I love ALL wedding cake designs, I really do! But one of my favorite things about the new year and engagement season, is seeing what trends start to emerge with couples and their cakes.
When we meet with a new couple, we ask them to bring images and ideas that they want to incorporate into their cakes. Most of the time, couples have images they like on their phone, sometimes they print their ideas out and occasionally couples come in with their invitations, swatches, monograms and other more abstract ideas.
We love to design cakes using any and all of these methods! When brides show me their Pinterest boards, I love it because I can immediately get a feel for their style. Usually, there will be 3-4 pinned cakes that have similar elements and I can tell right away what they like.
Pearls: Scattered sugar pearl cakes started making the rounds last year and continue to be popular this year. Pearl/bead borders are back, too! While these sugar pearls are edible, some of the larger ones (8mm+) can be really hard and you can potentially break a tooth…eek! Be sure that your baker understands to use sugar pearls and NOT dragees, which are plastic and not edible. And if you choose a design that includes larger pearls, make sure they are removed before serving.
Clear Separators: The floating cake look and acrylic separators have been gaining popularity in the last several months and will continue into the 2023 wedding season. Our favorite separators are here, but you’ll want to check with your baker to make sure what size you need.