One of the most iconic moments in a wedding is the cutting of the cake. The cake ceremony signifies the couple’s union and their promise to provide for each other. As you can imagine, a lot of time and importance is placed on the selection of the perfect cake.
2015 has introduced a multitude of new cake trends and we have come across some definite favorites! One to-die-for cake trend is incorporating a lot of texture using various techniques and “add-ons”. We are especially loving icing with ruffle details, sequin additions, varying texture utilizing only buttercream, and creating a masterful layering look by creating sugar flowers and petals. Each of these textures, although very different, adds the same statement-making effect to the dessert table. These cakes are sure to be the star in any photo or display!
We also can’t get enough of metallic cakes. These cakes are modern, but very classic at the same time (I know these adjectives are opposite, but you’ll see what I mean in our inspiration photos below!). These metallic elements of the cake can be a smooth sheen, or serve as an element of glitz. I’m particularly a sucker for a metallic lace detail on a cake.
Our final spotlight trend is a Parisian influence. Forget the traditional white cake with buttercream or fondant icing — couples are getting creative and gravitating towards their other favorites desserts, many of them taken from French cuisine. Crepes, macaroons, croquembouches — you name it! The more outside the box the better! I mean come on, who doesn’t love a crepe bar? Now I know, I know, what about the actual cake cutting tradition? How do you incorporate this ceremony into your wedding without an actual cake? A tradition is just that — a tradition. You are not required to cut a cake to be considered married. You could still feed each other the chosen desert and have a similar experience. If you’re anything like myself you like to break the mold a bit, but still stick to tradition. To achieve this balance, you could have your non-traditional dessert but also purchase a small, single-tiered cake to go along with it. This cake won’t be served to all guests of course, but you will be able to conduct the ceremony. You can have your cake and eat it too…pun intended!