Wedding Cake Trends For 2013

We are all about a nice bit of cake here at HQ, and if it’s not a spot of tea and cake come 3pm, we are all about the wedding cakes. Trends do come and go and believe it or not there is such a thing as a cake trend (who knew!) The cutting of the cake is considered to be one of the high points in every wedding reception and therefore a lot of couples chose to have the cake as a main focal point – here are the top trends for the wedding cake world in 2013

 

Multi-tiered trends

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Most couples are going back to the more traditional trend of multi-tiered cakes – with more classic taller tiers instead of the recently popular shorter tiers. Fruit cake is well and truly outdated with couples opting for more vibrant sponge flavours.

 

Taller cakes are often seen as more extravagant cakes, especially when they are fully displayed on the day – normally these are minimum order 4 tiers, however this number of tiers can work out expensive. To save some extra money, try opting for a dummy top tier to increase the height but save you money.

 
Vintage looks

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Vintage and classic styles are still hot news for 2013 and don’t seem to be giving up. Pastel and ivory shades are the most popular, and with such a neutral shade it makes for the perfect base for floral decorations. Lace details are a massive trend on the vintage theme – it’s soft and feminine. You can even personalise your cake by requesting the lace detailing from your wedding gown to be replicated on the surface.

 

If you choose to use colour make sure it is soft or even try ivory on ivory. Hand painted flowers are another big vintage trend, along with delicate line work. When it comes to ribbon, stay away from contrasting colours and try to match shades within the wedding.

‘Different’ designs

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This one is for the more adventurous couple. Going for more obscure shape on your wedding day will definitely cause your wedding guests to stop and stare! Firstly you need to be sure about what you exactly want and possibly be prepared to pay a considerable amount. With the average wedding cake costing £700 a different shapes cake could cost somewhere along the lines of £1700.

 

This design of cake means you get to go a little wild with your own colours choices – do what you will with a completely bespoke cake made just for you.

 

There are so many different styles and flavours for cakes out there, make sure you find something that really does suit you as a couple, your style of wedding and your budget.

What type of cake are you having?

Having your cake and eating it…

I love cake, I know the whole of Sarah’s flowers HQ love cake, and I bet you love cake – I’m right aren’t I? So on your big day, the cake is a big deal right? Gone are the days when we only had one choice: a traditional fruit cake that had 3 tiers and was all white icing, now in 2012, the years have given us so much more choice, design, styles, flavours and ingredients: the list is endless.
So why is the cake such a big deal you ask? Well, aside from the vows, exchanging of rings and the first dance, the cutting of the cake is one of the main events at a wedding. Surrounded by all your family and friends, every eye will be on you cutting that cake – It’s one of ‘the’ most photographed things in the wedding and as well as being every photographers dream, the cake is going to sit proud at the reception throughout the entire event, with people ooh-ing and aww-ing all over it – oh and did I mention everyone loves a bit of cake!?
Here at HQ we’ve been putting our thinking caps on and researching all the possible cakes on offer, and even now I don’t think we’ve reached the end! Tradition is, the cake represents the colours that are running throughout the wedding theme and some couples like to stick to the traditional tiered cake, but there are some more adventurous among us, and for you here are some more diverse options:

• The cupcake tower –everyone loves having their own individual cake and with a cupcake tower everyone gets their very own. Normally stacked up high, the top cake can be either a plain round/square cake or even a giant cupcake. The beauty of these little lovlies is the decoration can be different on each cake or using alternate colours.

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• The fun tier cake – think bold, bright and non matching! Go loud and proud with this cake, featuring heavy decoration with fondant icing and top with some personal feature that represents you as a couple!

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• Having more than just one cake! Oh yes, sometimes one just isn’t enough! Choosing a second tiered cake can help with feeding a large crowd and also draw gasps of awe from your guest – this is more of a centre piece than just a cake!

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• Chocolate overload – Not normally a typical cake to have on the outside as well as the filling, but try going for a cake that is layered in chocolate curls, chocolate cigars, or chocolate sticks for a more structural cake – this cake holds its own

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• The ‘as many as you like’ cake! Instead of choosing the same type of cake for each tier, how about adding a completely different cake altogether? A different and diverse take on the traditional – this cake does well for the more vintage themed wedding

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• A modern take on a classic – by sticking to the traditional white coloured tiered wedding cake there is some nice decorating ways of bringing it right up to speed: with swirly ganache!

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• A topsy –turvy cake – this one looks wrong but is oh so right! With it’s slightly off balance look there is something really eyecatching about this cake! Team it with coloured and decorated fondant icing. This is a firm wedding cake fave for us here at HQ.

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• The cheese cake – err… yes, no cake whatsoever, well not of the sponge variety but slabs of different cheese, formed to make a cake. I’m not so sure we’re sold on this idea yet.. smelly

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Either way, going for a cake that represents you and your partners style is the most important thing and lets face it the cake is a bit of the wedding that everyone gets to enjoy, and well, we all love cake right!?

And don`t forget here at Sarah’s flowers we can make a matching cake decorations to go with your wedding flowers.

What wedding cakes do you like?

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*cakes 1-7 pictures courtesy of http://www.hitched.co.uk cake 8 picture courtesy of http://www.thecheeseshed.com *