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Next Season's Must-See Wedding Cake Styles

Posted August 7, 2017 by Squires Kitchen Shop


From a modern take on an autumnal colour palette to cascades of sugar flowers, the latest issue of Wedding Cakes magazine is the best guide to the season’s fresh new looks. Here’s some of the trends hotly tipped by the experts.
1. Floral Excess

Cake by Scrum Diddly. Follow the step-by-step project inside the Summer issue to recreate this design at home.

Flowers are in focus with big blooms and expansive arrangements key. Whether they’re real, made from Sugar Florist Paste, or even painted, more flowers means more drama.

2. Chocolate Brights

Cake by Cake Ink

Adding colourful flowers, fruits and sweets elevates a sumptuously dark chocolate cake to a dramatic centrepiece. Use dark Belgian Coverture Chocolate as your base for the finest taste and best results.

3. Shaping Up

Cake by Pamela McCaffrey Cakes

Add new dimension to your design by incorporating square or petal-shaped cakes. Tall tiers keep the look modern and fresh. Opt for simple elegant sugar flowers to complete the look.

4. Mixed Media

Cake by Emily Hankins Cakes. Photography: Victoria Walker Photography

Combine painted or printed backgrounds with flowers or modelled details to achieve a mixed media look. Finish your cake with edible gold leaf to add a luxurious contrast to painterly details.

5. Warm Metallics

Cake by Amelie's Kitchen

Classic gold and silver are making way for modern metallics this season. Whether you choose to cover whole tiers, add bold geometric details or striking embellishments, opt for the warmth of rose gold or copper with metallic lustre dust food colour.

6. Autumn's Bounty

Cake by Scrumdiddly

When it comes to Autumn, falling leaves and harvest fruits couldn’t be more iconic. Keep the look fresh with a semi-naked cake base or bold oversized decorations, like these forest mushrooms made with sugar modelling paste.

Keep reading

You’ll find hundreds of inspirational design ideas including cakes from top designers, expert tips and stylish tutorials in the Autumn 2017 issue of Wedding Cakes magazine, on sale now.

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