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Naked, Dressed, or Creamed… The Top Trends in Cakes!

Fresh flowers on Long Island Wedding Cake

Whether birthday, anniversary, or wedding, a cake of some sort will likely be at your event. Cakes have been around celebrations forever. Ovid, the Roman poet born in 43BC, writes of his birthday celebrated with cake in his collection, Tristia. Cakes have changed since Ovid’s time, but the tradition of cakes is timeless.

These swoon-worthy cakes are a delicious addition to any occasion:

wedding cake with fondant at Astoria weddingFondant cakes emerged on the scene in the 1950s, with roots tracing back to marzipan in the 17th century. With their streamlined look and elasticity, it’s easy to see why they became a quick favorite. The customization options are nearly endless. With countless baking shows and competitions on television, bakers are showing off their sculpting and wowing audiences with cakes that resemble works of art more than food! Are fondant cakes overdone? Yes. Are they absolutely stunning? YES! The new look for these cakes: airy, water-colored, and marbled. Put a new twist on the classic white with a cake that subtly matches all the colors of the day.

 

 

Naked cakes broke out in 2014, and with their beautiful deconstructed look, show no signs of stopping. An un-iced, tiered cake looks best covered in fresh, big, colorful flowers and is perfect for any event you’re hosting. Of the cakes featured here, the naked cake is the easiest to replicate at home.

 

Our tip, have a skilled family member try their hand at naked; just be sure to have extra flowers available for inevitable mess ups!

NYC Wedding with 2 tier cakeBUTTERCREAM! This something old is something new again! Buttercream icing has been the standard in cake decorated for, well… ever, and is now coming back with a vengeance. The new trend? Single tiered and structured. Bakers are once again showing off their piping skills with these little masterpieces. Who doesn’t love a pink rosette made of sugary goodness?? Bakers are now stamping in geometric shapes and patterns into their creations. A delicious dessert to top off any meal!

 

 

 

 

3 tier cake with buttercream at Brooklyn wedding wedding cake with fresh flowersold school 4 tier cake at soho wedding

 

 

Whichever cake your day merits, be sure to enjoy, savor, and indulge. Remember, party cakes have zero calories! (Not really…)

Written By Kimber Benedict