We are beginning the engagement season and soon many brides to be will be planning their 2012 weddings. One of the key ingredients to your wedding and also usually the focal point of your wedding reception is your wedding cake. What are the hot trends for 2012, you ask, well we have made a list below of a few things to keep in mind when planning your 2012 wedding cake.
Wedding Cake Flavors: Expect new and exciting flavor options for 2012 wedding cakes such as, passion fruit, pomegranate and fig. Not only will brides be shopping for fruit flavored cakes but also the old flavors. Expect to also have options of chocolate-orange or chocolate and strawberry. Just remember, even if fruit seems to be the trend, you will want to get the flavor you and your groom like the most, or several flavors, depending on the amount of cake tiers you want.
Vintage Wedding Cakes: Vintage cakes will remain popular in 2012. Vintage cakes normally display a large amount of texture, such as lace or fabric looking fondant and are adorned with many details. Bows and brooches will be a popular add-on for the vintage style as well, but color is not. If you want a large splash of color, vintage is not what you are looking for.
Hand Painted Wedding Cakes: Another popular trend in 2012 will be very basic cakes that are painted to your specification. Of course with a cake of this nature you will need to find a fabulous cake artist. If you do, the sky is the limit and you can have the cake of your dreams designed for your big day.
Size of Wedding Cake: It also looks like tall cakes are making a comeback. Bride’s want to make a huge impression with their wedding cakes. If you are interested in a taller cake, keep in mind that taller does not always mean more money. You can have faux tiers added to the cake and you can also have the tiers made not as wide to keep the cost down as well. This will get the dramatic effect you are looking for without breaking the bank.
Flowers on Wedding Cakes: In 2012 roses, calla lilies and hydrangeas will be moving out and ranunculus, peonies and magnolias will be moving in. If you want to have real flowers added to your wedding cake, don’t forget to consider cost, and the time of year you are getting married.
Royal Influenced Wedding Cakes: Of course there are going to be many brides that will want to duplicate or come as close as they can to Will and Kate’s royal wedding cake. This will be a hard cake to duplicate but with the many fabulous cake artist of today, I’m sure there will be many of you that will get the Royal wedding cake you are looking for.
Shop around and find what works best for you, your budget and your taste.