To spot the trends for the 2016 wedding cake, we looked no further than Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium. Founded by cake expert Elizabeth Solaru in 2006, they specialise in beautifully handcrafted bespoke wedding cakes. This year it’s all about size, colour and opulence. You could make a statement with bold hues and layered flavours, or make the traditional original, with an updated white four tier fruit cake.
The Personal Touch
It’s your special day and a personalised cake is a popular way to incorporate flavours, textures and colours to create an elegant centrepiece that is uniquely you and unforgettable. Cultural designs are trending and are a perfect way to make your cake exceptional. Represent your culture through colour, design and decoration.
Bigger Is In And More Is Better
Tall, streamlined cakes are the ‘must have’ this year and yes, you can have your cake and eat it too. Especially when you have so many. Multiple cakes are all the rage; create a visual feast for your guests with a coordinated dessert spread. Metallic, lace and flamboyant detail are hot in 2016 and this baroque twist on the traditional white wedding cake is perfectly accented and effortlessly opulent. More is, most definitely, more.
Infuse your cakes with some of the most delicious flavours known to man! Opulence is key and salted caramel is set to be the new flavour choice for 2016. Incorporate this sticky, sweet-salty treat in to your cake, and individual treats, as an extravagant filling. Use a light drizzling or to cover an artistic accent piece.
Foodie favourites, such as coconut chai tea latte and key lime flavored cakes, are amongst the most requested flavours of 2016. Designs and flavours that reflect the couples taste and memorable moments are great ways to add flair and character to the wedding cake. Gluten free, diabetic, vegan and eggless cakes are available, so no one has to miss out on dessert.
If you want something simple and delicious, then keep it classic with French vanilla, buttercream, and strawberry preserves. Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium’s Vanilla Ripple—moist French vanilla bean cake filled with layers of vanilla buttercream, and strawberry or raspberry preserve—makes sure the classic flavours never go out of style.
Get creative! The wedding cake has evolved. It’s no longer just the centrepiece in the reception hall. It’s a flavour and style explosion! Add your favourite essences or a reminder of where you first met and make your cake extra special.