The 80’s were muted colors, the 90’s brought about bold colors and the turn of century started new trends in wedding cakes where bigger, bolder shapes colors and sizes became the choice for the modern bride. The 2013 bride is no different, with the return to a retro era, the simple elegance of white on white is making a comeback and it’s no longer just about the colors.
Brides ultimately think of white for wedding cakes but brides are now giving it a modern look while keeping it elegant and simple. Some of the new trends for 2013 will find the bride incorporating her wedding gown into the beautiful layers of cake. Taking the design or pattern of the train, sashes and creating a little whimsy and making it a part of every layer of the wedding cake personalizes it for the bride. Brides who are not into bold colors can still have a pure white wedding cake and inject patterns and textures into the icing on every layer and create a beautiful modern design.
Continuing the trends for 2013 are all nature and botanical, it’s no longer just about fresh flowers and roses are not the only guiding factor. The modern bride will find many choices in a variety of flowers, silk flowers, icing and fondant. Brides will find many inspirations from nature and plants using greenery, leaves and other natural elements can help a bride to create a one of a kind idea for her wedding cake.
Gone are the days of just plain round and square wedding cakes. The shape of the wedding cake is also changing as brides are changing it up between tiers as one layer can be round, one square, one taller and another shorter, it also creates more character and interest with your wedding cake.
Another growing trend are cupcakes. They can also be arrayed very elegantly and are budget friendly. A bride can choose to have a smaller wedding cake and then serve the guests cupcakes or cake squares to offset the servings. Many brides will find this to be a very cost effective way to still have a beautiful wedding cake, that still looks wonderful as it can be displayed with the cake, cupcakes and cake squares creating a elegant desert table. This will also allow the bride to have a variety of cake flavors especially if the brides has several favorite flavors of choice. A bride does not have to settle the traditional , many choices are available in this setting like white, red velvet or yellow cake, chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or lemonade, banana.
Brides can also choose to center their cake around a theme like the beach with raw sugar surrounding the cake with White and Dark Chocolate Seashells. A great southern theme would be to have a Red Velvet Cake with lemon squares, pecan tarts, sweet potato and pumpkin pie tarts bringing a real taste of the South for any Southern Belle.
Although, bakeries differ in price the average costs of wedding cakes range from $2.50 - $3.50 a serving. Prices are generally based upon decorations, flavor, icing and ingredient costs.
When it comes to a brides choice in wedding cakes there is something for everyone, a bride can have an inexpensive and beautiful wedding cake or an off the charts expensive wedding cake; just remember to be creative, show your personality, incorporate whimsical parts of your wedding decoration and truly make it an original and “Let Em’ Eat Cake” there’s something for everybody.