It's always a treat when the ever-so-talented Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth's Cake Emporium fills our inbox with inspiration. And when she whisks up her forecast for the upcoming year it's an instant sugar high. Take a bite out of these top 10 wedding cake trends for 2020 by Elizabeth's Cake Emporium that are guaranteed to be more than just eye-candy. In many wedding receptions, luxury wedding cakes are often a most welcome sight. And in the industry, they often joke that its only guest at a wedding with its own table! At Elizabeth's Cake Emporium, the sheer diversity of their luxury wedding cake designs range from grand wedding cakes that grace exclusive palaces to the most delicate one tiered wonders. They have a reputation for producing some of the best luxury wedding cakes in the world and they constantly strive to keep abreast of trends by actively listening to their clients and creating original designs and delicious cake flavors.
Top 10 Wedding Cake Trends for 2020
With the start of a new decade, 2020 is set to be an exciting year for weddings, and individuality will continue to be huge movement. Couples are no longer content to be offered cookie cutter, identical wedding cakes and are now more than ever proactive participants in the design process and flavor choice. Before we slice into the top 10 wedding cake trends for 2020, she goes on to tell us that wedding cake flavors are also set to be more adventurous in 2020. This tidbit shouldn't come as such a surprise as we see this movement from bride's shopping for the dream dress to couple's finding the ultimate in experiences in their honeymoons too. It's only natural for them to also want to sink their teeth into something more flavorful. That means we can all savor sophisticated flavor pairings, seasonality and sustainability along with the following predictions that are going to heat up this coming year! Let's dive into the scrumptious top 10 wedding cake trends for 2020 by Elizabeth's Cake Emporium.
Grand Wedding Cakes
A grand wedding cake symbolizes bringing a fantasy to life and is the pinnacle of luxury wedding cakes. Usually tall and imposing in size, these multi-tiered confections tend to be the focal point of a wedding reception. In some cultures, it is believed that the number of tiers is directly proportional to the longevity of the marriage, so the more cake tiers, the merrier!
Pearlencia Wedding Cakes
Known as the queen of gems, pearls have been a part of bridal couture for many years. No longer consigned to grandma's jewelry box, they have even been seen on the red carpet, with Harry Styles causing a stir when he wore a single pearl earring to the Met Gala. Pearls are set to be huge in 2020 and luxury wedding cakes adorned with edible pearls even more so.
Floating Tier Wedding Cakes
We made our first floating tier wedding cake in 2012. It was inspired by the wedding cake from the film Sex and The City 2 and featured thousands of crystals on custom made cake stands. A clever way to add height and illusion to a luxury wedding cake, it's great to see this trend is now a firm favorite with luxury brides.
Split Wedding Cakes
Split wedding cakes or half and half wedding cakes have gone from wannabe upstarts and have taken on a life of their own. They range from quirky and fun to elegant and intricately crafted. For a couple who crave something different, split cakes reflect the two sides of a whole and offer a way of incorporating a couple's histories and passions into a cake.
Something Cake, Something Blue
Pantone has declared Classic Blue as the color of the year for 2020. Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights every couple's desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build their partnership as they cross the threshold into a new era. We look forward to seeing couples make bolder choices by incorporating 'something blue' into their wedding cakes.
Carved Cakes Redefined
Carved cakes are a wonderful evolution and expression of individuality and are set to take the luxury wedding cake landscape by storm. These gravity defying edifices can be studded with colored rock candy or pearls for a more sophisticated look.
Rococo emerged in Italy and France as a very significant movement in the art world. Created by craftsmen, this highly ornamental style is perfect for wedding cakes as it allows for the use of moldings and gilding which is often suited to stately homes and royal palaces.
Textured Wedding Cakes
There are different types of textures that can be applied to a luxury wedding cake surface and these can range from barely-there geometric iterations (perfect for contemporary designs), smooth frosting stripes, wafer paper frills to bas relief. Texture is a great way to add interest and dimension thereby creating elevation and personalization.
Fault Line Wedding Cakes
As a keen student of geography, I was aware that fault lines represent fracture lines on the surface of the earth. Years later, I never knew it would be the inspiration for a whole new cake design. Fault line cakes are all the rage now and at Elizabeth's Cake Emporium, we have created a very sophisticated version which is already popular with our 2020 couples.
Watercolor Wedding Cakes
Painting a wedding cake is the ultimate way to personalize one. Anything from, pretty florals to contemporary graphics and scripted calligraphy are some of the ways. In 2020, we predict that darker, bolder colors will come to the fore and we will also see art and wildlife inspired hand-painted wedding cakes.