake: Mark Joseph Cakes, Brooklyn, NY

Wedding Cake Trend #6: Global Patterns Consider your wedding cake to be the perfect opportunity to honor your heritage. This pattern, reminiscent of an old-world Spanish tile design, was hand-painted onto sugar plaques. Cake: I Dream of Cake, San Francisco, CA

Wedding Cake Trend #7: Sophisticated Monograms A monogram this stately -- hand-painted in a scripted style on a beveled gold sugar plaque -- really deserves a regal backdrop. Soft, hand-painted golden leaves, crimped tiers, and simple yellow bands do the trick. Cake: Jan Kish, La Petite Fleur, Worthington, OH

And I have to add this one in for my future brother-in-law, Craig!

{Story by Anja Winikka and Krissy Tiglias Photography by Antonis Achilleos
Styling by Dominique Baynes}