Nov 182013

The trend in 2014 for weddings is any thing goes….throw the rules out the door and have fun with planning  your wedding.

Wedding cakes and sweets are also following this trend by going further and further away from the traditional wedding cake.  Luckily, the wedding cake bakers in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas are up for the challenge of stepping out of the cake pan and going with the nontraditional wedding cakes.   One thing that has definitely made a difference in the wedding cake category is not having a wedding cake….but we will get to this popular trend later!

 

Wedding Cake Trend #1

Bright colors!  Brides and grooms are choosing to dye their cake colors to match their wedding colors or to give their cake an extra pop of color.  Since dye does not effect the flavor of the cake…be creative with the color if you want to be!

Bright Cake Colors

 

Wedding Cake Trend #2

Butter cream frosting!  Butter cream tastes wonderful and is always a huge guest favorite.  Skilled cake bakers can make beautiful butter cream cakes but keep in mind that many butter cream cake designs are limited.  Butter cream is not fondant.  Fondant is great for creating the opulent flowers and decorations you see on many wedding cakes.  Butter cream cakes usually don’t have more then 3 or 4 layers!

Butter Cream Frosting

 

Wedding Cake Trend #3

Cake table displays.  So this might not be about the cake itself…but the over the top cake display is definitely trending in weddings.  Brides and grooms are wanting to wow their guests with their creative side in creating the jaw dropping cake display.   Many cake bakers are embracing this trend and offering the options to their brides!

Cake Table Displays

 

Wedding Cake Trend #4

Non-white wedding cakes.  Long are the days were brides feel like they have to pick a white wedding cake!  Brides and grooms are getting creative with color and the wedding cakes are seeing the trend! The wedding cake has always been a decoration and focal point at many weddings – now it is used to tie in the theme.

Non-White Wedding Cakes

 

Wedding Cake Trend #5

Fresh flowers.  We love the simple and elegant look of incorporating fresh flowers on the wedding cake.  This trend has been used for years but it coming back in popularity with many brides in 2014!

Fresh Flowers

 

Wedding Cake Trend #6

Individual Wedding Cakes.  “Mini” everything is in right now!  Mini appetizers, mini entrees and even mini wedding cakes!  Don’t let this be confused with cupcakes because the baking, decorating, and serving process is different!

Individual Wedding Cakes

 

Wedding Cakes Trend #7

Metallic Wedding Cakes.  In conjunction with the metallic wedding themes in 2014….metallic wedding cakes are also trending.  Picking sliver, gold, bronze, or rose gold as an accent color or part of your wedding pallet is popular.  Using that concept in your cake design is also becoming popular on the cake stand.

Metallic Wedding Cakes

 

Wedding Cake Trend #8

Multiple wedding cakes.  Cant decide on a flavor?  Then choosing to do multiple wedding cakes might be the wedding trend for you.  The trick to having multiple wedding cakes it to keep the designs simple, but different so they compliment one another.  You also want to have different sizes or layers so the table has a depth about it.  You can also achieve this by using different sized cake stands.

Multiple Wedding Cakes

Wedding Cake Trend #9

The Naked Cake.  Maybe you don’t have a sweet tooth?  The naked cake might be a great option for you.  This cake has zero frosting on the outside for the cake, but a frosting, cream or fruit is between the layers.  Many naked cakes having fruits and berries that are used for decoration on the cake.

The Naked Cake

Wedding Cake Trend #10

The ombre cake.  Obmre has been a trend in weddings and in popular culture with hair, nails, fabric and now in wedding cakes.  It is a simple concept of going from dark to light or light to dark int he same hue of color!

Ombre Cake

Wedding Cake Trend #11

The opulent cake.  Sometimes less is not more.  The opulent wedding is coming back into style where everything seams to be bigger, bolder and more over the top!  If you are going to splurge….your wedding is the time to do it.  There are not many days or events in your life where going over the top is normal!

The Opulent Cake

Wedding Cake Trend #12

The small desserts table.  One trend in wedding cakes in 2014 is not to have a wedding cake.  Many brides and grooms are opting for the small desserts consisting of cookies, macaroons, pies, candies and other small bites!

Small Desserts Table

Wedding Cake Trend #13

The wedding candy table.  Like small desserts, the wedding candy table is popular.  This is also being used as the guest gift option at many weddings.  How the wedding candy table works is different candies are displayed in clear glass containers and bowls in conjunction with the wedding colors and/or theme.  Small boxes or bags are offered to the guests to they can pick out the sweet treats they like!

The Wedding Candy Table

Wedding Cake Trend #14

Wedding cupcakes.  Made popular several years ago, wedding cupcakes are here to stay.  They offer a lot of flexibly to the bride and groom and cut down out the “cake serving” function of the wedding!

Wedding Cupcakes

 

 

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