We asked Emma Drew, the founder of bespoke luxury cake company, Cake Maison, to reveal her top tips for wedding cake trends as we enter the new year… Notebooks at the ready!
The personal touch
Personalisation is set to be a huge trend for 2015 as couples look to create something truly unique and different for their wedding. With the popularity of Pinterest and social media sites delivering so much inspiration, creating something totally unique and ‘new’ for guests is harder than ever! Encouraging couples to inject their own story and personality into their wedding cake is a great way of achieving this. From cakes decorated with the city skylines of a couple’s home town, to designs inspired by a family heirloom, basing a cake around such personal elements is a sure-fire way of creating a unique design.
It’s all about the taste
2015 will see couples becoming braver and more experimental with flavours as they are happy to dedicate a little more of their budget to really treating their guests. Rich indulgent flavours, such as caramel cake with salted caramel buttercream, and chocolate orange cake with Belgian chocolate orange ganache, are some of the most popular choices so far for 2015.
Whilst 2014 saw us all fall in love with gold all over again, copper and bronze hues are set to steal our hearts in 2015. And they’re so beautiful when they’re combined with moss, and rustic blooms. Inspired by the popularity of Scandi-chic, the use of metallics adds an instant injection of modern glamour to a colour scheme. The use of gold continues to stay strong with gold leaf and lustre continuing to be a popular choice for luxe brides – we love this trend when combined with crisp white, blush pink and blousey peonies.
A modern twist on sugarflowers
Adorning cakes with flowers, both real and sugar crafted, doesn’t show any signs of falling out of favour, however the style of sugar crafting is changing. Couples are still really into the romantic 3D flowers with many now opting for a laser cut effect. In sharp contrast to the naked cake, our 2015 brides are currently inundating us with orders for cakes adorned from top to bottom with sugarflowers – particularly popular in an ombre effect incorporating tones of blush pink and peach as well as pops of hot pink. We love this trend as it creates a truly wow factor centrepiece to your wedding day celebrations and allows us to get creative providing a modern twist on traditional sugar crafting.
You can check out the mouthwatering range of flavours and designs, and find out more information at cakemaison.co.uk. And you can see some of our favourite wedding cakes from our real weddings that have a creative and unique edge – some of them you won’t believe!