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Top trends for NJ Wedding Cakes in 2013

Wedding dress styles will continue to inspire wedding cake designs. We expect that lace will be one of the most influential design elements for wedding cakes. Ruffles will continue to be popular particulary the rosette style ruffles. Peplums are seeing a comeback on the runway and we expect this style of ruffle to appear on wedding cakes this year.

Texture and Patterns
While white on white wedding cakes are always in vogue, many brides will choose texture and patterns for their wedding cake designs. Chevron will continue to be hot as well as florals, rainbow elements, ombre, and bark inspired designs.

Vintage
Inspired by the cinema and runway trends, wedding cakes will take inspiration from the 1920's, 30's and 40's but with a contemporary twist. Look for lace, pearls, elegance and romance.

Birds
Love birds are popping up on cakes as toppers or subtle design elements. Feathers are also appearing either subtle white or flashy bright peacock and ostrich feathers.

Green is the Fashion Color of Choice
Pantone has predicted Emerald would be the color of the year. The paler variation - mint - was big on the runway this year. Mint goes great with pale peach, light pink and ivory. It is fresh and clean and also has a vintage feel.


Tall Even Among the Small
Tier heights will be at least 4" tall and often they span up to 8" tall. This is a nice combination with other varying height tiers -- some tall, some small. Even petite two tier cakes have a grand appearance when the tier heights are tall.

Basics Flavors Remain Popular
Brides and groom's want to please a crowd so generally stick with the basics when it comes to cake flavors and icings. We expect that the most popular cake flavors will remain red velvet, chocolate and vanilla. Our twist on the basic vanilla is pink champagne which has a slightly fruity flavor and is a bride favorite.

Buttercream
Brides are opting for a eat with your eyes approach and more frequently choosing buttercream over fondant. There is a lot of texture that can be acheived with buttercream but dont' try to simply convert fondant designs into buttercream. Fresh application for buttercream are rosettes, messy buttercream, and vertical ruffles.

by S. C.
22 january 2013, World News > America

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