I had the opportunity to interview Kelly Delaney owner of Cakes for Occasions in Danvers, Massachusetts for another blog I used to write for. Kelly was gracious enough to share some of her favorite trends in wedding cakes today, I think those trends are carrying through the end of 2010 and well into 2011.
Wedding cakes are constantly changing and evolving, and in my opinion becoming more elegant and beautiful all the time. I’m always on the lookout for really cool cakes to show you here, so I was really excited when Kelly Delaney offered to share her knowledge with readers.
Kelly does a great job of explaining the trends, and giving you some detail with her professional opinion which is wonderful.
If you’re planning to get married in the near future, or know someone who is, check out these wedding cake trends. They may help you plan the coolest wedding cake ever.
Old & New
This year we are seeing brides who are looking to mix modern designs and traditional, elegant designs into their wedding cakes. This seems to be building upon a trend that has emerged over the past several yeas where brides are looking to personalize their cakes by tying in themes, favorite accents, patterns that match their invitation or even their wedding dress (i.e. lace work).
Black & White
Black and white cakes are popular again this year, but it is important to keep black accents to a minimum as they will pop against the white and can easily overpower the cake. White on white wedding cakes will always be classic and elegant, but using bolder accent colors for the design work, even using chocolate, is becoming more and more popular. We are also using more butter cream and less fondant to create a smooth, satin look. The benefits of this approach are many – it looks good, tastes great, and is more cost effective.
Natural & Green
Finally, we are seeing more brides seeking natural “less is more” designs and natural colors. This can be achieved by bringing in pops of color through fresh flowers and/or real ribbon or through simple floral and vine artwork. This “less is more” idea ties in with the popular “going green” theme and also helps keep costs down.
Images and tips are courtesy of Kelly Delaney, owner of Cakes for Occasions in Danvers, Massachussetts 978-774-4545.