kisamarie Posted 1 May 2014 , 3:37pm
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AI thought I would check with my fellow bakers to see what trends going on right now with wedding cakes, make you giddy with delight, or cringe, when brides come to you with their designs... I'll start... If I have to make one more burlap wedding cake I am :cry:going to scream!!!:(

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brenda549 Posted 1 May 2014 , 3:58pm
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I am personally sick of Swiss dots.  I try to talk my brides into being creative.  But all I get is, I just like the simple look.  Yes, easy on my time and effort but not challenging to my creative side.  Three cakes in the next month.  Swiss.dots.  

AZCouture Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:38pm
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AI avoid the trends by custom designing for the most part, so I can say that swiss dots and burlap wouldn't ever be anything I'd have to work with, thank gorsh! :D

AZCouture Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:39pm
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AI'll also admit that faced with the prospect of making swiss dots and earning a paycheck, or not making swiss dots and [B]not[/B] earning a paycheck will change my tune real quick...lol. But I can't say I've ever had to do it...yet. :D

MBalaska Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:50pm
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I thought I would check with my fellow bakers to see what trends going on right now with wedding cakes, make you giddy with delight, or cringe, when brides come to you with their designs... I'll start...
If I have to make one more burlap wedding cake I am :cry:going to scream!!!icon_sad.gif

 

I understand the scream thing.  The only option is option "B", and that is to move out of state. The entire locality does not change that much.

 

With this new-fangled lightening speed internet stuff, it seems that the fads change big, hard, and fast and become on-demand by so many at once.

AZCouture Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:54pm
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AI personally do not understand how burlap started. Who thought wrapping that stinky ugly fabric around a [I]cake[/I] was a good idea? Yes I know there are "cleaner" less messy versions in the fabric department, but I see a LOT of regular ole hairy gross burlap on cakes, when doing a Google search. Gives me the heebie jeebies.

bilbo Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:57pm
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I personally do not understand how burlap started. Who thought wrapping that stinky ugly fabric around a cake was a good idea? Yes I know there are "cleaner" less messy versions in the fabric department, but I see a LOT of regular ole hairy gross burlap on cakes, when doing a Google search. Gives me the heebie jeebies.

Or raffia. I guess it could double as floss. But I hate feathers too, really, anything that could shed.

thecakewitch Posted 1 May 2014 , 6:59pm
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I personally do not understand how burlap started. Who thought wrapping that stinky ugly fabric around a [I]cake[/I] was a good idea? Yes I know there are "cleaner" less messy versions in the fabric department, but I see a LOT of regular ole hairy gross burlap on cakes, when doing a Google search. Gives me the heebie jeebies.

I blame Pinterest.

MBalaska Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:06pm
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this really turns my brain inside out, I got a 10 day suspension for saying burlap sucks. 

AZCouture Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:14pm

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this really turns my brain inside out, I got a 10 day suspension for saying burlap sucks. 

Really? That's ridiculous.

MimiFix Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:16pm
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this really turns my brain inside out, I got a 10 day suspension for saying burlap sucks. 

Maybe it was your choice of words and not the sentiment. But now that you said it again, double jeopardy applies, right? (Unless the mod is cranky.)

AZCouture Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:18pm

I was just gonna say, you said it again MB, watch out! :duh:

MBalaska Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:24pm

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Originally Posted by kisamarie 

I thought I would check with my fellow bakers to see what trends going on right now with wedding cakes, make you giddy with delight, or cringe, when brides come to you with their designs... I'll start...
If I have to make one more burlap wedding cake I am :cry:going to scream!!!icon_sad.gif

 

Kudos to Kisamarie for saying it in an acceptable, unflagable way,

(The 'cloud of courtesy' is not always with me.)

AZCouture Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:34pm

Shoot, didn't mention what I did like....so maybe I have personal trends, I dunno.

 

I did this a couple of months ago and get lots of requests for similar looks, and since it's an original design, well I'm all for making it whenever I'm asked. :D :D

 

My yearly contribution to the local art center fundraising gala. All SMBC, with wafer paper details.

