The Hottest New Wedding Cake Trends for 2021
It's going to be a challenging year for weddings! But We've got the most exciting new ideas for your wedding cake.
These wedding cakes look too pretty to eat, but that won’t stop us from slicing into these awe-inspiring cakes.
Back to buttercream cakes. After taking a backseat to fondant-covered cakes, buttercream textures are in demand again, says Irena Dimitrova owner of The House of Cakes Dubait. “Brides are liking the more organic finish that you get from traditional buttercream,” she says. What keeps these cakes from being stuck in the ’90s are contemporary colors for the blooms and different textures and cake decorating techniques.
Ooh, la la! Speaking of frosting, sometimes you just don’t need it. “Naked” cakes, which are unfrosted (or partially frosted) and simply adorned with berries or fresh flowers, are trending from coast to coast — and at both relaxed receptions and more formal affairs, says also Irena from The House of Cakes Dubai.
Chocolate Brush strokes and hand painted cakes. Hand painting is another versatile trend, lending itself to a bohemian vibe or something more luxe and elegant. This is a great way to pick up the motif of your dress or your invitations (especially if they’re also hand painted). Or try it just for the wow factor.
Decadent flavors. No doubt couples have a more sophisticated palate these days. A vanilla cake just won’t do anymore, says Irena. One of her most requested flavors for 2016 is red velvet cake or carrot cake. Others on the rise: caramelized praline, lemon, pineapple, lotus and mocca cake flavors.