Love It, Or Hate It , Current Wedding. Cake Trends!

Decorating By kisamarie Updated 13 Jul 2014 , 11:43pm by Cakes By Alie

AZCouture Posted 2 May 2014 , 8:25pm
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APoor baby! BURLAP? Ugh! And the bugs...oh gawd!

mermaidcakery Posted 2 May 2014 , 8:30pm
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ALuckily he wasn't in bed when it happened. But I sort of thought, hello?! Serves you right for decorating a nursery without actually considering the actual baby. She put a bunch of antique breakable toys on a shelf above his bed, too. Plus really old books and puzzles. Because it fit her look. I mean, lead paint isn't really a problem, right? Happily. This was nearly 3 years ago. She's had quite a few rude awakenings about having a little boy. He broke their flat screen Super Bowl weekend. Karma baby.

kisamarie Posted 3 May 2014 , 4:42pm
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ALol. These burlap comments are making me laugh! The burlap ribbon I have used comes from the cake supply, it is also called jute. I haven't seen any eggs hatching on the cakes, but god forbid! I'm just ready for it to go away! Here is a sample for those of you who haven't seen it.[IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3220046/width/350/height/700[/IMG] [IMG ALT="Rough frosted buttercream with burlap, Raffia and Gumpaste sunflowers, I did not make these sunflowers, they were purchased by the bride through an online vendor"]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3201046/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

Relznik Posted 3 May 2014 , 5:57pm
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They're lovely! Buying hessian ribbon isn't the same as just cutting up on old sack cloth, LOL!!!  I'm sure it's no more unhygienic than any other ribbon!

costumeczar Posted 4 May 2014 , 12:41am
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AI'm just glad that purple seems to be going away.

MBalaska Posted 4 May 2014 , 2:07am
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no more 'barney' colored cakes ?? he he

DeniseNH Posted 4 May 2014 , 2:17am
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Getting a lot of very personal wedding cakes.  Example.  A Sugar Glider head popping out of the center of a sugar peony, tomorrow I'm delivering a 3-D hot pink edible corset on top of a hatbox cake for a bridal shower.  My brides and grooms are trying to be different - very different.  Birch bark cakes are calming down and lace is very slowly coming back - especially when they are shown edible sugar lace.

kisamarie Posted 4 May 2014 , 4:12am
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AYes, I'm very excited about lace! I just bought my molds and my sugar dress, and I can't wait to use it:-D

petitecat Posted 4 May 2014 , 10:05am
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http://www.cracked.com/article_20584_the-5-most-absurdly-offensive-theme-weddings-ever-planned_p2.html

Reminds me of the "hobo chic" wedding awhile back.

Has anyone seen the previous page??? Nazi themed wedding? Morons

Claire138 Posted 4 May 2014 , 10:15am
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Horrific.

810whitechoc Posted 4 May 2014 , 11:09am
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I can't believe somebody would think a Nazi themed wedding was a good idea. Just wrong and the ignorance behind choosing that theme is insulting.

 

That boho shabby chic was pretty big around here last year and most of the time it just looked awful.  Sigh.  The way it was interpreted around here was the bride spent months collecting empty Vegemite jars and Dolmio pasta sauce jars instead of putting them in the recycling bin like sane people do.  And rather than have a florist or somebody who had any idea how to arrange flowers, they would collect weeds, yes weeds like the ones growing around the side of my house where the recycling bin is and put them in the empty jars which should have rightly been in the recycling bin, and place the jars haphazardly down the centre of the table. 

 

I had to make a particularly ugly cake for one such wedding, I tried so hard to have the bride design a lovely cake for her to no avail.  It was 2 tier with cheap nasty plastic looking lace around the bottom and she brought in a cameo to put in the centre of the lace.  She proudly told me she searched everywhere and found it on Ebay and handed me this cheap little plastic cameo with plastic gold trim.  I was speechless when she handed it to me.  Normally I can keep a smile plastered on my face no matter what crazy/weird thing I'm asked to do but this thing was so pathetic I couldn't do anything but move on with the conversation and not refer to it at all.  The cake was awful and no matter what I tried to do it didn't help and she made it very clear I had to use what she brought in.  When I arrived at the venue (one I frequently supply and know the owner well) I told the owner I was really sorry for the look of the cake it was definitely, design wise, not my best.  She just about exploded and said wait till you see what they did to my room.  The venue is right on the ocean, fabulous views, floor to ceiling windows etc, and it looked like somebody had collected all the stuff the local charity shops didn't want and decorated the room.  The owner of the venue was going back and forth between disbelief at how ugly it was and laughing about how much money they had paid to make a beautiful room ugly.

 

We appear to have moved on, I did a heap of shabby chic, rough finish cakes with fresh flowers sitting on tree stumps this year, kinda over that one now.

costumeczar Posted 4 May 2014 , 12:12pm
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 When I arrived at the venue (one I frequently supply and know the owner well) I told the owner I was really sorry for the look of the cake it was definitely, design wise, not my best.  She just about exploded and said wait till you see what they did to my room.  The venue is right on the ocean, fabulous views, floor to ceiling windows etc, and it looked like somebody had collected all the stuff the local charity shops didn't want and decorated the room.  The owner of the venue was going back and forth between disbelief at how ugly it was and laughing about how much money they had paid to make a beautiful room ugly.

