When it comes to planning a wedding, the one thing that should be easy to choose is the cake. Think of a flavour you like and place an order, right?
Wrong. So very, very wrong. (Anyone who has ever watched an episode of Cake Boss will surely attest to this.)
Choosing a cake can be hard work, especially if you and your partner have different flavours in mind. But worry not, because we have the major trends for the year ahead covered.
1. Naked icing
“The ‘nearly naked’ or semi-naked’ concept is here to stay, I think,” The Caker‘s Jordan Rondel says.
“People love it because it’s a less traditional and more contemporary look, and of course because there’s less icing the cake ends up being less sweet.”
When it comes to decorating said cake, less is more. Think fresh flowers, and “none of those edible (but awful tasting) fake ones,” Rondel says.
2. Home-made cakes
In case you missed it, wedding cakes cost an absolute fortune. It could be because you dared say the word “wedding” aloud to another person, or because a wild amount of time and energy goes into making them. We’re not really sure, but either way, they can sometimes break the budget.
So why not ask that award-winning baker friend of yours to help you out? Or, if you’re like Mamamia’s Monique Bowley, just make it yourself!
“I made my own wedding cake because I love eating cake, and I love eating my cake, and I thought it would be weird if someone who once competed on The Great Australian Bakeoff, who MADE a wedding cake on the show, and won star baker for her wedding cake, bought a wedding cake,” she says.