Wedding Cakes !! – We do like cake : 0 )
Just like wedding venues, wedding fashion, and even invitations, wedding cakes move in trends throughout the years. Certain types of cakes – in terms of flavour, design, etc. – are more popular at different times than others, and if you are planning a wedding in the near future it might be worth knowing a few current trends in wedding cakes! After all, the cake is a surprisingly important aspect of any wedding, both because it looks awesome the reception, and also because your guests will appreciate a nice dessert. With that in mind, here are a few of the hottest recent trends in wedding cakes.
Many people have an image of wedding cakes as extremely ornate and intricate. Indeed, it is not uncommon for couples or wedding planners to think of the wedding cake more in terms of the decorative effect it will provide than its actual function as a dessert. However, there seems to be a definite trend toward simpler designs when it comes to icing and decoration. Not only does this often make your cake a bit cheaper, but it can also make a cake easier to find! For example, instead of going to a specialized wedding cake bakery, you may be able to pick up a simpler cake somewhere like M&S. Simplifying this process can be very convenient while planning a wedding.
Along with simpler design ideas, more and more couples are electing to use real flowers and flower petals as ornaments on wedding cakes. This may sound intricate, but compared to artificial blossoms and frosting flowers it’s actually very simple! Carefully arranged patterns of flowers on wedding cakes can provide you with a classy sort of decoration that is easier to manage and still lovely to look at. This is a particularly good idea if there are already floral themes in the bride’s or bridesmaids’ dresses.
Focus On Flavour
Whats the point of a wedding cake if it doesnt taste great !!!! If you haven’t attended many weddings before, it may surprise you to know that wedding cakes are often not the most delicious of desserts. Often, so much emphasis is put on decoration that the flavour becomes less important. That does seam to be turning around and there seems to be increased use of strong dessert flavours such as real fruit, or chocolate, in wedding cakes. It is perfectly possible to have a wedding cake that is both delicious and beautiful to look at, but you may have to emphasize this desire as you go about choosing a cake. However, with enough taste testing in advance, you should be able to guarantee a great dessert! Of course carrot cake is the best if you ask David :0)
a few fabulous cakes from David’s recent wedding…. I’m hungry just looking !!!
~ Article by Sally Perkins