 

We appear to have moved on, I did a heap of shabby chic, rough finish cakes with fresh flowers sitting on tree stumps this year, kinda over that one now.

Hahaha! It's a good reminder that if you have a crazy client who you think is abusing your good sense they're probably doing it to everyone else too. I bet if you'd asked the DJ and photographer they'd have some tales to tell as well.

 

The shabby chic thing is still fairly big around here, but there are a lot of  barns around here, too. The barn wedding was HUGE last year, and I think it will go for another year or so around here before people realize that a barn is a barn, not somewhere to have a party. But then again there are a ton of rednecks around here so it might last for longer than I'm anticipating.

 

I used to hate the swiss dots, but I realized that they're fast, I charge the same for them, and I can do two in the same amount of time it takes me to do one fussy "unique" (that's probably been done a million times before and is all over pinterest) cake. As soon as I saw the $$$ potential in cornering the market on swiss dots, the requests dried up. I do maybe one of those a month now, instead of the five or six a month I used to do, I'd say.

 

And yeah, the Barney cake seems to be fading away ( pun intended based on how purple food coloring behaves.) The colors I'm seeing all the time now in both my wedding cakes orders and my Etsy orders are that pinky peach color and silver. Also some navy blue thrown in, but it's that pinky peach that's all over the place as far as I can see.

810whitechoc Posted 4 May 2014 , 3:20pm
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I live in a beachside area so my idealised version of a barn looks pretty cool in my head, which got me wondering if your barn is the equivalent of a wedding in the local surf club (very big around here).  At the end of the day it's not it's not a very romantic place to have a wedding, it's just a surf club with memorabilia, surf club stuff etc on the walls.

costumeczar Posted 4 May 2014 , 4:35pm
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I live in a beachside area so my idealised version of a barn looks pretty cool in my head, which got me wondering if your barn is the equivalent of a wedding in the local surf club (very big around here).  At the end of the day it's not it's not a very romantic place to have a wedding, it's just a surf club with memorabilia, surf club stuff etc on the walls.

The barns that I've done receptions in are barns. Barn equipment on the walls, dirt floors, flies and no air conditioning. One guy near me has smartened up and fixed up the barn on his property so that it's a barn, but inside it's like a banquet hall. It still had the rustic look but it's air conditioned, has a nice floor, etc. That way the brides who have never set foot on a farm but who have some fantasy about how romantic it is will be able to look a the wood beams but not have to worry about stepping in a pile of horse poop.

nancylee61 Posted 4 May 2014 , 5:20pm
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AWe have a lovely barn venue near me, in way upstate NY. I think I'd like the rougher finish - it's got to be faster than the perfectly smooth cake! We run a few years behind the trends up here in everything, though. People are just learning about birch bark cakes!

-K8memphis Posted 4 May 2014 , 6:04pm
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interesting -- two (but is this just the beginning) different kinds of poop coming out in wedding cake threads--perhaps the start of yet another trend of some kind?
Carrie789 Posted 4 May 2014 , 8:06pm
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A couple years ago my niece had a "barn wedding.” It was winter, but the attendants were clad in calico strapless sundresses dresses and cowboy boots and carried sunflowers. The bride wore a satiny strapless “dance hall girl” gown. The ceremony took place outside, and then all were ushered into the "barn" where we were served hamburgers, cafeteria style. No wedding cake--just cake pops. Here I thought my niece just had incredibly bad taste. Now, thanks to this thread, I have learned she was trendy!

MBalaska Posted 4 May 2014 , 9:25pm
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"..........Now, thanks to this thread, I have learned she was trendy!"

 

that's a good perspective!  Wonder when the 50's fluffy poofy buttercream piped cakes will return?

 

ps: Kate, I laugh every time I think of those Madagascar Monkeys saying, "If you have pooh, fling it now."   I'd love to see that cake 

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AZCouture Posted 4 May 2014 , 9:46pm
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that's a good perspective!  Wonder when the 50's fluffy poofy buttercream piped cakes will return?

ps: Kate, I laugh every time I think of those Madagascar Monkeys saying, "If you have pooh, fling it now."   I'd love to see that cake  :D

And thanks to having a six year old, I hear that often! :D

Mimimakescakes Posted 4 May 2014 , 10:18pm
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Originally Posted by 810whitechoc 
 

I live in a beachside area so my idealised version of a barn looks pretty cool in my head, which got me wondering if your barn is the equivalent of a wedding in the local surf club (very big around here).  At the end of the day it's not it's not a very romantic place to have a wedding, it's just a surf club with memorabilia, surf club stuff etc on the walls.

Gotta love the surf club wedding , living on the Gold Coast this is where a lot of weddings are held.  Some of them are lovely but some of them ........

