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When it comes to wedding cakes, the sky is (almost literally) the limit. These incredible confectionary creations have updated again and again over the years, with designers finding new ways to dazzle with every wedding season.
Multi-tiered cakes, cupcakes, buttercream frosting, fondant, flowers, ruffles, colors…the possibilities are almost infinite, and can start very simply, all the way through to monuments that require rolling carts and significant square footage.
Trends for 2015
Just as there are trends in fashion, so there are trends in wedding cakes. The Pantone color for 2015 is “Marsala” – a warm burgundy that will make an impressive statement in maybe the form of flowers or accents around your wedding cake.
For spring, the collection of Pantone colors is being called “En Plein Air” – airy, soft colors that range from light blues and greens to muted yellow, orange and pink. To see how these wonderful shades can be incorporated into your cakes, take a look through the Internet and Pinterest to get some ideas.
Gold, silver and bronze metallics are appearing on almost every leading wedding website as hot trends in the cake industry. From cakes decked top to bottom in metallics, to those just highlighted by shiny accents, there is no doubt that many examples will be seen in the 2015 season.
Your cake designer can use gold leaf or edible metallic food colors to get the desired effect. And don’t forget that there are shades of gold to consider. Just as rose gold is hot in the jewelry world, so it is very popular in wedding cakes.
Some couples would rather go big or go home. They are looking to make a statement by presenting a cake that looks unlike anything people have seen before.
Geometric patterns have been sneaking in here and there over the years, and it looks as though 2015 will see even more of them than before.
Bold all over or just small shapes here or there – it all depends how far you want to take this trend.
Trust your local cake designer.
If you’re getting married in the Cayman Islands, particularly outdoors, bear in mind that you’ll be dealing with temperatures that aren’t always kind to pastry.
No one is more familiar with the elements and challenges presented here than local cake designers. They can advise you on the types of frosting you should consider, for example, if a cake is going to be sitting outside for any length of time. After all, nothing spoils a cake cutting like a melting cake.
Have a good idea of what you want, and take them pictures, or give them access to your Pinterest page. The more guidelines and images you can provide, the easier it will be for them to make your vision a reality.