Somerset-based cake company Sunflower Bakery, share their top wedding cake trend predictions for 2017…
Need a little wedding cake inspiration? We’ve got all the latest trends right here, courtesy of Sunflower Bakery! A small independent cake company based in the heart of Somerset, they offer beautiful and elegant cakes for your special occasion. Working from their home studio, Sunflower specialises in vintage style cakes, cupcakes and dessert tables. Yummy!
Read on of their top trend predictions…
The Naked Cake
This rustic, buttercream-covered sponge cake continues to be very popular with brides moving into 2017. The Naked Cake has been a continuing favourite over the past few years and can be decorated beautifully with fresh flowers or fruit to give a simple, yet beautifully understated look.
More often now, when discussing their cake choices, couples are looking for a cake that is unique in design and a reflection of their own relationship. Whether it be the theme of the cake itself, such as a chalkboard cake or a personalised monogram, the design helps to symbolise elements of their love and their future marriage.
Floral Cakes and bold colours are a great way to make a statement! Recently, I’ve found that couples are looking for a wedding cake that can be a feature in their special day and can wow their friends and family, both in the look and taste.
Modern couples are looking for a little more than a big cake for their wedding. A Dessert Table provides a perfect variety for a wedding reception, so in addition to a traditional tiered cake, a dessert table can include cupcakes, cookies, cake pops and macaroons to provide a sweet treat for all of your guests, no matter their taste.
Whether it be glitter, shimmer or lustre, metallic cakes are a new favourite request. With a beautiful clean straight edge to a tiered wedding cake, adding a shimmer gives it an extra touch of elegance. The use of lustre on a stencil or adding a fantastic silver or gold leaf can create a chic and effective wedding cake for your special day.
Over the past year, couples appear to be more experimental when it comes to choosing the flavour of their wedding cake – Red velvet, carrot, and chocolate fudge with ganache have all been popular choices. Variety is a big thing and the majority of couples choose a separate flavour for each tier. While brides and grooms want a cake to suit their own personal taste, they remain mindful of friends and family who may prefer a more traditional route and ask that a fruit cake or Victoria sponge is incorporated. Most recently this has been in the form of mini fruit cakes for a small number of guests to accompany a large tiered cake.
The use of material from brides’ wedding dresses or bridesmaid dresses is also popular, meaning their cake can match the theme of a wedding, and allowing colour match and texture to be incorporated within the design.
Sunflower Bakery specialises in vintage cupcakes and mini cakes, that are incredibly detailed and intricate in their design. I have found that the majority of couples wish to have cupcakes to accompany their tiered cake, rather than a cupcake tower. With this in mind, the cupcakes are designed to complement the featured cake in colour and design.