fcakes Posted 18 Dec 2012 , 9:52pm
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AWhat are the predictions on wedding cake trends for 2013?

Are ruffled cakes still going to be 'in'?

Colors trends?

Any new design techniques?

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-K8memphis Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 7:17pm
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i don't know

 

but i just saw a wedding dresss trend thing on today show on tv

 

and cake designs often mimic dresses

 

so

 

tons of ruffles and white bouquets for brides to carry and peplums

 

also corset style

 

so i think a really eye catching fresh looking wedding cake for a display or a sketch would be a three or five tier cake

 

with the middle tier sculpted in--in the style of a corset

 

although i would be the least trendy person in the world i still think that might be a cool idea--maybe kinda close to the 2013 trends

-K8memphis Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 7:19pm
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maybe it should be a four tier with  the middle two tiers stacked and sculpted

Annabakescakes Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 7:47pm
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AI love when the bottom tier is ruffled, and the middle tier is a double tier, and the top is a little 4".

And I love the corset tiers, but ruffles and corsets together are to human looking, Haha.

AZCouture Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 8:32pm
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I love when the bottom tier is ruffled, and the middle tier is a double tier, and the top is a little 4". And I love the corset tiers, but ruffles and corsets together are to human looking, Haha.

I've done a few like that. Love double barrel tiers.

jenmat Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 9:03pm
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They say mint is the new "in" color. Haven't seen it here yet.

 

Hollywood glam, succulents, natural looks are all requests so far. 

 

I'm still seeing shabby/vintage chic really in and the whole love bird thing. 

 

I've heard that quite a few brides around here are doing charcoal, ivory and blush pink with a "Victorian" theme. But I haven't had a bride request it from me yet.

 

Actually, I've been encountering quite a few requests for bold patterns (chevrons etc) with a clean, modern look with a bright splash of color- like orange, purple, teal or green. Not a huge chevron fan, but I do like the bold clean and modern thing!!!

 

I have had NO requests for dots and ribbon!! Yay me! Could be because I set a $400 minimum :)

SugaredSaffron Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 9:04pm
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I did I blog post about this: http://sugaredsaffron.co.uk/top-10-wedding-cake-trends-for-2013/
I think naked cakes, ruffles and single tiered combos are going to be in as people are going for the trendy, relaxed look.

AZCouture Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 9:10pm
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I have had NO requests for dots and ribbon!! Yay me! Could be because I set a $400 minimum :)

And THAT is what really matters. I haven't been asked for that in a long time thankfully. I pretty much come right out and say I won't do them though. tapedshut.gif

-K8memphis Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 9:12pm
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Sugared Saffron,,

 

#5--awesome

 

but I've already said too much

 

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love your article!

cupcakeqt72 Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 9:16pm

I read somewhere about Mint being the flavor for 2013. I am a hobby baker and use mint whenever I can. I am finally "in style"!!! LOL
 

SugaredSaffron Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 9:32pm
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Sugared Saffron,,

 

#5--awesome

 

but I've already said too much

 

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love your article!


K8 likes me, I think I've finally made it icon_cool.gif

vgcea Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 9:41pm

SugaredSaffron, I love your blog entry. Off to read some more.
 

costumeczar Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 10:47pm

Ruffles, lace, jewels and loose flowers like cabbage roses etc.

fcakes Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 10:58pm

AWow,...thank you for the responses! Sugaredsaffron, I LOVE your blog post!

Any pictures for the double barrel with ruffles on the bottom, tried searching but didn't get much, also how do single tiered combos look?

SugaredSaffron Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 8:33pm
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SugaredSaffron, I love your blog entry. Off to read some more.
 

Thanks vgcea!

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Originally Posted by fcakes 

Wow,...thank you for the responses! Sugaredsaffron, I LOVE your blog post!
Any pictures for the double barrel with ruffles on the bottom, tried searching but didn't get much, also how do single tiered combos look?

This is kinda what I meant by single tiers, lots of different single cakes instead of a tiered one.

