Here we are only 3 months into the 2011 wedding season and I am already getting excited about the upcoming 2012 wedding season. At The Wedding Co. Show in January, a lot of newly engaged couples were planning their upcoming nuptials for 2012. Here are some predictions on cake trends for the approaching season:
Couture cakes have quickly become a crowd favorite. These particular cakes are designed based on fashion and haute couture, playing with fabrics, colors, textures and layers upon layers of fondant.
In the 2012 season, the couture cake trend will slowly begin to fade, being replaced by the minimalist movement. What is the minimalist movement? Well, to sum it up less will be more. Cakes will become blank canvases where cake artists, paintbrush in hand, will let their imagination take over!
Most inspirations will be taken from the beautiful patterns of the invitations, from fabrics, from textured and designed papers.
The cakes will mostly be white, as all artists’ canvases are and will be adored with vibrant colors. Elegance will be introduced with a touch of black, giving the cake a sleeker look. Hand painted accents and details will embellish the cakes.
Hydrangeas, roses, and calla lilies will be left behind in 2011 and will be replaced with sleeker, more modern looking flowers such as magnolias, tulips, ranunculus and peonies. Whites, soft pinks, and vibrant colored flowers will beautifully adorn your cakes.
Taller is better:
Taller cakes will start to make their appearance in the 2012 wedding season. But not just any tall cakes! We will be seeing a lot of double tiers, taller tiers creating a very elevated cake.
Red velvet was a very popular flavor amongst brides and groom in the 2011 wedding season. You will see this trend slowly fade, being replaced by fresher and more exotic flavors. Bursts of flavors such as pomegranate, passion fruit, wild blueberry and fig will tickle your palettes in the 2012 wedding season! My mouth is watering already!