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Wedding Cake Trends to Watch Out For In 2014

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Like most industries there are trends that come in and out of fashion each year, and this is no different in respect to the wedding trade. 2013 saw wedding cakes head back towards classic, multi-tiered cakes with a vintage design. We also saw the rise of the fascinating ruffled and frilled fondant cakes and the increase in demand for the colour of pink.

So what should I be looking out for in 2014 Bee and Xavier I hear you say? Well, this year we’re seeing simpler designs come through but also we feel others will be trending in 2014 too.

Vintage style wedding cakes once again top the list as a trend for 2014. This is still big news in the wedding cake industry with designs from edible lace cakes to birdcage shaped cakes here to stay. Round cakes are also taking centre stage in 2014 with different tiers, different heights and various finishes on each tier.

Also expect to see wedding cakes go all bare as they strip off their icing and reveal all in 2014. That’s right, expect to see ‘naked’ wedding cakes become more popular in 2014 giving your cake a rustic yet authentic look and decorated with fruits and flowers.

The 'naked' wedding cake.

Our very own ‘naked’ wedding cake.

Ombre or graduated tones of one colour is also set to rise in popularity this year. It’s already a big deal in the cake industry and it’s easy to see why. The gradual colour change is able to transform a cake into something really modern, using everything from pastel colours to more bright and bold statements.

Ombre is set to have a big 2014.

Ombre is set to have a big 2014. Here’s our latest designs.

In terms of flavours trending last year we saw essences such as red velvet, chocolate and vanilla grab the top spots. In 2014 we feel there will be a mix up with our new decadent chocolate cake infused with light mint syrup and layered with a mint chocolate butter cream filling. It’s a great shade and lends itself well to many different themes both in the summer and winter seasons.

Trends are a perception and generalisation of how the industry is shifting as a whole. The main thing to understand is that each individual has their personal taste on what classifies as their perfect wedding cake design and flavour/s. It’s important we value this more than anything else and design cake to meet each individuals needs for their big day.

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Our Views on the Latest Trends in Wedding Cakes

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Entering a new era of wedding cakes

Entering a new era of wedding cakes

Everyone has different priorities when it comes to their big day and with an increase interest in the world of baking and cake decorating, the wedding cake is slowly creeping up the list of priorities. Doubtful if the cake will ever take over the wedding dress brides are defiantly interested in seeing how they can incorporate detail from their dress in their cake design.

We are in a new era of fashion inspired wedding cakes. As trends change equipment and materials develop in sugar craft with more diverse and unique designs are being created. Couples want their wedding cake to stand out from the crowd and therefore more and more wacky deigns seem to be coming through. This makes it just as important for us as designers to be able to adapt our knowledge and skills of new trends to meet the need of the clients so we can offer the best service as possible.

Over the centuries there have been many traditions created surrounding the cake and it still remains an important aspect of any wedding. A gorgeous wedding cake is often the centerpiece of a wedding and usually sits in a place of honour. Wedding cakes have come a long way in the last 20 years and we may yet be seeing the start of another revolution in design and cake flavours. There seems to be no limits to what can be achieved.

We have been privileged to create a wonderfully diverse range of different wedding cakes over the years but the one that stands out for us is a stunning huge silver porsche carrera car that a very kind bride brought as a surprise wedding gift for her husband to be.

Here at Contemporary Cake Designs we get the impression people are looking to spend that little bit more on their wedding celebrations than years gone by. This has most likely been caused by the economic climate with couples having less to spend on luxury items so that when the big day arrives they are willing to go all out to ensure it’s a special day.