-K8memphis Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 8:39pm

that's xactly what my kid has in mind for her wedding this year

 

buncha dif random cakes, cuppies etc all over the table

fcakes Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 9:35pm

AThank you!!

DeniseNH Posted 3 Jan 2013 , 11:40pm

From the taste tests I've conducted so far, I'm seeing half and half.  They either still want an earthy look like birch bark or a vine up the front of the cake or tons of bling on a plain cake.  Either end of the spectrum (earthy or bling).  For flavors, Pink Champagne takes the lead for the third year in a row, followed by French Vanilla then Lemon Cake.  The only thing that could derail the ruffled cake would be..............the groom.  They're still voicing their opinions, strongly.  :-)

FromScratchSF Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 12:16am

It doesn't happen often, but I almost totally agree with this:

 

http://www.bridaltweet.com/page/2013-wedding-industry-predictions?commentId=3145964%3AComment%3A549553&xg_source=activity

 

These are all things that I'm getting asked about right now.

costumeczar Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 12:33am

I had someone ask about a birch bark cake the other day, but the brides around here are still on the ruffles and rustic icing. Also lots of lace. not so much the bling yet but I like doing sugar so I keep trying to push that!

Evoir Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 12:39am

That is interesting but not unexpected from down under. Squires Kitchen were saying Mint was the colour of 2012, good to see its hanging on a bit longer! And yes, I am still getting the nature cake requests (vines, bark, tree round stands) too.

 

I have to agree with Kara, even though I am 'over' rustic, the slapped-on buttercream look is an easy job with high profit margin!

fcakes Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 12:53am

AYes...I've had some rustic cake inquiries too! Really want to do a lace one!

-K8memphis Posted 4 Jan 2013 , 1:30am

omg--garlands yes-- backdrops yes-- origami birds yes--paper lanterns yes

 

but those pennants--no way!  the car dealership called and wants them back

-K8memphis Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 7:45pm

'splash of color' was already mentioned upthread

 

but saw this today--make that a splash of neon color!

 

http://shine.yahoo.com/photos/wedding-trend-alert-neon-slideshow/#crsl=%252Fphotos%252Fwedding-trend-alert-neon-slideshow%252F-photo-2567592-193500422.html

Chellescakes Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 10:33pm

I have never been asked for a rustic look cake , for me the trends this year seem to be lots of white,  just a few large flowers instead of huge trailing bouquets and arrangements.   Also quite a few with the birdcage theme or motif.    Flavourwise this year Butterscotch and raspberry and white choc seem to be my leading flavours.  

 

Many shades of purples seem to be the dominant colours. 

Annabakescakes Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 10:51pm

AI have several purple cakes this year already, and several shades of blues and greens that people are calling Tiffany blue. (I just match their swatch and call it whatever they like!)

fcakes Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 2:18am

AJust got several more inquiries for rustic cakes,.....love doing them! Easy to put together and look great! Chellescakes, what recipe o you se for butterscotch cake, if you don't mind sharing? Hmm...haven't seen much of purple around here yet!

decknail Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 7:28am

I never tried this but now I love to give that try  at least once.

 

chateau a vendre
 

costumeczar Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 12:14pm

AI'm starting to see mint green creeping into color schemes. I just did a bunch of tasting appointments this weekend and people are using lighter greens and purples.

Chellescakes Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 9:15pm

fcakes , my butterscotch cake is based on my basic white chocolate mud recipe, I am Australian so you may need to convert some of the measurements. 

 

But here goes

200g of white chocolate ( I use a nice tasting eating chocolate)

250g of butter ( I use ordinary butter as if I use unsalted I add salt which was just wasting money buying unsalted ) 

1 1/2 cups of caster sugar 

3/4 cup of buttermilk

1/3 cup butterscotch liqueur

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

1 cup self raising flour 

1 cup plain flour

2 large or three small eggs

 

Chelle 

 

*edited by Mods to remove mixing instructions which is a possible copyright violation.

 

 

 

This is my personal recipe that I developed so I don't consider it a copyright violation, I will be more careful in the future of being generous with my recipes. Please if anyone wants the method send me a private message and I am happy to oblige.

Chelle

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