 

Of course the beach themed wedding cake is very popular here to say the very least. 

Norasmom Posted 5 May 2014 , 1:03pm
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A Nazi wedding?  Who on earth would attend such an event?

A Hobo wedding?  Wait til they have a baby…I hear wet newspaper makes a most excellent baby wipe.

 

"I'm Catholic but I'm having a Jewish wedding."  No, you're not Catholic, you have officially disrespected 2 faiths.  The point of having a religious ceremony is because of your beliefs NOT because of a trend.  To associate religion with something that has nothing to do with faith is absurd. ..eventhough it is done all the time. 

 

My friend went to a vegan wedding.  Vegan food when prepared well can be delicious.  This food, however, was so bad everyone left early and went to the Burger King across the street.  Many of the guests were older people who love meat, so they were starving.  Sadly, the couple has parted ways, after only a few months.  I was told her new husband was caught eating steak in the back room during the reception…:-D

Jeannem Posted 5 May 2014 , 4:26pm
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I was recently asked to do one of the "smeared frosting" cakes--I really think I'm going to tell the bride to have someone else do it--just don't want people thinking that's how I frost cakes.  Yes, I know it's a trend, but we're rather backward in this area..I'm still hearing comments on the "crooked" cake I made a few years ago,

Gingerlocks Posted 5 May 2014 , 5:08pm
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I was recently asked to do one of the "smeared frosting" cakes--I really think I'm going to tell the bride to have someone else do it--just don't want people thinking that's how I frost cakes.  Yes, I know it's a trend, but we're rather backward in this area..I'm still hearing comments on the "crooked" cake I made a few years ago,

Sorry what is a smeared frosting cake? (maybe its called something else where I am?)

-K8memphis Posted 5 May 2014 , 5:11pm
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I was recently asked to do one of the "smeared frosting" cakes--I really think I'm going to tell the bride to have someone else do it--just don't want people thinking that's how I frost cakes.  Yes, I know it's a trend, but we're rather backward in this area..I'm still hearing comments on the "crooked" cake I made a few years ago,

 

 

maybe that works best for you--but another idea is that you could own it too -- if they're still talking about it isn't that good? maybe being the cutting edge caker could work for you? i don't know your area but being remembered for a special cake is pretty cool in my book--

 

do it do it!!! you mean a rough iced cake--It's so easy you will want to sell more of them! hahaha

Jeannem Posted 5 May 2014 , 5:30pm
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Yeah-that's it..rough iced is the term. In my head, someone that wants a rough iced cake should ask their grandma to do it--or maybe their 12 year old niece--just kidding.  Guess I've seen too much of cake wrecks--now I'm thinking those people WANTED their cake to look like that. 

I'm just a hobby baker, so I want to do cakes that I like and are fun to do or showcase a new skill. Same with sheet cakes--go somewhere else unless you just need them for additional servings.

That's just me though..I'm not in it for the money..

-K8memphis Posted 5 May 2014 , 5:49pm
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Yeah-that's it..rough iced is the term. In my head, someone that wants a rough iced cake should ask their grandma to do it--or maybe their 12 year old niece--just kidding.  Guess I've seen too much of cake wrecks--now I'm thinking those people WANTED their cake to look like that. 

I'm just a hobby baker, so I want to do cakes that I like and are fun to do or showcase a new skill. Same with sheet cakes--go somewhere else unless you just need them for additional servings.

That's just me though..I'm not in it for the money..

 

 

gotcha--yeah i see where you're coming from-- 

kisamarie Posted 7 May 2014 , 5:06pm
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I always refer to the "smeared frosting" as textured buttercream.  I do a lot of those here in Dallas, it goes right along with the burlap, lol.  Its easy as heck so I have no problem doing it if that's what the bride wants.  It can be artfully done and I think it looks pretty. JMO

costumeczar Posted 7 May 2014 , 6:20pm
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I always refer to the "smeared frosting" as textured buttercream.  I do a lot of those here in Dallas, it goes right along with the burlap, lol.  Its easy as heck so I have no problem doing it if that's what the bride wants.  It can be artfully done and I think it looks pretty. JMO

We call it "rustic buttercream." You have to love it, no smoothing required!

MBalaska Posted 7 May 2014 , 6:44pm
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I always refer to the "smeared frosting" as textured buttercream.  I do a lot of those here in Dallas, it goes right along with the burlap, lol.  Its easy as heck so I have no problem doing it if that's what the bride wants.  It can be artfully done and I think it looks pretty. JMO

We call it "rustic buttercream." You have to love it, no smoothing required!

 

Wow.  Who Knew.  My mom was actually an expert decorator with her home made "rustic buttercream" design all those years.

costumeczar Posted 8 May 2014 , 1:20am
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Wow.  Who Knew.  My mom was actually an expert decorator with her home made "rustic buttercream" design all those years.

that's right! :D

 

I've also heard it called  "home-style" because of that. But now that "rustic" is all the rage, I guess it goes with that trend so that's why it got lumped in with that style.

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