Wedding Cake Trends for 2016

heatons cakesAlthough every cake we design is unique; like fashion, cake trends come & go.  We have scoured the magazines, blogs and professional groups to bring together the top four trends that forward-thinking brides are considering this year.

Rustic – all things vintage have given way to a more relaxed look.  Hessian is very popular.  This trend incorporates buttercream cakes which can give a very relaxed look to your cake, as well as tasting delicious.  This trend includes the popular naked & semi-naked cakes, but rather than fruit they are being dressed with flowers & hessian.

2015-09-11 17.13.49Dress/fashion inspired – we love this trend. It means we can have fun incorporating textures such as lace, ruffles, pleats & sequins into cake design.  The cake could reflect your dress, or any other fashion.  Think ruffles, brooches, feathers & all manner of exciting textures.

Focal flower – we first saw this trend emerging with vintage birdcage cakes and have seen it increasing in popularity.  It is a fantastic way to add a beautiful floral touch to your cake, without blowing your budget.  It is very modern & can work with the other trends, by adding gold to the tips of the petals, or lace to the cake.

Metallic – what bride doesn’t like a little glamour? Bringing gold, silver or bronze into your cake is a very classy way of taking a simple cake and ‘dressing it up’ for your special day. These metallic shades complement Pantone’s colours of 2016, Rose Quartz & Serenity

Our service  We are a home based business which means you are assured of the most personal service.  You will deal with me, Emma, at every step. The first step is to book a free tasting & design consultation at my home studio.  We can then design a beautiful centrepiece for your special day.  At this point we also discuss your budget & any special requirements, such as allergies.  It will be me that designs your cake with you, bakes & decorates it, then delivers it to your venue and sets it up.

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Price & size guide   Our average 3 tier cake is approximately £300.  This will be for sponge to serve around 70 guests.

This is a guest post by Emma from Heatons Cakes  Tel 07775 715217