 

 

Let's see...I think the other one is a single accent flower on an otherwise subdued cake design. I like that, I spose that's kinda of trendy. Whether it's a wafer paper bloom, or a giant rose.

MBalaska Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:48pm

trends yes, but you are the starter of trends with this one. Wow.

Claire138 Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:57pm

What is a burlap design? I've never heard of it before, like a backpack?

Claire138 Posted 1 May 2014 , 7:59pm

What is a burlap design? like a backpack? I've never heard of it before.

ljdills Posted 1 May 2014 , 8:47pm

I am not a fan of the "naked" wedding cake.

MimiFix Posted 1 May 2014 , 9:05pm
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What is a burlap design? I've never heard of it before, like a backpack?

Burlap is a rough woven fabric often associated with livestock and potato sacks. It's not what I think of when discussing fine cakes.

 

Claire138 Posted 1 May 2014 , 9:10pm

Thanks Mimi but fabric? on a cake? or is it made out of fondant?

Gingerlocks Posted 1 May 2014 , 9:11pm

I have to jump right on this thread! Zebra print..the number of people asking for it is astounding. I did one cake ages ago and recently threw it up on my website; and that decision has plagued me. That trend can goooo..

-K8memphis Posted 1 May 2014 , 9:12pm
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I am not a fan of the "naked" wedding cake.

 

 

oh do you mean uniced?

 

i hate smooth iced bare naked cakies--i've done zillions--don't like to do them nugh ugh ugh -- i like decor

 

i guess my favorite is 'this is your life' topsy turvies loaded with all kinds of things special to that person--all nostalgic--

 

but i also like to copy exactly--it's a thrill--like a 50th or 75th anniversary--or any exact cake or scuplture--i also love rough iced cakes--

 

i like a lotta cakes--

MimiFix Posted 1 May 2014 , 9:15pm

Claire, some brides actually want the fabric. Ugh. But some are just happy with the look, so it can be fabricated using edible ingredients.

 

  

MimiFix Posted 1 May 2014 , 9:17pm
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I have to jump right on this thread! Zebra print..the number of people asking for it is astounding. I did one cake ages ago and recently threw it up on my website; and that decision has plagued me. That trend can goooo..

Don't let your brides hear you say that :wink: 

mattyeatscakes Posted 1 May 2014 , 9:20pm

AYup, don't like naked cakes! The filled, un-iced but decorated cakes. Sure sure, they can look very elegant or country, but i could imagine those cakes being dry - being out in the open without frosting or fondant to lock in the moisture ;)

AZCouture Posted 1 May 2014 , 9:20pm

A[B]Threw it up[/B]....lol

Gingerlocks Posted 1 May 2014 , 9:23pm

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Don't let your brides hear you say that :wink: 

Lol ya I just re-read that..not exactly what I meant to say haha 

Relznik Posted 1 May 2014 , 9:27pm

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What is a burlap design? I've never heard of it before, like a backpack?


Depending on where in the world you are, burlap is also called hessian (in the UK it's hessian....  I had to look it up! :grin:)

kisamarie Posted 1 May 2014 , 9:30pm

AMy brides want burlap ribbon(I back it with wax paper) or burlap roses, and I think I have 4 more this month and have already done at least 6! Over it!

kisamarie Posted 1 May 2014 , 9:37pm

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Shoot, didn't mention what I did like....so maybe I have personal trends, I dunno.

I did this a couple of months ago and get lots of requests for similar looks, and since it's an original design, well I'm all for making it whenever I'm asked. :D :D

[URL=http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3207113/]My yearly contribution to the local art center fundraising gala. All SMBC, with wafer paper details. [/URL]

Let's see...I think the other one is a single accent flower on an otherwise subdued cake design. I like that, I spose that's kinda of trendy. Whether it's a wafer paper bloom, or a giant rose.

That is a work of art! Gorgeous!

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